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EX DOWNALL GREENERS 17

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Enjoy folks, thanks for all your input on number 16.

Replied: 15th Nov 2021 at 18:49

Posted by: whups (8749) 

well dav i guess i,ll be the 1st one then .

Replied: 15th Nov 2021 at 23:57

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Well done Bri, it's gone a lot quieter on here these days.

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 00:37

Posted by: whups (8749) 

yes it has dav.

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 01:30

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

I see that land at top of birch grove is for sale now Leyland green rd end they must be trying continue there ones on right guin up from Slater's pen big houses them to .hope everyone is ok

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 07:08

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Is it that land where garages was Malc.

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 09:32

Posted by: PeterP (9471)

Bambam the land where the garages were is now built on. The only patch of land left is the curved plot as you turn off Leyland Green Rd onto Birch Grove

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 09:39

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Thanks peterp it seems that most of the land on estate has now been built on.

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 11:06

Posted by: PeterP (9471)

Only land left is where the village club was.

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 12:01

Posted by: whups (8749) 

i wonder where the money went ? .

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 12:36

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

The is on right on Leyland green road across from the counsel houses

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 13:12

Posted by: sammys (59) 

There is planning permission for 6 houses its up for sale 800;000

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 13:24

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Bri was there any money in village when it closed, as the rumours I heard was that the brewery took all money because it was owed to them.

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 18:07

Posted by: whups (8749) 

i dont know dav , but it,s worth asking about ? .

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 23:56

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

They can't build on it no proper access which I find hard beleave really cos double decker buses geet up theer for club outings no problems used go in and you was sutt in someone's seat n 300 empty I don't know how bell keeps guin

Replied: 17th Nov 2021 at 19:25

Posted by: PeterP (9471)

Access via Bolton Street

Replied: 17th Nov 2021 at 20:15

Posted by: bambam (2557)

I find the access excuse pathetic, surely if there's only two houses being built on site Bolton street is sufficient.

Replied: 17th Nov 2021 at 22:04

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

Morning David that's what I've heard old parish hall up for sale to 150.000

Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 06:34

Posted by: PeterP (9471)

A few years ago the wood from the Dam corner to the railway line at Spindle Hillock was for sale. Was it sold? and what could you do with it? If the brook was piped and covered over then put a road over this then houses could be put into the woods but other wise you are just buying a wood

Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 07:51

Posted by: whups (8749) 

conservationists might buy it to preserve part of the countryside ? .

Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 11:55

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

Still for sale or it was a couple year back not much land build on theer tho it's a big drop down to millingford brook that then again they built them further down ont same side across from s un s

Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 12:39

Posted by: bambam (2557)

There won't be much land left up there if they carry on, the builders have just erected over 60 houses on old cattle market on frog lane, the only access is down side of old guardians pub and it's no wider than Bolton street, I think someone is taking p??? Or they want a payout off new landowner.

Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 13:26

Posted by: PeterP (9471)

Big drops to a brook can soon be filled in and with pipes the brook can go in a straight line from the dam bridge to the railway bridge. They have built on most of what was Slaters pen which was on different levels and built houses on Booths Brow Road again land which was on a slope. I asked via this thread about the waste plot of land at the bottom of Leyland Green Rd and got a reply back that it was mainly colliery waste from the Quacker Pit, Again this can be dug out and backfilled ready for a pair of houses

Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 14:57

Posted by: uncle joe (708)

A question for anyone that can answer. In which month and year did the old S&s close, and the new one open?

Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 17:11

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

They can build any where today Murphy's own quite a bit of land around dag

Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 22:04

Posted by: whups (8749) 

it must have been in the 50s as i can remember playing in the old ruins in the early 60s .

Replied: 19th Nov 2021 at 00:00

Posted by: bentlegs (4847)

I have been watching the MASH repeats & i think it,s the best comedy on TV after all thease years, There are too many quiz , cookery& other rubish on at the moment.

Replied: 22nd Nov 2021 at 12:02

Posted by: dougie (4848) 

Tumtingle get Netflix loads of good stuff on there just watching Suits no wonder Harry fell for Meghan, she's a sexy sod

Replied: 22nd Nov 2021 at 14:31

Posted by: PeterP (9471)

Dougie how did your stay in the Brittannia hotel go? I looked on Tripadvisor and out of over 5000 reviews over 3000 were from average to terrible. Also I am thinking you bought overpriced items while you were there

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 10:46

Posted by: dougie (4848) 

Hi Peter, going this week will let you know stayed there before and everything as been OK but I don't expect to much for £35 room, now if I was paying £100 plus a night that would be something else this is an offer room, we are talking centre of Manchester, Travelodge room was £72

P.S. Did go to Lytham St-Anne's 5 days last week M/F for £114

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 12:00
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Posted by: whups (8749) 

who was that young girl who threw herself off the motorway bridge at d/green rd ? .

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 12:26

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Can't find any names on news Bri, suppose we will just have wait.

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 14:15

Posted by: whups (8749) 

yep dav it,s gone very quiet . she,s in salford royal .

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 15:27

Posted by: whups (8749) 

anyone heard about this girl ? .

Replied: 26th Nov 2021 at 15:05

Posted by: dougie (4848) 

We must have dropped lucky as we got a fully refurnished room with double bed plus room for a third bed in an alcove with a cover round, nothing wrong with the Hotel and only 100 yards from Piccadilly Gardens.
A pint in most of the beer gardens was £6+£1.50 for the returnable Glass or Mug if not returned they would be given to charity, you could see young lads walking round picking up empty glasses and taking them back (I did see them giving money but don't know how much)

Replied: 27th Nov 2021 at 21:27

Posted by: PeterP (9471)

Some people must have money to burn £7-50 a pint Then to just throw the glass away

Replied: 27th Nov 2021 at 21:50

Posted by: whups (8749) 

is it yet time for the "christmas polka" dav . sadly your partner in crime is not with us anymore .

Replied: 29th Nov 2021 at 11:46

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Not far off now Bri, I was only thinking other day about all good times in village with the free and easy weekends, there sure was some characters in there, one of sammys favourites was big Chris singing his version of the Blackpool Bell, the place was buzzing and in uproar great times Bri glad I still got the memories.

Replied: 29th Nov 2021 at 14:18

Posted by: whups (8749) 

to true dav . gud times had by all . youngy still talks about you & big chris & the christmas polka .

Replied: 29th Nov 2021 at 23:52

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Ha Ha, yes they was good times Bri, i aint seen youngy in years we used go Ashton at weekends from Bell, there must of been about 20 lads that went and at that time Ashton was a good night out really great pubs with decent folk, then we would walk back up old road then low bank with a big tray of fish & chips from Dennis's supper bar.

Replied: 30th Nov 2021 at 01:58

Posted by: whups (8749) 

quite true dav no taxi,s in sight . youngy seems to interested in his work at present . have spoke to him on the phone but not seen him in a while .

Replied: 30th Nov 2021 at 12:09

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Fair play to him Bri last time I saw him he was doing well with his business, most of lads got hitched and moved on with their lives although I'm told a lot are still in surrounding area, I believe Dek Higham moved away but visits his father who still lives on estate somewhere, i had a lot of time for Dek he was a funny lad and a great mate at time, to think it's almost 50 years ago since we all knocked about together is scary, sure do wonder how time has past us so fast.

Replied: 30th Nov 2021 at 18:54

Posted by: whups (8749) 

he,s in newcastle dav & his dad lives at the other end of my street .

Replied: 30th Nov 2021 at 23:52

Posted by: bambam (2557)

So is he in same house derek was brought up in, we used watch movies there when his parents went bed, ironically his Dad was in same class at school with my father, and is on the album with curly shaw, Bill Ryder, Arthur speakman and rest of gang at the time.

Replied: 1st Dec 2021 at 00:22

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

Top lad Derick comes down every fortnight to see is dad

Replied: 1st Dec 2021 at 06:46

Posted by: whups (8749) 

yes dav ive got that pic .

Replied: 1st Dec 2021 at 11:18

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Probably only Derek living now off that pic Bri.

Replied: 1st Dec 2021 at 15:20

Posted by: whups (8749) 

dont know dav ? .

Replied: 1st Dec 2021 at 15:45

Posted by: bambam (2557)

I'm not sure who may still be with us Bri, but Derek will be 89 now.

Replied: 2nd Dec 2021 at 00:22

Posted by: whups (8749) 

did you know christine clark mother of janet & lynne clark has died dav ? .

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 00:01

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Yes I did hear Bri, nice family I remember them living at top of Birch grove next to Hiltons.

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 00:21

Posted by: whups (8749) 

another sad day dav , thelma simm has died .

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 14:00

Posted by: trixie (5048) 

R I P THELMA .SHE MUST HAVE BEEN A GOOD AGE.?

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 14:37
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Posted by: bambam (2557)

So sad Bri, her husband Tommy and my father were cousins R.I.P Thelma.

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 14:58

Posted by: suesa (633)

What a shock about Thelma. I was talking with her at length at my mum's funeral. What a lovely lady. Thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
God Bless Thelma. R. I. P.

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 16:19

Posted by: PeterP (9471)

Barry Cunliffe who lived at the end of Booths Brow passed away last week. He was only 55yrs old. May he rest in peace

Replied: 5th Dec 2021 at 10:35

Posted by: bert (700)

so sorry to hear about Thelma,she was a lovely woman,i used to talk to her when i used to go our Georges who lived across the road from her and Tommy.RIP THelma,

Replied: 5th Dec 2021 at 12:29

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

RIP THELMA SO SORRY TO Hear about Mrs Clarke to RIP

Replied: 5th Dec 2021 at 20:50

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

RIP Barry only talking to him 2 wik back is dad bri worked wi thi dad at Leyland green road pit big Roy cunliffe nice family

Replied: 6th Dec 2021 at 12:45

Posted by: bambam (2557)

R.I.P Barry, remember going up to pit Malc with wheelbarrow and big Roy filling it for us, his shovel was that big it only took a couple of scoops.

Replied: 6th Dec 2021 at 14:53

Posted by: trixie (5048) 

RIP Barry

Replied: 6th Dec 2021 at 19:05

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

I remember dave alway fúll barrow wi Roy n Tommy brians dad how's Mrs Lewis

Replied: 7th Dec 2021 at 09:50

Posted by: suesa (633)

R. I. P Barry.
Thoughts and prayers are with his family

Replied: 7th Dec 2021 at 09:58

Posted by: bambam (2557)

She is fine thanks Malc, oh yes always a loaded barrow we had keep stopping pick coal up that fell off, and it was hard control coming down Birch Grove and then struggling going up at other side, great days though Malc.

Replied: 7th Dec 2021 at 16:02

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

They was that Dave where's all time gone tho They were great times just guin playing football Ney I must bi blown um

Replied: 7th Dec 2021 at 19:28

Posted by: whups (8749) 

malc the guy could,nt do my roof he,s booked up .

Replied: 10th Dec 2021 at 12:27

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

What about them lads what's doing dickies Brian

Replied: 10th Dec 2021 at 12:49

Posted by: whups (8749) 

already asked dicky & they hav,nt been around for 3 weeks malc .

Replied: 10th Dec 2021 at 23:58

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Hi Bri, did you know spike's mother has been in hospital last few days she's having a minor operation tomorrow and hope's to be out tuesday.

Replied: 12th Dec 2021 at 19:59

Posted by: whups (8749) 

no i did,nt dav , hope she,s alright .

Replied: 12th Dec 2021 at 23:58

Posted by: suesa (633)

Hi Brian, I'm wondering if you have heard when Thelma Simm's funeral is. I haven't seen any of the family to ask.

Replied: 13th Dec 2021 at 17:08

Posted by: whups (8749) 

not as yet sue . if i get to know i,ll put it on here .

Replied: 13th Dec 2021 at 23:57

Posted by: suesa (633)

Thanks Brian

Replied: 14th Dec 2021 at 00:05

Posted by: PeterP (9471)

Whups picked a number up today for roof repairs bloke from Standish Anthony 07545382312 give him a bell

Replied: 14th Dec 2021 at 13:22

Posted by: whups (8749) 

i,ll take a look . sue thelma,s funeral is on friday at the holy trinity . i dont know the time yet but when i do i,ll put it on here .

Replied: 14th Dec 2021 at 14:51

Posted by: suesa (633)

Thanks again Brian.

Replied: 14th Dec 2021 at 16:34

Posted by: whups (8749) 

sue it,s 10-30 at H T.

Replied: 14th Dec 2021 at 17:04

Posted by: suesa (633)

Ok cheers for that Brian

Replied: 14th Dec 2021 at 19:22

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Hi Bri, spike's mother is home now and doing well, she's had implant to keep her heartbeat regular.

Replied: 18th Dec 2021 at 00:57

Posted by: whups (8749) 

good news then dav .

Replied: 18th Dec 2021 at 14:05

Posted by: whups (8749) 

dav spike,s next door neighbour our derek,s wife vicky has just passed away this morning due to covid . she,s just had her birthday , she was just 43 .

Replied: 21st Dec 2021 at 11:12

Posted by: bambam (2557)

That's shocking Bri, your family have had a very bad year condolences to Derek and family. R.I.P Vicky.

Replied: 21st Dec 2021 at 22:00

Posted by: whups (8749) 

yes we have dav & it can only get better i hope .

Replied: 21st Dec 2021 at 23:51

Posted by: suesa (633)

So sorry to hear this sad news Brian. Thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

Replied: 22nd Dec 2021 at 12:26

Posted by: whups (8749) 

it,s the 5th family member in around 12mths susan .i,m getting scared to pick the phone up .

Replied: 22nd Dec 2021 at 23:56

Posted by: suesa (633)

I know, it's harsh Brian but here's hoping that the New Year will bring good luck, safety and happiness to you and all present and ex Downall Greeners.
Best wishes to you all

Replied: 31st Dec 2021 at 12:30

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Thanks suesa, all the best love.

Replied: 31st Dec 2021 at 13:20

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

All the very best to you all take care and hopefully a better 2022 happy new year

Replied: 31st Dec 2021 at 19:40

Posted by: whups (8749) 

let,s all hope it,s a better one .

Replied: 1st Jan 2022 at 00:17

Posted by: bentlegs (4847)

Be better when Boris is kicked out of office & put somone with a bit of sense in his place better still lets vote the Labour party in at the next election,read yesterday that the people who voted tory are comming home.

Replied: 4th Jan 2022 at 11:01

Posted by: whups (8749) 

1 things for sure bentlegs that if we dont vote labour the NHS will go as they already have plans in place to sell it off .

Replied: 4th Jan 2022 at 12:02

Posted by: tonker (25469) 

A big part of the NHS is already privatised. Most (?) GP’s surgeries/clinics/health centres (call them what you will) are franchised.

I reckon a return to Labour will result in a return to the EU. (?)

Replied: 4th Jan 2022 at 14:27

Posted by: whups (8749) 

that would,nt go amiss tonker ? .

Replied: 4th Jan 2022 at 14:50

Posted by: tonker (25469) 

It would do me a favour, whups!

Replied: 4th Jan 2022 at 16:41

Posted by: bambam (2557)

I will agree with you all guys, the last few years has been nail biting, we definitely need a change in politics I'm sick of all lies and corruption.

Replied: 5th Jan 2022 at 01:47

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

It makes no difference who's in charge they'll balls it up only 1 Mon we any idea and he balls it up guy fawkes there all same

Replied: 5th Jan 2022 at 06:49

Posted by: whups (8749) 

sorry to disagree with you malc but 1 party cares about nothing only money while the other cares about it,s people . this is why the torys get in because of negative thinking by labour supporters who fail to use their vote . just remember 2 things , a tory always vote & labour wont use their vote . can anyone tell me wot the torys have done for the common man in the last 11yrs ? .

Replied: 5th Jan 2022 at 11:51

Posted by: tonker (25469) 

…… apart from sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system and public health, what have the Tories ever done for us?

Replied: 5th Jan 2022 at 12:18

Posted by: whups (8749) 

apart from breaking manifesto pledges , making the prescription age go up from 60 - 66 , selling the nhs off behind our backs ,letting big businesses & the rich send their money out of the country without paying tax ,turning a blind eye to covid costing lives , dropping universal credit while bending over backwards for big business . and this is for you tonker , voting us out of the EU with "get brexit done" . wot have the torys done for us ? .

Replied: 5th Jan 2022 at 12:30
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Posted by: PeterP (9471)

Drove up Leyland Green Road and there is a for sale sign tilted over at the end of the Red gate road. I googled the area and thought how many houses could be built on the old filter beds and the reservoir. I cannot see UU every reclaiming it and refilling with water. Prime site for houses.

Replied: 7th Jan 2022 at 15:38

Posted by: suesa (633)

This what's going on up there Peter

LeylandGreenRoad
Hope the link works

Replied: 8th Jan 2022 at 10:31

Posted by: whups (8749) 

looks like the boundry line is the brook from the top raz . this plan was put to the residence,s about 2-3yrs ago in case anyone wanted to objet to the building plans .

Replied: 8th Jan 2022 at 10:51

Posted by: whups (8749) 

nothin goin on guys ? .

Replied: 12th Jan 2022 at 15:31

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Hi Bri, I don't know if you knew little Barry Dutton who went in pear tree at one time and an ex pitman, he's passed away at 69, he would have been going in there when you played darts for them.

Replied: 12th Jan 2022 at 21:34
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Posted by: whups (8749) 

if there,s a pic of him i might know him dav ? .did you know dave hart who lived on landgate ? .

Replied: 12th Jan 2022 at 23:45

Posted by: bambam (2557)

I don't recall a Dave Hart Bri, but knew loads of people by faces.

Replied: 13th Jan 2022 at 01:55

Posted by: PeterP (9471)

If it is the same Dave Hart when he got married he lived on Old Road. He then moved to Winstanley, He was in the local news a couple of years ago when he was out walking with his Boxer dogs and he nearly lost them over a shear drop masked by a low hedge and no fencing

Replied: 13th Jan 2022 at 10:32

Posted by: whups (8749) 

not sure.

Replied: 13th Jan 2022 at 17:32

Posted by: tonker (25469) 

It’s Colin. I saw Leggy in Haydock this afternoon and he told me. Heart attack, rumoured, only 58!

Replied: 13th Jan 2022 at 18:47

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

Played football wi dave and Lawrence Hart there brothers rip Colin good lad

Replied: 14th Jan 2022 at 07:06

Posted by: whups (8749) 

hi dav saw spike today clomping past my house goin home i assume . how,s his mother ? .

Replied: 21st Jan 2022 at 23:57

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Hi Bri, she was doing fine last time i spoke to him, if his foot has healed now there will be no stopping him from brownbottling, owd flagstamper likes a jar or two.

Replied: 22nd Jan 2022 at 00:48

Posted by: whups (8749) 

oh he definitely stamped a few flags on his way home yesterday dav .

Replied: 22nd Jan 2022 at 11:49

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

Where will he drinking ney then dav his mam must be getting on ney dav bri dit sort thi roof

Replied: 23rd Jan 2022 at 19:02

Posted by: whups (8749) 

yep malc .

Replied: 23rd Jan 2022 at 23:50

Posted by: bambam (2557)

He used go St Helens Malc but he aint been out all through lockdown. don't think he goes in bell to often he says it's to dear, his mother is 98 now.

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 01:05
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Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

Very bri 98 not out good batting not been in Bell since dave Houghton funeral it's gone like rest on um fleece is becoming flats king arms eating house aldi in Ashhton mac dee s

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 06:41

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Such a shame that Malc, kings arms fleece angel was a few of my old haunts as a young lad.

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 07:50

Posted by: whups (8749) 

as was they all was to us .

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 10:36

Posted by: PeterP (9471)

Whups they have missed your custom that's why they have shut

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 12:49

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

Not many places left now boys it's a shame but it's a past time now

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 12:50

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Aye it's sad, greedy breweries and government have killed our pubs, we don't have long serving landlords now like frank fielding (pear tree over 30yrs) and (Russ miller Tudor 38yrs) (Walter hingemakers) only one I know of now is Ian Thorpe of Anvil, yep there biting the dust.

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 15:02

Posted by: whups (8749) 

your quite right dav defo breweries & their rentals .

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 16:49

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

Thi only way make it pay is own the pub mi thinks

Replied: 25th Jan 2022 at 06:37

Posted by: bambam (2557)

True Malc, the pub I was in the owner put it up for sale at £800.000 after 2years the only interest someone showed was an Indian restaurant owner who wasn't prepared to pay that outrageous amount, so now it's rented at £400 a week.

Replied: 25th Jan 2022 at 07:48

Posted by: whups (8749) 

when arthur williams had the bell it was valued at £ 250,000 . i wonder wot the price is now ? . we knew then that the only way to make it pay was to buy it outright because of the new barrelage scheme the brewery put in & that,s wot,s killing the pubs even now .it,s the sole reason arthur got out when he did .

Replied: 25th Jan 2022 at 11:41

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

£150,000 CAN BUY PARISH HALL

Replied: 25th Jan 2022 at 12:52

Posted by: bambam (2557)

That's true Bri, it's certainly better to own a free house these days then you can negotiate the price of beer.

Replied: 29th Jan 2022 at 00:19

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

Own pubs and just sell cans soon fill skip up for a weigh in quid s in

Replied: 30th Jan 2022 at 08:44

Posted by: whups (8749) 

dav did you know alan hurst who had the park hotel . i think he was an evlis impersonator .

Replied: 2nd Feb 2022 at 17:07

Posted by: bambam (2557)

That name rings a bell Bri, when was he in park I ain't been up there for a long time but I knew the people who had it in 90s.

Replied: 2nd Feb 2022 at 19:29

Posted by: whups (8749) 

i dont know dav . anyway he,s passed on .

Replied: 2nd Feb 2022 at 23:45

Posted by: bambam (2557)

So sorry to hear that Bri, the couple I knew took over from Frank fielding at pear tree, they was there for a while then moved to the park and did very well by all info I received but not sure if they still there, thanks for info Bri.

Replied: 3rd Feb 2022 at 00:33

Posted by: whups (8749) 

is the pear tree still going dav ? .

Replied: 10th Feb 2022 at 12:51

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Yes it is Bri, but not the pub it once was, people came from all over for the meals When Frank & jean ran it, to be honest I only been in a few times since Frank left as you know they had best darts team around especially when you threw for them, the pub was packed day and night back then they loved winning Rose bowl and other competitions, I was very friendly with Frank he was a proper landlord and never seen without a tie, there is only 3 guys left from old pear tree and one of them knows you well ( Peter fishwick) such a demise of a very good pub.

Replied: 11th Feb 2022 at 01:02

Posted by: whups (8749) 

yes dav i know peter very well . i was on that rosebowl team & how we won it i,ll never know after being 4-0 down & win it 5-4 . if you see peter give him my regards .

Replied: 11th Feb 2022 at 01:11

Posted by: bambam (2557)

I certainly will Bri, nice chap Peter I'd actually forgot to mention Dave Bennett who took over the Guardians on frog lane for a few years later to run the prince of wales on woodhouse lane, but Dave was really better on other side of bar.

Replied: 11th Feb 2022 at 01:19

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

There's been plenty like dave especially in dav no pubs are same now proper landlords didn't need doormen back then but then again not as many piss pots about ie drugs

Replied: 11th Feb 2022 at 07:03

Posted by: whups (8749) 

yes dav dave bennet too . hope they are all doing well . i heard peter lost his wife a few years ago .

Replied: 11th Feb 2022 at 11:45

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Yes he did Bri, next time I see him I will pass on your regards that will cheer him up, Malc the white powder has taken over everywhere you go that's what has killed social life in Wigan, long gone have the days of turning out for a quiet pint with the old school as these powder sniffing idiots will spoil it, and as you know we have no police anymore when I go out for a pint it's to the Anvil in afternoon I won't go out at night it's full of powder zombies.

Replied: 11th Feb 2022 at 12:08

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

That it is pal can't remember last time I went dyn Ashton at neet

Replied: 11th Feb 2022 at 12:43

Posted by: whups (8749) 

who,s to blame for that dav ? .

Replied: 11th Feb 2022 at 13:03

Posted by: bambam (2557)

I would say the government, they frigged everything else up to.

Replied: 11th Feb 2022 at 14:15

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

It was start of it all stoping all discipline in skoos bri clip round thi old lug did no harm boys

Replied: 11th Feb 2022 at 18:34

Posted by: bambam (2557)

All do gooders put a stop to that Malc, kids in them days ran if they saw a bobby even if tha did nowt wrong, today they are chasing police and pelting them with whatever they can throw, government have reduced police force that don't help matters, teachers can't discipline these days so kids rule, that's why we have all these burglaries and drug abuse and it's rising, every time ya switch tell on someone has been stabbed by teenagers this didn't happen back in the days, some parenting today is terrible, I can only assume the cause is kids bringing kids up.

Replied: 11th Feb 2022 at 22:21
Last edited by bambam: 11th Feb 2022 at 22:23:37

Posted by: whups (8749) 

cant argue there guys .

Replied: 11th Feb 2022 at 23:50

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

Nail on head dav

Replied: 13th Feb 2022 at 16:30

Posted by: whups (8749) 

scaffolding gone up today malc.

Replied: 19th Feb 2022 at 00:10

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

Very good bri glad thy geet sorted pal

Replied: 19th Feb 2022 at 10:18

Posted by: whups (8749) 

yep want some decent weather now .

Replied: 19th Feb 2022 at 13:39

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

Looking at state on it bri it be spring who doing for you

Replied: 20th Feb 2022 at 08:08

Posted by: whups (8749) 

you could be right malc.

Replied: 20th Feb 2022 at 11:57

Posted by: whups (8749) 

hi dav dec higham,s dad old derek has passed away . another greener gone .

Replied: 1st Mar 2022 at 23:49

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Oh shocking news Bri, young Derek will be gutted old Derek was a true gent, I remember him well he was in same class with my father and rest of old rum greeners at central school, as you know they are on wiganworld album, thanks for info Bri, condolences to My old mate Derek and may you rest in peace Mr Higham.

Replied: 2nd Mar 2022 at 00:11

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

Spoke to Derek last neet is gutted and rightly so is dad is old man was a really nice chap spoke to him regularly in Ashton iam gutted mi self mi grandsons called him BFG RIP MR HIGHAM

Replied: 2nd Mar 2022 at 06:40

Posted by: dougie (4848) 

Hi whups , When you say an old Greener did he live on the DG estate in the 40/50/60 as a can't bring him to mined like I can others, if so where, may he R.I.P anyway

Replied: 2nd Mar 2022 at 17:13

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

Derek came from stubshi Cross like many more of estate did back then lived there in hawthorn avenue long as I can remember and is lad Derek is 59 rip

Replied: 2nd Mar 2022 at 19:07

Posted by: dougie (4848) 

Thanks' Dag, but still can't remember him, knew most of them at that age

Replied: 2nd Mar 2022 at 20:12

Posted by: whups (8749) 

yes dougie he was there in the 60s .

Replied: 2nd Mar 2022 at 23:46

Posted by: dougie (4848) 

sorry but with you saying an old D.Greener, I should've known him but I had moved off the estate by 63, so I understand now why,-- thanks

Replied: 3rd Mar 2022 at 10:40

Posted by: whups (8749) 

if you remember frank tatum then derek lived next door joined onto his .

Replied: 3rd Mar 2022 at 11:21

Posted by: jack52 (116)

Whups
didnt Derek have a brother called Sid you would know him from darts matches.lived on bryn estate .

Replied: 4th Mar 2022 at 14:37

Posted by: whups (8749) 

yes he did john & another brother too .

Replied: 4th Mar 2022 at 15:34

Posted by: bentlegs (4847)

Whups, Didn,t Derek live in the end house on Hawthorne Ave, I think he moved in in 67-8, My mother-in-law lived in the same house before him ,remember George & Peter Mc Nulty,

Replied: 4th Mar 2022 at 16:57

Posted by: whups (8749) 

yes i did know mcnullty & i was born across the road at no 31 which was my grandma,s house . i dont remember derek moving in there after mcnultys left ? .

Replied: 4th Mar 2022 at 23:52

Posted by: bambam (2557)

i think Derek lived in third house from birch grove end on left, when i mated with young Derek, geoff mclymont lived in end house.

Replied: 5th Mar 2022 at 01:12

Posted by: dougie (4848) 

Tumtingle, your mother-in-law and her family lived in Poplar Ave from 1947 and still lived there when 1963 I left, have you forgotten in your old age

Replied: 5th Mar 2022 at 11:23
Last edited by dougie: 5th Mar 2022 at 11:26:32

Posted by: whups (8749) 

jeff was,nt married then when mcnultys left dav . i cant remember who moved in after they left but your right on where derek lived .

Replied: 5th Mar 2022 at 13:31

Posted by: whups (8749) 

just heard that june prior has passed away . mark prior,s mother .

Replied: 5th Mar 2022 at 14:42

Posted by: dougie (4848) 

and you never said good by R.I.P, June

Replied: 5th Mar 2022 at 16:02

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Oh dear, another greener gone she was a lovely lady, I had many a pint with her father George Foster in village, R.I.P June.

Replied: 6th Mar 2022 at 07:26

Posted by: whups (8749) 

from wot i gather she,s not been well for quite a while dav . condolences to the family of mark , helen,wendy & ian.

Replied: 6th Mar 2022 at 12:26

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

Condolences to family RIP June

Replied: 8th Mar 2022 at 07:44

Posted by: whups (8749) 

i,ve heard that kevin duffy is on quest tonite with drew prichard & tee . it,s only hearsay at the minute ? .

Replied: 9th Mar 2022 at 11:11

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Hi Bri, carl has put on Facebook that they are on quest on the 23rd March, I will have a look tonight then.

Replied: 9th Mar 2022 at 12:47

Posted by: whups (8749) 

ok dav . i,ll put it in my diary .cheers

Replied: 9th Mar 2022 at 15:57

Posted by: dougie (4848) 

Drew & Tee will be on Quest+1 (76 channel) on my TV tonight at 9,00pm, then again at 10,00pm with a new show, don't know if Kevin's place will be on any off them but will be looking in to see

IT'S NOT BEEN ON TO_NIGHT

Replied: 9th Mar 2022 at 20:06
Last edited by dougie: 9th Mar 2022 at 23:51:47

Posted by: whups (8749) 

dav heard the old landlady peggy has passed away .

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 11:45

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Oh so sad, they was a very nice couple R.I.P Peggy.

Replied: 10th Mar 2022 at 13:35

Posted by: whups (8749) 

got the message on whatsapp dav.

Replied: 17th Mar 2022 at 11:55

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Hi Bri, that's good I was flicking through and noticed it, should be fun with vegas involved.

Replied: 17th Mar 2022 at 14:01

Posted by: whups (8749) 

kev,s already watched it .

Replied: 18th Mar 2022 at 00:06

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Don't forget guys, Rectory Nurseries with Kevin & carl are on quest channel tonight at 9pm.

Replied: 23rd Mar 2022 at 12:09

Posted by: bentlegs (4847)

I think it,s time Dave, Getting a bit long in the tooth.

Replied: 24th Mar 2022 at 10:29

Posted by: whups (8749) 

hi dav watched it last night & saw wot they valued kevins plaster cast at .

Replied: 24th Mar 2022 at 11:44

Posted by: bambam (2557)

yes Bri i was suprised johnny vegas bought summat, he's normally that tight he only cries through one eye.

Replied: 24th Mar 2022 at 12:38

Posted by: whups (8749) 

they said they were taking him to wigan but he was still in st helens dav .

Replied: 24th Mar 2022 at 23:55

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Yes that's true Bri, it still hurts me that a Wigan estate could be transferred to St. Helens borough and still has all Wigan connections, just goes to show how unorganised the so called powers that be are.

Replied: 25th Mar 2022 at 00:34

Posted by: whups (8749) 

dav we will ALWAYS be wigan because when we were born we was still in wigan & registered in wigan .

Replied: 25th Mar 2022 at 11:37

Posted by: bambam (2557)

I'm definitely a wiganer now Bri, I'm right in The heart of it such a pity there is nowt in place these days, only 2 shops left in galleries and they will be gone in April, work has started in the basement for the new car parks.

Replied: 25th Mar 2022 at 15:07

Posted by: Dagutd27 (474) 

WN40PY 01942 says it all wigin always will be greeners greeners

Replied: 25th Mar 2022 at 20:32

Posted by: bambam (2557)

Replied: 25th Mar 2022 at 20:33

 

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