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150 Photos of North Ashton
133 photos round Ashton
Started: 19th Aug 2021 at 12:23
Last edited by bambam: 19th Aug 2021 at 12:30:20
Thanks for all your input on thread 15, hope you will support 16, enjoy folks.
Replied: 19th Aug 2021 at 13:54
well dav i see you,ve done it . have you put that pic on yet ? .
Replied: 19th Aug 2021 at 16:18
Hi Bri, I tried put that pic on yesterday and again this afternoon but it's not shown on album, for what reason I don't know I was hoping dougie could put the village club pics on north Ashton photos.
Replied: 20th Aug 2021 at 22:42
IT DOES TAKE TIME DAV.
Replied: 20th Aug 2021 at 23:55
Replied: 21st Aug 2021 at 12:21
Hi dougie, i like those pics you put on album, is there any chance you can put the other pics on of NAVC.
Replied: 24th Aug 2021 at 20:26
Hi Bri, i must have done something wrong when trying to put that pic on album with my mobile, but i have put it on now from work.
Replied: 24th Aug 2021 at 23:37
i,ll take a look dav .
Replied: 24th Aug 2021 at 23:56
Hi Bri, Spike rang me tonight he's in hospital with a badly broken ankle, he's having to rest it for 6 weeks, I asked him was he under the influence when it happened no he said I aint had a drink for a long while, apparently he stumbled on stairs.
Replied: 25th Aug 2021 at 22:47
it sounds about right dav . he disco dances when he comes to a kerb .your pic is on album dav
Replied: 26th Aug 2021 at 00:05
Beltin Bri, have you any more.
Replied: 26th Aug 2021 at 00:27
more wot dav ? .
Replied: 26th Aug 2021 at 11:49
More pics of old greeners Bri.
Replied: 26th Aug 2021 at 13:32
i,ll see if there,s any around dav .
Replied: 27th Aug 2021 at 00:00
Got told today that Derek Gibbons The body builder from Downallgreen has passed away aged 89
Replied: 27th Aug 2021 at 11:40
Thanks for info bentlegs, R.I.P Derek.
Replied: 27th Aug 2021 at 13:33
R I P Derek
Replied: 27th Aug 2021 at 19:20
Rip I remember him coming skoo un knocking nails in wood wi is hand I prefer thomer he had gym at bottom of slope in Ashton
Replied: 3rd Sep 2021 at 19:24
Hi Malc, not heard off you in a while hope you're all ok in the Hillock.
Replied: 4th Sep 2021 at 00:08
O hi David doing fine pal is Mrs Lewis doing ok
Replied: 4th Sep 2021 at 08:24
She fine thanks Malc, our Tina was over last week so she took her out everyday, I taking her for a meal next Saturday she only lives round corner from me so I can keep an eye on her.
Replied: 4th Sep 2021 at 11:09
dav did you mean hillock or *illock
Replied: 4th Sep 2021 at 12:52
Ha ha nice one Bri, have you heard out about spike.
Replied: 4th Sep 2021 at 14:27
Hey bri that's what mi dad said to me un wardy when wi towed him we where playing for hillock rovers 5 a side team he said moor like Pillock rovers
Replied: 4th Sep 2021 at 15:49
Hi Bri, my mother bumped into Gordon Burrows who I ain't seen in a long while, he now lives on Victoria rd which Malc had already informed me, I was astonished to find out his dad who at one time was known as councillor Burrows died at the age of 91, and his mother is still living and she is 99 years old a good innings wouldn't you say.
Replied: 4th Sep 2021 at 20:56
Good morning Dave I she still lives Leyland green road Mrs burrows I Gordon's dad jack always telling mi tails about is army days he was rum UN jack and is brother George I it's good batting that Dave they where strict we Gordon
Replied: 5th Sep 2021 at 07:46
They was very strict with him, poor lad had to go secondary school in short pants.
Replied: 5th Sep 2021 at 21:29
He still gyent um dav
Replied: 5th Sep 2021 at 22:13
ys dav . george did,nt like his brother much . just heard that craig duffy,s son has got killed in a car accident this morning with his girlfriend in cumbria .
Replied: 6th Sep 2021 at 00:30
Ha ha, knowing Gordon he problably has.
Replied: 6th Sep 2021 at 00:31
dav have you read my reply ? . heard nowt about spike.
Replied: 6th Sep 2021 at 01:39
Blood ell bri that's a shock that is rip Ryan good lad
Replied: 6th Sep 2021 at 06:37
Oh Dear, that is a shock Bri I didn't know the lad his parents must be gutted such a tradegy for both families,may they R.I.P, spike has been moved from Wigan infirmary and is now in Alexandra House at pemberton.
Replied: 6th Sep 2021 at 11:57
dav it,s craig duffy were talking about who lived next door to me & the brother of tracy . craig died around 15yrs ago & his wife karen lived at the bottom of scool lane facing vicci rd . she,s lost everything as they only had him .
Replied: 6th Sep 2021 at 23:52
Right I'm with you now Bri, I know family but I got mixed up with brothers, was it Francis that married Wendy hill off rectory rd, can't remember Craig's wife but feel for her in this awful tradegy.
Replied: 7th Sep 2021 at 01:12
Is wife's and Ryan mum is Karen Nice girl Craig was top lad to RIP SAD LOSS FEEL FOR KAREN SHE WAS JUST GETTING ON HER FEET WITH NEW BOY FRIEND SHAME GOD BLESS THEM
Replied: 7th Sep 2021 at 06:43
This is so very, very sad. My thoughts and prayers are with their families.
RIP Ellie and Ryan
Replied: 9th Sep 2021 at 13:50
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the girl is the step daughter of peter lowe,s son also called peter from brocksteads .i,m think they live in golborne .
Replied: 9th Sep 2021 at 23:47
I know him Bri, he lived off frog lane in glebe end street at one time.
Replied: 10th Sep 2021 at 01:33
i,m not sure about that dav as peter lowe who,s dad billy worker in the betting shop was from brocksteads born & bred i believe .
Replied: 10th Sep 2021 at 12:03
Played for Everton peters dad didn't he bri Peter was good player to how wi doing bri
Replied: 10th Sep 2021 at 12:54
Ok Bri, I'm on wrong family then, wasn't there a Peter Lowe who lived in Hawthorn Ave and had a relationship with Andy cowards mother.
Replied: 10th Sep 2021 at 13:17
that was percy lowe dav . peter actually played for the village club at 1 time .
Replied: 10th Sep 2021 at 23:53
Thanks Bri, Percy's son lived near me for a while a proper scalliwag he rode round in a transit caged van collecting scrap, he eventually got run out of town !! luckily with his life.
Replied: 11th Sep 2021 at 00:29
yep dav & i think he was into car ringing in b/pool . percy had a scrappers somewhere .
Replied: 11th Sep 2021 at 01:32
Yes he did Bri, down Bryn road south just through lights on left after old St. Peter's church.
Replied: 11th Sep 2021 at 01:56
dav i thought his scrappers was down near the dover lock ? .maybe someone on here can tell us ? .
Replied: 12th Sep 2021 at 12:30
hi dav our david has just informed me that percy lowe had his scrappers across from st peters church just thru bryn lights then he moved to near the dover lock & moved his scrap business to there .
Replied: 12th Sep 2021 at 23:36
Oh thanks Bri that's sorted then, spoke to spike this afternoon he may be going home Tuesday but he will need a bed downstairs and a commode, they told him it will take 6 weeks to heal.
Replied: 13th Sep 2021 at 00:28
who,s going to empty the comode dav
Replied: 13th Sep 2021 at 01:13
Well !!, I thought that Bri and you seem to be the nearest.
Replied: 13th Sep 2021 at 09:35
ha ha , i think not dav especialy the amount of ale he sups maybe someone from the buffs could do it as there used to dealing with cow pats .
Replied: 13th Sep 2021 at 11:40
Yes Bri I bet old spike can leave a mess, now that all buffs have ceased operating it will be down to poor old Thelma.
Replied: 13th Sep 2021 at 21:47
i did,nt know that dav . how come ? .
Replied: 13th Sep 2021 at 23:55
There are no lodges in Wigan or Ashton now Bri they dwindled in numbers and a lot of members passed on, spike and his friend still attend one in Culcheth, I think there is one in Thatto Heath which me and spike attended a few times, but the youngsters of today do not want to know so they are slowly dying out.
Replied: 14th Sep 2021 at 00:15
that,s wot happens dav . not for the better either.
Replied: 14th Sep 2021 at 01:19
Hi Bri, spike is going home tomorrow health services have sorted the house to accommodate him, but you won't see him stamping any flags for a while.
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Replied: 14th Sep 2021 at 23:49
hi dav anymore news on spike ? .
Replied: 19th Sep 2021 at 12:02
Hi Bri, spike is home in palm ave now he is waiting for a wheelchair as he is sat on his commode at moment, they've put a special bed in downstairs back room for him so in a month or two he'll be back for the brown bottle shops.
Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 11:46
r u planning to go & see him dav ? .
Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 12:24
Not at moment Bri, but I've told him when he's right I will take him st.helens for a scoop or two.
Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 14:03
i,ll bet his tongue is as dry as a toads back dav .
Replied: 21st Sep 2021 at 00:03
Ha Ha, it is Bri he's not had a drink in 2 years can't even have a puff on his dummy now.
Replied: 21st Sep 2021 at 02:05
did,nt know that dav . how come he,s not had a drink in that time ? .
Replied: 21st Sep 2021 at 23:55
his mother would not let him out due to covid Bri.
Replied: 22nd Sep 2021 at 00:42
no doubt he,ll make up for lost time dav
Replied: 22nd Sep 2021 at 01:32
i'm sure he will Bri.
Replied: 22nd Sep 2021 at 02:08
hi dav just to let you know our net passed away this morning at 6 am . another greener gone at 62 . she was living with our ann on the "island" .
Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 11:16
Oh dear, I'm sorry Bri remember her very well, she was 12 months older than me I know she loved to wear denim clothes, such a shock you don't know what's around corner Bri, R.I.P Annette.
Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 12:33
thats true dav & we,ve had a bad time of it over the past few months . my auntie maureen , our andrew , willie our ann,s husband & now our net . i think we are due some good news for a change .
Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 12:39
Yes Bri you have certainly had a rough ride lately, lets hope the bad news is over for a while, I've got a funeral to attend next week a good friend of mine has passed away at 63.
Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 12:52
RIP ANNETTE SAD LOSS 62 NO AGE AT ALL THAT
Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 15:09
hav,nt heard the cause of it yet guys ? .
Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 16:56
hiya dav . our net died of a massive heart attack . she died in bed in the early hours .
Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 10:50
Thanks Bri, such a shame not really an age to be passing.
Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 16:48
no it,s not dav . i think the funeral will be sometime next week .
Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 23:51
quiet on here dav ? .
Replied: 8th Oct 2021 at 00:03
Sure is Bri, I've learned that members of downallgreen pride have been looking on the thread and also been looking at our photos, why they don't join us is frustrating, I'm sure if they ask on here they will dig more info of us, after all we still got very knowledgeable contributors on the thread.
Replied: 8th Oct 2021 at 00:21
maybe they are just wanting a facebook site ? . which i,m not on it .
Replied: 8th Oct 2021 at 11:36
this is for dougie yates . julian turner has died with covid . i know he,s on that star team you put on but i cant find it .
Replied: 8th Oct 2021 at 17:19
Sad to hear this news thanks Brian, R.I.P old friend not seen him for years
Replied: 8th Oct 2021 at 21:02
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yes dougie & there he is in the middle left holding the trophy with freddie anderton .
Replied: 8th Oct 2021 at 23:56
how,s spike doin dav , the busdriver was asking about him & his mam ? .
Replied: 10th Oct 2021 at 12:21
At long last we have the Flag back on the Church at Downall Green thanks too the Churchyard Volunteers,
You can see the white Flag Pole on the Right after painting before being lifted upright to take the flag on
Replied: 10th Oct 2021 at 13:43
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i see it,s warren who,s putting it up .
Replied: 10th Oct 2021 at 14:22
Hi Bri, spikes responding well to treatment, last time i spoke to him he was going for x-ray to see if plaster could be removed nurse is calling everyday so he aint catching no harm, i will ring him in morning and see where he's upto, thanks for pic dougie warren and his team have worked really hard on the project and it shows.
Replied: 10th Oct 2021 at 23:45
Hi Bri. Dougie
Sorry to hear about Julian.I have some photos of Julian and a few other Star players from my trip back in 1980 been trying to put them on Album
but not having
Replied: 11th Oct 2021 at 09:50
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it maybe because your not putting the right words in brian . try jusp putting plain coments & no full stops or that kind of thing . maybe dougie can help as he puts pics on here quite regular .have you tried putting them on album 1st ? .
Replied: 11th Oct 2021 at 11:36
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Hi Bri, spoke to spike today he's had plaster off, they have fitted him with a boot for protection while it heals, so he may be knocking about shortly.
Replied: 11th Oct 2021 at 23:43
ok dav . iv,e heard another greener has gone , mrs atherton . my condolences to here family .
Replied: 12th Oct 2021 at 00:02
Bri, im just trying think who she is only atherton i know is ste who lived in lilac ave.
Replied: 12th Oct 2021 at 02:14
Rip Thelma lovely lady dav she was Granville ward sister malcs dad
Replied: 12th Oct 2021 at 06:39
it,s kevin , brent , susan & elaine,s mother dav who lived just down the road from me in hawthorn .
Replied: 12th Oct 2021 at 12:24
Of course, thanks guys I remembered on way home from work this morning, lovely Lady condolences to her family R.I.P Mrs Atherton.
Replied: 12th Oct 2021 at 13:33
I will pass bad news onto Audrey Banks Bri when I see her later, she was and still is in Trinity Girls with Susan.
Replied: 12th Oct 2021 at 13:50
her daughter is on here dav , suesa .
Replied: 12th Oct 2021 at 14:30
R I P. Mrs Atherton X
Replied: 12th Oct 2021 at 16:33
RIP Mrs Atherton
Replied: 12th Oct 2021 at 17:55
yes Bri i know that, the lads was older than me and i had not seen them in a very long time so the surname did not ring a bell straight away, i know susan's name obviously changed when she married, when i think back as a youngster i now remember Kev and Brett playing football alongside John Tattum and Tabby, and what good players they all were when they played for S&S, Awesome team, there was some very good football players of the estate.
Replied: 13th Oct 2021 at 00:51
sadly dav kevin & tabby arnt with us anymore .
Replied: 13th Oct 2021 at 01:36
Thank you all for your condolences. Mum moved to Downall Green when she was young and the Wards were the first family to live in the newly built house on Elm Ave. She had lots of stories about the estate and could remember people from the time she lived there until she left. That would be 1997 when she moved to Bryn. Hope I can remember what she told us as it does need to be shared when needed. Mum was 3 days short of her 95th birthday when she passed last Friday but could recall so well her DG days. We were so privileged to have her with us and she will be greatly missed and always loved. Thank you again
Replied: 13th Oct 2021 at 10:24
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Knew them both young tabby on this football photo with the Garswood team
Replied: 13th Oct 2021 at 11:59
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Sorry to hear of Mrs Atherton passing.she was a lovely lady,who i new well when i was younger.Condolences to her family,RIPThelma.
Replied: 13th Oct 2021 at 12:31
Is that Stan Yates Dougie and Alan bond who's the other young lad on left nice one that Dougie
Replied: 13th Oct 2021 at 19:49
Is that Stan Yates Dougie and Alan bond who's the other young lad on left nice one that Dougie
Replied: 13th Oct 2021 at 19:50
NO dag27, it's my brother Ralph Yates and Joe Bond, Joe lived on the estate in the 70/80s
Replied: 13th Oct 2021 at 20:35
who,s the eccleston on there dougie as i,m wondering if he,s related to dickie eccleston who lives on lilac ave ? .
Replied: 13th Oct 2021 at 23:48
Hi un morning Dougie I remember Joe is son was Alan I couldn't remember is name I think they lived poplar AVE bonds
Replied: 14th Oct 2021 at 06:38
whups, Don't remember his first name but didn't come from the area
Dag27, Yes next door to my Mum at number 18, before she moved out. Don't know young lad on left someone may come up with a name
Replied: 14th Oct 2021 at 08:08
Hi Malc, I remember bonds off poplar Ave, the son I think his name is Alan would possibly of been your age or my sister Tina's age.
Replied: 14th Oct 2021 at 10:41
dougie my mate colin heyes lived there until he tragicly died a couple of yrs ago , his wife gwen still lives at no-18 poplar ave.
Replied: 14th Oct 2021 at 11:55
Hi Dave it is Alan I is a bit younger I see him some time punchin round
Replied: 14th Oct 2021 at 15:15
Sorry to hear about your Mum. She worked at Crompton’s with my Mum back in the 60’s. R.I.P.
Replied: 14th Oct 2021 at 15:43
my mother worked at cromps too .
Replied: 14th Oct 2021 at 17:28
Thank you Bill, my mum and yours were great friends. I remember you're mum very well, she was lovely.
Replied: 15th Oct 2021 at 00:40
My mam also was employed by them before the war, this photo is of Mrs Crompton on one of her visits with her three children after the war when we lived in 22 Coronation street
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Nice car dougie, I remember Tommy Hilton living in coronation st when I was a lad.
Replied: 15th Oct 2021 at 17:00
Dougie you have some belting photos nice always nice looking at owd photos especially in local area I geet talking to Mr Davis sons in church yard a couple of wik back they where telling mi some nice story s about DAG
Replied: 15th Oct 2021 at 19:30
i think billy duffy now lives in that house .
Replied: 15th Oct 2021 at 23:53
another greener gone - claire wright . at mid 40s at a guess .
Replied: 18th Oct 2021 at 23:49
Hi Bri, is claire jimmy's daughter.
Replied: 19th Oct 2021 at 03:04
Bloody ell no age rip
Replied: 19th Oct 2021 at 06:49
Is that Valerie’s daughter from Hawthorne avenue ?
Replied: 19th Oct 2021 at 08:47
yes dav it,s jimmy & sue wright,s daughter . i know she had drink problems .
Replied: 19th Oct 2021 at 12:21
Thanks Bri, such a shame at a young age R.I.P Claire.
Replied: 19th Oct 2021 at 13:10
there,s been a lot gone from here in the last 3 yrs dav .
Replied: 19th Oct 2021 at 23:40
Quite true Bri, they are dropping like flies up there.
Replied: 20th Oct 2021 at 02:12
to true dav.
Replied: 20th Oct 2021 at 14:26
Hi Bri, spike is getting there he called me on sunday to say he can walk now and get upstairs, he will soon be out and about.
Replied: 26th Oct 2021 at 00:29
glad to hear it dav.
Replied: 26th Oct 2021 at 23:45
yet another greener gone - ray miller .
Replied: 31st Oct 2021 at 23:54
Thanks Bri, yet again I can't think who ray is.
Replied: 1st Nov 2021 at 00:33
used to live next door to mclymonts in birch grove then his dad ted got the cross keys in stubshaw . he used to knock around with chris raff & us dav . he came in the bell regular .
Replied: 1st Nov 2021 at 01:33
Yes now I know who you mean Bri, a great lad I picked him up a few times in Ashton when he was going to Bell, I remember going to Manhatton one night after a session in Ashton with you, me,Ray, Colin Foster and Chris raff,sad loss R.I.P Ray.
Replied: 1st Nov 2021 at 02:10
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Rest in peace Ray.
Replied: 1st Nov 2021 at 12:20
apparently he,d been fighting cancer for a few years dav .
Replied: 1st Nov 2021 at 12:24
Such sad news. Rest in Peace Ray
Replied: 1st Nov 2021 at 12:53
Aye it's sad Bri, that estate has had some good people pass away lately.
Replied: 1st Nov 2021 at 19:46
RIP Ray God bless
Replied: 1st Nov 2021 at 20:51
a lot for such a small estate dav.
Replied: 1st Nov 2021 at 23:57
dav only just got your messages thru on whatsapp it,s been playing up recently but i hope iv,e got it sorted.
Replied: 4th Nov 2021 at 17:02
Technology Bri, it's very hard to keep up with I bought a new phone for my grandson a couple of weeks ago, and guess what it's now an old phone.
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 07:33
it turned off the wi-fi itself ? .
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 12:10
That's what you call a smart phone Bri, ha ha.
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 14:10
not very smart for me dav ? .
Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 15:28
You never see um queuing up at phone boxes tho bri
Replied: 6th Nov 2021 at 22:42
looks like them days are gone malc .
Replied: 6th Nov 2021 at 23:53
What's a phone box? When I lived at DG there was one opposite the Bell. This was taken away and replaced with a booth on a post, What's there now?
Replied: 7th Nov 2021 at 07:06
A mob broke it's wupa s he he
Replied: 7th Nov 2021 at 12:23
Problem is mobile phones aren't cheap these days and to have a contract is expensive, I've had same phone for years as I only need basics and pay £14 a month with free texts and calls, I won't have a new phone with contract as I would be paying for summat I don't use.
Replied: 7th Nov 2021 at 16:24
dav giff gaff is only £6 a month for unlimited calls & texts .
Replied: 7th Nov 2021 at 23:54
Thanks Bri, i will have look into that.
Replied: 8th Nov 2021 at 00:54
Bambam If you only use a phone every Preston guild why not have a Pay as you go phone. I have a phone which is 3yrs old and have a sim card which is 3 pence a minute for calls and 2pence for text. Only clause is I must top up £10 every 6 month but cheap for £20 a year.. Most cheap packages are 8p/4p for calls/text.
Replied: 8th Nov 2021 at 07:50
pay & go is being phased out & you will have to get a contract with your supplier . i,m currently on pay & go with virgin & they are stopping it as from the 22 jan 2022 because they say that 5g doesnt support pay & go ,, which i think it,s a load of cobblers & a ploy to get everyone paying a contract .
Replied: 8th Nov 2021 at 11:40
i believe the TV camera,s were at kevin,s today with the salvage hunter,s drew prichard & tee his buddy .
Replied: 10th Nov 2021 at 01:26
Hi Bri, spike just informed me of another greener passing away, Rita Bolton has died with covid problems, I used to work with her husband Dennis, R.I.P Rita.
Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 15:30
bloody hell dav that,s only 3 doors from me .
Replied: 11th Nov 2021 at 23:56
yes i know Bri, i believe she had been in hospital for a while, i ain't seen family in a long time but i remember her as a very nice lady.
Replied: 12th Nov 2021 at 00:39
yes dav she was .
Replied: 12th Nov 2021 at 01:27
RIP RITA god bless
Replied: 12th Nov 2021 at 12:15
I think it,s time Dave.
Replied: 14th Nov 2021 at 10:14
Hello bentlegs, where you been hiding not seen you post for a while, I hope you and your good Lady are ok and well.
Replied: 14th Nov 2021 at 22:20
Number 17 Enjoy.
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