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EX DOWNALL GREENERS 17

Posted by: bambam (2376)

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

Replied: 15th Nov 2021 at 18:49

Posted by: whups (7485) 

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

Replied: 15th Nov 2021 at 23:57

Posted by: bambam (2376)

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

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 00:37

Posted by: whups (7485) 

yes it has dav.

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 01:30

Posted by: Dagutd27 (352) 

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 (2376)

Is it that land where garages was Malc.

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 09:32

Posted by: PeterP (9025)

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 (2376)

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 (9025)

Only land left is where the village club was.

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 12:01

Posted by: whups (7485) 

i wonder where the money went ? .

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 12:36

Posted by: Dagutd27 (352) 

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

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 13:12

Posted by: sammys (51) 

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

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 13:24

Posted by: bambam (2376)

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 (7485) 

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

Replied: 16th Nov 2021 at 23:56

Posted by: Dagutd27 (352) 

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 (9025)

Access via Bolton Street

Replied: 17th Nov 2021 at 20:15

Posted by: bambam (2376)

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 (352) 

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 (9025)

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 (7485) 

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

Replied: 18th Nov 2021 at 11:55

Posted by: Dagutd27 (352) 

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 (2376)

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 (9025)

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 (703)

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 (352) 

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 (7485) 

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 (4733)

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 (4727) 

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 (9025)

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 (4727) 

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 (7485) 

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 (2376)

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

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 14:15

Posted by: whups (7485) 

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

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 15:27

Posted by: whups (7485) 

anyone heard about this girl ? .

Replied: 26th Nov 2021 at 15:05

Posted by: dougie (4727) 

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 (9025)

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 (7485) 

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 (2376)

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 (7485) 

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 (2376)

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 (7485) 

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 (2376)

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 (7485) 

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 (2376)

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 (352) 

Top lad Derick comes down every fortnight to see is dad

Replied: 1st Dec 2021 at 06:46

Posted by: whups (7485) 

yes dav ive got that pic .

Replied: 1st Dec 2021 at 11:18

Posted by: bambam (2376)

Probably only Derek living now off that pic Bri.

Replied: 1st Dec 2021 at 15:20

Posted by: whups (7485) 

dont know dav ? .

Replied: 1st Dec 2021 at 15:45

Posted by: bambam (2376)

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 (7485) 

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

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 00:01

Posted by: bambam (2376)

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 (7485) 

another sad day dav , thelma simm has died .

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 14:00

Posted by: trixie (5036) 

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 (2376)

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 (625)

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 (9025)

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 (698)

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 (352) 

RIP THELMA SO SORRY TO Hear about Mrs Clarke to RIP

Replied: 5th Dec 2021 at 20:50

Posted by: Dagutd27 (352) 

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 (2376)

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 (5036) 

RIP Barry

Replied: 6th Dec 2021 at 19:05

Posted by: Dagutd27 (352) 

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 (625)

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

Replied: 7th Dec 2021 at 09:58

Posted by: bambam (2376)

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 (352) 

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 (7485) 

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

Replied: 10th Dec 2021 at 12:27

Posted by: Dagutd27 (352) 

What about them lads what's doing dickies Brian

Replied: 10th Dec 2021 at 12:49

Posted by: whups (7485) 

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

Replied: 10th Dec 2021 at 23:58

Posted by: bambam (2376)

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 (7485) 

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

Replied: 12th Dec 2021 at 23:58

Posted by: suesa (625)

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 (7485) 

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 (625)

Thanks Brian

Replied: 14th Dec 2021 at 00:05

Posted by: PeterP (9025)

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 (7485) 

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 (625)

Thanks again Brian.

Replied: 14th Dec 2021 at 16:34

Posted by: whups (7485) 

sue it,s 10-30 at H T.

Replied: 14th Dec 2021 at 17:04

Posted by: suesa (625)

Ok cheers for that Brian

Replied: 14th Dec 2021 at 19:22

Posted by: bambam (2376)

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 (7485) 

good news then dav .

Replied: 18th Dec 2021 at 14:05

Posted by: whups (7485) 

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 (2376)

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 (7485) 

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

Replied: 21st Dec 2021 at 23:51

Posted by: suesa (625)

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 (7485) 

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 (625)

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 (2376)

Thanks suesa, all the best love.

Replied: 31st Dec 2021 at 13:20

Posted by: Dagutd27 (352) 

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 (7485) 

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

Replied: 1st Jan 2022 at 00:17

Posted by: bentlegs (4733)

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 (7485) 

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 (24559) 

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 (7485) 

that would,nt go amiss tonker ? .

Replied: 4th Jan 2022 at 14:50

Posted by: tonker (24559) 

It would do me a favour, whups!

Replied: 4th Jan 2022 at 16:41

Posted by: bambam (2376)

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 (352) 

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 (7485) 

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 (24559) 

…… 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 (7485) 

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 (9025)

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 (625)

This what's going on up there Peter

LeylandGreenRoad
Hope the link works

Replied: 8th Jan 2022 at 10:31

Posted by: whups (7485) 

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 (7485) 

nothin goin on guys ? .

Replied: 12th Jan 2022 at 15:31

Posted by: bambam (2376)

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
Last edited by bambam: 12th Jan 2022 at 21:36:01

Posted by: whups (7485) 

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 (2376)

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 (9025)

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 (7485) 

not sure.

Replied: 13th Jan 2022 at 17:32

Posted by: tonker (24559) 

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 (352) 

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

Replied: 14th Jan 2022 at 07:06

 

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