there used to be a hardman and bully called rocky whatever happened to him,his he still alive?
Started: 14th Dec 2020 at 19:54
Not sure of the description but he passed away a while back I believe.
Replied: 14th Dec 2020 at 19:57
Last edited by broady: 14th Dec 2020 at 20:00:07
Rocky Turner died two or three years ago.
Replied: 14th Dec 2020 at 20:04
bullys need to realise one day they grow old just as rocky turner did..
Replied: 14th Dec 2020 at 20:51
Good footballer, apparently.
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 10:10
True, lg, some said he got buried outside of Wigan because of the amount of enemies he'd made.
Don't if that's right or not.
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 11:17
Alan was a good friend of mine, he died in 2015 at home in Standish, he was cremated at Charnock Richard. Rocky was a brilliant footballer very skilful, he played rugby for Rose Bridge too. He was a very handy lad who could look after himself those who couldn't get the better of him called him a bully because they weren't up to it, but never to his face.
I hope his wife, son and daughters don't read these lies about him on here spread by those who know nothing of the man.
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 11:43
LG. He was only 60.
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 11:52
I seem to remember Vic Lloyd pasting Rocky once
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 12:26
Never happened Peter g. It was rumoured a long time ago that.
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 12:35
terry true i never knew him but his reputation preceded him,and perhaps one should not believe gossip but i must disagree with your comment
"He was a very handy lad who could look after himself those who couldn't get the better of him called him a bully because they weren't up to it, but never to his face. "
As that is associated with every bully that ever lived if bullys wernt "handy lads" they would not bully..
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 12:40
A lot of times bully's pick out there victims.
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 12:42
Never knew him to bully anyone , I've seen those that we would call a bully try their luck with him and fail.
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 12:47
Saw a copper try to bully him years ago...didn't go well for PC.
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 12:49
LG his reputation was of a hard lad, others made of it what they would and there the started confusion started with him. He managed to sort it out though one way or another. He'll be remembered for one or the other now.
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Terry Who was the Dream Team can you remember
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 13:11
Not a clue unless you mean Billy and Joe Mac.
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 13:30
I used to do medication for Billy many years ago he always had a tale to tell us
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 13:34
Terry Is rocky's mam still alive she worked behind the bar at Platt Bridge Labour club years ago I think her names Molly not sure though
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 13:45
I don't know Peter g, not seen or heard of his mam since they were on the knock together years ago. She would be a fair age now.
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I had Mary in my head.
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Tommy's right its Dot
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i met one of the mac's once cant remember which one as was over 30 years ago but he came across as a decent bloke..
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 14:13
Hear hear, Terry. Heard about the man, believed the rumours. must be true.
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 14:44
Don't get me wrong he was no angel and could be a bit of a law unto himself when in the mood.
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 16:45
Terry.... Alan... As I called him in public.... (he didn't like it). Lived in higher Ince for a while... Before returning to the waz.. I remember dot very well too.. She moved off ribble Road Platt Bridge to Blackpool early 90's...her name then was Derbyshire not Turner... I could tell many a tale of the chap.. Some to make you laugh.. Some to make you cringe... However the lad has passed away now... Leave it like that.
Replied: 17th Dec 2020 at 10:37
He did move up Higher Ince for a while on the new estate area off Belle Green Lane.
Agreed leave him be now.
Replied: 17th Dec 2020 at 12:17
Yes, that's why i've not posted anything about him, better than keep bringing a dead persons name up all the time like on another thread.
Replied: 17th Dec 2020 at 12:29
Billinge Biker, did you ever come across Phil Mills he was the local Ince Bobby during your coppering days?
Replied: 17th Dec 2020 at 15:18
Phil lived next door to me for a while. Nice fella and well liked by everybody on both sides of the law in Ince.
Replied: 17th Dec 2020 at 19:26
They used to say that half the bad uns in Platt Wazz were in jail at any one time, and they took it in turns with the other bad uns, in that as one half came out of jail, then the other half went in
Replied: 17th Dec 2020 at 22:02
Tell yoo a tale about Rocky, a mate of mine wanted a shotgun, now he wasn't a criminal, so I presume he wanted it to go shooting pheasants etc but they weren't cheap, and he was talking to Rocky one day, and Rocky said he could get him a shotgun for a good price, so he arranged with Rocky to get this shotgun, and Rocky rang him up, and said "this shotgun you want, do you want it sawn"
Replied: 17th Dec 2020 at 22:09
Met him when I was a Schoolboy, nice enough chap
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Phil Mills was a very good Bobby, down to earth type and strict but very fair. I heard he had passed on some time ago.
Replied: 18th Dec 2020 at 10:03
TTS That is a joke I''ve heard that so manytimes about different people in different places It has to be.
Replied: 18th Dec 2020 at 10:27
When I heard the tale regaled it was concerning a gun from an off road tank and the punchline was "do you want it sorn"
I'll get mi (flak) jacket.
Replied: 18th Dec 2020 at 11:21
Last edited by chatty: 18th Dec 2020 at 16:09:07
Well this was in 1986 and the last time I saw Rocky was in 1987 so I don't think that it is right for me to say things about him from such a long time ago, and whether the shotgun thing was a joke, I don't know, but it was long before 'sorn' but it made us laugh, the chap in question who was after the shotgun, died in a motorcycle crash in 1995
Replied: 18th Dec 2020 at 15:11
Possibly went over some peoples heads TTS but I reckoned you'd get it.
Replied: 18th Dec 2020 at 16:13
Terry W. Yes Phillip John Mills collar no. 606 lancs County... Later 6066 in GMP... Went back to his native Fleetwood after retirement... Died aged 69yrs 4 yrs ago... He was the chief constable of higher Ince. He liked standing on the toes of scrotes.. At 24stone.....painful.
Replied: 20th Dec 2020 at 13:36
BB,do you know an Alan Sharples,started off as policeman but finish up on C.I.D.
Replied: 20th Dec 2020 at 14:03
Sorry. That name eludes me.
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Ashton Police Station 1969
PC Keith McPhee, PC Albert Thompson, PC Frank ?????, PC Phil Mills, PC David Butler, PC Len Peters
Phil liked a chat couldn't stop him when he got going, a good Bobby and well respected.
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Photographer :- "Right lads, say "Hello, Hello, Hello""!
Replied: 20th Dec 2020 at 18:45
I remember seeing that photo before but it was a long time ago.
Replied: 20th Dec 2020 at 19:34
It's on the Album.
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Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 20th Dec 2020 at 20:10:02
Geezer with the whiite shirt on has a very tall head. "Does your head go all the way to the top?"
Replied: 23rd Dec 2020 at 08:14
Their head has to be that shape or else their hat falls off !
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