first day @school
not too familier with this section so looking for any bryn/ashtoners, eric, nutty tart, alan, bentlegs or anyone else just to say hello to thanks again to brian for the advice
Started: 3rd Jul 2006 at 15:12
I see you have moved over Fred & nutty,
Replied: 3rd Jul 2006 at 18:59
hi bentlegs yes moved over, now waiting for nutty tart, eric & alan then we will have the beginings of the bryn regiment eh i think nutty tart was here first so will wait for a contact to come through
Replied: 3rd Jul 2006 at 20:58
Hello there you lot
No sign of Eric and Alan yet then?
How you all doing?
Replied: 3rd Jul 2006 at 23:06
hi i am here,thicko me didn'tknow how to post
Replied: 4th Jul 2006 at 13:09
allan do you have any school photo's that you could post
Replied: 4th Jul 2006 at 13:27
Replied: 4th Jul 2006 at 22:33
glad you all made it.
Replied: 4th Jul 2006 at 22:44
What's the weather like over there Ferdy, Nice and sunny here with a storm every few days to keep the garden watered.
Replied: 6th Jul 2006 at 19:37
bentlegs,if only i hadthe odd storm i wouldent have to water the coniffers & fruit trees every evening see you don·t know how lucky you are, nutty tart did·t know you was a fan of bob mackinlay did he have a sister joyce & lived on whittledge rd bryn,hi grayhound (eric) great to have us all together again now we must find alan he is living in tamworth but he used to live on wigan rd nr the star pub opposite the cobblers shop & next to tanny wrights grocers shop
Replied: 6th Jul 2006 at 20:56
morning fred .glad you noticed name change,i thought i would give some recognition to my dog AMY,the weather over here is cooler[and better]hope to hear from you soon .cheers greyhound[eric]
Replied: 7th Jul 2006 at 11:19
Hiya ferdy. I'm not really a fan of Bobs, he was just always there when I was growing up.
I don't remember him having a sister and he lived in Bryn road as long as I knew him.
Replied: 7th Jul 2006 at 17:16
Hi Ferdy, As Nutty says, Bob lived in Bryn Road in the 60s i used to go to the Old Hall pub in Higher Ince & Bob used to play there, I always thought that he would go a long way but i lost touch with it all, when i started courting the wife.
Replied: 7th Jul 2006 at 18:38
hi bentlegs, & nutty tart, were is bob up to now ,the last time i saw him was at the wigan pier he was as good as ever but that was a long time ago, is he still around, i have his tapes here & play them quite a lot. is the drum & monkey club still going , there used to be some good nights in there years ago?
Replied: 7th Jul 2006 at 22:37
Sorry ferdy, no idea what Bob is up to now, though I still see his brother a lot.
Sadly the drum and monkey is no longer with us I too have had many a good night in there
Who ran it when you used to go in ferdy?
Replied: 7th Jul 2006 at 23:38
i used to go there on a friday night for the dancing my mate used to play in the band there,i think the guy who seemed to in charge of proceedings was named rodgers i knew him from his days at brocksteds avenue when he was a teenager & the bar was run by cliff simms dad at the tine
Replied: 8th Jul 2006 at 10:04
greyhound,see mail fropm nutty tart, do you remember the dancing on friday nights at the drum & monkey, later on franko muto the car sprayer (italian guy) used to run a singles night there on a thursday but i was not allowed to go to that night!! bet nutty tart dos·nt remember that,
Replied: 8th Jul 2006 at 10:13
I'm not sure who the Rodgers bloke would be, but I think Cliff Simms dad would be Len and his wife Agnes?????
I wouldn't be old enough to go to the single night ferdy, but I certainly remember Franco Muto, he nearly ran me over in his Zephyr one day ha-ha
Replied: 8th Jul 2006 at 21:40
nutty tart is·nt it a coincidence that franko muto ened up using the drum &monkey old lounge as his spray shop when it was still in the form of the shed
your right re len simm & wife agnes he had two sons cliff being the younger, for the moment i can·t recall the eldest sons name but i knew hin quite well at the time perhaps you can jog my memory
Replied: 10th Jul 2006 at 12:27
I never realised that Franco Mutos place was the old Drum
Was the other son Jack??? I will find out for you soon.
Replied: 11th Jul 2006 at 21:06
greyhound, what have you done with alan he has not appeared on this sit as yet, he was last heard of in the guestbook section, i know he was a bus driver so perhaps he is driving over from tamworth were he now lives to bryn cross in an attempt to be with us what do you think
Replied: 11th Jul 2006 at 22:36
Ferdy & Nutty, Len Rodgers came from Brocstedes he had a brother Jimmy as well but i think it would have been Len who was running things,
Replied: 13th Jul 2006 at 18:45
bentlegs thanks for that yes i had forgoten about jimmy he was slightly older than me & len was slightly younger;) phew it an·t av hot to-day
Replied: 14th Jul 2006 at 11:58
greyhound, next time you see les cunliffe tell him tom tinker was asking about dicky bach doole,they go back to 1948 but lets just see if he remembers eh?
Replied: 14th Jul 2006 at 22:35
Come on Ferdy, Get over here for some good weather it's cracking flags at the moment.
Replied: 24th Jul 2006 at 18:49
hi bentlegs, i know it·s hot over there but yesterday i accidently droped an egg on my kitchen floor & you know what--- it imediately fried there & then on the floor how·s that for being hot!!!
Replied: 30th Jul 2006 at 11:59
I will tell my son about the weather in Menorca when he rings, he is flying out there in a few days & staying in Cala'n Forcat, He will tell me the truth about how hot it is, Hope the egg was good Ferdy,
Replied: 30th Jul 2006 at 19:12
Well Ferdy, We have wet & windy weather in Bryn today, Have you wished it on us?
Replied: 1st Aug 2006 at 18:41
we have wet and windy weather in ince also
Replied: 1st Aug 2006 at 19:01
weather in menorca still holding up ok @ the moment 28*in shade but will get hotter during august so bentlegs tell your son to bring a good supply of sun oil !!
Replied: 3rd Aug 2006 at 10:20
hi bentlegs,if your son is going to stay at clan forcat he will be in the area known as los delfines which is renowed for it·s bars pubs & restaurants etc it is situated at the other end the island to where i live, & is quite a lively part of the island so he should have a good holiday there the nearest town is cituadella which at one time was the capital of menorca before the brits handed it over to mahon during the constant battles of the past with the spanish & the french
Replied: 4th Aug 2006 at 15:46
mandie how about you sending some of your nice cool weather over here just for a couple of day·s
Replied: 4th Aug 2006 at 15:49
its nice today not as warm as it has been but not raining whrere are u anyway
Replied: 4th Aug 2006 at 15:57
Ferdy, I have been to menorca myself a few years ago & stayed at the Admirantte Faragut Hotel, Not sure of the spelling, Is the racetrack still there?I won about £300-00s on the sunday night that it was on,
Replied: 4th Aug 2006 at 18:46
bentlegs,the admaralty is known here as the collingwood apparentely colligwood was the surgeon attached to lord nelson during his campagne ballles at sea & nelson apparently rewarded collingwood with a very large villa overlooking the harbour of mahon so that he could be reay to sail with nelson at a moments notice when sailing into battle hence the two hotel names ie the admaralty & the collingwood if you stayed there you would see all the artifax related to lord nelson it must have been very interesting for you staying there it is about 10mins from my place & the trotting track is still operating every saturday evening, you did well to win 300€ there
Replied: 5th Aug 2006 at 11:35
hi mandie,the above posting to bentlegs will tell you where i am. your family photo·s are exellent by the way
Replied: 5th Aug 2006 at 12:31
Ferdy, I noticed on Friday that they have put a Digger on the land where Potters shop used to be, Looks like they are going to build a couple of houses, It's time they did some thing with land where the Britania stood, It's an eyesore, Some money wants spending on Bryn instead of everything going to Wigan,
Replied: 5th Aug 2006 at 20:08
hi bentlegs, i am surrprised that potters is still standing i aggree it is a eyesore, the britania land is due to have flats built on it i think ainscoughs bought the site, what has happened to H L GORNERS garage when i last saw it it was a thriving bussiness full of top of the range mercedes cars & the staff car park was situated on the edge of whittledge green.the workshops were state of the art shops with state of the art prices to match.
Replied: 6th Aug 2006 at 15:11
Hi Ferdy, The Arnold Clark car firm are set up at Gorners,Selling second hand & new cars,The locals have been complaining about the number of flags they are flying to advertise,
Replied: 6th Aug 2006 at 19:02
hi bentlegs, do you know what happened to graham gorner,he will be the same age as you i think ,the last time i saw him was in ross- on- sea north wales were he had a holiday appartment & i think he was living in standish, but i suppose he may now have retired from the firm .
i belive that HL GORNER had other showrooms in warrington & up in the lakes i think.
Replied: 14th Aug 2006 at 08:33
I did hear that Graham lived in Conway or near to,he did go to school with me, From what i hear H L Gorners no longer exist, If i get any news i will let you know, Move over i'm comming over if this weather dosen't improve.
Replied: 14th Aug 2006 at 19:22
bentlegs you would·nt like it over here the weather is balmy, the breeze is gentle, the beer is cool,and just think what you are saving on suntan oil over there,plus you have got your central heating as well, while over here we have nothing like that,;) so you see you will have to give it very carefull cosideration
Replied: 16th Aug 2006 at 17:53
Ferdy, My son came back today & said that theweather hasn't been all that good & is glad to get home to a decent pint & good English climate.
Replied: 16th Aug 2006 at 18:40
bentlegs------well I coul·nt spech
that· took all the thunder out of my enthusism ,move over i·m coming back to have a pint in fishwick·s (oddfellows)or phil pye·s (bathsprings) or maybe goldenball on rag brow
Replied: 17th Aug 2006 at 10:25
Talk about thunder, We have had a reet good thunder storm this afternoon in Bryn, i dont need go out and water 't plants.
Replied: 17th Aug 2006 at 18:51
i will take a raincheck on that return visit to bryn bentlegs as both my dogs are scarred stiff of the thunder so will have to put up with my sunny climate & continental beer
Replied: 18th Aug 2006 at 09:20
Going to nice on monday Ferdy!
Replied: 18th Aug 2006 at 18:55
have a nice time in nice bentlegs all the best
Replied: 22nd Aug 2006 at 20:37