HERE WE GO NUMBER 14
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133 photos round Ashton
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Lets hope we have a better year than last year.More good new than bad.
Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 18:10
you're right peter I hope we do, 2020 was dreadful and has destroyed famalies and business.
Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 19:48
bloody hell dav is it that time alredy ? .
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I am very hopeful for 2021, My best wishes to everyone at W.W.
Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 13:38
Hi Bri, New thread for hopefully a better New year.
Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 15:30
Same here Alan, very best to everyone.
Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 15:25
whups , --Have you read --Fred's book-- I worked there the time he is talking about and knew all the named people a good few come off the estate you my know some of them, Bentlegs was drilling on his hands & knees 10.00 o'clock shift at that time
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Tumtingle, Fred sent me the book he had written , My broter in law want to borrow it but it will take some finding,, Me , MY dad, & brother Tom get a mention in it, Quite interesting,
Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 11:50
Bam Bam, Thanks lad, thar a brick.
Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 11:53
no iv,e not dougie but it looks interesting . some of them i knew , but i wish my old man was here & i,m sure he would know most of them.
Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 12:06
Yes I remember you having the A4 paper manuscript of his book, you gave it to read,
whups, Deleted this off People, saving it in case I ever re-upload
As for Wood pit that Sunday when the fire started my brother was working on the surface when he got a phone call from underground telling him about the fire and call out the rescue team straight away and act as go between, they told him not to bring anyone up till we arrive, don't know what went on underground other than they brought the men up and flooded the pit there and then never to open up again after that Sunday in 1970 (they may both have been on the mine recue team)
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So yoo were working down't pit in 1948
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TTS read what whups printed he said he knew some of the names and his DAD would have known them.
Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 21:25
it shows wot a numpty you really are 1stroke.
Replied: 7th Jan 2021 at 00:07
Two ex Downall greeners have passed away, Tereasa Hession & her brother Gerald.
Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 12:21
hi bentlegs,when did they die. they where our neighbours on elm avenue.so sad they where lovely people,even though Gerry did not remember me last time i see him,ps Ihope you and Molly are doing well.
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Was Gerald married to Irene pilling.
Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 13:44
Hi Bert, I dont know when they passed away i only found out myself from Pat Doyle a couple of days ago, They were a lovely family,
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Hi Trixie hope all is ok with you. My Mum's booked in for her first vaccine on Tuesday afternoon. Has to go to Robin Park Leisure Centre for it, would have been much easier for her to go to her GP's surgery but apparently they are not doing them.
Replied: 10th Jan 2021 at 23:45
Oh yes Malc, Bet you and our Malc are gutted and probably hiding behind the curtains at todays result
Replied: 10th Jan 2021 at 23:46
Ha Ha, you're so right suesa them two always been Leeds mad.
Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 01:12
dont forget curtsy as well dav.
Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 01:27
oh yes Bri, totally forgot about Barry he would make the threesome.
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Draw curtain suesa poo them of rails bloody ell fire give regards to your mam suesa
Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 08:01
Heehee Malc, you'll feel better about it......... in time
Will pass your message on to mum thanks
Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 11:51
hi Dave Gerry was married to Irene.not seen her for years.and Malc that team of yours where shit,i had them on coupon,and they let me down.have you heard of Gerrard.hope he is ok.
Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 14:48
Thy reet. Bert they weren't that good Sunday not heard of Ged for long time lost is mob no pal if he rings I tell him take care pal mis them football trips we had good team then
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Trixie, Have you lost some family members latley?
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No bent legs as I know off.
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Hi everyone time to come out of hibernation and look forward to spring, Now Sunday morning with nothing to do, someone ask me is there other ways to get into the Dell without going through the churchyard and as every old ex-Downer Greener would say YES but there's not, ?? is there as I couldn't find one .
So why up there looking I had never been for a look round the Dell for over 20+ years and I'm ashamed to upload the 3 videos that I made showing the state it's in, before anyone pulls them to peace's it was just a walk through with no intention to make something nice to upload but would like you to see it as if you was doing the walk ---Will Delete them--Go full screen
--Dell (1)-------Dell (2)--
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Thanks for videos dougie, brought back good memories spent a lot of my youth in there, I see it's well overgrown now, we gained access at side of Millingford and walked round to left or used the entrance at parish hall on rectory rd, you can tell today's youth don't visit, there used to be well walked paths in 60s & 70s.
Replied: 1st Feb 2021 at 18:09
I know its not DG but I drove down Bolton RD towards Bamfurlong and the grass verge has been cut back along a section of the road and now it just looks like a sea of plastic. The Dell will be the same cut the undergrowth back and there will be tons of rubbish
Replied: 2nd Feb 2021 at 07:17
Bambam--the young of today don't respect things like we did and I see teenagers walking throw the churchyard to get into the Dell, not saying they are vandalising either the churchyard or the Dell but if they allow access to the Dell there should be an entry other than the graveyard, as for people with dogs walking throw some not all let their dogs run free in the graveyard and they only take their dogs for exercise and one thing.
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PeterP--Your right but now is the time to do a litter pick before it starts to grow your suggestion is only papering over the cracks, the volunteers in the churchyard are doing and have done a first class job over the last year, I wouldn't expect them to even look or think at doing anything in the Dell, saying that they must have some good organisers/motivators in their group it's only extra helpers they need, willing to come along to give their time for a weekend litter picking Sat/Sunday, I'm sure they would arrange the knew voluntary pick-up weekend outside their team
Replied: 2nd Feb 2021 at 08:27
dougie do you know who actually owns that land we call the dell, there is some nice timber there with fallen trees, anyone with a chain saw and wood burner could have a field day in there, the right people will make good use of that timber.
Replied: 2nd Feb 2021 at 20:28
Great days and nights in there I the was several places you could get in dell cut though side of bell was 1 but it's all changed now all the skoo needs to be fenced off now days it's sad really but there you go kids don't play out now glad I was born when I was all kids played gether back then stay save everyone
Replied: 2nd Feb 2021 at 20:48
No idea bambam as far as I know it's all church land and where the school field is now was for a new graveyard as the other was getting full but that was years ago, everything seems to have change with the school getting bigger, the selling of the Rectors house, Building of the new Vicarage plus the opening of the Rectors lawn as part of the graveyard.
We all know nothing could ever take place with out first getting permission to move old wood, but I don't think anyone would stop a voluntary pick-up of the rubbish as I was suggesting one weekend, you should see how bad it is
Replied: 2nd Feb 2021 at 21:24
It's sad Dougie but it's the times we live in today it's a shame . There's no morrol s today Young uns don't want know cornt get them do out at work
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it,s spelt morals malc
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Tickles me does Malc, Thas getten be a dener greener understond him.
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Mi mam sed ther wuz nout up wi mi spelin that ull do for me he he
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Dag-- Tell them both You can upload photo's for everyone to see to they can't
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Cont do that Dougie have forgeet mi sel
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we can tell that with your replies malc , it,s not exactly queens english
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Why dust think queens bothered about us up north bri abet you spoke queens English in pit how are doin pal anyway a nough queens fòr now .
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Dougie i went to school with your brother Kenneth and i was wondering what has happened to him
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Hi and welcome to the Downall Green thread Dylan hope you enjoy it and join in well are a friendly bunch on here, please tell us a bit about yourself without giving anything away see if people on here can work out who you are as you have started by saying (I WENT TO SCHOOLWITH YOUR BROTHER), he is O.K. only going old like the rest of us, still going out for pint well that's if the lockdown was lifted, not seen him for a few months and he only lives in Low Bank Rd but I phone him he is like the rest of us, as sick as a parrot having to stay inn
P.S. Where do you live ? joined 23rd July 2010 and this is only your second post not just on here but on WW it self, you may make them think
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i lived at 35 leyland green rd,i now live at worsley hall.wigan .my name is Kenneth Moore
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Ken your dad was a very good snooker player I don't know how he potted um but he did n never got down to ball how's TUC doing
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Shaking my head, you shouldn't have told us that so I take it you must be Ken Moore's lad the snooker player from the village club if so knew him well 50/60s, in fact we were only calling him on here a few weeks ago
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he means your john ken.
Replied: 5th Feb 2021 at 12:53
Whups--I think you forget my age I was meaning his dad I was going in the Village club in1956/7 as a member, you couldn't buy beer but you could play Snooker and Darts even Bowls, it was his Dad I was talking about
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I think where all getting crossjockult maybe it's me wit queen's English Dougie Brian said John cos his nick name was Tuc his just saying to Ken I mean John
Replied: 5th Feb 2021 at 19:06
Dougie, thanks for the help in the cemetery with the notices. Were going to be involved in making a memorial site for the pit miners that have lost their lives down the pits, going to be on the plot opposite the Simms, quite a big project but hoping to have artefacts and brass plaques with other ideas involved. Cant do much yet until the lockdown is lifted but any ideas are welcome.
Replied: 5th Feb 2021 at 19:37
thanks,---do you think he could have hidden himself from you all with the name he posted under
Replied: 5th Feb 2021 at 19:57
That's very good, fully agree with something like that good luck with it I've seen the tree that's been planted, a lot of mining history in garswood YOU should find as much general history of the area before it's lost for ever.
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Did you know a man hung himself in the pub years ago, a store to this if you ask involving Lord of the Manner
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the reply was,nt to you dougie it was for ken moore .
Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 00:07
Sorry whups-- wrong end of stick again I was thinking he couldn't know Ken the Dad, think he had a lad called Peter and a girl.
Did you see I asked Tuddy about Joe Chicheley he didn't know he said ask whups he may know if he worked at stonse's or Wood pit, it was just a name form the past another his mate (Abb ) Albert Haydock never seen them and Abb only lived at Simm's Road
Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 09:46
Nice to see another old greener on here, I been trying remember young ken but he must be older than me I can only remember john, Peter, and I think Sandra, I worked with their mother Francis at makerfield mill in 70s, and had many a pint with Ken in village club.
Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 16:33
If you look he said I went to school with you Ken, so that would put him at 74/5 years old he could have had a good laugh at you lot trying to guess the person behind the name, unless you all knew him as Dylan
Look at the through traffic on her after his first post I hope to see more of you younger ex-greener's coming on here
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Well Warren will know if they had owder brother
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I remember where they lived, cos councillor Burrows lived next door, do you remember Gordon Malc.
Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 19:35
there was 2 older brothers than tuck malc ,ken is the eldest & the next down i cant remember his name . joe crich may have worked at the wood pit but i cant remember if he worked at stones . if i find anyting out dougie i,ll let you know .
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Gordon now living on Victoria rd Dave his is mam still with us Dave he was a good lad Gordon
Replied: 7th Feb 2021 at 15:16
Not sure Malc, if his parents are still with us they will be a really old age now, I remember them being a lot older than my parents when I went school with Gordon, I ain't seen him in Donkeys.
Replied: 7th Feb 2021 at 16:18
Ken Moor lived next door but one to me, Warren lived next door to me & next door to Ken Moor,Me & his dad did lot of reading. Do you understand all that Tumingle?
Replied: 7th Feb 2021 at 16:27
Yes Tumtell ---Whups uncle John & Auntie Nora Scully, when first married lived in lodgings on Leyland Green Road next to the top house in 1954 (don't know the number) but their name was Duffy Johns sister, I knew most of the people living their in the 40/50s as you even worked in pit with some including YOU, your Dad, and brother Tom, how is he not seen hem for years hope everything OK we knocked about together till I found a Girl friend then everything changes as you know
Replied: 8th Feb 2021 at 16:04
dougie, would that be the house Dennis Irvine later lived in.
Replied: 8th Feb 2021 at 16:31
I remember Dennis fotchin jam tarts from Cale lane bakery everybody shared then
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I remember that Malc,he worked there with my uncle, Dennis was a good singer.
Replied: 8th Feb 2021 at 21:13
dougie it was my uncle percy & aunty eilean who had the house next to bert leach . thats where they must have been before they got the house in cedar grove .
Replied: 8th Feb 2021 at 23:56
Beat me to it about Percy Duffy Whups. Tumtingle my brother Tom moved down to the south coast last year , Never had a word with him from the day he went, I rang him up a while ago but got no answer so i don,t know how he is.
Replied: 9th Feb 2021 at 15:42
yes bentlegs my dad lived there for a while with my uncle percy until he got married.
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hi Bam Bam,Kens brother was Geoffrey or cow as we knew him ,he was a year older than me.we used to do some gardening for Rector Hall.
Replied: 10th Feb 2021 at 13:30
Thanks Bert, I didn't know there was 2 more brothers only knew John & Peter, I used mate with Gordon burrows who lived next door and Paul Garnett who lived further up at number 43.
Replied: 10th Feb 2021 at 16:22
bert is that the brother between ken & john (tuck) ? .
Replied: 10th Feb 2021 at 23:59
Hi Bri, hope you're OK and in good health have you had your vaccine yet, I was surprised to learn that ken had 2 more son's I thought I knew all famalies on estate, but there you go you learn summat every day I would have thought I should have bumped into them having pals on Leyland Green Rd.
Replied: 11th Feb 2021 at 01:32
Nice to see everyone talking again on here, your a different generation than me but we were just like you lot with names.
You may or may not have seen I asked for a few helpers to join me one weekend not as a VOLUNTEER but a HELPER to come and give your time after the lockdown to work under the supervision of Mr&Mrs Murphy, for a one off pick-up in the Dell, all you need is gloves and just fill one plastic bag, I guarantee you would fill it that quick you'll ask for another bag.
-----For anyone that missed these video's have a look---- --Dell (1)-------Dell (2)-- --- What the Dell could look like when cleaned-up--- uploaded by Tonker for us to look at
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Hi whups yes Geoff was in between Ken and Tuck. Ken used to carry a transister radio with him whenever you saw him when he was young.they where all nice lads but Geoff was a little bit Rum.i willsay no more.
Replied: 11th Feb 2021 at 10:19
yes bert i,ve had the jab . ken moore had 4 sons & 1 daughter . i could never remember the 1 that,s older that john ( tuck ) as he is the same age as me . he was a bit of a black sheep at the time if i remember & maybe you can remember him ? .
Replied: 11th Feb 2021 at 11:32
He must of been a rum un bert with a nickname like cow.
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iv,e had the jab dav.
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TUC went out with Kenny Lomax cousin cornt think of her name tho
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The daugher is Dawn Moore
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he married her malc.
Replied: 11th Feb 2021 at 15:10
That's good Bri, I'm still waiting for letter.
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yes dav i was supposed to go to the saints ground for it but the doctors down the road came to my house & did it .
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That was good of em Bri, saves you're knees a lot of pain.
Replied: 12th Feb 2021 at 00:46
yes it does dav & 3 buses too.
Replied: 12th Feb 2021 at 01:01
Dougie do you not remember my other grandma she lived in lilac ave her name was Elisbeth simm
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Dag27--We never knew or called anyone by the first name in 40/50s it would have been Mr&Mrs Simm did they originate from Downall green Road by any chance
--- What the Dell could look like when cleaned-up--- Tonker said he would a bit of painting for us to make it look better if we cleaned it up
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Too true Dougie, in the 40s, we children were never allowed to call adults by their first names, then, being polite really meant it.
Replied: 13th Feb 2021 at 12:26
Dougie do you not remember my other grandma she lived in lilac ave her name was Elisbeth simm
Replied: 14th Feb 2021 at 07:28
hi malc . have you got rid of your covid headache yet .
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No me n wife both possitive
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isolation for 10 days then malc .
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I Iam bri
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never mind malc it,ll end soon .
Replied: 16th Feb 2021 at 14:41
Thank godfor Leeds I watched that game last neet Chelsea n Newcastle I would sooner watch Leeds lose boring Chelsea and clueless Newcastle it's been a shocking 12 months bri for everyone for these older un s and these living in blocks of flats
Replied: 16th Feb 2021 at 16:00
sammy might be joining you malc ? .
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Hi Only me again, went to St-Oswald churchyard in Ashton yesterday and was very surprised to see all the work that's been going on in there, I didn't video mush as a funeral was taking place and didn't want to get people on it, all work had stopped but on my way out I took this --Short clip-- if anyone is interested
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It looks good Dougie tidy that some nice pieces of timber too theer make some good stuff wi that lot well done
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 16:06
dooneys in there malc . have you been to see him yet ? .
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 23:51
No bri will do if I pass tho he was r reet pat was
Replied: 20th Feb 2021 at 19:58
Ken Ryder passed away this morning so sad only talking to him last week good chap ken was RIP my friend god bless I'll mis you always nice talking to ken knew a lot about downallgreen did ken
Replied: 21st Feb 2021 at 15:32
Another Good Greener gone Malc, you're correct pal he was a true gent and very nice man indeed, I remember him serving me in shop he had on Rectory rd when I was a youngster.R.I.P Ken.
Replied: 22nd Feb 2021 at 01:27
Last saw Ken at another DG funeral may he R.I.P.
Replied: 22nd Feb 2021 at 08:09
peterp john mckenna,s daughter is trying to get in touch with you on golborne miners blog on facebook about some books you lent him.
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whups I dont do facebook but if some one can contact her tell her she can keep them or give to a museum thanks
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I feel I have to upload this new -Kevin Duffy video- yet again made by Jimmy O' .
Some people don't like Jimmy O' but to me he as come across as a very good interviewer he let Kevin do most of the talking it's the best I've ever seen that Jimmy O' as made, you must watch it to the end as Keven comes across as we all know he (A down to earth man he his)
Replied: 2nd Mar 2021 at 10:07
Thanks dougie, that was great I enjoyed the tour around kevin's garden, he is still the same down to earth guy and fantastic character he's always been, the lad has worked hard and done a tremendous job of the land he required many years ago, I need to go see him when this lockdown is lifted.
Replied: 3rd Mar 2021 at 00:46
dav , do you know ste davis who took up with tracy kelly ? .
Replied: 5th Mar 2021 at 12:41
Hi Bri, no I don't think I do pal.
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Hi Bri, no I don't think I do pal.
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it,s just that 1 of his daughters who lives in birch grove is very pooly
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