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Posted by: bambam (2543)

Hi Malc, where does pat live these days.

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 21:03

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Haydock David with Donna her daughter she split wi ste a few years back

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 21:19

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Thanks Malc i did not know that, to be honest not seen a lot of people from estate for years, but i know they look on here as they have taken photos off here to put onto downallgreen pride.

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 21:49

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

It's a good site dav keep it guin pal

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 22:12

Posted by: whups (8520) 

was the other to full dav ? .

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 23:55

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Thought i would change it Bri before someone complains it's to long.

Replied: 25th May 2022 at 01:35

Posted by: PeterP (9410)

Not heard anything from "Bert" for a while last post before Xmas last year. He used to let us know how "Janet"( Jouels &Jouells 2) was going on in the USA . She last posted herself over 2 years ago but was having trouble logging on that's how we ended up with Jouells2. We also know she was not in the best of health but was recovering slowly. It was nice to see her a few years ago at the Bowling club even if she did not remember me

Replied: 25th May 2022 at 07:33

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Hi peterp, no they have not been on for a while I hope all is ok with them, have not heard from jouells brother ste for some time either, that meeting at bowling club was a good day I really enjoyed that meeting yourself and dougie and many more, perhaps we should do it again.

Replied: 25th May 2022 at 08:17

Posted by: dougie (4820) 

First two there bambam and Dougie plus two of the last to leave remember, good job I was called away or I would have finished up under the table but I did come back

Replied: 25th May 2022 at 10:40

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Yes it was a very good afternoon dougie, I thought I had got wrong place at first there was no one around until you arrived, and bert kindly took me home the worst for wear a few hours later it was a good drink of Guinness in there.

Replied: 25th May 2022 at 12:26

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

It's nice a good pint of Guinness David it's OK in garswood Hall always feels nice and homely in theer

Replied: 25th May 2022 at 20:19

Posted by: whups (8520) 

when was the last time you was in malc ? .

Replied: 27th May 2022 at 17:21

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Just before lock down bri

Replied: 27th May 2022 at 22:18

Posted by: bambam (2543)

I used go buffs there with mick middlehurst in 80s we got our drinks from club and shared the hut at rear of club with North Ashton Prize Band.

Replied: 27th May 2022 at 23:13

Posted by: whups (8520) 

i could think of worse places to be dav than being with the girls band in that shed .

Replied: 27th May 2022 at 23:58

Posted by: bambam (2543)

May sound good that Bri but North Ashton Prize Band at that time was mostly Gents.

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 12:16

Posted by: whups (8520) 

pity that dav .

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 12:31

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Now if it had been Trinity Girls well that would have been LOVELY.

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 12:46

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

I wonder why they changed the name to Britannia from Railway at bryn I know it's been gone a while now

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 14:39

Posted by: bambam (2543)

I've only ever known that pub as the Brittania Malc must have changed name years ago.

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 20:39

Posted by: whups (8520) 

they never changed the name malc .

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 23:51

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Yes it was railway Inn see it bryn photo s

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 06:54

Posted by: whups (8520) 

malc it was the brittania when it was knocked down ? .

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 12:31

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

I know bri I've seen a photo where it's says Railway above door it's a long time ago they mentioned it on bryn site

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 15:59

Posted by: whups (8520) 

it could,nt have been that in bryn malc . our christine had that pub before it shut with then hubby tommy birchall . it was still called the brit when it was bulldozered .

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 16:02

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

It's early 1900 hundreds bri it's a old photo

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 18:29

Posted by: whups (8520) 

i dont know about that malc & iv,e never heard or seen it called the railway ? .

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 23:47

Posted by: bambam (2543)

i know it is still the Brittania on 1914 map.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 00:15

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Type in was Brit ever called the railway people on about it there see what you make of it .

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 10:12

Posted by: whups (8520) 

malc there,s only you have seen it called the railway . are you sure it,s the same one ? .

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 12:35

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Hi bri I seen it it's while back there's someone trying find it again it's an owd photo tho

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 12:56

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Hi Malc, can't find a photo but there is a map of bryn on places which states the Railway pub was there in 1901 it was put on by dougie.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 14:18

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

I thout had dreamt it

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 18:08

Posted by: dougie (4820) 

Dag27, this is the map showing the original name of the pub
---Here--

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 20:27

Posted by: whups (8520) 

did,nt think they had trains then ? .

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 23:43

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

I've see a photo where it says Railway Hotel above the door it's been on places Bryn site nice one Dougie and good morning to all

Replied: 1st Jun 2022 at 06:42

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Morning Malc, and a good one it is to if the photo was on places it should still be there perhaps you have seen it elsewhere.

Replied: 1st Jun 2022 at 07:25

Posted by: whups (8520) 

it must have been between 1901 - 1914 malc .

Replied: 1st Jun 2022 at 11:30

Posted by: dougie (4820) 

The man that gave me that map plus other things to photocopy by the name of Brian Brown, next time I see him in Ashton I'll ask him about that photo I may have it on file somewhere but I've that many photo's on disks and hard drives I wouldn't know where to look

Replied: 1st Jun 2022 at 12:06

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Cheers Dougie and thanks for looking

Replied: 1st Jun 2022 at 12:35

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

The line between St helens and wigan opened 1869

Replied: 1st Jun 2022 at 15:06

Posted by: whups (8520) 

my word malc i bet that fone of yours is red hot .

Replied: 1st Jun 2022 at 15:12

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

I cornt owd it bri

Replied: 1st Jun 2022 at 18:05

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Hi David you was right it was Brian Livsley she was laughing about it she said not seen anyone play kerby and all street games for years like we did

Replied: 2nd Jun 2022 at 17:47

Posted by: dougie (4820) 

Dag 27, best photo I can find is this one, --Here-- as on the other I found as the name Britannia Hotel right at the top facing you, this could have been a name change put on at a later date, as you say you've seen one with the Railway Hotel over the door

Replied: 2nd Jun 2022 at 22:10

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Yes Malc we certainly enjoyed ourselves I loved all the games we played, that pic is going back a while dougie nice one.

Replied: 2nd Jun 2022 at 23:36

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Google morning all nice one Dougie like I say I've seen the one wi railway Hotel

Replied: 3rd Jun 2022 at 07:12

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Morning Malc, Brian has put Kevin & Carl's Rectory Nurseries on photo a day, who would of thought that what they have achieved to date was once an allotment run by Jack Prescott the man from Lilac Ave who was a good friend of your father.

Replied: 3rd Jun 2022 at 10:23

Posted by: dougie (4820) 

for anyone that may not have seen the video Jimmy 'O' made with Kevin ---Here-- Have a look go full screen and see comments

Replied: 3rd Jun 2022 at 11:42
Last edited by dougie: 3rd Jun 2022 at 11:47:17

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

I know David it's good on pen as we called it back then they've done a great job on it wife works in skoo and they take kids across thi old fish pond still there old jack Prescott had it back then Brian Clarence had it for a short while too ???? bookies was on it too thy don't know thi next door nabour now How's Mrs Lewis doing

Replied: 3rd Jun 2022 at 16:43

Posted by: bambam (2543)

She's doing fine thanks Malc I remember Brian & Doreen, they moved off estate to spindle hillock are they still there.

Replied: 3rd Jun 2022 at 17:00

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

I there OK don't see them much tho there Leanne lives with them they in there 80s now dav

Replied: 3rd Jun 2022 at 17:56

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Good on them, last time I saw Brian he was having a pint in billy bostons pub now that's some years ago,I remember their daughter Joanne working in Tom whalleys pet shop that was years ago to.

Replied: 3rd Jun 2022 at 18:44

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Just see jemmy o show very good I remember it well when Jack had it too they lady who lives in vicarage iam sure she as photo s when it was a bowling green I will ask her when I see her

Replied: 3rd Jun 2022 at 20:17

Posted by: bambam (2543)

That sounds good Malc, try get a copy and put it on here.

Replied: 3rd Jun 2022 at 21:26

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Morning David she at our today I will ask her

Replied: 4th Jun 2022 at 07:50

Posted by: bambam (2543)

It would be great to see a pic of the bowling green Malc, I've heard stories of the green off the elders who lived on estate but now sadly passed, I remember George foster showing me a pic of a tram or trolley bus on rectory rd near Everton st that pic will probably still be in family somewhere.

Replied: 4th Jun 2022 at 09:37

Posted by: whups (8520) 

dav there,s pics of the bowling green on album under north ashton .

Replied: 4th Jun 2022 at 11:43

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Hi Bri, I've seen that pic but it doesn't give you a good view of the green.

Replied: 4th Jun 2022 at 13:26

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Just spoke to Rita from vicarage she says she as photo of her dad stood with is mates nr bowling green and football pitch she said a lot of is mates on photo got killed in fust war her uncle was goalkeeper Bert Troutman Germany says she will bring some down next time

Replied: 4th Jun 2022 at 19:37

Posted by: bambam (2543)

I remember story of bert troutman Malc, a very hardened goalkeeper who played through a match with a broken neck.

Replied: 4th Jun 2022 at 19:56

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

She told mi some stories about him I he was very good keeper

Replied: 4th Jun 2022 at 21:47

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Oh yes he was ex German pow who played for city and clashed with a Birmingham player in 1956, this collision broke his neck but he carried on playing unknowing his real injury.

Replied: 4th Jun 2022 at 23:16

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Every skoo in st helens bourgh got a free book about is life story and you know what Rectory skoo didn't get one because they said its wigan where what you call no man's land up the greeners

Replied: 5th Jun 2022 at 09:37

Posted by: whups (8520) 

yet paying top whack for everything malc.

Replied: 5th Jun 2022 at 16:28

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

I know they will stand a cloging they will

Replied: 5th Jun 2022 at 16:38

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Daughter has told me they are enjoying themselves up there, they are having a party in cedar grove good on them.

Replied: 5th Jun 2022 at 18:35

Posted by: whups (8520) 

does your daughter live on here dav ? .

Replied: 5th Jun 2022 at 23:46

Posted by: bambam (2543)

No Bri I think she's been on Facebook, she has friends up there.

Replied: 6th Jun 2022 at 00:07

Posted by: dougie (4820) 

Replied: 12th Jun 2022 at 09:39
Last edited by dougie: 14th Jun 2022 at 17:35:40

Posted by: suesa (633)

Hi Dougie. We have just been to our family grave tidying up. We took a petrol strimmer with us and while we were there we strimmed down the main path as much as we could until we ran out of fuel. We also chopped down loads of the tall weeds as they were looking like young trees. Its such a shame to see the graveyard so overgrown.

Replied: 17th Jun 2022 at 13:13
Last edited by suesa: 17th Jun 2022 at 15:14:12

Posted by: whups (8520) 

how old are you next week malc ? .

Replied: 20th Jun 2022 at 11:54

Posted by: bambam (2543)

He's not far off 58 Bri.

Replied: 20th Jun 2022 at 15:54

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Thy reet David 58 27th and still playing footbaw scored 3 last wik

Replied: 20th Jun 2022 at 18:37

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Yours before me bri 21st or 23rd gets mixed wi pip un curtsy

Replied: 20th Jun 2022 at 20:11

Posted by: dougie (4820) 

Sue, Sorry for not saying anything about your post and the work you did in the Churchyard last week, "I've handed my gun back in" with the lack of help the volunteers as been getting this summer in the churchyard saying that, I would like to add that churchyards should not be labelled 'conservation areas' for Bees or anything else as an excuse for neglecting the paths and long grass making it a death trap people when trying to get to your family grave,

Rant over Sue but I hope you get MY meaning, I've looked after my Mam & Dads grave for 45 years and will still will as long as I can all 6 foot of it

Replied: 20th Jun 2022 at 20:25
Last edited by dougie: 20th Jun 2022 at 20:51:31

Posted by: whups (8520) 

today malc . 20th.

Replied: 21st Jun 2022 at 00:00

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Morning bri hope your sober happy belated birthday pal I thout is was 23rd

Replied: 21st Jun 2022 at 06:57

Posted by: suesa (633)

I understand exactly what you're saying Dougie and totally agree. We'll just have to keep doing our little bit and hope others might do the same

Replied: 21st Jun 2022 at 09:48

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Same as Dougie but you shouldn't aft look after other folk's graves as well if they did there wouldn't be a problem I go up look after my mam n dad s so do my sisters ps they don't even look after there gardens now days

Replied: 21st Jun 2022 at 10:16

Posted by: suesa (633)

Saw your Lorraine there a few weeks ago Malc

Replied: 21st Jun 2022 at 10:39

Posted by: whups (8520) 

hav,nt had a drink in 4.5 yrs malc.

Replied: 21st Jun 2022 at 11:38

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Hi Dougie I don't think you'll never get on top of tidying Downallgreen Holly trinity Church yard up its a full time job that for a gang of people mabe 4 it really is its a mamouth task its like painting 4th Bridge bi time thys done at one end its go back Recter Abbott as a lot to answer for really wants you lose it it's hard get back I had between 60 to 80 kids playing football on skoo field with Warren and is wife Elaine and 4 or 5 more and you had rector asking how can they get kids playing football on Sunday and I can't get them in church it's simple he didn't encourage them or welcome them rant over

Replied: 21st Jun 2022 at 17:34

Posted by: bentlegs (4809)

Another greener past away Keneth Lomax brother to Jo or to give her full name Janet Lomax who lives in Florida I have tried to ring her but I can't get a line, RIP Kenneth.

Replied: 23rd Jun 2022 at 13:17

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Oh dear that's sad news, Condolences to all the family R.I.P Kenneth.

Replied: 23rd Jun 2022 at 13:31

Posted by: suesa (633)

Sad news. Thoughts and prayers are with Kenneth's family.
R. I. P Kenneth

Replied: 23rd Jun 2022 at 14:26

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

RIP Kenneth

Replied: 23rd Jun 2022 at 22:04

Posted by: whups (8520) 

dougie which lomax are we talking about . any relation to jimmy lomax who lived in leyland green rd ? .

Replied: 23rd Jun 2022 at 23:48

Posted by: bambam (2543)

It was bentlegs Bri, yes I think it was jimmys son.

Replied: 24th Jun 2022 at 07:14

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Was it ste lomax they called horizontal champ next door to Tony Harrison

Replied: 24th Jun 2022 at 08:34

Posted by: suesa (633)

Yes Brian, Leyland Green Road. Janet, Kenneth, Roy and Steven

Replied: 24th Jun 2022 at 09:54
Last edited by suesa: 24th Jun 2022 at 16:20:03

Posted by: trixie (5048) 

I remember the Prescott family
Jack was a good friend of my grandfathers ,his wife Doris was friends with my grandmother.also daughters and Beryl and Marlene.
My ( mother ) used to go round to see Doris some Sundays and play cards I suppose the Men were propping the bar up in the Bell????

Replied: 24th Jun 2022 at 10:29

Posted by: whups (8520) 

yes i remember him now .short & stocky was,nt he .was he the oldest susan ? .

Replied: 24th Jun 2022 at 17:31

Posted by: suesa (633)

I'm pretty sure he was the eldest of the lads Brian, not sure if Janet was older than him

Replied: 24th Jun 2022 at 21:14

Posted by: whups (8520) 

for some reason i cant remember her susan . i dont think there,s any upto date pics of them . iv,e seen the old ones on the downall gr section in album .

Replied: 24th Jun 2022 at 23:52

Posted by: gaffer (7105) 

Janet will be 78 later this year. Her cousin Patricia Lomax, their fathers were brothers, is a regular attender at Park lane chapel.

Replied: 25th Jun 2022 at 18:57

Posted by: whups (8520) 

still cant remember her susan ? .

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 11:34

Posted by: dougie (4820) 

WE have decided to tie the knot in a big way, this was in 2013 our 50th wedding anniversary

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 20:29
Last edited by dougie: 2nd Jul 2022 at 10:00:17

Posted by: whups (8520) 

congrats dougie .

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 23:46

Posted by: dougie (4820) 

Found this whups why looking through the magazines,? is it a young you

Replied: 1st Jul 2022 at 20:21

Posted by: whups (8520) 

yes it is dougie . very good .

Replied: 2nd Jul 2022 at 00:03

Posted by: bambam (2543)

And here's me thinking you was a poor pitman Bri.

Replied: 2nd Jul 2022 at 02:08

Posted by: Dagutd27 (468) 

Morning David I he's not byte a Bob or 2 bri he was a very good darter tho all is arrows was dead straight not like other player s wobbling to board

Replied: 2nd Jul 2022 at 06:40

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Morning Malc, oh I know they didn't call him whupper for nothing, best darter on circuit in his day.

Replied: 2nd Jul 2022 at 07:46

Posted by: bentlegs (4809)

Eileen the wife of Alex Williams passed away this week RIP

Replied: 2nd Jul 2022 at 10:07

Posted by: dougie (4820) 

Sorry to hear that tumtingle thanks for putting it on, never knew her by name R.I.P Eileen

Replied: 2nd Jul 2022 at 11:45

Posted by: whups (8520) 

so sorry to here that . she sometimes got the bus with me at downall gr .

Replied: 2nd Jul 2022 at 17:19

Posted by: bert (700)

So sorry to hear about,Eileen,she worked at Levertons with my wife,a long time ago.Rip Eileen.

Replied: 3rd Jul 2022 at 12:24

Posted by: bert (700)

Janet Lomax was the oldest then Keneth ,Kenneth worked on Jack Slater mobile store,and on the pen when we you ,RIP Keneth.

Replied: 3rd Jul 2022 at 12:31

Posted by: suesa (633)

Roy was the same age as our Brent I think. They were always on the same footy teams at svhool

Replied: 3rd Jul 2022 at 17:07

Posted by: bambam (2543)

Sad loss R.I.P Eileen.

Replied: 4th Jul 2022 at 00:38

 

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