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EX DOWNALL GREENERS 20

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Thanks for all your input on thread 19, enjoy number 20.

Replied: 7th Aug 2022 at 21:33

Posted by: whups (13486) 

well dav another new blog .

Replied: 7th Aug 2022 at 23:51

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Yes Bri, hope it keeps going.

Replied: 7th Aug 2022 at 23:58

Posted by: whups (13486) 

i think it will dav after 20 blogs . i dont think there,s any other blogs comes near to ours . long may it live.

Replied: 8th Aug 2022 at 11:09

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

I don't care who uses it but it is EX Downallgreeners

Replied: 8th Aug 2022 at 15:13

Posted by: trixie (5050) 

I think a lot just read the posts and don’t get involved

Replied: 9th Aug 2022 at 10:11

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Hi Bri, have you any news on bluebell spike don't seem to know anything.

Replied: 9th Aug 2022 at 11:04

Posted by: whups (13486) 

me neither dav .

Replied: 9th Aug 2022 at 11:36

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Just reading your last post Bri and spike rang me, he tells me the girls are running the stag which is open all day, and bluebell only opens at 5, they told him nobody goes in bell but stag gets a few in it's sign of times I suppose.

Replied: 9th Aug 2022 at 12:04

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Gwynneth dad died Bri Mon morn been ill for few week now 83 years Tony Bate RIP

Replied: 9th Aug 2022 at 15:16

Posted by: suesa (645)

Sorry to hear that Malc.
Thoughts and prayers are with Gwyneth, you and all the family

Replied: 9th Aug 2022 at 17:09

Posted by: whups (13486) 

i had heard malc & my condolences to you & gwyneth .

Replied: 9th Aug 2022 at 17:30

Posted by: whups (13486) 

susan just been looking at an old pic of you & christine wild when you were both in the girls band . wondering if you have it ? .

Replied: 9th Aug 2022 at 17:31

Posted by: trixie (5050) 

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Replied: 9th Aug 2022 at 21:27
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Posted by: bambam (3063)

Sorry trixie I'm not ignoring you love it's always nice to hear from you, I've read your comment and I agree people seem to be reading posts but don't get involved, I really wished they would as it's a friendly thread and everyone's welcome.

Replied: 9th Aug 2022 at 22:08

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Hi Malc, so sorry to hear the bad news, condolences to all your family R.I.P Tony.

Replied: 9th Aug 2022 at 22:23

Posted by: suesa (645)

Hi Brian, if it's the photo on here it's one that I put on. It was taken when we were doing a concert in Ashton Park. Those were the days

Replied: 10th Aug 2022 at 09:43

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

That's right I talk to a lot and they go on but don't comment it's very good site all wigan world is let's keep it up I know I've only been on 2 year or so but I find it interesting well done David

Replied: 10th Aug 2022 at 10:13

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

on the 31/Jan/2009 that chap that moved from St-Helen to Ashton in the Borough WIGAN made this comment, but like a rubber ball we keep bouncing back so pull your socks up and get talking to each other and put some photo's on here

Ex-downall greeners (st.helens corner) V wheres me Owd Mate Cocci (wigan corner)
___________________________________________Laydeeeeeees and Gentlemen,__________________
in the first round, of this inter-borough contest, at WiganWorld Square Garden, after a submission from the ex-downall greeners thread, not being in a fit state to continue, the winner, by a clear siiiiiiiix hundreeeeeeeed and seventy siiiiiiiiiix replies .......... WAS 'Wheeeeeeeeres me owd mate cocciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii' !





Replied: 10th Aug 2022 at 10:50

Posted by: tonker (28142) 



Dougie, the St.Helensers thread is, without a doubt, the undisputed champion of Wiganworld.
No Contenders!

Downaaaaaall ..... "the Gypsies" ..... Greeeeeeeeen !

Replied: 10th Aug 2022 at 11:00
Last edited by tonker: 10th Aug 2022 at 11:02:21

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

I'd sooner pull mi teeth out wi pliers than be called shitheleners

Replied: 10th Aug 2022 at 12:34

Posted by: whups (13486) 

your waisting your time malc with a yicker.

Replied: 10th Aug 2022 at 14:48

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Hi I Bri its old hat now all that talk

Replied: 10th Aug 2022 at 22:13

Posted by: whups (13486) 

maybe malc .but some folk wont listen.

Replied: 10th Aug 2022 at 23:43

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

THE truth is out there covered up Dag27 , between Black Brook and Dark Brook coming from Billinge but I know

Replied: 11th Aug 2022 at 08:18

Posted by: whups (13486) 

guys i,m hearing that another greener has gone . michelle eden has passed on at 57 .

Replied: 11th Aug 2022 at 10:56

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Well that's it Dougie past caring to be honest about all that tripe I have loads of banter about at work wi Rugby water of a ducks back

Replied: 11th Aug 2022 at 12:53

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Thanks for news Bri, such a shame I remember her being a lovely girl, condolences to pat and family R.I.P. Michelle.

Replied: 11th Aug 2022 at 14:22

Posted by: whups (13486) 

i had heard that she was bad dav & at stage 4 .

Replied: 11th Aug 2022 at 15:57

Posted by: suesa (645)

Such sad, sad news.
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family
R. I. P Michelle

Replied: 11th Aug 2022 at 18:35

Posted by: whups (13486) 

more bad news i,m afraid . heard ian prior (bamber). has passed .

Replied: 11th Aug 2022 at 23:46

Posted by: bambam (3063)

It's all bad news lately Bri, another shock passing condolences to Helen Wendy and Mark R.I.P Ian.

Replied: 12th Aug 2022 at 02:29

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Ian ? was he one of June & Frank Prior's lads, didn't know their children R.I.P.

Replied: 12th Aug 2022 at 11:24

Posted by: whups (13486) 

yes he was dougie & still lived in hawthorn ave.

Replied: 12th Aug 2022 at 11:42

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

RIP to both Michelle and Ian taken from us so young condolences to both families

Replied: 12th Aug 2022 at 12:51

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Don't know how you guys are going on up there but I'm sat in a cold bath here,how's you're weather trixie I can bet it's warmer than ours.

Replied: 13th Aug 2022 at 17:39

Posted by: whups (13486) 

cold showers is the order of the day dav .

Replied: 13th Aug 2022 at 23:52

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Yes they are nice, forecast tells me after today things are cooling down with showers next week.

Replied: 14th Aug 2022 at 10:10

Posted by: whups (13486) 

but still in the 20s dav.

Replied: 14th Aug 2022 at 11:52

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Raining in Bryn not a lot but it,s wet.

Replied: 15th Aug 2022 at 12:20

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Yes bentlegs raining in Wigan to and a lot cooler.

Replied: 15th Aug 2022 at 12:29

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Just been told man killed in Gérard St by heavy goods wagon now Brush don't call me a liar

Replied: 15th Aug 2022 at 13:47

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Just been told man killed in Gérard St by heavy goods wagon now Brush don't call me a liar

Replied: 15th Aug 2022 at 13:54

Posted by: bambam (3063)

That's awful news, condolences to his family.

Replied: 15th Aug 2022 at 14:06

Posted by: whups (13486) 

did,nt this happen a few years ago with a woman doin the same thing in the same area ? . some people never learn .

Replied: 15th Aug 2022 at 23:56

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

Whups this was a tragic accident. What do you mean by "Some people never learn"

Replied: 16th Aug 2022 at 08:34

Posted by: whups (13486) 

if people get killed by the same means & someone does exactly the same thing with the same result it means "they hav,nt learned " doesnt it ? .

Replied: 16th Aug 2022 at 11:19

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

Read today pedestrian in serious condition in hospital with live changing injuries

Replied: 16th Aug 2022 at 17:10

Posted by: whups (13486) 

ask yourself this is your sympathy with someone who would,nt walk 10 yds to a crossing & walked out without looking to be hit by a lorry or the driver who was,nt expecting anything & will have to live with that nighmare for the rest of his life ? .

Replied: 16th Aug 2022 at 23:47

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

both

Replied: 17th Aug 2022 at 08:39

Posted by: whups (13486) 

rubbish pal are you trying to tell people on here that you support a guy who would,nt walk 10 yards to a crossing & try and save 20 seconds by jumping into the road . absolute rubbish .

Replied: 17th Aug 2022 at 11:44

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

Where did you get your information that this gentleman JUMPED into the road where you there at the time . Agree some people cannot be arsed to walk a few yards to cross over a road using a dedicated crossing. But in this case the gentleman either had a death wish(health problem) or it was a pure accident and he misjudged the flow of traffic and payed the price for his mistake. Either way I have sympathy for him and the lorry driver

Replied: 17th Aug 2022 at 14:37

Posted by: tonker (28142) 

He didn't "run out" or "jump in front of" anything. The traffic was stopped. The man was walking round the back of the wagon, when he seemed to have tripped and fell, partially against the rear wheel of the stationary truck. As this happened, the truck pulled away and ran over his arm.

Replied: 17th Aug 2022 at 15:13

Posted by: whups (13486) 

how come he,s dead if it,s only an arm injury . and like ive said some people never learn.

Replied: 17th Aug 2022 at 23:56

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

Who said he was dead Nothing in any newspapers about this or was it the infamous "facebook"

Replied: 18th Aug 2022 at 07:31

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Very bad arm injury

Replied: 18th Aug 2022 at 13:14

Posted by: whups (13486) 

look at the reply just up from your reply to me about "some people never learn" . isnt bentlegs reply state that he,d just been told a man was killed by a lorry in gerard st ? .

Replied: 18th Aug 2022 at 23:50

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

One can only repeat what one is told unless I go looking for people who saw it, I am not a a reporter, so owt else happens I will let some body else put it on here.

LONGFELLOW.

Replied: 19th Aug 2022 at 09:15

Posted by: whups (13486) 

your right , you can only repeat wot one is told . which is wot i did .

Replied: 19th Aug 2022 at 11:30

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Come on Tumtingle don't be like that, we did get to know something had happened in Ashton

Replied: 19th Aug 2022 at 13:10

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Henry the 8th is dead,

Replied: 20th Aug 2022 at 10:11

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

TUMTELL THA reet

Replied: 20th Aug 2022 at 10:17

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Bentlegs as dougie says at least we knew something had happened in Ashton, you were only passing on what you heard and thanks for that, please keep posting we have already lost trixie through being narrow minded and not replying to her posts and I feel bad about that as she was a good contributor on here and a knowledgeable veteran, so please keep us informed of all rumours as we can enjoy investigating and finding out exactly what has occurred.

Replied: 21st Aug 2022 at 12:05

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

We got told from someone that was there at the time it happened, Two people "Man & wife" were walking down the street to the crossing at Greens, as they got too the pound shop just before the crossing, which had just changed to green, two Lorries had already stopped, the wife carried on walking to the crossing old man walked between the two lorries that were stopped.
Thats all she could say for sure so it looks to me whups was right in what he first said it was the daft mans fault before going 10 yards to a safe crossing as his wife did

Replied: 21st Aug 2022 at 17:13

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

The thing about all this it's driver that feels it most if you get the drift he wouldn't have felt a thing and that's not be nasty it's fact I've crossed many times theer but iam young anough do it if I was owder I would use proper crossing simple as I heard he broke his arm

Replied: 21st Aug 2022 at 21:48

Posted by: whups (13486) 

quite right malc . how,s it goin in jocko land .

Replied: 21st Aug 2022 at 23:54

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

I its wee brilliant Brian curts went leeds wi malc great win who had bell before Jimmy seddon

Replied: 22nd Aug 2022 at 09:10

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

The Landlord was Noa Ashton he went to live in Blackpool

Replied: 22nd Aug 2022 at 09:43

Posted by: bambam (3063)

If I'm not mistaken Noah Ashton was littlers grandad who lived on Birch grove.

Replied: 22nd Aug 2022 at 13:31

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

I know Jimmy and is wife took a shop in poolstock Lane when he left bell it's had some land Lords since Arthur Williams probly only one you made out of it

Replied: 22nd Aug 2022 at 17:18

Posted by: bambam (3063)

I was led to believe they took jimmy away after he let the shotgun off in bell nearly killing Danny Heyes, poor jimmy had a drink problem.

Replied: 22nd Aug 2022 at 23:21

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Hi he had a big problem he was taken to the Delf near Warrington to dry out, I can remember when his wife had to go in the back room his glas was under the optic quick as a flash,

Replied: 23rd Aug 2022 at 11:18

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Hi whups, ? Just a yes or No will do, was you in the clinic in Ashton this morning about 9.30 am , as it was was full today

Replied: 23rd Aug 2022 at 13:31

Posted by: whups (13486) 

no dougie i,m with the 1 at DG .

Replied: 23rd Aug 2022 at 14:27

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

What try say Dougie Brian s lost weight and not as big now he he

Replied: 23rd Aug 2022 at 17:40

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

They shouted the same name out as yours , as I don't know you and I've only seen old photo's of you thats why I asked

Replied: 23rd Aug 2022 at 18:45

Posted by: whups (13486) 

my cousin has the same name as me dogie & lives in ashton . he,s about 6" smaller than me .

Replied: 24th Aug 2022 at 00:02

Posted by: whups (13486) 

ian prior,s fureral is next tuesday 30th- 3pm at ince crem for anyone who is interested .

Replied: 24th Aug 2022 at 15:40

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Thanks for info Bri.

Replied: 24th Aug 2022 at 22:52

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Talking to an owd greener at father-in-law funeral yesterday ex police Mon lived in poplar avenue

Replied: 26th Aug 2022 at 19:04

Posted by: whups (13486) 

was it ged hurst malc ? .

Replied: 26th Aug 2022 at 23:51

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Chris Dean nice chap talking all greeners great times he said ????

Replied: 27th Aug 2022 at 08:50

Posted by: whups (13486) 

is he related to the deans like cliff & jonny .

Replied: 28th Aug 2022 at 00:07

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Hi Bri, yes he was their brother I remember my parents telling me some great tales when they lived on island at Elm Ave, they spent many days in the house and was very good friends with the family, my mother tells me they was all very friendly and a good family whose door was open to All.

Replied: 28th Aug 2022 at 01:11

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Chris said he lived in poplar avenue I thought it was Clifford and Freddie Dean Dougie will know tho telling mi tails of Jimmy n Alfred Edwards boxing on lawn in garden this Chris Dean was always in trouble when younger so he towed me then went in police nice chap 83 ney by the way good morning men

Replied: 28th Aug 2022 at 07:05

Posted by: whups (13486) 

apparently malc he lived near where john simm lives now .

Replied: 28th Aug 2022 at 12:22

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

I did see your post Dag27, about Chris funny he didn't ask about me he was a good friend and I would think he still is, he lived in the first as you entered Poplar Ave on the left as you cross the island with all his brothers/sisters they were a big family like us, as for bother he never look for bother but him and Ken Savage and the twins Alf/Jimmy and a few more come up through the ranks on the estate to never back down
Jimmy Dean was BamBams best mate saddle BBs Dad pass away, two more nice big lads we call them, I could go on and on, Chris was called up for the Arm then signed at the end of his two years before he joined the police

Replied: 28th Aug 2022 at 15:11
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Posted by: gaffer (8000) 

Dougie

Chris and Pauline have lived in Caton, north east of Lancaster, for the past several years.
A tragic event in the family occurred when the younger daughter fell through a hospital window and sadly passed away.

Replied: 28th Aug 2022 at 18:07

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

That was Alison I he told me that he lived up that end nice talking to him he was with is wife and grandkids Dougie

Replied: 28th Aug 2022 at 19:06

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Thanks Keith, Remember you telling me that along time ago but I had forgotten age takes it's toll.
Long time no see hope your keeping well , you make some good contributions to Wigan World keep it up , you'll miss for a bit

Replied: 28th Aug 2022 at 19:27

Posted by: suesa (645)

I remember all the Dean family very well. First House on the island after Gladys and Bill Job's House.

Replied: 29th Aug 2022 at 22:22
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Posted by: whups (13486) 

ian prior,s funeral was on tuesday , i wonder how many went ? .

Replied: 1st Sep 2022 at 12:37

Posted by: broady (inactive)

suesa,
Bill Job was my Dad’s Uncle. He was brother to my Nanna. There were a few Jobs.

Replied: 1st Sep 2022 at 19:06

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Remember bill well, he had his lorry in a garage at back of cooks shop, also liked a pint in village club.

Replied: 1st Sep 2022 at 19:35

Posted by: suesa (645)

Broady, Gladys used to work at Cromptons with our mums

Replied: 2nd Sep 2022 at 10:34
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Posted by: bambam (3063)

Going back to the Dean family dougie is correct as jimmy dean was my fathers best mate as a youngster, all family was very friendly and they must have been devastated when one of daughters was killed by a drunk driver one New Year's Eve, my mother still sees the other 2 sisters, and I actually worked with one (Sheila) in 70s,not seen cliff in a long time he joined the Buffs when we was at Garswood Hall, good days.

Replied: 2nd Sep 2022 at 11:30

Posted by: whups (13486) 

is the "buffs" still going dav ? .

Replied: 2nd Sep 2022 at 11:32

Posted by: bambam (3063)

No Bri, not in Ashton or Wigan I think spike and another guy from Ashton now go to a lodge in Lowton, sadly it's dying out as young guys can't be bothered these days, when I joined in 83 they had 30 plus members and over the years donated thousands of pounds to various charities.

Replied: 2nd Sep 2022 at 13:48

Posted by: broady (inactive)

bambam,
Was the base for the RAOB somewhere around Darlington Street. I seem to remember passing it travelling into Wigan. The only pub I can think of was the Smoothing Iron.

Replied: 2nd Sep 2022 at 18:39

Posted by: whups (13486) 

dave iv,e heard another greener has gone , carl thompson .

Replied: 3rd Sep 2022 at 00:26

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Not to sure Broady, there was lodges everywhere at one time,I've been to two in Wigan centre, and three in Hindley which have all closed now, I went all over country to lodges supporting different charities but all in Wigan have gone now.

Replied: 3rd Sep 2022 at 07:19

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Dear me that's shocking Bri he must only be in fifties, carl was bert's nephew I'm shocked.

Replied: 3rd Sep 2022 at 07:23
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Posted by: whups (13486) 

i dont know the circumstances dav or how he died .

Replied: 3rd Sep 2022 at 11:43

Posted by: whups (13486) 

dav, kev has rung me to tell me it,s not true about carl . bert has let him know .thank the lord for that .

Replied: 3rd Sep 2022 at 13:35

Posted by: bambam (3063)

That's better news, thanks Bri.

Replied: 3rd Sep 2022 at 13:54

Posted by: whups (13486) 

you bet dav.

Replied: 3rd Sep 2022 at 13:55

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Hi Bri, it was Kev that got me to join Buffs in 1983 Bert was also a member, the Gladiator Lodge was formed by a gentleman who used to work with dougie from Landgate John Anders (odd job) we had various premises over the years, Brittania, Garswood Hall, oddfellows, Jubilee club, Bryn Labour club, and Old road labour club.

Replied: 3rd Sep 2022 at 14:25

Posted by: whups (13486) 

it,s a shame dav but i guess thats the way of the world nowadays .

Replied: 4th Sep 2022 at 11:37

Posted by: ena malcup (4151) 

Buffs?

You weren't nudists, were you?

Replied: 4th Sep 2022 at 15:02

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Oh yes, it's great ena.

Replied: 4th Sep 2022 at 16:04

Posted by: whups (13486) 

cow pats everywhere eh dav .

Replied: 5th Sep 2022 at 11:59

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15694)

Buffs ?

Is that where yoo have to catch a piglet ?

Replied: 5th Sep 2022 at 13:16

Posted by: whups (13486) 

you shud know 1stroke as your snout is always in the trough , paid your tax yet .

Replied: 5th Sep 2022 at 15:30

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Not only do you have to catch a pig, you then have to ride it.

Replied: 5th Sep 2022 at 17:10

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Thys missed that one Bri queen's died lived all o estate RIP grandmother to all

Replied: 9th Sep 2022 at 07:03

Posted by: whups (13486) 

no malc did,nt miss it thought it better to keep a low profile till the dust settles .

Replied: 9th Sep 2022 at 11:06

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Back to the Dean family, Tumtingle Beryl was killed on the East Lancs Road she was helping to push a car that had broken down and her coat was covering the tail light

Replied: 12th Sep 2022 at 17:51

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

My sister from NZ post as been DELETED as he must have seen it.

Replied: 16th Sep 2022 at 11:32
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Posted by: whups (13486) 

shud,nt have to reply on that dougie to feed & warm yourself ? .

Replied: 16th Sep 2022 at 12:05

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

When we were young we used to make our own kites and we had to make a ballybañce, anyoneengine still use that word.

Replied: 16th Sep 2022 at 16:57
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Posted by: whups (13486) 

mine was made from the daily herald & flour,water & string with a split cane frame . happy days .

Replied: 18th Sep 2022 at 11:37

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

The ballybance was thetail of f the kite to give it balance hence ballybance

Replied: 18th Sep 2022 at 15:19

Posted by: whups (13486) 

never heard of it . the tail is the tail ? .

Replied: 18th Sep 2022 at 23:57

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Like flights on darts then bri RIP to our grandmother

Replied: 19th Sep 2022 at 09:11

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Wups ask some old Loaneenders

Replied: 19th Sep 2022 at 09:18

Posted by: whups (13486) 

my mam was one but not here anymore .

Replied: 19th Sep 2022 at 11:24

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Tumtingle they are to young they never live like we did, I bet not one on here could make a tank with a Bobbin, Pencil and elastic band

Replied: 19th Sep 2022 at 14:45

Posted by: whups (13486) 

easy dougie .

Replied: 19th Sep 2022 at 16:07

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

When I was lad ????

Replied: 19th Sep 2022 at 19:13

Posted by: bambam (3063)

We used to make ships with egg boxes and bog rolls.

Replied: 20th Sep 2022 at 07:16

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Tumtell tha forget apiece of candle

Replied: 22nd Sep 2022 at 17:59

Posted by: dougie (5019) 



Bambam and his mate made phones out of two empty tins and a piece of string as a lad

Replied: 22nd Sep 2022 at 19:49
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Posted by: whups (13486) 

candles , wots them ? .

Replied: 24th Sep 2022 at 11:26

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Well Whups tha met be using candles in a bit Get a stock on before they all get sold

Replied: 24th Sep 2022 at 11:38

Posted by: whups (13486) 

maybe your right bentlegs just been pricing lightbulbs & they are astronomical .

Replied: 24th Sep 2022 at 11:52

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

Whups B&M are probably the cheapest

Replied: 24th Sep 2022 at 13:26

Posted by: whups (13486) 

£ 8 for 3 bulbs . no thanx .

Replied: 24th Sep 2022 at 14:34

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

They last a long time u know led bulbs met bi like sevties this winter good neets for mounting up I will get ready get mi anny deaks out

Replied: 24th Sep 2022 at 15:39

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

If you think that's dear go on B&Q site and expect to pay £5 each bulb

Replied: 24th Sep 2022 at 16:44

Posted by: bambam (3063)

You are correct dougie, me and young turf mon hanging out of bedroom windows with home made phones, we stretched the string over two gardens.

Replied: 24th Sep 2022 at 17:26

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

£ 8 for 3 bulbs . no thanx .
whups follow Dougie and go to Quality save in Ashton 10 for £6.99 but no clear bulbs in just now only frosted,--- A+ rated bulbs 9W-- 806 lumiun instant light 10.000 hours long life that's if you beleave it
that will be on to shoot me down

PS Bulbs in my house 2 sets of 3 in Hall &Landing, set of 4 living room, set of 3 dining room, 4 in bedroom /bathroom, plus 4 table lamps on a time clock from dusk to 12pm, 3 table lamps here make sure you get white light bulbs, more lights outside
Photos will self delete in 7 days, Note all 3 lights only use 27w per hour




Try them for only £7 trust Dougie, ---JCB Light Bulbs--

Replied: 25th Sep 2022 at 13:47
Last edited by dougie: 26th Sep 2022 at 06:54:49

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Led bulbs you need

Replied: 25th Sep 2022 at 17:14

Posted by: ena malcup (4151) 



They claimed these bulbs to be long life, but I found no improvement over the longevity of incandescent bulbs.

Perhaps LEDs will fare better. Theoretically, they should be longer lasting, but the printed strip LEDs which I have had in hand torches are also showing poor longevity. Hopefully, domestic lighting bulbs will do better. Too early to tell, I think the jury is still out.

Replied: 25th Sep 2022 at 17:37

Posted by: whups (13486) 

have you seen the price of led lights malc . you,ll have to take a loan out .

Replied: 26th Sep 2022 at 15:37

Posted by: gaffer (8000) 

Whups
For every traditional 100 watt bulb you replace with its LED replacement on average usage you’ll save at least £12 per year.
Given a cost of £6 for the bulb, Amazon, you’ll get your money back in 6 months and be saving the £12 each year thereafter.
I’ve been swapping incandescent bulbs for LED’s for over 12 years now and haven’t needed to replace any LED bulbs yet.

Replied: 26th Sep 2022 at 16:45

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

I have used LED bulbs for a couple of years now and have had to change a bulb in a coach light outside which as a PIR fitted .(side of bungalow) at least twice Yet have a similar light at the back of the bungalow which has the old 100watt bulb and we have lived here 8yrs and never changed this bulb. I also have triple lights in the bedrooms and although these lights are on a minimal time at least 4 LED bulbs have had to be changed in the last few years.

Replied: 26th Sep 2022 at 17:49
Last edited by PeterP: 27th Sep 2022 at 08:21:42

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

It has been said that the bulb overt the counter in Jonny Moggies shop was made at Ashton grammar school

Replied: 26th Sep 2022 at 18:13

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Jenny made it when he was a teenager, don't know how true it is?

Replied: 26th Sep 2022 at 18:18

Posted by: gaffer (8000) 

Peter

Like any other product quality varies across the manufacturers. I’ve always used Phillips LED bulbs.

Replied: 26th Sep 2022 at 18:21

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Day light led bulbs quality save bri

Replied: 26th Sep 2022 at 18:58

Posted by: ena malcup (4151) 

bentlegs

I know of people using former LMS incandescent bulbs.

Seems they were over-engineered, ie bout built-in obsolescence, and consequently do not burn out.

Not sure when, no doubt the relevant gen is to be found online, lightbulb manufacturers decided longevity in their product was not in their best interest, so they engineered it out.

Would be really interesting to hear if anyone can confirm the Jonny Moggy story, I certainly remember much of his stock being pre-war!

I have got red LED indicators on printed circuit boards that have been performing fault free since the 1960's, but I gather the electronics used in driver circuits for LED lighting are the weak link where failures occur. (Though output does slowly reduce)

Replied: 26th Sep 2022 at 22:06

Posted by: whups (13486) 

i,ll think about it malc.

Replied: 27th Sep 2022 at 01:13

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Very rare I aft replace mine but ney I've rote this thi will go he he

Replied: 27th Sep 2022 at 07:12

Posted by: whups (13486) 

wot did you say malc ? .

Replied: 27th Sep 2022 at 12:04

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

Whups he wrote he does not have to change a light bulb often but as he was writing this comment sods law a bulb will go

Replied: 27th Sep 2022 at 13:29

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

That's it Peter I thout he was a greener

Replied: 27th Sep 2022 at 15:14

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

dag27, no prob here,--- all the 10 packs of LED bulbs I was telling you about as gone now
whups without going to a dartboard, ? do you think you can cover the full Bull and double top completely with one span of your left hand, Yes or No

Replied: 27th Sep 2022 at 21:05
Last edited by dougie: 27th Sep 2022 at 21:16:35

Posted by: whups (13486) 

i can still hit both of them dougie .

Replied: 27th Sep 2022 at 23:37

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Just shutting down for the night, that's not what I asked ? was do you think can you cover them both with one hand

Replied: 28th Sep 2022 at 00:04

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Morning Dougie takes a big hond there used to be a farmer come in at kwik save on locket Road you could cover all bloody dart board ney sin honds like it

Replied: 28th Sep 2022 at 06:45

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

Dougie I doubt if there are many men who would have a hand span to reach from the bull to d/top. When father in law worked for British Rail I met one of his crew and I remember him having very large hands they looked like shovels

Replied: 28th Sep 2022 at 07:45

Posted by: whups (13486) 

iv,e never tried dougie . i,ll let you know .

Replied: 28th Sep 2022 at 11:17

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

The point of asking that question almost EVERYONE but very few know they can, just checking if whups did another ? do you know that everything from the black bull double's up in area that's why the outer ring is called the double

Replied: 28th Sep 2022 at 11:30

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Another for any anyone that's seen a snooker table ? do you think I could put two Reds on the Blue spot and with one strike out of the D pot both Reds in different pockets could at one time well once in three tries --Yes or No or could you

Replied: 28th Sep 2022 at 11:45
Last edited by dougie: 29th Sep 2022 at 14:32:28

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

No one taking me on like the chap that lived on a dartboard at one time can't even say "Yes easy Dougie I didn't know that"
May as well delete them are say nothing

Replied: 29th Sep 2022 at 14:22

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

Dougie not that many snooker tables around to test your trick

Replied: 29th Sep 2022 at 14:57

Posted by: whups (13486) 

and not playing darts for 33 yrs there,s not many dartboards i can try it on ? .

Replied: 29th Sep 2022 at 23:49

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Both hard to do Dougie especially snooker practice practice practice dart board one I think you need king Kong

Replied: 30th Sep 2022 at 10:21

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Whups take it from me you can, a dartboard is smaller than you think
Dag27, same with you I know you can, has PeterP said their tricks

like standing a match on the black spot and putting 3 reds round it and asking someone to knock the match down, from the D,

or pot 6/7 reds in the same pocket with only one shot, looks like this sort of things will die out with us in time
You may have seen this trick before --Click Here--

Replied: 30th Sep 2022 at 11:27
Last edited by dougie: 30th Sep 2022 at 11:36:40

Posted by: whups (13486) 

dougie i found my old dartboard & tried wot you said & did it quite easily , in fact i went passed double top . those bulbs in quality save went the next day & the only one,s left were screw-in fittings & no good to me .

Replied: 30th Sep 2022 at 11:36

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

I did leave 3 boxes of 10s @ £6.99 and a few boxes of 4@£3.99 thats £1 each bulb
me being Dougie I looked at it for the extra £3 the other 6 bulbs only cost 50p each ---- if you understand this---

Replied: 30th Sep 2022 at 11:53

Posted by: whups (13486) 

doesnt help me tho dougie ? .

Replied: 30th Sep 2022 at 12:32

Posted by: whups (13486) 

still no bulbs .

Replied: 5th Oct 2022 at 12:44

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Getting some tulip bulbs if them will do,
Mm

Replied: 5th Oct 2022 at 13:49

Posted by: whups (13486) 

yes if you put a light in them .

Replied: 5th Oct 2022 at 23:42

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

Whups if you cannot get light bulbs buy some candles I was reading about a pub which has done this because they cannot afford their eleccy bill

Replied: 6th Oct 2022 at 08:52

Posted by: whups (13486) 

to dangerous to use candles .

Replied: 6th Oct 2022 at 11:08

Posted by: tonker (28142) 

Where’s dangerous? Is it a place in America, near Ciderhead?

( a pound to a pinch of Hedges you don’t get it! )

Replied: 6th Oct 2022 at 13:32

Posted by: whups (13486) 

i think nobody will get that on here .

Replied: 6th Oct 2022 at 15:31

Posted by: whups (13486) 

Replied: 11th Oct 2022 at 12:40

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

There's a Dangerous Corner (Parbold) Wigan buses went there at one time

Replied: 11th Oct 2022 at 14:45

Posted by: tonker (28142) 

One for Whups .......

Replied: 11th Oct 2022 at 17:19

Posted by: whups (13486) 

Replied: 11th Oct 2022 at 23:54

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

Whups back to light bulbs. You never said which type of fitment you required and size of bulbs and modern day equivalent?

Replied: 12th Oct 2022 at 07:42

Posted by: whups (13486) 

100 watt . bayonet cap .

Replied: 12th Oct 2022 at 11:34

Posted by: ena malcup (4151) 

Do you use Amazon?

They have had offers, though now expired.

I suspect LED lighting is stuff they will offer at discount from time to time. But, need be quick though, offer does not last long.

Replied: 12th Oct 2022 at 16:56

Posted by: whups (13486) 

yes i am ena & already been down that road .

Replied: 12th Oct 2022 at 23:43

Posted by: tonker (28142) 



JCB LED A60 806lm Opal 10w (Choice of 6)
Only£1.20
Shelf £1.49

Replied: 12th Oct 2022 at 23:53

Posted by: gaffer (8000) 

Whups

LED bulbs are classified by the light output in lumens and colour, warm white, cool white and daylight.
To replace a 100 watt bulb in a living room you need a 1600 lumen LED bulb in warm white colour.
I have an unused bulb to the above spec. with a bayonet cap fitting which is surplus to requirements. All of our bulbs are now Edison screw.
I’ll ask Dougie to drop it off for you the next time he passes your house.




Replied: 13th Oct 2022 at 08:45

Posted by: gaffer (8000) 

Whups

LED bulbs are classified by the light output in lumens and colour, warm white, cool white and daylight.
To replace a 100 watt bulb in a living room you need a 1600 lumen LED bulb in warm white colour.
I have an unused bulb to the above spec. with a bayonet cap fitting which is surplus to requirements. All of our bulbs are now Edison screw.
I’ll ask Dougie to drop it off for you the next time he passes your house.




Replied: 13th Oct 2022 at 08:48

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Is that the cost for each bulb £1.20--£149 as they still have them, 4-9W-806 bayonet bulbs that whups is after for £3.99 in Ashton £1 each,
well they had on Saturday as I've been to Lytham St-Annes, YES in a Travelodge

Replied: 13th Oct 2022 at 08:51

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

Dougie you could have called into B&M and got Whupsy some light bulbs

Replied: 13th Oct 2022 at 09:44

Posted by: tonker (28142) 

Dougie, they're more! because Vat is to be added on to that price, which makes them £1.44!
They are less if you buy them in a pack, but not as low as B&M's !!

"Lytham St-Annes" ??????

Lytham OR St.Annes? They are two different places, like Wigan and Leigh!

Replied: 13th Oct 2022 at 09:59

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

Tonks official name is Lytham St Annes consisting of two towns Lytham and St Annes but is three areas Lytham Andell &Fairhaven St Annes on Sea

Replied: 13th Oct 2022 at 10:52

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

First it's not B&M it's Quality Save,
Second Lytham & St-Annes from Blackpool you get the bus to Lytham and get off at St-Annes, it's like Ashton & Bryn to me you get the bus from Wigan and get off at Bryn or Ashton as the bus is going to Leigh,

If had just put St-Annes it could have been anywhere

Replied: 13th Oct 2022 at 10:52

Posted by: tonker (28142) 

Try telling that to St.Annes locals. I mean, those who live in St.Annes!

Lytham and St.Annes are not like Ashton & Bryn.
In so much as, Bryn is just an area in Ashton in Makerfield.
The real Bryn is the Gerard's estate, Bryn Park. It's all Ashton.

Replied: 13th Oct 2022 at 19:39
Last edited by tonker: 13th Oct 2022 at 19:42:52

Posted by: tonker (28142) 

St.Annes is OFFICIALLY St.Annes on Sea.

St.Annes on Sea.

St.Annes Railway Station.

St.Annes Police Station.

St.Annes Cricket Club.

St.Annes Golf Club.

You are now leaving St.Annes!

You are now entering Lytham

This sign, in Lytham, tells you how to get to St.Annes (which is not Lytham).

On your way, to St.Annes, you might pass This Windmill. It's called the Lytham Windmill. Because it's in Lytham.

Then, all of a sudden, you're in St.Annes again.
Call here to view a map.

Then get back home to Wigan and Leigh!

Replied: 13th Oct 2022 at 22:33

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Was talking to your mate and his wife in Ashton that's (Ashton-in-Makerfield) so you don't get mixed-up with other Ashtons , he said he's only trying to wind you-up and his wife said he's a bugger for that take no notes of him.
They were just going to Wetherspoons for dinner and a pint they did invite me to join them, for FREE

Enter -- St-Annes Travelodge see what comes up

Replied: 14th Oct 2022 at 11:34
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Posted by: ena malcup (4151) 

Tom and Gerry's?

Replied: 15th Oct 2022 at 18:18

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Yes Tom & Geery's? you should have asked, what was it first built as, then it changed again before becoming Spoons as the young call them

Replied: 15th Oct 2022 at 21:21

Posted by: ena malcup (4151) 

It was still the steps up to the 'Cong' when I lived in the locality.

Though I have been in a few times. When I used to visit my late mother, she often chose to dine there. (I guess because it was my late brother's local, and often she would find there folk whom she knew.)

Not offering any comment about the food, but the place was so dirty that we used to take with us a wet soapy dishcloth in a plastic bag, to wipe the sticky food/drink splattered table top. I am not saying the staff did not wipe them, just too superficially to make any difference.

Replied: 16th Oct 2022 at 13:15

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

Ena I know you now live in Yorkshire and you remember the Steps up to the church and going into the pub. But can you remember what was there after the church was demolished

Replied: 16th Oct 2022 at 14:44

Posted by: ena malcup (4151) 

No, I never saw the intermediate situation.

It was Cong when I left, and T&G the next time I saw that location.

Replied: 16th Oct 2022 at 15:16

Posted by: bambam (3063)

I used to shop in there when it was kwik save, quite a good store as well.

Replied: 16th Oct 2022 at 15:45

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Not offering any comment about the food, but the place was so dirty that we used to take with us a wet soapy dishcloth in a plastic bag, to wipe the sticky food/drink splattered table top
ena That was your fault about the tables I would never do what you say anywhere you only have to ask, if not walk out, never had a problem with the tables in any Spoons, we've eaten in, same with the food send it back

Replied: 16th Oct 2022 at 16:51

Posted by: ena malcup (4151) 

Things are different when you are having to indulge your aging mother. It was she who wanted to eat there and decided she needed to take her own dishcloth. As I have indicated, I think it was for social reasons, and I chose not to deprive of that.

Replied: 16th Oct 2022 at 17:03

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

O'Brians for me Ormskirk market sat morning cracking breaky

Replied: 17th Oct 2022 at 21:18

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Hi Malc, best breakfast I've ever had was in courtyard cafe Jaxons court in Wigan, only a small place but very good.

Replied: 18th Oct 2022 at 00:11

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Morning David how u doing pal cornt beat a good breakfast sets thi up for day

Replied: 18th Oct 2022 at 06:41

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Pea and ham soup weather now Malc, just made a full pan as my mother used say get it down thi Gregory it will stick to your ribs.

Replied: 20th Oct 2022 at 12:08

Posted by: whups (13486) 

lobbys to dav .

Replied: 20th Oct 2022 at 12:24

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Oh yes Bri, with an onion and crusty loaf.

Replied: 20th Oct 2022 at 13:23

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Whips, hope you don't mind but was Lily your mam.

Replied: 21st Oct 2022 at 16:00

Posted by: whups (13486) 

no she was 1 of my auntys .

Replied: 21st Oct 2022 at 16:03

Posted by: whups (13486) 

saddly ste atherton who lives in lilac ave has passed on . i,m gutted as i knew him quite well .

Replied: 23rd Oct 2022 at 15:38

Posted by: bambam (3063)

I didn't know about ste Bri I knew him well he was a very nice bloke, condolences to Lynn and his children. R.I.P ste.

Replied: 24th Oct 2022 at 08:36

Posted by: whups (13486) 

not sure wot he died of dav but i heard he went in wigan for some operation which did,nt go according to plan ? .

Replied: 25th Oct 2022 at 12:00

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Tragic Bri, I was in same class as his younger brother Anthony, had many a pint in village with him and he doted on his family, when I lived up there ste lived in Lilac across from yourself.

Replied: 25th Oct 2022 at 13:28

Posted by: whups (13486) 

dougie do you know this eggbeater guy ? . he says he lives on nicolmere ? .

Replied: 29th Oct 2022 at 12:06

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

No, I don't Brian as you know I don't get involved with most on here.

Replied: 29th Oct 2022 at 13:48

Posted by: whups (13486) 

this guy is a bad egg dougie . he says he,s from nicolmere yet he doesnt know fireplace who lived less than a mile from him ? , furthermore he did,nt know that nicolmere has 2 turnings onto it ? . i think he maybe telling porkies .

Replied: 29th Oct 2022 at 15:06

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Tumtingle cousin Jim is not very well I spoke with him on the phone yesterday He sounds bad,

Replied: 31st Oct 2022 at 16:08

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Thanks Tumtell , To hear that not seen him for ages, Jim's wife's sister Anne lives a few doors down from us, she's never said anything I'll look out for her and ask but they are like everyone else only see then passing in the car

Replied: 31st Oct 2022 at 20:43

Posted by: whups (13486) 

iv,e just heard that billy duffy who lives at brocksteads has passed on .

Replied: 1st Nov 2022 at 12:07

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Hi Bri, that name is familiar but can't picture him. R.I.P Billy.

Replied: 1st Nov 2022 at 18:45

Posted by: whups (13486) 

dav he lived at the corner house going into brocksteads ave the street on the right hand side that runs parallel to downall green rd . kenny ryder lived in the same street down at the bottom end . his brother was tony duffy who worked in connelleys estate agents across from the robin hood .

Replied: 2nd Nov 2022 at 00:06
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Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Is there nothing happening in Downallgreen today, nobody posted for days, how is Dicky Eck doing whips is he getting about .?

Replied: 7th Nov 2022 at 11:31

Posted by: whups (13486) 

start calling me by my proper name & i,ll tell you bentneck .

Replied: 7th Nov 2022 at 11:52

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

tumtingle, after your post about our Jim, I walked down to Annes house to ask her about Him, she said she had been with her sister that day and she hadn't said anything regarding Him, it's old age he's 84 now and been having tests for all sorts of thing but she would let me know, if anything changes.

Both you and him are all right yet, your from good stock as your grandmother was into her 90 before she past away

Replied: 7th Nov 2022 at 20:29

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Come on whups don't be like that how the hell will we find out, other than you telling us,
Going to a funeral on Wednesday "Ronnie Boon" from Garswood old school friend
A Photo of Ronnie and Myself on a yearly day out in November 20-- with friends, R.I,P old friend

Replied: 7th Nov 2022 at 20:41
Last edited by dougie: 7th Nov 2022 at 22:39:26

Posted by: tonker (28142) 

Long, long time ago, I can still remember ....... Ronnie Boon lived at number four, my street, in Haydock!

Replied: 7th Nov 2022 at 21:15

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

, why your on here funny thing happened today, why we were out shopping in B.Q I was looking at the paint with the wife, I said to her I can't for the life of me remember the name of that paint we got last time, without thinking she said Conker how did you remember that she said you told me to think of

Replied: 7th Nov 2022 at 21:46

Posted by: tonker (28142) 

Glad to have been of assistance, Dougie.
I'll wave the consultation fee on this occasion, but don't overdo it!

Replied: 7th Nov 2022 at 21:51

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

On the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday think of these two old Downer-Greeners that helped to give us the life we have today, thankfully they both came home, my dad also came home to his wife and seven children thank God but a hell of alot didn't, all gone now R.I.P, and thank you

Replied: 7th Nov 2022 at 23:13
Last edited by dougie: 8th Nov 2022 at 07:58:12

Posted by: whups (13486) 

i used to donate everytime i saw them at heron stan & tommy . the guy on the 2nd from the right i knew as phil (fudge) fairhurst at school dougie .

Replied: 8th Nov 2022 at 00:13
Last edited by whups: 8th Nov 2022 at 01:33:25

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

Whups It is easy to press an "i" on a keyboard instead of a "u" especially on a phone. How is Dicky Eck ?Is he up and about? It is easy to loss contact with people it is 47 years ago since I lived at DG and a lot of water has run under the bridge in that time. I moved from Whitledge Green 8 years ago and I only know that at least 5 neighbours from there have passed away in this time because their houses have been sold

Replied: 8th Nov 2022 at 07:53

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Peter, I think whups would like to be called by his first name "Brian or Bri" off friends on here if the truth be told ,

Bentlegs is a friend, but we never use that name to me he is Tumtingle or Tumtell and there's a story to that

Replied: 8th Nov 2022 at 08:59

Posted by: whups (13486) 

i see wot your saying & if it,s a "one off" i can accept that ,but not every time . that,s no mistake or slip of the finger ? .

Replied: 8th Nov 2022 at 12:00

Posted by: bert (704)

Good afternoon,everyone.sorry i have not been on.i have had a few health problems.but reading what i am reading ,falling out over bentlegs pressing wrong button,and still nobody says how Dickie Eck is doing.but it is nice to see all the same people are still on,oh did i say our Carl has not died.

Replied: 8th Nov 2022 at 13:40

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

I have said before "BamBam" should let this thread run itself out as only 15 different people have posted anything then only cupel a times, the count is only going up because people click on time and time again to have a look but say nothing,

Replied: 8th Nov 2022 at 14:49

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Whups it was not a slip of the finger it was the way my ipad worked it was predicted text I don't have a computer any more, it broke down and I ain't buying a new one at 86 years old so accept my apologies.

Replied: 8th Nov 2022 at 18:23

Posted by: suesa (645)

Bentlegs I was speaking with Richard about 8 weeks ago. He was looking good and getting about on his mobility scooter. Said he gets to the Bell when he can although this conversation took place in better weather and longer days. All in all he was doing ok.
Good to hear from you Bert and hope you're feeling better. Take care

Replied: 8th Nov 2022 at 22:58

Posted by: whups (13486) 

dickie,s doin ok & spoke to him recently . getting around DG in his mobility scooter on a regular basis .

Replied: 8th Nov 2022 at 23:53

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

BRIAN , GLAD WE GOT THAT SORTED,

Replied: 9th Nov 2022 at 09:06

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Hi Bert are you feeling any better, I don't walk down Bryn very mutch so I've,e not seen you, hope you get to A1 soon

Replied: 9th Nov 2022 at 09:10

Posted by: bert (704)

hi Bentlegs.i am all right,suffering with vertigo at present,which is not good as i have a few appointments in the next few weeks,which i am not lookimg forward to,not been to where i saw you last time,give my regards to Mollie,and family.hope to see you soon.

Replied: 9th Nov 2022 at 10:30

Posted by: whups (13486) 

thank you bentlegs , it,s nice to be nice .

Replied: 9th Nov 2022 at 11:07

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

"snap" Keep me informed "Bert" of any good progress you make with your vertigo, as I'm having the same problem, just got off the phone to the Doctors about it, it's when I first stand-up or if I look-up for a few seconds I go all dizi and unsteady on my legs

- Can you help me out in anyway Doctor Thomson

Replied: 9th Nov 2022 at 11:08

Posted by: whups (13486) 

it,s not with the help of several pints of bitter from the bowling club is it dougie ? .

Replied: 9th Nov 2022 at 11:23

Posted by: dougie (5019) 

Will be in the club this afternoon Brian as a rule it makes it better, I'll wait and see as you forget about it when your out with friends

Replied: 9th Nov 2022 at 12:04

Posted by: bert (704)

hi Dougie,i was not going dizzy ,the whole room was spinning,and i was hitting the ground,i could not stand up at all.my Doctor gave me Prochlorperazine,which helped,but i have none left,and my D0ctors is shut on wednesday afternoon,so i am taking things slowly.

Replied: 9th Nov 2022 at 12:40

Posted by: whups (13486) 

bert you,ve got to get off that lager .

Replied: 9th Nov 2022 at 15:07

Posted by: bert (704)

hi Whups,never had a drink of alcohol,for years,because of medication i take for my lungs and other problems.i could love a whisky but i cant.

Replied: 9th Nov 2022 at 15:30

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Thy supped anough tho Bert take care pal

Replied: 9th Nov 2022 at 19:39

Posted by: whups (13486) 

same as me bert . it,s around 5yrs since i had a pint .

Replied: 9th Nov 2022 at 23:57

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Bert I will see if I can get down to Bryn then we can have a chat, got quite a bit to tell you but I can,t put it on here, see thi soon.

Replied: 10th Nov 2022 at 09:48

Posted by: whups (13486) 

guys one of my cousins who works in the hospice shop in ashton put her husbands army coat & beret in the window for rememberance day as a tribute for the army & some scumbag has nicked it out of the shop. her husband alan died around 5 yrs ago & she,s very upset about it considering she was asked to do it . if any of you who mooch around bryn or ashton here about any being sold please get back to me .

Replied: 10th Nov 2022 at 12:05

Posted by: ena malcup (4151) 

Hope that they manage to nick the miscreant, but the odds are not favourable.

Replied: 10th Nov 2022 at 19:36

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

Bloody shocking that Brian scumbags they are

Replied: 11th Nov 2022 at 07:19

Posted by: whups (13486) 

yep malc & i,ll bet they are wearing it today .

Replied: 11th Nov 2022 at 11:14

Posted by: Dagutd27 (687) 

I bri mi would have been 100 today served in North Africa Desert Rats RIP and same to all who served they will turn up Brian

Replied: 11th Nov 2022 at 23:00

Posted by: whups (13486) 

yes i know malc but i just keep thinking about that scumbag who nicked alan,s coat & beret .

Replied: 11th Nov 2022 at 23:58

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

Some scrote who could be stood on a street rattling a collection tin which a[so was probably pinched off a counter

Replied: 13th Nov 2022 at 07:16
Last edited by PeterP: 13th Nov 2022 at 10:39:28

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Hi Bri, I was approached by an ex downallgreener today whilst working, Barry Hill who lived on same street as me for a long time he also worked at Mabeys do you remember him.

Replied: 16th Nov 2022 at 19:04

Posted by: whups (13486) 

yes i know benny very well dav , how,s he doing .

Replied: 17th Nov 2022 at 00:00

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Hi Bri, he suffered a stroke and is living in mecure hotel at moment in Wigan, he is waiting for social to sort him a flat out.

Replied: 17th Nov 2022 at 04:55

Posted by: whups (13486) 

i know he got stung with some bird he took up with & she stung him for his flat & all his stuff in hamilton rd .

Replied: 17th Nov 2022 at 11:39

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Oh dear, no wonder he was ill he told me he was on streets but didn't say what had happened, poor lad hope he gets sorted.

Replied: 17th Nov 2022 at 22:45

Posted by: whups (13486) 

dont think he,ll get that 1 sorted dav .

Replied: 17th Nov 2022 at 23:49

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Probably not Bri, but I certainly wish all the best for him.

Replied: 18th Nov 2022 at 00:19

Posted by: whups (13486) 

dav that happened years ago wot,s he been doing upto now ? .

Replied: 18th Nov 2022 at 01:28

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Don't know Bri, next time I see him I will ask him.

Replied: 18th Nov 2022 at 12:03

Posted by: whups (13486) 

yes dav ask him . i seem to remember that he moved into those flats in booths brow rd on the corner of d/green rd wot was the old co-op .

Replied: 18th Nov 2022 at 12:18

Posted by: whups (13486) 

dav carol hulse who married mark prior has passed on .

Replied: 24th Nov 2022 at 12:33

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Oh dear that's shocking news Bri I knew carol very well, I used to see her shopping with her trolley on a regular basis in Wigan just before john died, thanks Bri, R.I.P carol I will certainly miss you.

Replied: 25th Nov 2022 at 00:51

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

HI BAM BAM looking a bit full

Replied: 29th Nov 2022 at 15:16

Posted by: PeterP (11474)

I agree with Bentlegs maybe time for DG 21. On my laptop i can scroll from the top to the bottom of the thread in seconds using page up/down keys but if you do not have these buttons then it must take ages to get to the bottom of the thread

Replied: 1st Dec 2022 at 07:01

Posted by: bentlegs (5330)

Your right PeterP I don't have that facility on my I pads

Replied: 2nd Dec 2022 at 10:43

Posted by: bambam (3063)

Please go to thread number 21.

Replied: 2nd Dec 2022 at 14:20

 

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