Sid Littlers house at Landgate
Does anyone have any information on the Grotto of Our Lady in the grounds of the above house?
Started: 10th Aug 2017 at 19:52
Have you asked Eddie FP?
Replied: 10th Aug 2017 at 22:27
Is it any wonder that this site is on its last legs.
I ask a civil question about a place at Landgate.
The forum IDIOT who was sacked by the council, then makes a typical council reply.
Come on stardelta tell the truth about your Hindley cock up.
Did you get a good pay off when you got the SACK?
Only a total IDIOT could get sack by Wigan Council.
You really are a JACKASS.
Replied: 11th Aug 2017 at 15:51
Fireplace 6899:: Hi there i was wondering and please excuse me if my wires are crossed (F/P) BUT the person's house SID LETTLER DO you know anything about him? my reason is thus i used to go to Highfield School with a SID LITTLER and just wondered if it is the same ,hope i have not upset anyone with my request, have a nice day!
Replied: 11th Aug 2017 at 16:57
Replied: 11th Aug 2017 at 17:27
I believe that the Sid Littler in question went to St Peter's School in Bryn. This was prior to WW2.
Replied: 11th Aug 2017 at 18:09
Your silly smirking is the trade mark of a sacked council employee.
Replied: 11th Aug 2017 at 18:30
And your ranting is the trade mark of someone who has had the pi** taken out of him and doesn't like it.
Replied: 11th Aug 2017 at 19:12
How can a sacked council employee take the 8iss out of anyone.
O sorry you took the 8iss out of the Tax payer by stealing a living.
Replied: 11th Aug 2017 at 19:34
owd on a minute fireside, sledge has a effing big farmhouse and his wife is running a stables in't lakes, doe't sound like a sacked employee to me,
Replied: 11th Aug 2017 at 19:35
Does to me a big pay off from the council.
For a job badly done.
Replied: 11th Aug 2017 at 19:50
If you call into the Thursday coffee morning at a Park Lane chapel you may get an idea from one of the older members.
Replied: 11th Aug 2017 at 19:50
Sid Littler's old house is now Trevor Standish's and it isn't at Landgate!
Replied: 11th Aug 2017 at 19:51
I know people who have worked for the council FP, for example The right honourable and most gracious majesty his highness.... Mr Sledge, (stout fellow that he is).
But me? I don't and never have.
You keep guessing FP, I will keep laughing
BTW....He applied for voluntary redundancy in the first round of cuts, it was refused. Second time round it was accepted, and he received considerably more of your money
Replied: 11th Aug 2017 at 20:14
Old Bryn Hall
The original seat of the Gerard family was Old Bryn Hall at Landgate. Brynne Hall became the seat of the Gerard family by the marriage of William Gerard to the daughter and sole heiress of Peter de Brynne in 1250. The estate is now used for arable purposes, although part of it has been used for the Landgate housing development. It has been suggested that the site of the Old Hall should be excavated to find the remains of the house; however, the landowner has dug it up.
So onker is wrong again
Replied: 12th Aug 2017 at 22:14
Trevor's house (which used to be Sid Littlers house) isn't Old Bryn Hall.
Replied: 13th Aug 2017 at 00:01
fireplace if you read the history of bryn hall it explains about the hall .the original hall which was in the fields as you know.was a big mound in the field and was investigated by historians and other people and there was not enough evidence to dig it all up .so the farmer was given permission to level it.
Replied: 13th Aug 2017 at 10:38
Farmers and Builders eh.
Replied: 13th Aug 2017 at 11:05
This was about the Grotto and the cross.
Another thread hi-jacked by the forum clowns.
Replied: 13th Aug 2017 at 20:09
Some people have no sense of humour!
Replied: 13th Aug 2017 at 20:51
A grotto and a cross my big hairy gash!
Replied: 13th Aug 2017 at 22:18
The Makerfield Rambler has some fascinating info about Bryn Hall on his excellent site.
There's a photo of a cross.
Replied: 14th Aug 2017 at 09:42
Doo yoo associate with armed robbers.
Replied: 14th Aug 2017 at 14:30
Onker have you seen Hughes the Booze lately?
Thank you jackdog.
There is one gent on here.
Replied: 14th Aug 2017 at 16:12
Was Sid born in 1921?
Replied: 14th Aug 2017 at 19:10
In the 1890's.
Replied: 14th Aug 2017 at 20:19
I remember in the 1960's walking past Sid Littler's big house and there was always a load of little dogs behind the wrought iron gates, Chiwowa's, Pickaneezes, Poodles etc there must have been fifteen of them, yapping through the gates and one of them only had three legs
Replied: 14th Aug 2017 at 22:06
Sid Littler also owned Florida Farm, where the R.A.F. camp was in Ashton!
Replied: 14th Aug 2017 at 23:36
Replied: 12th Feb 2020 at 20:13
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 12th Feb 2020 at 20:14:00
And Sid Litler would be as sick as a parrot if he was here now, because the now owner of Florida Farm has just sold some of it's land for an astronomical amount, and it's now occupied by Amazon and Kellogs!
Oh., by the way, it's in Ashton in Makerfield, not Haydock as I said earlier!!
Replied: 12th Feb 2020 at 20:47
Sid Littler was born 1905
Replied: 14th Feb 2020 at 16:19
Thanks for that information, bentlegs.
Replied: 14th Feb 2020 at 16:28
Little Sid runs the Steamer pub now in Fleetwood.
Specialty is little portions for pensioners.
Replied: 14th Feb 2020 at 16:59
Syd was born in June 1906. Mother’s maiden name was Simm.
He married Elizabeth Wood. In the 1939 census he was living at Verandah House, St.Helens Road, Leigh. His occupation was listed as demolition contractor.
He retired to live in Southport and died during the third quarter of 1981.
Replied: 14th Feb 2020 at 17:22
I am aware of certain stories about his activities during World War 2.
I will not repeat them on here, as I do not know if they are true, or if they are falsehoods.
Replied: 14th Feb 2020 at 17:29
He was allegedly on of a group who used to meet at his sister's house, 615 Wigan Road, to decide who would get which public contracts. The lady who told me about it was very friendly with Syd's wife.
Replied: 14th Feb 2020 at 20:02
615: Would that be around the area where the Post Office was?
Replied: 14th Feb 2020 at 21:04
It would be further North wouldn't it. I have just remembered how much the even numbers side and the odd numbers side of Wigan Road had gotten really out of pace with each other.
Replied: 14th Feb 2020 at 21:23
Last edited by priscus: 14th Feb 2020 at 21:24:03
Next door to the post office.
Replied: 14th Feb 2020 at 21:40
Cheers gaffer. Just looked at it on Google. The Post Office always seemed like something from a bygone age, but strangely, at least on Google, the building no longer emanates that olde world charm.
Replied: 14th Feb 2020 at 21:54
It really should have been a listed building. It was a weaver’s cottage originally and retained it’s charm until Miss Lydiate retired.
I can still remember the aroma from the sticks of liquorice on the counter.
Replied: 16th Feb 2020 at 20:02
Yes, gaffer. I fully agree.
Replied: 16th Feb 2020 at 20:45
I've deleted this post now you've seen it with all that as been going on about peoples and their names just forget it Sorry, as looking back at the post it seamed I was trying to find your's
Replied: 16th Feb 2020 at 23:38
Last edited by dougie: 17th Feb 2020 at 10:26:20
Where they 'Parish', or some very similar sounding name?
Replied: 17th Feb 2020 at 00:12