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The Worseley Hall That I Knew

Started by: snowman (830)

The Montrose, Montrose Avenue, Lenny Ball, Joe Fairclough, Mick Lee... erm thats it!

Started: 14th Feb 2013 at 14:54

Posted by: scoop (3285) 

snowman

Born on Worsley Hall but only went in the Montrse, 2 or 3 times.

Replied: 14th Feb 2013 at 15:02

Posted by: kathpressey (5239) 

perhaps you stayed in a lot snowman!

Replied: 14th Feb 2013 at 15:09

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

Scallys, sheridans, arnolds, roberts, shukers

Replied: 14th Feb 2013 at 15:09

Posted by: ann-spam (3470) 

Worsley Halllers Had many a laugh with some good characters

Replied: 14th Feb 2013 at 17:01

Posted by: sydneylass (2346) 

O'Neills, Glynns ,Coopers, Carneys,Aspinalls, the list goes on

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 10:42

Posted by: sydneylass (2346) 

Oooops sorry I thought you were talking about MOntrose Ave !

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 10:43

Posted by: rbilly (10582)

walshy i remember the sherridens they used to live on norley also the oneils they have a shop on our estate spud [Lorraine] was a freind of my sister . also the Arnolds i know Doreen very well Talk to her reguler she lives most of the Time in Ireland now mad as a wasp she is lol..

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 11:25

Posted by: sir bob (7084)

Seddons, Liptrots

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 11:28

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

rbilly ive heard loads of tales about doreen being daft as a brush

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 11:32

Posted by: rbilly (10582)

walshy she always has been she is arum un i can tell you i have known her along time i call her by the name of dizzy she as not alterd one bit lol .. and she is as tuff as owd boots as to be from when she was running the pubs .. would tackle tyson she would lol

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 11:43

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

i know she was well known in the casino

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 11:51

Posted by: rbilly (10582)

ha ha i bet she was

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 11:53

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

i once saw here on the "door" when she had the raven

apparently one of the bouncers hadnt turned up

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 11:55

Posted by: rbilly (10582)

dont need bouncers were Doreen is she is only little but i would not like to cross her and she is my freind lol. she as a good heart though.. my sister used to go to the all nighters with her .. they used to tell mums they were baby sitting for me and staying over and then would sneak of to the all nighters that was untill some one told my mum that they had seen my sister at the baths early sunday morning.. as that is were they all went to freshen up lol

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 12:01
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Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

HAHAHA

She reminds you of someone who would do that

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 15:39

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

I had a date or two with Spud, RBilly. She wa s abit older than me, and had very short hair, but she was Beautiful.
Another very pretty girl I dated on Norley was a Girl called Dorcus(sp) Doherty.

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 15:55
Last edited by Mac: 15th Feb 2013 at 15:56:00

Posted by: rbilly (10582)

my sister mated with spud mac do you not know her Linda Feeley . Spud works for HMP NOW.. know Dorcus as well she used to live near me ..

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 16:09

Posted by: moodysue (inactive)

I dont but I should know her... or I cant recall right now.... I remember a Susan Doherty... if thats who your talking about

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 16:20

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Not seen either of them for many a year.
Spud the screw eh
(I remember Spuid's mate was Linda, surname escapes me though, longish brown hair?...Another nice girl.
Hope Dorcus is doing well, she was a nice girl.Both were, to be honest.

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 16:22

Posted by: rbilly (10582)

my sister had longish brown hair mac .not seen Dorcass for years i bet it will be about 40 years or so .. and she was a nice looking girl.. i have bumped in to her sister once or twice Lorraine. moody she had two sisters and a brother jillian and Lorraine and her brother was Anthony did you live on norley or worsley hall mac ?

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 17:57

Posted by: snowman (830)

"perhaps you stayed in a lot snowman!" as a matter of fact I did kathy, sad eh!

Replied: 15th Feb 2013 at 19:48

Posted by: snowman (830)

Does anyone know if there was a second pub in worseley hall besides the montrose?

Replied: 16th Feb 2013 at 12:25

Posted by: kathpressey (5239) 

snowman i wasn't being critical. some of the yobs out there today would be all the better for staying indoors a bit more -
i can only remember the Montrose but I only ever went in the off license for toffees

Replied: 16th Feb 2013 at 12:28

Posted by: gazzer (383)

Montrose , Thats were worsley Haller's built there Bommey only for us Norley Haller's to burn it down for them , I remember a good night out would be Bommey raiding .
Only for it to be stolen back teh following night lol

Replied: 16th Feb 2013 at 12:33

Posted by: rbilly (10582)

kath it just depends on were you class as being Montros ave as it goes all the way up to the top. from Scott lane end up to City Road across there are a few pubs there is that were you are thinking of The Brook house IS just as you turned on your left and the new inn is practley oposite to the right.. I remember that gazzer thing is the norley lads used to build ther bommies at the back of our house in between Dorset close and somerset road and many a night we would wake up and the bommy was on fire ther was black smoke all over the place coming from all the tyres the lads had collected .i remember some of the lads made a den under the bommy so they could protect it .. from the enemy lol my mum used to say to use dont you be going in that den it is not safe what if it gets set on fire ... we did not see the danger then it was just exiting used to be gangs of us at night sat around it having a laugh.. dont see it know we knew how to enjoy our selves back then we did not need x boxes or game boys or puters ha ha happy days ... would not be allowed now would it i remember the bonfires being built they were as tall as the houses the lads used to get ladders to pilr things on top the bigger the bettter and they burned for days after the 5 th of november the things we did it makes me cringe now and i would not let my kids do it lol

Replied: 16th Feb 2013 at 12:49

Posted by: snowman (830)

Havn't taken offence Kath its just that I'm getting on now and have forgotten so much

Replied: 16th Feb 2013 at 13:22

Posted by: gazzer (383)

RB do you remember baking spuds on the campfire that was a traddition every night before Bommey night ?. They were black and horrible but we all ate them lol

Replied: 16th Feb 2013 at 16:53

Posted by: rbilly (10582)

sure do gazzer my mum used to do her nut we used to suply all of norley lol

Replied: 16th Feb 2013 at 18:39

Posted by: sydneylass (2346) 

My sister used to work at the Raven in fact there's not many pubs she hasn't worked in in Wigan

Replied: 17th Feb 2013 at 06:08

Posted by: kellysdad (inactive)

brought up on the bottom end of worsley hall matheson drive, was best mates with tony carney,also mated with the causeys,crowes myers's darbyshires molyneux,s speakmans ect,used to love raiding against the marsh greeners on the big field also spent many a happy hour rummaging on the gant for tea cards ect

Replied: 17th Feb 2013 at 08:41
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Posted by: kathpressey (5239) 

do you remember the pong from the sewage works on scott lane?

Replied: 17th Feb 2013 at 09:38

Posted by: snowman (830)

That wasn't the sewage works Kath, that was from our house!

Replied: 17th Feb 2013 at 10:49
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Posted by: kellysdad (inactive)

kath we used to play on the little trucks that carted the sewerage to this day i've never been ill, i must be immune to all diseases after playing in all that shite!

Replied: 17th Feb 2013 at 10:53

Posted by: jackjoe (375)

we lived on montrose ave, the toppings

Replied: 17th Feb 2013 at 11:31
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Posted by: gazzer (383)

Blimey I recall building grass houses and dens on the filed after they had been cut .

Replied: 17th Feb 2013 at 12:10

Posted by: billyh (1233) 

i lived on drummond square use to knock around with pea murphy coco bri readey had some good times especially in the summer playing rugby in the sreet till late good times

Replied: 17th Feb 2013 at 20:15

Posted by: MarieM (5563)

kath That smell, that used to come all the way up Montrose Avenue, especially in the hot weather was from Gallaghers bone works at the other side of the sewage pad.

Replied: 17th Feb 2013 at 20:58

Posted by: paul (3014) 

Hiya Billy, I remember you cos you was always "knocking on" when we were playing tick rugby and the rest of the time you were always trying to look up the girls skirts!

Replied: 18th Feb 2013 at 10:06

Posted by: johnlythg (inactive)

Geoff Bootle used to live near me in Heather Grove, played utility back for Wigan

Replied: 18th Feb 2013 at 11:21

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Knocked about with Shaun Wane when he lived on W/H.

Replied: 18th Feb 2013 at 11:43

Posted by: kathpressey (5239) 

marie i don't remember the bone works. I just remember coming home from school and trying not to breathe until we got past that spot. like you say it was worse in hot weather.

Replied: 18th Feb 2013 at 13:25

Posted by: paul (3014) 

No denial then billy eh?

Replied: 18th Feb 2013 at 17:30

Posted by: billyh (1233) 

never knocked on never dropped a pint glass 30 years as a licencee but dropped a few bollocks paul

Replied: 18th Feb 2013 at 17:33

Posted by: paul (3014) 

I was only joking billy, you wern't a bad rugby player, by the way is Hinnigan an Irish name because there's a fellow over here in the Irish embassy who's got the same name. I do remember your house in Drummond square I used to know your Michael very well and you had a brother called Tony and a sister called Teresa. Not a bad memory for 59 eh? Take care Paul

Replied: 18th Feb 2013 at 18:54

Posted by: billyh (1233) 

yeh my surname is irish so ime told paul had some good days in worsley hall with all the characters kenny turtin sledge cant remember the surname but they lived top of greenwood ave what school did you go to paul seem to remember you at tommy more

Replied: 18th Feb 2013 at 19:41

Posted by: billyh (1233) 

yeh my surname is irish so ime told paul had some good days in worsley hall with all the characters kenny turtin sledge cant remember the surname but they lived top of greenwood ave what school did you go to paul seem to remember you at tommy more

Replied: 18th Feb 2013 at 19:42

Posted by: MarieM (5563)

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Replied: 18th Feb 2013 at 20:40
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Posted by: sydneylass (2346) 

billyh I remember your family well I was at Thomas More with your Teresa I think she was in the year above me. In fact I still have a brother and sister living in Montrose
Mac You probably know my brother Jimmy he was good friends Shaun Wane?

Replied: 19th Feb 2013 at 05:42

Posted by: billyh (1233) 

yeh think i remember you was with your kev a few weeks ago hope australia is treating you well best regards billy h

Replied: 19th Feb 2013 at 07:08

Posted by: darren (inactive)

I guess MarieM's post being edited means mac is related to Margaret after all.

Replied: 19th Feb 2013 at 21:50

Posted by: bassman (3591)

I think I remember Theresa Hinnigan,didn't they live in Drummond Sq.at one time...She was a good looking lass.

Replied: 19th Feb 2013 at 23:44

Posted by: sydneylass (2346) 

yes billyh I was home to see my mum who has since passed a way. Been in Oz now for 27 years and it's a great lifestyle but I still miss family and friends but hey that's the choice you make Hope you and yours are all well.

Replied: 20th Feb 2013 at 11:21

Posted by: wizzerwin (1555)

Some people I remember from WH, Harry, Alan, Eileen Tudor, Mr & Mrs Atherton and my mate Lynn. Mark, John, Pat, Jimmy, Charley Sherridan. Keith Ashhall. Colin Benson. Richard Winstanly. Arthur, John, and Eileen molyneux.

Replied: 5th Mar 2013 at 00:12
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Posted by: wizzerwin (1555)

James Lamb. Tony Cottom. Ann Catterall. Trish Sharp. Diane Tompson. Mr & Mrs Birchall, Pauline and Pat, Pat was a special person.. Can anyone remember Denise who was pat's mate?

Replied: 5th Mar 2013 at 14:52

Posted by: wizzerwin (1555)

Not forgetting John (hilly) Hill. I wonder what happened to him?

Edit or did he come from Norley?

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 08:58
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Posted by: jarvo (30011) 

Not thee John Hill. He was nuts when he was 10 years old. God knows what he's like now.

He used to mate with Roy Rimmer.
What happened to Roy, and their Dave? Nice lads.

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 09:47

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

roy owns the mabs cross, and dave still lives in..........am i alright saying it......st helens

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 09:58

Posted by: darren (inactive)

And a regular around the bottom end of Worsley Hall was WW's very own Mac...

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 10:20

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

That jibe went under my head, griffin alike.
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Bet your Mrs sent a while there though

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 10:22

Posted by: darren (inactive)

Your post show sexual frustration and not content at home... Oh Well mac.... You can't have everything with those good looks.... lol

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 10:25

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Yes, maybe you could use your role as a psychiatrist/Psychologist to treat me, barry?

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 10:28

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

wasnt the bottom end, the scruffiest end

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 10:38

Posted by: david49 (2522)

which is the bottom end,is it montrose ave

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 10:42

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Good question, David...though I always though Norley was the scruffier of the two in all honesty.

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 10:48

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

i dont think anyone expected that

HAHAHA

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 10:54

Posted by: darren (inactive)

Heading towards Montrose Ave is the bottom end yes......

Now bath time and shopping... See ya later folks

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 11:01

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

he would know about such areas, he lived there.

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 11:09

Posted by: sydneylass (2346) 

There was nothing wrong with the bottom end of Montrose Ave !! Some lovely families lives there

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 11:40

Posted by: dodger (3414)

There was a nice family in the first house Sydneylass

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 12:03

Posted by: wizzerwin (1555)

mac; just lay down on your couch and tell me what were your problems from your earliest memory?

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 14:43

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Since being a pup, he's never been allowed on the couch, Wizzer.

Are you having that, Walsh???

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 14:45

Posted by: david49 (2522)

knew some cracking families off worsley hall,hurleys,barkers,duttons,heightons,grundies,woodcocks,mellings and many more

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 14:47

Posted by: wizzerwin (1555)

David you just reminded me of two more John and billy Melling, John was courting with Tony Horton's (rainbow cottage guitarist) sister Susan but I can't remember if they married?

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 15:00

Posted by: david49 (2522)

wizzerwin,do you mean jack melling billy,s elder brother,

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 15:05

Posted by: wizzerwin (1555)

Yes David

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 15:32

Posted by: david49 (2522)

the last time i saw jack he was in a pub in appley bridge, i think he was seeing the woman who was running the pub,spoke to him for a while but as you know next day after a shedful everything from the night before is just a litte bit mixed up,never knew his wife wizzerwin for all i know the woman who was running the bar could have been her,will ask next time i'm up at cuthberts.

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 15:39
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Posted by: rbilly (10582)

is the John Hill you talking about .the brother of Dennis Hughes ? if he is they were from Norley

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 16:01

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

Its a different one rbilly

John was/his a copper

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 16:28
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Posted by: flossy (97)

david1949,are you talking about barkers from briar rd.if so they are my cousins.

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 17:57

Posted by: flossy (97)

billy h.do you remember booths in greenwood ave.

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 18:01

Posted by: david49 (2522)

billy, margaret ,kath, george, john, susan,and the rest flossy

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 18:15
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Posted by: jackjoe (375)

sad news, that tony wane, shaun wane dad, died last night rip

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 18:49

Posted by: ann-spam (3470) 

Rip tony what a legend .

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 19:53

Posted by: linda lou (40)

The John Hill that rbilly is talking about from Norley is a Policeman or was, maybe it is the same person

Replied: 14th Mar 2013 at 21:25

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

the john hill there talking about will be about 60, a friend of roy rimmers, i think he did the door, at the turnkey, a couple of times

john hill off norley would be about 46/47

Replied: 15th Mar 2013 at 12:08

Posted by: scoop (3285) 

david49
I remember billy learning to play the guitar when he lived in Briar Road, all the street did.

Do you remember John Lucas from Briar Road.

Replied: 15th Mar 2013 at 12:16

Posted by: david49 (2522)

don't remember john lucas scoop,billy once told me he spent two years learning to play the guitar,good player and singer and he still is


Replied: 15th Mar 2013 at 14:53

Posted by: rbilly (10582)

Helo walshy The John Hill i am on about is similer age to my brother they were freinds when they were little . and my brother is 49 this time he used to be a police man not sure if he still is

Replied: 15th Mar 2013 at 17:45

Posted by: sydneylass (2346) 

Dodger there still is

Replied: 16th Mar 2013 at 10:14

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

Thats right, rbilly, he would be about that age, I don't no if hes still a copper as he had a bad experience concerning a low life with a gun

Replied: 16th Mar 2013 at 10:31

Posted by: dodger (3414)

Sydneylass, I'm sure your the one whose served me many a pint in St Eddies.

Replied: 16th Mar 2013 at 12:09

Posted by: flossy (97)

david1949,yep there my cousins,when billy first had a group they were called the apaches,i remember making posters for them i was only at school then.he used to take guitar work with him to wye mill at rochdale and practise there too.

Replied: 16th Mar 2013 at 18:14

Posted by: david49 (2522)

billy doesn't play as much now as you will know flossy but when he does i always try and get there

Replied: 16th Mar 2013 at 18:30

Posted by: sydneylass (2346) 

You could be right there dodger gimme a clue

Replied: 17th Mar 2013 at 11:15

Posted by: Chris77 (1)

billy
phil kenyon from greenwood ave.
i used to play rugby with your mick, i remember your dad well he used to walk with his hands behind his back.
hope your keeping well

Replied: 22nd Feb 2021 at 23:35

 

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