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EX DOWNALL GREENERS 7

Started by: bambam (2120)

Started: 9th Jan 2015 at 11:30
Last edited by bambam: 9th Jan 2015 at 11:43:57

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Sorry about the delay here it is THREAD 7

Replied: 9th Jan 2015 at 11:48

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

________________________________Thanks bambam ----------------------------------------------

"Maseumbula's Thread" I think this should be linked to this thead so as not to get lost as it's all about Downall Green

=====Factory Houses Garswood======

Replied: 9th Jan 2015 at 11:53

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

This is the map link ----Here----- that Dodger posted for us of the local area , just fill in Town, post code and add these two numbers at the bottom in OS coordinates 356175---400299 then pick the year you would like to look at

Replied: 9th Jan 2015 at 12:46
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Posted by: uncle joe (697)

Dougie, thanks for posting the factory houses link, I'd missed it last time.

Looking at the map on that link, there is the name Marl Bank, which is new to me. I always thought that the mill was on the other side of the brook (near where the "k" in bank is). On the map, it is shown as being on the other side of the little "one ended" brook, and not in between as I thought.

Is it just my memory playing tricks on where the mill was? Did anyone ever find any photos of the actual mill?

Replied: 9th Jan 2015 at 14:36

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi dougie, sorry it's taken so long I only come out of Wythenshawe hospital on wed night,i had to have a growth removed from my left lung but im on road to recovery now.

Replied: 9th Jan 2015 at 16:58
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Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Joe--I always thought that the mill was on the other side of the brook (near where the "k" in bank is
So did I just under the bridge

Joe--On the map, it is shown as being on the other side of the little "one ended" brook
if you mean the buildings on the right at the end of the brook they would be in the mill fields on the right as you go in, could them be the Barrock for Lord Gerrads Army

Replied: 9th Jan 2015 at 17:03
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Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Sorry to hear that all I can say look after yourself as they have done their bit,

Replied: 9th Jan 2015 at 17:08

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Thanks dougie, its really good to be back on here.

Replied: 9th Jan 2015 at 17:11

Posted by: erwick (135)

MARL BANK,
The pair of semis at the bottom of Rectory Road, close to the crossroads, are named Marl Bank and have a date of 1887.

Replied: 9th Jan 2015 at 20:21

Posted by: whups (4823) 

could,nt they be the terraced row where the crossroad is that were knocked down . they were near the cromps factory . i think gordon kitts once lived in 1 .

Replied: 11th Jan 2015 at 15:22

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Oh sorry you have been ill bambam,
Glad to hear you on the mend .hope your Tina gave you some TLC.

Replied: 11th Jan 2015 at 16:29

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hello Trixie, hope you all ok yes tina was over here when I went in and I got loads of tlc, she had her birthday here and put lots of pics on facebook, im so glad she met her old friends while she was here I know she really enjoyed it quite sad to see them go really but back to reality.

Replied: 11th Jan 2015 at 16:40

Posted by: Campfire (585) 

ALL - it may have been asked previously.. if it has then please except my apologies.

WHY was the fun day in Downall Green called JELLY DAY ???

Replied: 13th Jan 2015 at 15:51

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

It was Walking Day that was called Jelly Sunday...
I'm not sure myself but someone will tell us i'm sure.
But we always had house parties on that day and all the family and friends came for tea and we always had jelly.

Replied: 13th Jan 2015 at 16:08

Posted by: Campfire (585) 

Thanks trixie.
I remember years ago walking up to the Church at Downall Green and the roads being packed with folk, I think it was around May time but not sure ??? The pub had standing room only and everyone was enjoying the day.
Also remember having a pint with Colin Hayes, he moved to Bryn when he got married but always talked about Downall Green at the pit. He once took me to a shed for a pint of home brew and the shed was called the "Chestnut Suite" what a afternnon that was....Does anyone recall the shed?

Replied: 13th Jan 2015 at 16:24

Posted by: RobinG (451)

Campfire.

The correct name for the day was 'Trinity Sunday', this was when the Churches of Holy Trinity and St Andrews, Garswood came together for a walk around Downall Green with bands playing and banners flying, with everyone dressed in their best Summer outfits. A Service was held on the village green, and then as Trixie said, everyone went home for a party when lots of Jelly and Custard were consumed. A wonderful day was had by all.

Replied: 13th Jan 2015 at 17:06

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi campfire, I remember jelly sunday very well I walked from 5yrs old to 15yrs old, we used to get all the gear from annie deacon's shop on rectory rd, as Trixie says all the famalies after the event went home for tea and the ladies had been cooking all day,everyone had jelly with whatever {hence} jelly sunday, the blue bell pub and the village club was absouletly packed out, I was also a very good friend of colin hayes and had spent time in the chestnut suite then staggered back to d-green the worse for wear, it's such a pity they do not celebrate jelly sunday like they used to.

Replied: 13th Jan 2015 at 18:27

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Sorry Robin.i omitted to mention the most important thing "Trinity Sunday" etc..
My 3 children all walked at trinity.
I got carried away with all the talk of all that Jelly. we always had red and it's still the most favourite.

Replied: 13th Jan 2015 at 18:59

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi Trixie, I bet you can make a good jelly.

Replied: 13th Jan 2015 at 19:30

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Yes bambam i have lots & lots of practice.
Break Jelly up in squares in a jug, add a little water put in microwave (modern method )for about a minute then stir till disolved,add cold water to the required measurement.i find it sets quicker this way.
Everybody having jelly tomorrow?


Replied: 13th Jan 2015 at 19:57

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Oh thanks Trixie, I will remember and try that I aint never made a jelly only ate loads

Replied: 13th Jan 2015 at 20:38
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Posted by: Campfire (585) 

bambam - I'm pleased that you also frequented the "Chestnut Suite" can you recall the bloke who owned it? When was the last time you seen Colin Hayes, I've not seen him for years..

Replied: 14th Jan 2015 at 15:06

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Well i don't know if it is widely known but they don't have a resident Rector there now,not sure if they are getting a replacement for the last one.

Replied: 14th Jan 2015 at 16:28

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi campfire, yes I know the chap who owned the chestnut suite he still lives in cedar grove, not seen colin in years but I bumped into his brother Stephen at raei he tells me colin is fine, when im better I will go find him.

Replied: 14th Jan 2015 at 17:43

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi Trixie, im missing summat here I aint been on in a while, is david abbott not there now.

Replied: 14th Jan 2015 at 18:05

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

No bambam he retired,i don't know where he as gone and i have not bothered to ask.
I don't think there is many in the congregation these days.so i'm told.

Replied: 14th Jan 2015 at 18:17

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Thanks for info Trixie, such a shame it's a lovely church with a lot of background,hope someone takes over shortly.

Replied: 14th Jan 2015 at 18:41

Posted by: Campfire (585) 

bambam - thanks mate.. get better soon..

Replied: 15th Jan 2015 at 10:54

Posted by: bambam (2120)

wil do, thanks campfire keep in touch.

Replied: 15th Jan 2015 at 13:36

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Wow Trixie, that is the first time in my memory there hasn't been a resident Rector at Holy Trinity..... That was never my Church, I went to DG Methodist , but I would hate to see that Church go into decline... My Great great great great Grandmother was born in 1827 in Downall Green... Married there and both she and my Great great great great Granddad are buried there.. I only learned of that a couple of years ago, so when I go over this summer, I will be going to Holy Trinity to find their grave...

Replied: 15th Jan 2015 at 14:54

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Yes it a sad time.Margaret still does flowers there.they have someone who does the services and funerals and i presume Weddings that goes to different churches.there is still a caretaker Lady..i must ask Sylvia how they go on with the choir,surely they must still have choir practice.
I will try and get more info.the house next to the church must be empty too. I was confirmed there and i got Married there nearly 51 years ago and all my children were Christened and confirmed there as well.my Grand parents and other relatives buried there.

Replied: 15th Jan 2015 at 15:32
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Posted by: suesa (596)

Hiya jouell & trixie, I have been told that there will be another Rector at Holy Trinity but it does now take a few months to decide on the candidate (think they need to apply - like a job) It is a shame to not have a Rector there straight away, I guess that things have changed over the years. I'm assuming the information I have been given is correct no doubt if anyone knows different they will let us know.
I think all Downall Greeners have some link with the church. I was Christened there, confirmed there, married there 43 yrs ago and brought all my children home as babies - from wherever we were living - to be christened there. Also have family buried there. I'm sure it will all work out ok .....

Replied: 15th Jan 2015 at 16:54
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Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Thanks suesa very good to know.it will be interesting to see how they go on.

Replied: 15th Jan 2015 at 17:18

Posted by: erwick (135)

The Church will not be having another full time permanent vicar / rector until a debt has been paid off?????
At this point in time I'm unaware of the amount of debt involved, or indeed what is being done to reduce the same.
I, like many people have had dealings with the Church for many years, plus my great, great grandparents before me.

Replied: 16th Jan 2015 at 14:03

Posted by: suesa (596)

Thanks for that Eric. I hadn't heard that. Hope it's not too long before there is a permanent rector in place.

Replied: 16th Jan 2015 at 17:19

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

I've been away for a few days it's nice to come home see you've all been talking to each other ,

jouell--Dave told me in the club last week you were coming over in July wouldn't it be nice if another reunion was coming up like last time you came over

Just like to add the very first time any women were allowed in the Village club for a drink was on a Trinity Sunday

Replied: 17th Jan 2015 at 08:23

Posted by: RobinG (451)

Hi Dougie. Happy New Year to you, hope you had a good holiday. Thick frost down here in Kent, but the sun is shining in a clear blue sky. Hope they get Holy Trinity Church sorted out soon, wonderful Church, unfortunately, I did not get time to look round when I came up for Joe's funeral the other week, on that point, Seasons greetings to trixie and erwick. Must go now as I am about to get the train up to London as I have a RAF meeting at mid-day.

Replied: 17th Jan 2015 at 08:38

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

We got married at Holy Trinity Church in 1975 and our eldest was christened there in 1978 but when our second son was born in 1981 Rector Abbott would not christen him because we lived in another parish

Replied: 17th Jan 2015 at 10:11

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

My Daughter was Christened & Confirmed and lived in the Parish but he would not Marry her as she had not attended Church so after much upset.they went to St Peters,no problem.

I wondered how he went on with buriel if the person had not attened Church!!

Replied: 17th Jan 2015 at 10:34
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Posted by: jouell (4705)

Hi Dougie, I am thinking of getting together with David and family and any others such as yourself, Bert, Joan Thomas and her husband at the Bowling Club.. Have to get it sorted before I come over..

Replied: 17th Jan 2015 at 14:29

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

Tumtingle, I maybe wrong but i think women were first allowed in the Village club on Coronation day,but like i bay i could be wrong,

Replied: 17th Jan 2015 at 22:24

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Tumtell sorry I have to say this but your right again it's my mistake it was for the Coronation, may have been followed by Trinity Sundays

Replied: 18th Jan 2015 at 13:00

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi dougie, maybe it's time for a re-union i missed last one due to unforseen circumstances, i would love to meet present and old greeners this thread means a lot to me and i would certainly not miss next one.

Replied: 19th Jan 2015 at 18:33
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Posted by: tonker (21862) 

I was told tonight that Ste Jones (aka 'bonehead'), lived in Wentworth Road, has died. He's only about 56 or 57. Maybe known to a few on here?

Replied: 19th Jan 2015 at 22:45

Posted by: bambam (2120)

yes tonker i did know ste,that's sad news thanks for letting us know he was a couple of years older than me if you hear of funeral arrangements please keep me informed,thanks.RIP ste.

Replied: 20th Jan 2015 at 03:06

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

jouell Quote-----I am going to England this summer for 5 weeks, looking forward to that..

Quote jopuell---- Dougie, I am thinking of getting together with David and family at the bowling club


bambam-- Maybe us old DGs could gatecrash I'll be there as I'll be no the door if it comes off at the bowling club so I can sign you all in no problem

You never know may go to this one with his mate as his mates a member

Replied: 20th Jan 2015 at 09:19
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Posted by: jouell (4705)

lol dougie, that's just fine with me....

Replied: 20th Jan 2015 at 14:24

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Thanks dougie, that sounds good not been in club since buffs moved out of old band hut.

Replied: 20th Jan 2015 at 19:19
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Posted by: bert (685)

hi dougie when youre signing bambam in i will be on the other side rubbing his name out.ha ha .it would be nice for some downall greeners there especialy for jouelle.

Replied: 21st Jan 2015 at 10:14

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Thanks bert,i knew i could rely on you are ya bringing some sediment.

Replied: 21st Jan 2015 at 10:36

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Bert if I get over run with the signing in bit you can always come and give me a lift as your also a member of the club, so thats three of us all being well You,Me,& Bambam

Replied: 21st Jan 2015 at 10:39

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Make that five of us don't forget my boss was related to Dave

Replied: 21st Jan 2015 at 10:47

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Oh that is funny...I am so looking forward to it and seeing you all... Dougie or Bert will have to tell David and put him in the picture...I would have to write a letter, as I can't phone him anymore, him giving up his house phone.... Yay, getting excited

Replied: 21st Jan 2015 at 14:34

Posted by: erwick (135)

Any room for me?
I'm a relative to Gordon Jukes and played football with Brian Naylor, does that count?

Replied: 21st Jan 2015 at 17:35

Posted by: jouell (4705)

lol Eric, I'm sure someone will sign you in.. would be lovely to see you again....

Replied: 21st Jan 2015 at 17:39
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Posted by: erwick (135)

Thanks Janet, it would be good to see you. I've had a few health problems over Christmas/New Year so not managed to get in touch, but although not 100%, I'll try next week.

By the way whilst I was in the Doctor's surgery about 3 weeks ago, I met someone who was a "blast from the past".....she introduced herself to me because I hadn't seen her up close, but as soon as I went to her it was clear that it was Veronica Lowe (that was). In the very short time we had together she said that your Roy was coming back??

Veronica was at Rectory and Grammar school with us, but she talked to me as if I knew what she'd been doing the past 50 years or so. Don't know anything about her since school days, but it was nice to know that she recognised me!!

Replied: 21st Jan 2015 at 18:11

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Eric, I don't remember her.. Wonder how she knew about Roy

Replied: 21st Jan 2015 at 20:47

Posted by: erwick (135)

Janet, with my family history head on, I see that a VERONICA LOWE married BILLY SIMM in 1971. Now the only Billy Simm I know is in the building trade with Don Wakefield, based at Bryn Road.
Does either of these families ring any bells?

Replied: 22nd Jan 2015 at 13:16

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Not to me Eric... The only Simms I knew of, but never knew any of them personally, were the Simms who lived first house at the bottom of the steps on Hawthorn Ave...

Replied: 22nd Jan 2015 at 13:33

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi erwick,i lived next door to billy and veronica simm in elm ave in 70s, maybe same couple.

Replied: 22nd Jan 2015 at 18:10

Posted by: erwick (135)

Hi bambam,
Janet has just confirmed to me that it is the same couple, thanks.

Replied: 22nd Jan 2015 at 20:17

Posted by: bambam (2120)

That's good erwick, i remember family well and have a bit of history of them both they had 2 children girl i think was cheryl, not sure of the boys name,if you need any more info you can e-mail me at bambamlewis@gmail.com.

Replied: 22nd Jan 2015 at 20:58

Posted by: bert (685)

hi i know billy and veronica they did live next to you bam bam.billy is a bit younger than me.i think billy came from bryn.if i remember known billy for a long time nice man

Replied: 23rd Jan 2015 at 12:36

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

There was a Sandra Simm that had a younger(?) brother. Are they any relation to the ones mentioned? Cant for the life of me think of the brothers name.

Replied: 26th Jan 2015 at 10:08

Posted by: whups (4823) 

some more bad news today . carl kemp died l/week.

Replied: 26th Jan 2015 at 15:31
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Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi bri, that name Is familiar but can't picture it should I know him.

Replied: 26th Jan 2015 at 20:19

Posted by: whups (4823) 

his dad tommy kemp used to go in the bell dav.

Replied: 26th Jan 2015 at 22:49

Posted by: bambam (2120)

thanks bri, still cannot remember him, just been informed bob birkett of birch grove has passed away R.I.P BOB.

Replied: 27th Jan 2015 at 21:30

Posted by: whups (4823) 

didnt know that dav . tommy kemp lived in chimes rd in bryn , but did his boozing in the bell . always smartly dressed & used to sit with kenny halliwell.

Replied: 28th Jan 2015 at 00:35

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Thanks bri, I remember him now.

Replied: 28th Jan 2015 at 09:17

Posted by: whups (4823) 

no probs dav.

Replied: 28th Jan 2015 at 15:23

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi bri, if you hear of funeral arrangements for bob will you please let me know thanks.

Replied: 30th Jan 2015 at 18:33

Posted by: tonker (21862) 

Dave, Tommy Welding says Ste Jones' funeral is on Tuesday afternoon, 3.30 @ St.Helens Crem., then afterwards at Garswood Hall Bowling Club.

Replied: 1st Feb 2015 at 13:19

Posted by: whups (4823) 

will do dav.

Replied: 1st Feb 2015 at 16:39

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Thanks for that tonker, much appreciated.

Replied: 2nd Feb 2015 at 00:58
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Posted by: bambam (2120)

cheers bri.

Replied: 2nd Feb 2015 at 01:02

Posted by: whups (4823) 

heard nowt yet dav, nobody seems to know anything.

Replied: 5th Feb 2015 at 01:19

Posted by: bambam (2120)

No prob bri,cannot get in touch with any family members I ain't seen em in years, thanks pal.

Replied: 6th Feb 2015 at 19:42

Posted by: erwick (135)

Sad to report the death of an old friend and next door neighbour. John Sutton from Spindle Hillock sadly passed away at his family home in Robbinsville, North Carolina, where they had moved to in 2001.
John had cancer and knew that it was a question of time before the inevitable happened. 6 years as it turned out.
John and his wife, Alma had planned what was to be done after John's death and yesterday, Saturday I attended a "Celebration of John's life" at Birtle, Bury which was one of the things they had planned.
It was a moving few hours.
They had emigrated to America in 1978 and made a very good life for themselves in California and Florida.
It was good to meet up with Alma and her family and friends and also David Sutton, a nephew of John who I new from many years ago in Spindle Hillock.
Rest in peace John.

Replied: 8th Feb 2015 at 11:33

Posted by: suesa (596)

Sad news Eric.
R.I.P. John

Replied: 8th Feb 2015 at 12:18

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi erwick, I went school with a lad from spindle hillock hugh john Sutton, is it same family.

Replied: 9th Feb 2015 at 08:11

Posted by: erwick (135)

Hi bambam,
I think we've had this conversation before on this forum.
It isn't the same person. John Sutton who passed away was 69 and lived at 67 Spindle Hillock, son of Harry and Lucy Sutton, Hugh John is a number of years younger and son to Hughie and Elsie. They lived nearer to the railway bridge, unsure of the number.

Replied: 9th Feb 2015 at 08:19

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

John Sutton came to visit me last time he was over here, he never told us that he had cancer, he looked fit and healthy then, r,I,p, John.

Replied: 9th Feb 2015 at 10:37

Posted by: whups (4823) 

did he have a brother called kenny ? .

Replied: 9th Feb 2015 at 15:21

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Yes i think he did he was older Whups and a Sister called Sheila.i think.may be wrong!!
I can recall what she looked like but the name may be wrong.
The name of Kenny's brother was called Jimmy and his sister was Maureen Sutton so could be a different family.

Replied: 9th Feb 2015 at 16:10
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Posted by: erwick (135)

Kenny, Maureen and Jimmy were cousins to John. They lived across the road from each other in Spindle Hillock.

Replied: 9th Feb 2015 at 20:44

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Thanks for your recent post erwick, you are correct we did have that write up before I have looked back on our board, thanks for all your info, I have spoken to my mother and she remembers both famalies. R.I.P john.

Replied: 11th Feb 2015 at 21:13
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Posted by: Campfire (585) 

whups - Hi mate, how is big Dickie Eck getting on ???

Replied: 18th Feb 2015 at 08:12

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Update us Brian If you see him tell him Dougie's been asking about him,(I've not seen him yet)

Replied: 18th Feb 2015 at 19:54

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

---Link Here--- To marriages from 1900/1915 at Holy Trinity Church you may find your grand parents on the list

Replied: 22nd Feb 2015 at 12:49

Posted by: bambam (2120)

very interesting dougie, thanks for sharing.

Replied: 22nd Feb 2015 at 19:27

Posted by: suesa (596)

Very interesting, although my family not listed I noticed a listing for the house where I was born in Rectory Road also two listings for the house I live in now. Spotted that the landlord of the Blue Bell on 18th April 1908 was a John Greenall. That doesn't mean anything to me but just an interesting fact

Replied: 22nd Feb 2015 at 22:27
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Posted by: whups (4823) 

he,s not to bad . had a fall the other week & had to ring the alarm for someone to come out to help him get up off the floor . was passing last monday & saw him through the window & gave him a shout & he waved back . so all in all he,s ok . still on the mob scooter though.

Replied: 23rd Feb 2015 at 00:58

Posted by: jouell (4705)

That's a shame about Dicky, always was a big strapping lad, the thousands of miles he's walked with his dogs over the years and now he's in the position he's in... Happens to most of us as we get older I suppose.. still... Wishing him All the Best...

Replied: 23rd Feb 2015 at 16:38

Posted by: bert (685)

i hope dicky has got a licence for that mobile scooter.never remember seeing him driving a car.not seen him for a long while i used to see him passing our house going to betting shop at bryn .nice fellow dick known him all my life.nice to hear he is doing all right.been passed hes house a few times but never seen him .

Replied: 25th Feb 2015 at 10:57

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Glad to hear dickie is doing ok, had many a pint with him in bell.

Replied: 25th Feb 2015 at 12:17

Posted by: whups (4823) 

hi dav , did you know that spike had fallen & broke his arm ? .

Replied: 28th Feb 2015 at 14:30

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi bri, yes mick phoned me and said that he had fallen outside his house and broke his arm in 3 places {dozy sod} it must be strong ale in that bell I will have pay a visit, he tells me his mother will not let him out now but I can't see him being stuck in for long, you will have go round bri and take him for a pint ha ha.

Replied: 28th Feb 2015 at 18:45
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Posted by: whups (4823) 

i saw him on friday on his way round to the bus stop .

Replied: 28th Feb 2015 at 22:05

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi bri, he phoned me this morning and said he was having plaster off on Monday, so he should be back to normal shortly.

Replied: 1st Mar 2015 at 17:20

Posted by: whups (4823) 

ha ha , it depends wot you call normal dav.

Replied: 2nd Mar 2015 at 14:50

Posted by: bambam (2120)

well bri, st Helens flyer at 12 bells from d-green market tavern first stop 2 pints, then glass house 2 pints,then he will make his way to bus station calling at swan 2 pints,then bus home to village club 2 pints not a bad day out eh.

Replied: 2nd Mar 2015 at 19:13
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Posted by: whups (4823) 

no it,s not dav. he says he dos,nt booze much.

Replied: 2nd Mar 2015 at 22:12

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi bri, I hope spike is ok I have tried to get in touch with him regarding his recent visit to hospital but he finds mobile phones hard to work and cannot do text, if you see him please tell him I have been asking about his welfare, cheers bri.

Replied: 6th Mar 2015 at 17:04

Posted by: whups (4823) 

no probs dav. i,ll let him know.

Replied: 7th Mar 2015 at 20:14

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Thanks bri.

Replied: 9th Mar 2015 at 10:01

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

We have been to the churchyard today to remove the Christmas pots and flowers from my Mams grave and replace them with her Mothering Sunday flowers, one thing I don't like seeing is Christmas pots and flowers left on people's graves for too long it's like the flowers are saying they've not been since Christmas (well that's what I always think)

I leave a brush there to give the grave and path a clean it only takes a few minutes and it looks better

Replied: 11th Mar 2015 at 20:18
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Posted by: bambam (2120)

That's nice dougie it seems most of the graves are looked after there.

Replied: 11th Mar 2015 at 22:03

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

For anyone that doesn't know Rector Hall's grave is at the top on the right as you look at the photo,just for interest anyone know why is gravestone faces the opposite way to the rest of the gravestones

Replied: 12th Mar 2015 at 06:58

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Thanks for doing your bit Dougie.
It would be interesting to know about the gravestone facing the other way,but i don't think many would be still alive now to give you an answer,just out of curiosity is there anymore Rectors buried in there?
I remember him so well.

Replied: 12th Mar 2015 at 09:08

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Rector Hall and Stan Foster (school headmaster) walking day 1954 taken off WW album to show you him, Trixie I always clean that section of the graveyard where it leads to my Mams grave

Replied: 12th Mar 2015 at 10:03
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Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Thanks Dougie it brings back so many Memories?
Stan Foster always seemed an old Man to me,never remember him looking any different.but Rector Hall always looked the same too.

Replied: 12th Mar 2015 at 10:20

Posted by: erwick (135)

Trixie, Rector Eaton is buried there along with his family, just as you go through the gate where the rubbish bins are.
Regarding the direction the gravestone is pointing, it's probably Rector Hall looking for the "Bell"???
The little boy holding Rector Hall's hand is Roger Dandridge, the grandson to Mr. Foster.

Replied: 12th Mar 2015 at 11:49

Posted by: whups (4823) 

iv,e noticed that this is happening at quite a lot of rectors in other graveyards.

Replied: 12th Mar 2015 at 17:07

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Rector Hall was laid to rest the the opposite way to everyone else so if they all were all in church he would be facing his congregation like he always did

erwick shame on you not knowing why he points the opposite way

Replied: 12th Mar 2015 at 17:25

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Well it may be both things Dougie and erwick because he was always in one place or the other.
Things were never the same after he went.so nobody could follow him as he was well liked by so many people.

Replied: 12th Mar 2015 at 17:41
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Posted by: dougie (4424) 

trixie, I should have put on resurrection day Rector Hall will already be facing his congregation

Replied: 12th Mar 2015 at 18:22

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Replied: 12th Mar 2015 at 19:29

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

I'm not really sure as to the order the Rectors were there, but when did Rector Hall die, and who replaced him? I'm going to guess it was about 1962.

Tell me the name of who the rector was pre '62, and I'll tell you a surprising story...

Replied: 13th Mar 2015 at 07:51

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Pre '62 was Rector Hall....was'nt it?

Replied: 13th Mar 2015 at 11:10

Posted by: erwick (135)

1838-1869 H.H.SHERLOCK
1869-1901 W.J.MELVILLE
1902-1933 W.WILLIAMS
1933-1961 W.R.H.HALL
1962-1964 W.A.GALE
1964-1980 E.EATON
1980-2015 D.R.ABBOTT

Replied: 13th Mar 2015 at 12:18

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

The story I have (which is true) probably points to the time of Rector Hall.

About 12 months before he died, he assaulted a teenager so badly that the victim required medical attention, and was confined to bed for a week. The attending physician was Dr. McCurdy, who tried to persuade the parents to report him to the Police...

Apart from myself, there are others that can corroborate this. Surprising, considering how well liked he was.

Replied: 13th Mar 2015 at 12:58

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Rector hall once told his congregation if anyone needs to talk to me you will find me behind blue bell door.

Replied: 14th Mar 2015 at 07:48

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Anyone remember his car it must have been a vintage car even in the 50s it was that old

Replied: 14th Mar 2015 at 08:02

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

I vagely remember that he was bigger than the car.am i right?was it white?

Replied: 14th Mar 2015 at 09:37

Posted by: RobinG (451)

I remember Rector Hall's funeral as I was one of the bearers that carried the coffin into the Church the evening before the funeral, it was a very big affair. I was serving in the RAF at the time and wore my uniform. The car he drove was an Austin Seven, can't be sure about the colour, but I think it was black. I remember that he gave me a lift one day, and as I got in, he told me to mind where I put my feet, when I looked down at the floor, I could see the roadway through the holes in the floor, no MOT in those days.

Replied: 14th Mar 2015 at 10:00

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Hi Robin, So you will be able to pick his plot from the photo I uploaded my Mam/Dad are the second grave down on the left, by the way the back of your old house is in clear view when you look across with it being winter,

Anyone remember the glass cover that was over Rector Williams grave in the 40s it's the first one on the corner if you were walking down towards the Dell,

Replied: 14th Mar 2015 at 12:52

Posted by: RobinG (451)

Hi Dougie. Hope you are well, I noticed that you had a good view of the rear of Booths Brow Road when I attended Joe Calderbanks funeral recently.

Replied: 14th Mar 2015 at 13:42

Posted by: whups (4823) 

i think it,s in the plot facing the toilets . eddie banks & dave roberts are there as well.

Replied: 14th Mar 2015 at 15:42

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

Can any of you shed any more light on the assault incident I mentioned above?

Replied: 16th Mar 2015 at 10:21

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

His car was Grey & Rust, A 1937 Austin 7,

Replied: 16th Mar 2015 at 20:17

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Dougie, PeterP, Dave, Bert.. Sun July 26th at 3pm....

Replied: 18th Mar 2015 at 15:34

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Looks like I'll be having a early night on the 26th july as I only usually turn out at 8,00pm on Sunday night (see you all there all being well)

Replied: 18th Mar 2015 at 20:18

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Dougie I will show my face but still turn out at night

Replied: 18th Mar 2015 at 20:35

Posted by: jouell (4705)

It's in the afternoon as I was advised that would be the best time for everyone to be able to talk as it won't be as busy ....

Replied: 18th Mar 2015 at 21:11

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Jouell don't worry if folk want a chin wag they will show their faces

Replied: 19th Mar 2015 at 12:40

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Just for jouell as promise
Looking down the side at the old police garages


The back of the old clinic if I get the chance to the one of the front I will do

Replied: 19th Mar 2015 at 19:33

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Thanks Dougie... I bet that house is lovely inside, not the 'House of Horrors' it used to be, lol...
Wonder if it's haunted at all, if they ever get woke up with the screams of children having their teeth yanked out

Replied: 19th Mar 2015 at 22:12

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Heard last night that the village club is closing on the 2nd April

Replied: 23rd Mar 2015 at 08:54

Posted by: erwick (135)

Just been round to the club. There are no signs or posters, but I've set the wheels in motion to try to get to the bottom of it.

Replied: 23rd Mar 2015 at 12:50

Posted by: RobinG (451)

Had a wonderful day today. I had the pleasure to be invited to the opening of the new education and learning centre at the Battle of Britain Memorial site at Capel le Ferne on the cliftop above Folkestone in Kent. The ceremony was performed by HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. As a Trustee of the Memorial, I had the honour to be introduced to them both, together with HRH Prince Michael of Kent, who is our Patron. Unfortunately, the weather could not have been worse, with heavy rain, high winds and mist, a planned flypast by a Spitfire and Hurricane, together with a Typhoon had to be cancelled. You can't win them all.

Replied: 26th Mar 2015 at 21:56

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Very nice to Robin, I think you may be the only D Greener to have had the honour of meeting our Queen.. Imagine how thrilled your parents and Isobel would have been for you, as I am sure your wife and children are..

Too bad about the weather and the cancelled flypast.. The best planning in the world cannot control the weather....You still had a day to remember...I am happy for you....

Replied: 26th Mar 2015 at 23:37

Posted by: bert (685)

congratulations Robin on meeting the queen.you must be very proud.

Replied: 27th Mar 2015 at 10:12

Posted by: RobinG (451)

Hi jouell. Thank you, Mum would have been over the moon, she was always a huge fan of the Royalty. I took along my eldest daughter Suzanne with me as my guest, she was delighted to get so close to the Royal party, however, she did resist the temptation to get a "selfie" with the Queen as my grandaughter requested.

Replied: 27th Mar 2015 at 12:41

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Oh my, I can't imagine anyone trying to take a "selfie" with the Queen. For your sake I am happy she resisted, otherwise she may have been the recipient of 'Glare' the Queen is known to give at times....
Anyway, it was a day you and your family will always remember.. good for you...

Replied: 27th Mar 2015 at 13:08

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Well done Robin,i suppose it was due to a lot of work you have done there.
I can imagine Suzanne enjoying it all as well.

Yes i think if your Mum was alive she would have beaten Suzanne to the post..
I think someone did get a selfie with the Queen last year but accidentally on purpose!

Replied: 27th Mar 2015 at 16:21

Posted by: John59 (456) 

erwick - re- club ... try t ocontact Scott Wall if yo uknow him (club secretary) as he's posted recently on facebook about the woes of the club. In the process of trying to raise funds to keep it afloat.

Replied: 29th Mar 2015 at 02:20

Posted by: whups (4823) 

i,ll be honest here, i dont have much time for the village club . it,s the only club i know that did,nt want it,s own parishoners in it .you were looked down & frowned upon if you went in the bell .so now it wants help from them now it,s in trouble . well there,s 1 here that wont be saddened by the passing of the village club.

Replied: 30th Mar 2015 at 15:22

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

he's right, I always went in the club or the Legion but your your right about the people that went in the club in the 50/60s, I don't know after that as I had moved out of DG then

Replied: 30th Mar 2015 at 16:52

Posted by: whups (4823) 

let me assure you dougie . nothing ever did change.

Replied: 30th Mar 2015 at 20:16

Posted by: Campfire (585) 

whups - I still fondly remember having a pint with Colin Hayes in the "Chestnut Suite" but for the life of me, I could'nt recall which garden it was in..

Replied: 31st Mar 2015 at 07:38

Posted by: whups (4823) 

it was chris bolans house in cedar grove ste. bambam can tell you about the chestnut suite having spent many an hour in there.

Replied: 31st Mar 2015 at 16:58

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

Which number was that house? (Chris Bolans) I dont recall the name, so he must have lived there after we moved.

Replied: 31st Mar 2015 at 18:44

Posted by: whups (4823) 

i,m not sure, bambam can tell you.

Replied: 31st Mar 2015 at 23:31

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi guys the chestnut suite was at 8 cedar grove, before chris and rita took over the dwelling it belonged to annie slater who later in life moved to a bungalow in landgate, she was also related to the famous slaters of ashton school uniforms and fruit and veg.

Replied: 1st Apr 2015 at 18:50
Last edited by bambam: 1st Apr 2015 at 18:52:27

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

Thanks for that bambam. Annie still lived there when we moved. If memory serves, her husband was Manny, and they had three lads. John, Raymond, Colin. The last time I saw any of them was in t'Bell...

Replied: 1st Apr 2015 at 20:13

Posted by: bert (685)

hi uncle joe there was three sons they were Richard who passed away along time ago John and Raymond.and Rita who lives there now.

Replied: 2nd Apr 2015 at 11:13

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

Bert, do you know someone called Tony that used to live near the big island? Cant remember his last name.

Replied: 2nd Apr 2015 at 11:56

Posted by: whups (4823) 

you forgot colin bert ? .

Replied: 2nd Apr 2015 at 15:36

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

There was a Tony Wild that lived in Hawthorne Avenue.

Replied: 2nd Apr 2015 at 15:36

Posted by: bert (685)

hi joe yes i moved in his mothers house for a short while his name was tony fagan he was a friend of your arthur.

Replied: 2nd Apr 2015 at 18:19

Posted by: bert (685)

sorry whups but i dont remember a colin .ray used to mate with colin young and ray young.but i dont know of colin

Replied: 2nd Apr 2015 at 21:13

Posted by: whups (4823) 

your right bert iv,e got the families mixed up.

Replied: 3rd Apr 2015 at 00:38

Posted by: bambam (2120)

yes there was rita, Richard, ray,and john, and all had nick names, rita was mickey rickey, Richard was black nath, john was black jack,and ray was gusset, good old days I remember them all very well.

Replied: 3rd Apr 2015 at 20:16

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi jouell, thanks for arranging 26th july for all to meet at bowling club hope all on thread has seen it, I can see it being a good afternoon, cannot wait to see all my friends who I know from d-green, and people who dwell there now, also looking forward to meeting dougie who I have not met yet,and yourself who I have not seen since I was a toddler.

Replied: 5th Apr 2015 at 22:59
Last edited by bambam: 5th Apr 2015 at 23:00:29

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Hi bambam, our Stephen will be there,you know him.. You are the same age I think as Stephen, I am 14 years older than Stephen, so I don't know you at all, I didn't know your dad, as he was older than I am, but I do remember him and his friend something Hill ? and your grandma.. but it will be lovely to see everyone. I am very excited and looking forward to the get together...

Replied: 5th Apr 2015 at 23:23

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Thanks jouell, Stephen is 12 months older than me it will be nice to see him there, my father grew up in birch grove and his mate's name was jimmy hill also from birch grove,it would be great if we could get some of Roberts family there as well and whups from hawthorn ave who is on ww and a good friend of mine, it would also be nice to see dicky eccleston if he is well enough ,I cannot wait.

Replied: 7th Apr 2015 at 20:24
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Posted by: jouell (4705)

I only knew Glenda, we were good friends, that is the only reason I remembered your Dad and Grandma, I only used to go to Birch Grove to go to Glendas house... As for the others you mention, I guess we will have to wait and see who turns up on the day ...

Replied: 7th Apr 2015 at 21:32

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Thanks jouell, we have a lot of time yet so yes hopefully it will be a good turn out.

Replied: 7th Apr 2015 at 23:09

Posted by: bert (685)

hi whups as the village club shut.i got told yesterday at bryn.by a downall greener.

Replied: 12th Apr 2015 at 11:20

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Hi bert.just heard from Scott Wall on Garswood remembers that it is still open.
He says they are only open in the Evenings may open longer when the weather warms up.

Replied: 12th Apr 2015 at 21:21
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Posted by: whups (4823) 

they are calling the new benefactor MR X. sounds like summat from a comic book.

Replied: 13th Apr 2015 at 15:36

Posted by: John59 (456) 

lets hope its not the invisible man

Replied: 14th Apr 2015 at 18:58

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi bri, spike phoned me and told me the take over by the new chap will not see club shut he is building a new club problably a little smaller than it is now, the bowling green will go for house development and one of the houses on rectory rd as it will not be wide enough when property has been built, he seems to think the new owner lives on Leyland green road, me and you both know who that is.

Replied: 15th Apr 2015 at 10:39
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Posted by: whups (4823) 

i,ll believe it wen i see it dav.

Replied: 15th Apr 2015 at 11:14

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Yes!he has never been a club Man.

Replied: 15th Apr 2015 at 12:58
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Posted by: John59 (456) 

so, the vultures move in. what's the use of a village club without it's bowling green. a beer hole can be built anywhere, a bowling green can't. more destruction from someone profiting from a dire situation. Mr X cannot be termed a 'benefactor' I'm afraid

Replied: 16th Apr 2015 at 01:03

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Does anyone have any pictures from when it was a 'Proper Village ' club.. Pics of the Club trips for the children and The Queens Coronation celebrations..

Is this Mr X the son of someone who used to live on Poplar Ave, before he made it into the Big time...?

Replied: 16th Apr 2015 at 14:09

Posted by: whups (4823) 

it could be ronnie clark ? .

Replied: 17th Apr 2015 at 12:07

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

The one i am thinkin of is not a Old greener.i must have the wrong one but the one i thought does live in LGR.

Replied: 17th Apr 2015 at 15:40

Posted by: bambam (2120)

The old greeners seem to think it could be frank Philips, but we will see.

Replied: 18th Apr 2015 at 19:37

Posted by: jouell (4705)

I didn't think of Frank Philips, I don't think of him as a old DGreener... I was thinking of someone else...

As you say bambam we will see..

Replied: 19th Apr 2015 at 01:33

Posted by: bert (685)

hi jouelle do you mean the family who had clothes shops.who lived close to you.it cant keep going on like like it is .i have a friend who loves that club and has tried very hard to keep that club going.so i .hope somehow they manage to keep it going .

Replied: 19th Apr 2015 at 10:32

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Yes Bert, although I don't know which of the sons, or indeed if any of the sons even live there now..

I have some pics of my Dad playing on the greens with some of his friends. glad I have those, especially if it closes..

.Another part of DG history will be gone...Blue Bell Bowling green, (is the pub still there and open?).. the Legion, the S and S, Methodist Chapel..the old school and shops, nothing left from our young days...

Replied: 19th Apr 2015 at 14:10

Posted by: bert (685)

has anyone found out what is going to happen to the club.or is it just hearsay.jouelle i dont think it is any of the brothers who you mentioned.it could be one of the builder from the area.it seems the greeners have all gone on holiday.nobody been on since your lastpost

Replied: 4th May 2015 at 11:03

Posted by: whups (4823) 

bert, iv,e mentioned further up this blog who i think it is. if i,m right then the club will be no more in a short space of time.

Replied: 4th May 2015 at 14:54

Posted by: jouell (4705)

I know Bert I was thinking it was me, killer of threads I leave 9 weeks from tomorrow, countdown has begun, so excited I can't wait...

Replied: 5th May 2015 at 14:38

Posted by: bert (685)

hi jouell yes it will soon pass.it will be nice to see you.are you staying at a friends or a relative.i thought all greeners had gone on holiday with no one coming on the thread.but now i know .they know you will soon be on your way.ha ha. speak to you soon.

Replied: 6th May 2015 at 12:11

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Yes Bert, I'll call in a day or so...

Replied: 7th May 2015 at 00:13

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Hi jouell- I still look and take photo's of the old place took a few and sent them to Photo-a-Day he must get allot as I think only three made it -

Here is one just for you I sent in ? where was I standing


Another two here the old British school in Ashton now made into a nursing home, / what was the name of the shop at the back of me when you lived here


This is the M6 slip road to Wigan taken off the Bridge in DG road, ? do you remember both Miss Jolly and Mr Waterhouse lived in the houses on the right going to Bryn


You will have seen this many times but some on WW may never have seen it had it been uploaded

Replied: 9th May 2015 at 09:12
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Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Remember this place on Wigan Road


Will the real Dougie stand up please these are at the Bowling club


This is wnat you will see in July


This is where I'll be buying you a drink


Maybe a game off Pool or Bowls hope we have a nice sunny day




Replied: 9th May 2015 at 10:16

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Thank you Dougie, that is so nice of you.. I'm choking back tears looking at the pics and the memories... Your 'Will the real Dougie please stand up ', made me laugh and you were standing on Rectory rd, with what were the old cottages and what used to be the Co-op on your left... I can't remember the name of who had the farm when I was young.. Are there any bluebells left in the woods? I remember Mrs Jolly with great fondness.. After I married and lived on Meadowcroft I used to see her when walking to DG and she still remembered me... The club looks very nice Dougie, I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone there 11 weeks from tomorrow....

Replied: 9th May 2015 at 15:24
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Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Jouell the farm was Jack Lyons and I am led to believe it is still run by the Lyons family

Replied: 9th May 2015 at 18:08

Posted by: jouell (4705)

That's it, I knew it began with a L, but for the life of me, couldn't come up with the name... Thanks Peter....

Replied: 9th May 2015 at 19:27

Posted by: bert (685)

Yes Peter it is still run by the Lyon family, it is run by John Lyons son Andrew who is a very nice chap.one of the things in Downall Green that has not changed.

Replied: 10th May 2015 at 09:19

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Jouell-- They must now class Church and Farm in DG as being in Merseyside now but the farm is still in the Wigan borough

The shop I asked about was the posh ladies shop remember Joy Beverly's

if you look at the photo showing the seats and bar thats where Bert sits when in the club, I've took notice he alway sits on the back so he can't get out to go to the bar or It's so he doesn't miss anything as he can see all round

Could you not pick me out as we did meet about three years ago

Replied: 10th May 2015 at 11:35
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Posted by: bert (685)

hi Dougie.yes thats where i sit with my friends under television so if somebody says it my round i cant hear.i call that being clever, but i miss nothing.

Replied: 10th May 2015 at 13:15

Posted by: jouell (4705)

I'm crying laughing here, I do miss the British humour, it goes right over their heads here....I can't wait to get over and see everyone...

Where was Joy Beverlys,? I have NO recollection at all of any posh ladies shop... I remember someone in one of the old Cottages off the Green made and altered dresses...but a shop????? Oh Boy, I'm getting worried now.....
Yes Dougie, I do remember meeting you at the reunion, I never knew you or any of your sibling, but I remember you, your brothers Ralph, Kenny and younger sister whose name has slipped my memory, Lily? I do remember she was a beautiful looking girl.. I don't remember your older sisters...
Today is Mothers Day here.. My daughter is coming to pick me up and we are driving down to the coast, to sit overlooking the water and relax... I'll talk to you all later....

Replied: 10th May 2015 at 15:16

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Hope you had a nice Mother's Day as you call it over there

Joy Beverly's was the big shop on corner of Old Road in the 60/70s it would have been at the back of me when I took the photo of the British school in Ashton,

I remember someone in one of the old Cottages off the Green made and altered dresses yes Mrs Rotherham, Tony's Mum

You've still not said which of the three is me

Replied: 10th May 2015 at 16:17

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Dougie, I racked my brains trying to think of that shop....it just now came to me... but didn't she sell childrens clothes also, I seem to remember buying my daughters First Communion dresses there...

Replied: 10th May 2015 at 22:42

Posted by: bert (685)

Hi Dougie seen the two photoes of you and your double.spoke to jouelle earlier and told her we will know the real dougie when we see who buys the ale because it will be the real Dougie who is still sitting in the corner. ha ha .

Replied: 11th May 2015 at 21:49

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Bert--You should know none of the bodies are mine I just put my head on these bowlers that was having a cup of tea and past it round asking who's bodies are they

Replied: 11th May 2015 at 23:11

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Hahahahaha you two... I have to say Dougie, Bert knows you a lot better than I, I don't know your body, I only know your face, good for a laugh though, omg, I mean the joke, not your face

Replied: 11th May 2015 at 23:19
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Posted by: dougie (4424) 

So did your brother Roy from France he only knew my face that day in Ashton but we had a good chat

The reason I remember Joy Beverly's shop I knew her but under a different name some one else from DG may remember her

Replied: 12th May 2015 at 06:06
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Posted by: jouell (4705)

I didn't know Joy, or whoever.. all day I was trying to remember a shop there, but the only thing I could think of was a chippy, then all of a sudden it came to me... I am pretty sure I got my daughters First Communion dresses from there...

Roy doesn't comment or anything on WW, but he does read the DG thread...That's how he knew your face Dougie, from reading on here... he'll probably have something to say after he reads this

Replied: 12th May 2015 at 14:14
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Posted by: erwick (135)

Dougie,

The only other name for Joy Beverley, that I can think of is Joy Wright. She was one of the Beverley sisters who married Billy Wright the Wolves and England captain.

Somehow though I think you must know her under another name.

Replied: 12th May 2015 at 14:26

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

Beverley Spencer. daughter of Dr. Spencer.

Replied: 14th May 2015 at 20:37

Posted by: whups (4823) 

condolences to kevin atherton & his family who lost his wife last week.

Replied: 23rd May 2015 at 13:15

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Condolences to Malcolm Slater on the loss of his son Keith aged 36yrs

Replied: 31st May 2015 at 21:16

Posted by: bert (685)

condolences to kevin and malcolm so sorry for yourloss hope your loved ones rest in peace. did not know malcolm had a son .not seen malcolm for years.someone told me he lived in southport.

Replied: 1st Jun 2015 at 12:24

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Bert he lives in North Wales some where. Next time I see Alan I must ask him for Malc's address. I have not seen him myself for years. He was my best man at our wedding 40yrs ago in August

Replied: 1st Jun 2015 at 13:53

Posted by: jouell (4705)

4 weeks today, I will be on my way

Replied: 10th Jun 2015 at 17:10

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

. 28 sleeps.

Replied: 10th Jun 2015 at 18:36

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

4 weeks today, I will be on my way

I was in the Blood Tub in Ashton town centre today with a man that lived on DG estate at one time it was his 70th birthday, I was calling you again you know as I do told him you was coming over in July, his reply was quote--She was in the same class as me at DG school a lively girl with the nicest blond hair you ever saw, so I maybe able to get him to come along with me, hope your keeping well

Replied: 10th Jun 2015 at 19:38

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Trixie I won't be counting sleeps until the last week ...

Dougie,yes I do know how you call me when you are out I am beginning to stress out a bit, soo much I have to do, leave all kinds of instructions for my husband, if he follows them, will be another matter.. I am the gardener, this time of year here is Tropical weather, things grow so fast, I don't want to come back to a jungle... The house, the cat, the birds, all things I take care of... I have lists a mile long of things he needs to do whilst I am gone...

Anyway, I think you may have to tell me who the 'Mystery man is...I don't handle surprises too well I really am looking forward to the gathering in the club though, I do hope people will come. I will send out a reminder in a couple of weeks...

Apart from the freaking out at so much to do, I am doing well Thank You, hope you are to..Talk soon..

Replied: 10th Jun 2015 at 20:40
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Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Had a ride round D/G for the 1st time in ages got chatting with Colin Heyes ex-pitman like me. He was telling me Whups has been in hospital. I hope they find out what's wrong with him and he as a full recovery

Replied: 16th Jun 2015 at 10:12

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Three weeks

Replied: 17th Jun 2015 at 14:38

Posted by: bert (685)

wont be long now .you must be getting excited a little bit.will .see you soon.

Replied: 17th Jun 2015 at 16:05

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Been really busy Bert, stressing out , now I have got a ear infection, need to get that sorted before I fly.. Slowly getting things sorted, be there before I know it...

Replied: 17th Jun 2015 at 16:17

Posted by: whups (4823) 

i turn the big six o tomorrow 20th june.

Replied: 19th Jun 2015 at 15:06

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Happy Birthday Whups for tomorrow hope you have many more

Replied: 19th Jun 2015 at 15:56

Posted by: suesa (596)

Happy Birthday Brian! Have a great day

Replied: 19th Jun 2015 at 17:23

Posted by: whups (4823) 

i,ll try my best susan.

Replied: 19th Jun 2015 at 19:59

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Brian last year was my 60th and one of my sons said we are going to have a surprise party I said it would be a surprise has I would not be there, I am not a party animal

Replied: 19th Jun 2015 at 23:14

Posted by: whups (4823) 

i understand that peter, but at our age we must try & enjoy everything put in front of us. as you know iv,e been in hospital & still dont know what,s wrong with me,but i,m not going to let it get in my way of enjoying my 60th. it,s tinged with a little bit of sadness as my old mate keith dutton who is sadly not with us would have been 60 the day after me on the 21st.

Replied: 20th Jun 2015 at 01:27

Posted by: bert (685)

happy birthday brian hope you have a good one.i agree enjoy it while you can dont get to drunk

Replied: 20th Jun 2015 at 10:47

Posted by: whups (4823) 

you know me bert, i,ll be the only 1 sober LOL.

Replied: 20th Jun 2015 at 12:01

Posted by: brynkiwi (709)

Happy birthday Brianhave a good one

Replied: 21st Jun 2015 at 08:12

Posted by: whups (4823) 

thanx brian.

Replied: 21st Jun 2015 at 15:09

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1611)

Happy birthday brian

Replied: 21st Jun 2015 at 16:24

Posted by: Campfire (585) 

Happy Birthday Brian..welcome to the 60+ club

Replied: 23rd Jun 2015 at 10:56

Posted by: whups (4823) 

thanx ste & colin.

Replied: 23rd Jun 2015 at 23:37

Posted by: Campfire (585) 

Brian - Ste Morley said if you did'nt have the walking stick, you would only look in your late 40's.
Just to note: He said it in Tommies around tea time and had been out since Dinner

Replied: 24th Jun 2015 at 07:35

Posted by: Campfire (585) 

Only joking mate.. Keep well

Replied: 24th Jun 2015 at 07:36

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Two more weeks..

Don't forget Sun July 26th Bowling Club...

Replied: 24th Jun 2015 at 14:09

Posted by: whups (4823) 

sounds about right ste.

Replied: 24th Jun 2015 at 17:11

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Belated Birthday wishes Brian.sorry i missed it i was away and come back with an awful virus,i got a big one coming up in September.xx not on your head this time.

Replied: 29th Jun 2015 at 08:33

Posted by: bert (685)

hi trixie have you been sailing again.to pick up your virus.where have you been this time.only jealous
.not been for a while through health issues.

Replied: 29th Jun 2015 at 10:09

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Hi Bert. Hope you are better now.we have Been to Norway . Had a couple of sunny days but had enough snow now. Somebody started this virus and was going round the ship for last week, hoping not to catch it but we did..
Went on princess for £749 for 15 days.

Replied: 29th Jun 2015 at 10:37

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Garswood Hall played The Village Club at G.H. last night I took loads of photo's,they are now up on the bowling green
--A small one here-- don't forget press Ctrl key and use scroll wheel to enlarge photo

Replied: 1st Jul 2015 at 12:39
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Posted by: jouell (4705)

7 more sleeps

Replied: 1st Jul 2015 at 14:36
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Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Was talking with dave in the club on Sunday night see you in the club Sunday Afternoon 26th July I hope to meet a few off WW as well as them from Downer Green, Wigan Worlds not had a meet up for over two years so it's as good a time as any to say hello to some old and new faces

Replied: 1st Jul 2015 at 15:40

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Jouell.




hope you have a great trip.x

Replied: 1st Jul 2015 at 16:07

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Thank You Trixie..


Dougie, I don't even want to have a guess as to what you and David were talking about I am looking forward to seeing you and the rest of the gang, whoever they may be.. The only Wigan Worlders I know are Downall Greeners..

Welcome one welcome all

Replied: 1st Jul 2015 at 21:33

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Dougie--The only Wigan Worlders I know are Downall Greeners.. maybe so but you've posted on all the forums for years,I hope a few turn up to meet you and see some old friends off WW as I've said before we've had a few meet ups in the past, the invisible man they tell me he's been in the club a few times with his mate but only a few knows him by sight

Replied: 2nd Jul 2015 at 09:43

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Oh, ok, I hadn't thought about it that way.. so, we'll see who turns up then...Do you know him and his mate ? I'm excited, can't wait to get there...won't be long now...

Replied: 2nd Jul 2015 at 12:54

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Told Dave last night it's affecting you this holiday as your cracking up your now counting sleeps instead of sheep at night, only 7 sleeps to go

Replied: 3rd Jul 2015 at 11:01

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Replied: 3rd Jul 2015 at 11:28

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Only 5 now Dougie..

Replied: 3rd Jul 2015 at 13:49

Posted by: jouell (4705)

4

Replied: 4th Jul 2015 at 15:36

Posted by: bert (685)

it wont be long now.

Replied: 5th Jul 2015 at 10:24

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Bert-- which one of us is take her over the Millfields to show her Bluebell wood why she's here as she keeps asking about it,---Edited-----

Replied: 5th Jul 2015 at 12:10
Last edited by dougie: 5th Jul 2015 at 14:31:46

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Whaaaat?


3

Replied: 5th Jul 2015 at 15:24

Posted by: trixie (5019) 




2. Just in case you are to busy packing Jouell.

Replied: 6th Jul 2015 at 11:01
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Posted by: jouell (4705)

too funny Trixie, thank you... all packed, just about to leave for a mani / pedi.....

Replied: 6th Jul 2015 at 14:26

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

It's Wigin you are comin to not London jouell.


Replied: 6th Jul 2015 at 16:48

Posted by: jouell (4705)

enough with the wavy snots, I am not he who shall not be named

Replied: 6th Jul 2015 at 16:54

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

.


For anybody else they are cheerleaders.

Replied: 6th Jul 2015 at 18:22
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Posted by: jouell (4705)

ok

Replied: 6th Jul 2015 at 20:11

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

If you see me in Ashton give me a shout your Roy did and he had never seen me before

Replied: 6th Jul 2015 at 21:35

Posted by: jouell (4705)

If I go down Ashton and see you I will, if not I'll see you at the club

48 hours from now I will be flying over South Carolina, 8 hours out of Manchester

Replied: 6th Jul 2015 at 22:13

Posted by: jouell (4705)

This time tomorrow I will be over half way to Orlando, to get my flight to Manchester...I am looking forward to seeing my DG and WW friends soon...

Replied: 7th Jul 2015 at 15:58

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Anyone seen her yet are is she still in bed, a big orange for the first one to see her

Replied: 11th Jul 2015 at 21:05

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Dougie I would have thought you would have met her at the airport with a big placard with her name on it The council must not want me to meet her they are shutting Bryn Road South on the 26th's

Replied: 12th Jul 2015 at 11:31

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Where has everybody gone??

Replied: 15th Jul 2015 at 18:21

Posted by: erwick (135)

Trixie,
We're all outside the Bowling Club. Limited seats for the 26th!!!

Replied: 16th Jul 2015 at 07:59

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

A bit like Wimbledon but waiting for Janet.has anyone seen her yet??

Replied: 16th Jul 2015 at 08:21

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Dave (her cousin)has seen her

Replied: 16th Jul 2015 at 09:23

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Well i think there must be quite a queue by now at the club as loads of people have disapeared from here.

Replied: 16th Jul 2015 at 22:58

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Trixie--I hope a few of her friends from Downall Green turn up to see her at Garswood Hall Bowling Club Next Sunday the 26th July plus some off Wigan World why she's over

Replied: 18th Jul 2015 at 16:23

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Ye but conversation has completely stopped on here.
It will be a very long queue by next week. don't forget your union jack flags,
I hope you all have a great time catching up together.

Replied: 18th Jul 2015 at 17:04
Last edited by trixie: 19th Jul 2015 at 11:31:31

Posted by: bert (685)

hi trixie i think all the downall greeners have gone on holiday.since janet came home.there is nobody coming on here lately i think there is silence in downall green which we no is unusual.so i just get jealous reading about your cruising trips.

Replied: 18th Jul 2015 at 19:24

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Well roll on September.New york & Canada.
Birthday treat plus spending the kids inheritance..hope all is well with you Bert.

Replied: 18th Jul 2015 at 22:34
Last edited by trixie: 18th Jul 2015 at 22:35:45

Posted by: bert (685)

hi trixie not been holidaying for awhile due to using oxygen quite alot through lung problems.cost to much for insurance and oxygen to go abroad.but still getting about .

Replied: 19th Jul 2015 at 21:28

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Sorry to hear you are not well Bert.hope you can manage another Cruise soon.take care.xx

Replied: 20th Jul 2015 at 11:31

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi folks, so sorry I aint been on in a while spent some time in hospital and daily visits here there and everywhere since I got out,but I will see ya all on sunday and we can have a good chin wag.

Replied: 24th Jul 2015 at 20:23

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Well thats two of us anyone else going see you there bambam

Replied: 25th Jul 2015 at 11:14

Posted by: erwick (135)

I'm coming Dougie, but I need you to sign me in.

Replied: 25th Jul 2015 at 16:18

Posted by: bert (685)

sorry you have been in hospital dave.it willbe good to see you on sunday and dougie and hopefully quite a few more.see you tomorrow.

Replied: 25th Jul 2015 at 16:21

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Sorry you have been in hospital bambam,hope you are well now.
I hope you all have a lovely time tomorrow,i would have loved to join you all but to far away.maybe sometime.

Replied: 25th Jul 2015 at 17:20

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi bert,dougie one of you will have to sign me in as well I am looking forward to it and Trixie so sorry you will not be there I would love to have met ya, but no doubt dougie and bert will be clicking some pics to e-mail you I will take my camera to to get all their mugs,i hope it's a good turn out can't wait for bert buy me a pint.

Replied: 25th Jul 2015 at 20:17

Posted by: bert (685)

nowt changes with bam bam always after free ale

Replied: 26th Jul 2015 at 12:27

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Heard today Mrs Adamson(Leyland Green Rd)has passed away RIP

Replied: 4th Aug 2015 at 14:13

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Thats right Peter she passed away peacefully on Monday morning aged 90 R.I.P Nell

Replied: 4th Aug 2015 at 16:45

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Where has Geoff gone? It seems a while since he posted on here.
Has he emigrated to Florida?

Replied: 5th Aug 2015 at 14:13

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Any one know where/when Mrs Adamson's funeral is taking place

Replied: 10th Aug 2015 at 11:28

Posted by: whups (4823) 

anyone who knew ste dymitrow from garswood he died l/week & his fureral was today . he was 58.

Replied: 15th Aug 2015 at 00:53

Posted by: jouell (4705)

I'm baaaack

Thank you to everyone who came to the Bowling Club, it was a delight to have seen each and everyone of you there,, the ones I knew and the ones I met for the first time.. For me it was a lovely afternoon and I hope it was the same for you to... Hopefully it won't be too long before we can do it again... In the meantime, I have a lot of catching up to do at home, the price I pay for being away for 5 weeks

Replied: 16th Aug 2015 at 00:36

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Hi Jouell
Nice to see you again but if you had been a male friend I think we would have been able to spend more time with you than we did was asking dave in the club on Friday night had you got home OK he didn't know then but said you left at 7.30am,

Lots of places I could have shown an old Wiginer when you have a car and know the place like I do

Replied: 16th Aug 2015 at 10:22

Posted by: bert (685)

hi jouelle nice to see you got back .it was a nice afternoon in the club had a good chat with friends and people who i have not seen .and dave put on a very good buffet.i did thank him.hope to see you again .

Replied: 16th Aug 2015 at 16:06

Posted by: whups (4823) 

just to let you know that my cousin christine birchall ( nee frodsham) passed away on monday morning. she was 63.

Replied: 2nd Sep 2015 at 12:50
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Posted by: dianne (826)

So so sad christene was my neibour for many years in old road I last saw her on Christmas Day last year sending love to paul lee and Simon and all her family xx

Replied: 8th Sep 2015 at 23:27

Posted by: whups (4823) 

here funeral is on monday 14th @ our ladys at 11-00.

Replied: 9th Sep 2015 at 16:27

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Where has Robin and Geoff gone.
Anybody know.?

Replied: 16th Sep 2015 at 14:30

Posted by: bert (685)

hi trixie i dont know where robin and geoff has gone where as all the greeners gone.the only time we hear of anyone its bad news.

Replied: 17th Sep 2015 at 18:37

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

Bit surprised that none of the ex-DG'ers have congratulated Norman Prior on his achievement...

Replied: 12th Oct 2015 at 10:28

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Well i am back, not Dead but i feel like i am.got the rotten coughing virus,had it a week already but bin doctors today and got antibiotics so hopefully on the mend.my husbands got it now.apparently all the family has had it while we have been awaw.and 90% the ship had it too!!
Not to e repeated i hope.

Replied: 12th Oct 2015 at 15:36

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

Trixie, Have you sailed on the P&o Ventura? If so what was the ship like? Having Christmas on it to the Canneries & Lisbon.

Replied: 14th Oct 2015 at 15:15

Posted by: bert (685)

some people have all the luck.i wished it was me.not been anywhere this year.but I hope you and your wife have a lovely time.

Replied: 14th Oct 2015 at 16:06

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

No bentlegs not been on Ventura but not heard any bad reports about her.
Is this your first cruise you are venturing on?are you travelling on Eavesways if so they are very good to travel with.
Enjoy..
We are still ill in bed no sign of improving yet with antibiotics.
Enjoying the meals on Wheels though.

Replied: 14th Oct 2015 at 21:30
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Posted by: bert (685)

hi Trixie I hope you and your family get well soon.which ship have you been on this time.we are realy missing our cruising.been looking into travelling with me being on oxygenall nearly all the time.but it is dear.but you cant take it with you even though we have not got any.

Replied: 16th Oct 2015 at 11:39

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Oh poor Bert.there seems to be more and more disabled people going cruising now.espesially with the companies that pick up and deliver your luggage to and from the ships.
We went on the Aurora this time but going on the Oceana in february to New Orleans 5 weeks.met some nice people from Standish and Hindley so was able to speak Wigan again for a while.
I hope you feel better soon.x

Replied: 16th Oct 2015 at 13:02

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

Trixie, you lucky lucky devil.thanks for your input. It is the second one although the first was only 6 nights along the coast of France and Belgium,yes we went down with Eavesway, could have got the coach from Bryn but they said we had to go to Bolton. They are nice coaches,

Replied: 17th Oct 2015 at 16:24

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Try intercruise.spoke to someone else that had to go to Reebok stadium.from standish
Take plenty medication with you because dear do if you need to go to the doctor on board.throat tabs,paracetomol.cough medicine,.the sea sick tabs on board are good.but just a precaution.look on the intercruise website to check where they pick up.
Happy Christmas.

Replied: 17th Oct 2015 at 16:27
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Posted by: RobinG (451)

Good evening all, sorry that I have not been corresponding recently, the reason being that I got so fed up with all the arguing and name calling, very rarely did you learn anything useful and even rarer was there a subject that you could have a sensible conversation about. There are a lot of interesting people on here, however, there are number of posters who just want to act like spoiled children and seem to post on the site just to get their name in print and not provide anything constructive. These people know who they are and need to take a good look at themselves, you are just ruining the site for the majority of those who just want to have a friendly chat with their friends. I myself have been very busy recently with RAF business, have been on Services and Parades in St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Peterborough Cathedral, Lincoln Bomber Command Memorial and next month I hope to be in Birmingham. I do hope that all my friends in D/G and elsewhere are keeping well, I do look on the W/W site every now and than but cannot be bothered to log on, this time I saw that my name had been mentioned, and thought that it would have been bad manners not to have replied. Best wishes to you all.

Replied: 17th Oct 2015 at 22:00

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

I agree with what you say Robin.just glad to hear you are well.take care.

Replied: 18th Oct 2015 at 07:52

Posted by: bert (685)

where as everybody gone.has downall green moved .I know they come under Merseyside now but has everybody moved. where is bam bamnot seen are heard of him since janets meeting in the bowling club.dont see many on last bus on Friday nights.

Replied: 30th Oct 2015 at 10:22

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Is bambam ok.not long since he was unwell..
Hope you are keeping on the best side bert.only me & thee here.

Replied: 30th Oct 2015 at 14:52

Posted by: bert (685)

hi Trixie banged into one of bambam friends today he said bambam had an operation on his shoulder.but it had not worked so he has to go back to wrightington for it done again .because he has so much pain.so I hope him all the best and hope he gets better soon.

Replied: 12th Nov 2015 at 19:39

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Thanks bert.get well very soon bambam.xx

Replied: 13th Nov 2015 at 06:07

Posted by: jouell (4705)

I am here... the day after I got back home, I got dropped in the deep end... Not going into details, but a lot of stuff and including my M-in-L passing away.. Now we are only a month away from Christmas and I haven't done a thing for it yet..
But just wanted you to know I haven't deserted what almost seems to be a sinking ship..
Hope all of you are well, speedy recovery to Bambam ..

Replied: 19th Nov 2015 at 03:08

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Jouell once your sorted then you will be back, hope you did enjoy yourself when you were home

Replied: 19th Nov 2015 at 17:04

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Peter, it was the BEST for a lot of different reasons.. So happy I got to see / meet so many friends.. So many family gatherings and days out.. I could go on and on, but it was GREAT and I can't wait to come over again..

Replied: 20th Nov 2015 at 00:30

Posted by: bert (685)

hi jouelle nice to see you are back .I hope everything went well with all you had to sort out.i have just said to my wife we have not heard of you .not seen david for a while.but the rugby season has finished.hope to speak to you soon .

Replied: 22nd Nov 2015 at 10:36

Posted by: erwick (135)

Some sad news to report, Miss Emma Cunliffe, from Booths Brow, passed away yesterday morning, she was 99 years old. A very grand lady. Her family lived at Booths Brow farm for many years.

Replied: 22nd Nov 2015 at 19:49

Posted by: bert (685)

hi erwick that's sad news.she was a lovely lady I think most people from downall green remember the farm and her brothers.R.I.P. MISS CUNLIFFE.

Replied: 23rd Nov 2015 at 10:54

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

R.I.P Miss Cunliffe.she was a neighbour of mine for years.

Replied: 23rd Nov 2015 at 14:14

Posted by: whups (4823) 

hi guys, heard the blog on a new proposed wigan world ? it,s on general if anyone cares to look at it . there,s a idea to charge 20 quid subscription fee to be on it ? .proposed by wigan taxi driver SIR BOB.

Replied: 3rd Dec 2015 at 16:48

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

If you read all the post you will find that Brian has kicked that idea in the head.

Replied: 3rd Dec 2015 at 19:54

Posted by: whups (4823) 

good.

Replied: 6th Dec 2015 at 14:52

Posted by: bert (685)

just want to wish everyone on here a happy Christmas and a happy new year.i know I'm a little early but will be to busy tomorrow.so all the best to everyone.

Replied: 24th Dec 2015 at 10:44

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you Bert and all your family.xx

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everybody .x

Replied: 24th Dec 2015 at 12:49

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Merry Christmas everyone and all the best for the New Year

from Dougie and Mrs Dougie

Replied: 24th Dec 2015 at 15:55
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Posted by: jouell (4705)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my Downall Green friends and all Downall Greeners...

Replied: 25th Dec 2015 at 01:20

Posted by: erwick (135)

All the very best to ALL.

Replied: 25th Dec 2015 at 11:53

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

Happy Christmas to you all!

A question. How much has Bluebell Woods changed since we were kids, and does anyone have any photos of it as it is now?

Replied: 26th Dec 2015 at 10:55

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

I have just had a text from my Daughter in Spain to say that Downall Green is flooded.
Can anybody confirm this?

Replied: 26th Dec 2015 at 15:15
Last edited by trixie: 26th Dec 2015 at 15:15:58

Posted by: erwick (135)

Yes, Trixie.
Birch Grove near the bungalows is flooded.

Replied: 26th Dec 2015 at 16:57

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Well i have never seen it flood there before.
Near the dam corner yes but i would have thought it high ground near the bungalows.

Replied: 26th Dec 2015 at 18:11

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Birch grove floodedcannot blame Wigan councilDG comes under St Helens

Replied: 27th Dec 2015 at 11:01

Posted by: suesa (596)

There's a video of it on Facebook that my daughter showed me. It is flooded from where Cowards lived to the next 7/8 houses toward Elm Ave. Apparently some of the houses are knee deep. I'm wondering if this has affected Annie Scully as she lives in that area. The bungalows are ok because they are raised but the fields at the back don't help. I remember water running down the paths in heavy rain from the fields when my Mum lived in the bungalows. Maybe Brian has some news of those affected.

Replied: 27th Dec 2015 at 12:29

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

I have not heard from Brian since beginning of Dec.he usually posts when anything happens round there.he must be ok as he lives at the opposite end
Has anybody seen him lately?
I cant find the video sues.

Replied: 27th Dec 2015 at 18:33
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Posted by: suesa (596)

Can't help you there Margery, sorry. I am not on FB so it was a vid my daughter showed me. I will ask her how she found it. Brian Scully lives in Hawthorn and you're right he does usually have the gen about what is going on.

Replied: 27th Dec 2015 at 20:33

Posted by: whups (4823) 

yes guys i can confirm that it has flooded in that area several times even wen i lived in birch grove next to albert coward . it comes from the fields at the back of the bungalows . it was always bad were robert,s & liptrots lived in the middle of that stretch of birch grove.

Replied: 29th Dec 2015 at 00:38

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Thanks Brian.

Replied: 29th Dec 2015 at 06:23

Posted by: erwick (135)

Great news, yesterday saw the "Licensing of Rev Helen Coffey" as the new vicar of Holy Trinity.
A packed church witnessed the event. A brilliant service conducted by the Rt Revd Cyril Ashton Assistant Bishop of Liverpool.
Here's to a new beginning.

Replied: 11th Jan 2016 at 09:05

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Great news erwick very good news.

Replied: 11th Jan 2016 at 10:59

Posted by: bert (685)

very good news erwick I went passed yesterday with my daughter and her son and she said how.she liked the church because that's.. were she was christened

Replied: 11th Jan 2016 at 14:31

Posted by: erwick (135)

It certainly brought back memories, Bert. The road was grid-locked opposite the Bell. You couldn't move on or off the estate.
It looked as though there was a game on!
It's only at funerals in recent years when I've seen the church full, yet 50 or so years ago it was a common thing.
I remember putting the hymn and psalms on the boards before a service, and thinking to myself it's going to be a full house today. That went for both morning service and evensong.
Whether we get to those dizzy heights again, I'm not sure, but I hope we can give it a good try.

Replied: 11th Jan 2016 at 20:54

Posted by: whups (4823) 

just like the drink but spelt diffrent.

Replied: 12th Jan 2016 at 12:56

Posted by: bert (685)

hi whups happy new year.but what is just like thhe drink but spelt different

Replied: 13th Jan 2016 at 12:55

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Bert whups is saying the new vicars name is coffey but pronounced as coffee

Replied: 13th Jan 2016 at 15:18

Posted by: trixie (5019) 




thanks PeterP.

Replied: 13th Jan 2016 at 17:01

Posted by: bert (685)

thanks PeterP just having a senior moment again.they are coming to often.

Replied: 13th Jan 2016 at 17:10

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Your ok Bert we all go doo dally sometimes.Will be at Holy Trinity a week on Sunday for a Christening so will see 1st hand the new vicar

Replied: 14th Jan 2016 at 15:57

Posted by: whups (4823) 

anyone who has watched the film the green mile will know wot i,m on about . lol.

Replied: 14th Jan 2016 at 16:03

Posted by: bert (685)

hi jouelle went to club on Friday but dave wasn't in .so I still have not seen him.i think all downall greeners have disappeared.bentlegs how did the cruise go I have not seen you .

Replied: 7th Feb 2016 at 20:04

Posted by: suesa (596)

Awwwww some sad news for Downall Greeners. I have just found out that Dorothy Bold has passed away. I have so many memories of Dorothy (and Ronnie too) Her funeral is at St Helens crematorium tomorrow (11th) at 10.30 a.m.
Rest in Peace Dorothy.

Replied: 10th Feb 2016 at 18:32

Posted by: erwick (135)

Yes, Susan, her name was read out in church on Sunday. I bumped into her brother, Les yesterday. He said that she died from pneumonia. She had been living in Haydock.

Replied: 11th Feb 2016 at 17:34

Posted by: suesa (596)

Thanks Eric, she was living in the Lymewood Care Home. I did see her in St Helens a couple of times, shopping with her carer. I always stopped to have a chat with her. God Bless her.

Replied: 11th Feb 2016 at 17:40

Posted by: bert (685)

hi suesa everybody remembers Dorothy I thought she was in haydock.but it is sad to hear that she has passed away.rest in peace Dorothy.

Replied: 11th Feb 2016 at 19:18

Posted by: whups (4823) 

sad day,did,nt see much of her or ronnie wen they moved.

Replied: 11th Feb 2016 at 22:35
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Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

Hi Bert, Cruise went great, Did the Toboggan run in Maderia, Had a fantastic time,

Replied: 12th Feb 2016 at 21:04

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Sorry to hear about Dorothy, R.I.P Love from Dougie

Replied: 13th Feb 2016 at 22:04

Posted by: jouell (4705)

One of Downall Greens characters. gone but not forgotten by all of us who knew her..how sad, poor Dorothy.. R.I.P ....

Replied: 16th Feb 2016 at 03:06

Posted by: Campfire (585) 

Brian, read your input in the Mirror the other day, well done and l fully agree with your comments.

Replied: 20th Feb 2016 at 19:53

Posted by: whups (4823) 

thanx ste.

Replied: 21st Feb 2016 at 12:31

Posted by: whups (4823) 

sorry to report another death of an ex downall greener . kenny savage passed away this week.

Replied: 25th Feb 2016 at 19:29

Posted by: bert (685)

hi whups was told by my daughter the other day.his daughter moved in a house near my son .and I was talking to him when she was moving.there is another old downall greener in the night paper who worked with me at kwik save.Joe Boffey.hes been ill for a long while .RIP JOE AND KEN.

Replied: 26th Feb 2016 at 11:08

Posted by: erwick (135)

Bert, Did Ken work at Cromptons?

Replied: 26th Feb 2016 at 11:59

Posted by: whups (4823) 

yes he did erwick.

Replied: 26th Feb 2016 at 12:21

Posted by: bert (685)

hi erwick I am not sure I think so.bentlegs will know.ken was older than me, he was in his 70s.

Replied: 26th Feb 2016 at 12:22

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Sorry to hear about them both RIP lads, I've known you a long time Ken would be 76 Bert, whups keep us posted

Replied: 26th Feb 2016 at 16:30

Posted by: whups (4823) 

will do dougie.

Replied: 26th Feb 2016 at 17:57

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi folks,sorry I aint been on but I have not been very well due to septic arthiritus not sure I spelled that right but never mind,iam just getting my feeling back in my arms and hands and have another operation to look forward to hopefully soon,i have missed you all and was so sad to hear of joe and dorothys passing I knew them well,and whups sorry i missed your birthday pal,cannot wait get back on this thread full time it took me ages to type this I miss and love you all, keep up the good work x bam.

Replied: 10th Mar 2016 at 19:53
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Posted by: bert (685)

bambam it is nice to see you are back and getting better
.it seems everybody has gone missing on here.

Replied: 11th Mar 2016 at 11:41

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Bert has the title says most who post on here are EX-D/greeners so it is past memories of the place/people and unfortunately most older residents are now under the sodThere is probably only Whups and Erwick who live there now who post on a regular bases

Replied: 11th Mar 2016 at 17:50

Posted by: RobinG (451)

Good evening to my friends in Downall Green. Just catching up with the news, not a lot seems to have happened since I was looking on here at New Year. Sadly, a number of people have passed away, it is a fact of life that we are all getting old. Unfortunately, I havn't been in the best of health recently, but my family have been keeping me on my toes. Glad that Holy Trinity has got a new Lady Vicar, it is over 55 years ago that I sang in the choir, I do wish her the best of luck.

Replied: 12th Mar 2016 at 20:39

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Hello Robin and Downall Greeners... Yes so many of us are getting up there in age, it happens, as does the inevitable.... Sorry you Robin haven't been well, hope you feel better soon..Best Wishes to you.... As for myself, this time tomorrow I will be being prepped for surgery, scheduled for 9:15am... Hopefully all will go well for me too :-) Take care all....


Sorry Dave, I didn't read far enough back, so missed yours and Berts post......Sorry you have been hurting, glad things seem to be getting better, praying for complete and good health for you...

Replied: 13th Mar 2016 at 12:53
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Posted by: whups (4823) 

glad to see your on the best side dav.

Replied: 13th Mar 2016 at 18:10

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Sorry to hear about Dorothy,yes she was a charater,she loved to have a chat.
Bentlegs glad you enjoyed the run in Madeira.try The Martha Bray in Jamaica.raft on water.it is great.
Just arrived in Southampton after 35 day trip on Oceana.good trip.but we will never go on her again,

Replied: 14th Mar 2016 at 12:48

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

I am very gad to hear from you bambam,i was getting very worried.hope you are on the mend.xx

Replied: 14th Mar 2016 at 12:58

Posted by: bert (685)

hi Trixie why will you not go on oceana .is it one of p os.not been. on that

Replied: 16th Mar 2016 at 17:16

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Hi bert.
The ship wants putting to sleep.not fit for rough seas,4 very loud bangs crossing the bay of biscay and 4 shattered windows and bar at the back smashed to pieces,lots maintanance going on throughout the cruise day and night,mostly outside our cabin.got a flat bottom and built for the Caribean,

Replied: 17th Mar 2016 at 09:11

Posted by: bert (685)

hi jouelle sorry I have not been in touch .I hope everything went well .after we last spoke.i cant get on my e mails for some reason .did meet dave in the club.he sent his love .speak to you soon.

Replied: 23rd Mar 2016 at 10:16

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Thanks Bert,,Surgery was last week, was a really rough day, as were the couple days after, but I am feeling a lot better now..I'll be starting treatments in a couple of weeks.. I'll be in touch in a few..

Replied: 24th Mar 2016 at 01:35

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

I hope both jouell and RobinG are soon feeling better.xx

Replied: 24th Mar 2016 at 01:58

Posted by: John59 (456) 

I heard recently that there seemed to be some activity (noises heard about a week ago ) in the fields of Mill Farm / Moor Lane Farm, possibly related to the gigantic solar farm that's been given the go ahead, either that or more illegal dumping of stuff at Moor Lane Farm.
Can Anyone confirm what's going on ?

Replied: 25th Mar 2016 at 07:47

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

John there was never a Moor Lane Farm there,only Joe Cunliffe's two fields and a Landgate drift mine that backed on to Mill Farm

Replied: 25th Mar 2016 at 12:37

Posted by: technobass (17) 

You still throwing the arrows Bri

Replied: 5th Apr 2016 at 20:47

Posted by: technobass (17) 

Moor lane farm off downall green road has seen some activity recently a local Councillor is onto this, The fields adjacent to this Farm are the spoil and rubble from when they cut the M6 in the 50s, i personally cant see any building activity be authorized on that land.

Replied: 5th Apr 2016 at 20:53

Posted by: technobass (17) 

John, ive seen recent activity around moor lane farm, the courts have stopped him dumping waste be it inert or whatever, i personally cant see any building permission being given around there, the spoil from cutting the M6 in the 50s is riddled with methane gas etc. just saying

Replied: 5th Apr 2016 at 20:59

Posted by: whups (4823) 

no neil not played for 20 odd years now.

Replied: 6th Apr 2016 at 12:17

Posted by: technobass (17) 

Bri ....Not seen you for ages mate hope your ok. Good old days int Bell, i remember when i turned 18 and pressed the buzzer in the snug at Blue Bell. expecting Peggy lol, Arthur said " get off your ass and get yourself a drink" customer service had no bounds there ha ha ha ha

Replied: 6th Apr 2016 at 18:34

Posted by: whups (4823) 

those days are long gone neil .there,s another landlord just gone this week.

Replied: 9th Apr 2016 at 13:36

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

Two questions for everybody.

1) I have a vague recollection of a garage behind the church on Victoria Road. Can anyone remember anything about it?

2) In the album, some photos have been posted of Albert Ormshaws garage on Booths Brow Road. Where exactly was it? My memory says on the corner of Brocstedes Ave. and Booths Brow Road. Am I right or wrong?

Replied: 10th Apr 2016 at 11:34

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

The garage behind is stiil i think.Dawsons.but it may be after your time up there.
My husband used to race sidecars with Derek.


I think the booths brow road one was down near Rectory road i think.
Opposite Jack Slaters Pen.

Replied: 11th Apr 2016 at 15:38
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Posted by: whups (4823) 

yes i remember it , but the guy thats now living in the end terrace has comomdeered the side road & the land brhing it.

Replied: 14th Apr 2016 at 15:15

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Derek lives in the right hand side house of the two houses before Mr Lowes and his Son Sean lives in the left hand side house by alleyway before what was police houses.

Replied: 15th Apr 2016 at 09:03

Posted by: bert (685)

the garage opposite slaters pen was mr jobs.where he kept his wagon .he lived on poplar avenue next to Gloria Edwards.thats what I can remember.before that tommy aspinall used to park his coaches there.

Replied: 15th Apr 2016 at 10:14

Posted by: whups (4823) 

not there bert it,s the 1 that used to be behind the methodist church in vicky road.

Replied: 15th Apr 2016 at 12:52

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

I certainly dont remember Mr Jobs garage, thats the first I have heard about it. Chances are I've forgotten, its a long time since I was there.

The question I posed earlier still remains. Where exactly was Albert Ormshaws garage? Anyone know?

One more question. Is it possible to find out where a particular grave in Holy Trinity churchyard is? There is one that I would like a photo of to help complete some family research.

Replied: 16th Apr 2016 at 10:57

Posted by: erwick (135)

Uncle Joe,
It is possible. I may be able to help. Have you the details of the person/people in the grave and approx. when they were buried?
There is a grave register kept at the church which has the details. The graves have numbers which then link to the plan of the grave yard
I do have some records which may help.

Replied: 16th Apr 2016 at 15:55

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

Erwick, the name is Absalom Bailey, and the year of death is 1933. Thanks in advance for your help.

I dont know how many people are in the grave, or have any more details. Thats part of the reason I would like to see a photo of the headstone.

Replied: 16th Apr 2016 at 16:06

Posted by: erwick (135)

Uncle Joe,
A progress report.
Absalom was buried on 26/9/1933 at Holy Trinity, aged 66 years. He was living at 628, Bolton Road at the time of his death.
Unfortunately the record I have doesn't give me a grave number, but I will see what I can do in the coming days.

Replied: 17th Apr 2016 at 08:52

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

Thanks for that erwick. Hopefully I'll be able to visit the churchyrad next time I am in the UK.

Replied: 17th Apr 2016 at 15:31

Posted by: technobass (17) 

I take it that bam bam is Dave L

Replied: 25th Apr 2016 at 20:18

Posted by: tusker (64) 

Right you oldownallgreeners. I live on Downall Green Road in a property that says The Greenhalches 1894 on the front. Does anyone know who the Greenhalches were or any history of the people who lived here?

Also does anyone know when the Doctors house was built 436a Downall Green Road WN4 0NA or have any pictures of the area

Replied: 27th Apr 2016 at 17:52
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Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

tusker, I think the Doctors house was built for Doctor Thompson & then i think Bill Radcliffe bought it,Built around the late 50s i think, but not sure.


Replied: 28th Apr 2016 at 20:16

Posted by: tusker (64) 

Bentlegs do you remember if you could walk or drive through the land the doctors house was built on.. were there backs ??

Replied: 28th Apr 2016 at 20:58

Posted by: bert (685)

hi bentlegs the doctors house on downall green rd.which bill ratcliffe bought was dr fultons.thats where I went when I had my eye accident as a child .I remember dr Thompson had a surgery on rectory rd.idont remember the backs going at the back of the back of dr fultons.jimmy ormshaw lived next door but one in the terraced houses.does your peter not remember.

Replied: 29th Apr 2016 at 11:21

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

Hi, Bert, i wasn,t sure of the Doctors name but now you mention Dr Fulton i think your right. Did Tony the icecream man live in the end house next to Dellside?

Replied: 29th Apr 2016 at 14:17

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

I live on Downall Green Road in a property that says The Greenhalches 1894 on the front. Does anyone know who the Greenhalches were or any history of the people who lived here?

Edited as I've seen your other post that tells us where you live

Replied: 29th Apr 2016 at 16:33
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Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Yes bentlegs Tony did live end house on left going into Dellside Close.

Replied: 29th Apr 2016 at 21:59

Posted by: bert (685)

hi everybody has anyone heard of jouelle.i have sent her a email but not heard of her.i hope she is okay.

Replied: 5th May 2016 at 19:55

Posted by: suesa (596)

Hiya Bert, All is ok with Janet, she has been posting on a thread "Family" on General.

Replied: 5th May 2016 at 20:38

Posted by: jouell (4705)

I haven't looked on here in a few days.. Sorry Bert, didn't mean to get you concerned, I was going to call you this afternoon,before I went to rest... then I remembered it was Fri and you would be off to the Club... My days are different now... I am 13 treatments in, 20 more to go.. but when I get home after my treatments, I have something to eat, then I go rest for a couple of hours... By the time I get up, it's 8 ish your time..too late to call anyone.. I haven't been in touch with anyone of late... Anyway, I am doing well with the treatments. hopefully I will continue that way through the next 20 and in a couple of months I will get the good news... then I can get back to my normal days..Hope you and all my DG friends are well..

Replied: 7th May 2016 at 02:22

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

jouell--Don't think we don't think about you,just keep going with your head down you will get through it,

I would give you a peck on the cheek to help you if I could

Replied: 7th May 2016 at 12:28
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Posted by: jouell (4705)

Thank you Dougie, all Thoughts,Prayers, Air pecks on the cheek all help a lot.. I am getting a lot of support from family and friends, from close by and far far away and I appreciate each and everyone.....Anyone that knows me and knows all I have gone through in my life, know I am a fighter,,it's what I do...Thanks again....

Replied: 7th May 2016 at 15:56
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Posted by: technobass (17) 

has anyone seen Colin Hayes ? people are asking about him on a blog of mine,

Replied: 14th May 2016 at 13:37

Posted by: whups (4823) 

yes neil, see him a couple of times a week . who,s askin 4 him ? .

Replied: 16th May 2016 at 00:41

Posted by: whups (4823) 

for anyone who knows cass ( gerald cunliffe) from downall green rd he passed on on sat .

Replied: 16th May 2016 at 12:40

Posted by: bert (685)

hi whups is it true about ray what kev says. nobody round here knows about it.i worked with him for a long time.

Replied: 16th May 2016 at 17:28

Posted by: whups (4823) 

yes it is bert.

Replied: 17th May 2016 at 00:23

Posted by: bert (685)

hi bri that's sad he was a belting chap ray.some of the lads we worked with have been asking .we buried my brother Gordon or Guggie as he was known with his friends he worked at golborne pit .and then went working down Nottingham.he worked with Dickie eckleston for a spell.he has been ill for a good while.

Replied: 17th May 2016 at 09:49

Posted by: whups (4823) 

sorry to hear that bert. the ale got hold of ray.

Replied: 18th May 2016 at 01:00

Posted by: bert (685)

hi bri ray had cancer he has not been drinking for a long time.he used to like a good pint but he hardly bothered for a good while.he did a lot of walking with one of his neighbours.i used to see him regular.he said along while ago he had cancer.then my wife spoke to him in ashton and it had gone in his throat.sad loss.RIP ray.

Replied: 18th May 2016 at 12:18

Posted by: RobinG (451)

Good evening all. Best wishes from the Garden of England, hope that you are all keeping well. At the week-end I called into Wigan on my way home from attending a RAF conference in Blackpool and once more stayed at the Premier Inn in Wigan, not bad at all. Sadly, Wigan seems to be still on the decline, there seemed to be very few people about when I looked round on Monday. After visiting Ince Crematorium to leave flowers on the grave, I continued on to Ashton by bus and again there were not very many people about, however, you do seem to have a reasonable bus service. Regards to you all. Robin.

Replied: 18th May 2016 at 22:26

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Glad to hear that you got to pay a visit to Ashton Robin,
I have not been back for a couple of years now apart from going on a flying visit to Hindley to a funeral before Christmas.
One of these days i will make a trip down just to visit friends i have not seen for a long time.maybe even stop at the Bay Horse overnight.

Replied: 19th May 2016 at 04:29

Posted by: bert (685)

where have all the greeners gone again.i hope dave is all right.not heard of him for a while.as any one heard how Richard eccleston.is doing.

Replied: 8th Jun 2016 at 16:13

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Hi bert i thought the same about Dave.

Replied: 8th Jun 2016 at 18:45

Posted by: bert (685)

hi Trixie its nice to see that you are still visiting this page . I was so shocked when I put on about my brother Gordon dying.nobody seemed to remember him.or nobody is reading thispage.do you remember him he was a little bit older than yo with u.he used to work at golborne pit.he used to work with Dickie eck as we know him.

Replied: 8th Jun 2016 at 19:02

Posted by: jouell (4705)

I didn't say anything in here Bert as I had already spoken to you on the phone... Ged told me he had talked to you last week, I think it was... you were getting ready to go somewhere, with Darren I think he said...

My news is I have done all 33 of my radiation treatments.. Whoo hoo....

Replied: 9th Jun 2016 at 00:29
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Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Jouell nice to hear some good news for a change Onwards and upwards we hope from now on.

Replied: 9th Jun 2016 at 07:22

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Thank you Peter, yes , let's hope so, for all of us..

Replied: 9th Jun 2016 at 14:33

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Well done jouell.all the best for the future.

Xx.

Replied: 9th Jun 2016 at 15:35

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Hi bert no i dont remember your brother Gordan
Kathleen and Mary and i think one other brother i remember but cant remember his name,sorry.xx
Hope you are keeping well.

Replied: 9th Jun 2016 at 15:37

Posted by: bert (685)

well done jouell. I am so plfeased we have some good news for a change.hi Trixie I have no option with my health I am always trying to help with my family.my son has a lot of problems so with helping him and going to my hospital appointment.i don't seem to have time to worry about me .but I have a brilliant wife and family who all help.

Replied: 9th Jun 2016 at 17:33

Posted by: erwick (135)

Great news Janet, I hope my prayers helped.
All the very best Bert, keep up the great work you're doing.

Replied: 9th Jun 2016 at 19:20

Posted by: suesa (596)

The best news Janet! Yeah!! I know how hard that radiotherapy is. Well done! xxx

Replied: 9th Jun 2016 at 20:35

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

I shouldn't need to say it but, I've been think of you over the last few months, well done keep-it-up

Replied: 10th Jun 2016 at 08:23

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Thank you all so much for your Thoughts and Prayers.. It has been a rough 6 months, another couple of months should see me back to full health, well, at least back to where I was before the cancer..

I missed my trip over this year, but now will start looking forward to next year..

My Love and Best Wishes to you all..

Replied: 10th Jun 2016 at 15:37

Posted by: jouell (4705)

I hope you all are voting on Thurs, every vote counts...

Replied: 20th Jun 2016 at 14:41

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Already done .postal vote sent ..

Replied: 20th Jun 2016 at 16:44

Posted by: bert (685)

but who do you vote for.you watch a programeto exit .and they seem to tell us we will be better of .then Cameron comes on and tell us different.so who is telling us the truth.

Replied: 21st Jun 2016 at 16:51

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Well that is up to you Bert..Listen not only with your head, but also your heart....then make your choice..

Replied: 21st Jun 2016 at 22:14

Posted by: whups (4823) 

all those with E-111 cards might as well burn them now.

Replied: 25th Jun 2016 at 14:11

Posted by: whups (4823) 

anyone who remembers alan brogan the taxi driver from bryn . he died today.

Replied: 3rd Jul 2016 at 13:22

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

I think he is my cousin Brian,did he have blonde hair?
Not seen him for years.school days.
He grew up. In Ashton.
Thanks for the info.

Replied: 3rd Jul 2016 at 18:12
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Posted by: whups (4823) 

yes he did marge. he moved to blackpool.

Replied: 4th Jul 2016 at 00:42

Posted by: bert (685)

alan and his wife had a boarding house in blackpool.lots of people from round ashton stopped there.what a shame .RIP alan

Replied: 4th Jul 2016 at 14:02

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

RIP Alan

Replied: 4th Jul 2016 at 14:48

Posted by: technobass (17) 

RIP Brian (Brogans Taxis blast from the past.)

Replied: 4th Jul 2016 at 19:36

Posted by: jouell (4705)

N

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Posted by: bert (685)

hi jouelle what does N mean

Replied: 5th Jul 2016 at 09:34

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Bert, I was looking through D Greeners when I got a Skype message from a friend, so going back and forth with messages and looking on here, I got mixed up and put a return message on here instead of Skype.. Thankfully I realized what I had done and came back on here to delete it, only it wouldn't let me delete totally, so I just left the one letter, which was N.. I was wondering who would be the one to say anything... I will call in a few days..

Hope all D Greeners are well..

Replied: 5th Jul 2016 at 14:21

Posted by: whups (4823) 

alan brogan,s funeral is mon 11th july @ 1-30 @ lytham crem.

Replied: 9th Jul 2016 at 17:12

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Where is everyone, 3 weeks and not a single comment from anyone.. You all can't be on holiday.. Helloooooooo

Replied: 30th Jul 2016 at 16:31

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Helloooooooo .

Replied: 31st Jul 2016 at 09:43

Posted by: bert (685)

hi everyone as not gone away on holiday at downall green.i have not seen or heard of anyone.but I have not been up downall green for awhile.dont do a lot of walking now.due to health problems.and I cant drive because I have had a wrist operation .so nothing but a bit of lead could cure haha.hi jouelle hope you are a lot better now and all the nastiness has gone nowspeak to you soon hopefully.trixie it is nice to see you are still our country for a while.when is the next cruise.

Replied: 31st Jul 2016 at 11:12

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Hi bert.not booked anything as got things going on here at home hope to go away in the new year..sorry to hear you are not driving at present.i know i would be lost without my car.hope you feel better soon.

Replied: 31st Jul 2016 at 11:54

Posted by: jouell (4705)

I bet your Daren misses you driving too Bert.. My days are so chopped up with summer Hols, back and forth here and there and dog sitting etc.. School back in session Aug 15th.. So hopefully I'll get my days back.. be able to give you a call then Bert..Hope you feel better soon..

Hope things get sorted for you Trixie, then you can be back on the cruises. You would be lost without a car here, 4 miles to the closest store and no buses.. I need my car that's for sure..

Replied: 31st Jul 2016 at 13:55

Posted by: bert (685)

hi jouelle Darren not that bothered he cant remember.was his birthday yesterday but did not know properly it was hes or old he was.it is hard work for my wif.e more than me.but we have to carry on.she misses her cruiseing

Replied: 31st Jul 2016 at 15:47

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Well bert i bet she does miss cruising.but i guess someone will have to look after us sometime,i dread to think ,your right we have to carry on no matter what and we would not want it any other way.

It sounds like you are getting better jouell as you seem to be very busy hope your garden has not got neglected while you have been ill.
I spoke to Margaret last week she is doing well.

Replied: 31st Jul 2016 at 18:48
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Posted by: jouell (4705)

Sorry about that Bert, I know it hurts you all to see Darren like that and it is a lot of work.. I'll give you a call in a couple of weeks after school start..

Trixie, I really haven't had much choice, well or not things have to get done.. But I am beginning to feel better, more like myself, for the first time since Christmas...I still have to be careful about being outside, apart from it being extremely hot, I probably still have some radiation still in my system and I could burn badly, I don't want that...

So my garden is a disaster, partly because I haven't been able to get out there all year. Partly because we had a new roof put on a few weeks ago and they trampled all my Butterfly and Hummingbird garden and I can't get out to put it to rights yet..By the time I do and cut everything back it will be too late for them to flower again.. so I just went a and bought a few potted plants for the hummers and butterflys..

My husband cuts the grass, but that's his limit.. He is NOT a garden person , he has no interest and would love us to sell up and move into a Condo, but there is NO chance of that...

Glad to hear Margaret is doing well..My Best to her and All D Greeners..

Replied: 1st Aug 2016 at 13:53

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

No i bet you dont want to get burned.it seemed an awful lot of radiation that you had.not prying and too private for you to expand on here. just that i saw your posting on how many sessions you had,

Just take your time with the garden not worth setting you back as getting back your health is more important.it will get done in it's turn...but not as often as before.xx
Ps can't say i blame you on the condo.

Replied: 1st Aug 2016 at 19:42

Posted by: bert (685)

hi jouelle dont give in .don't give your garden and your lovely trees and wild life up.its nice to have all those things.they wanted me to think of moving in to a bungalow but I refused because I live so near every shop I need.so building a extension instead.if they get me in a bungalow it wont belong before they have me in a home for respite.elaine and my daughters say they have already picked my home.but they keep laughing.but that how it starts.not ready yet.

Replied: 7th Aug 2016 at 10:37

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Hi Bert, I was thinking of phoning this afternoon, then I remembered it's Fri and you would be out...

Anyway, no chance of me giving up my house and garden.. my garden is my get away place, I can't imagine living somewhere with NO outdoor space... It is still very hot, 95F in the shade in my back garden as I type this, I can't handle it right now...So I just do what I can and wait for the cooler weather then I will have to do some serious cutting back of shrubs and trees...

Anyway, hope all DGreeners are doing well... I heard Dougie is missed at the club.. Hope you are ok Dougie.. Best Wishes to all..

Replied: 19th Aug 2016 at 19:14

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Hi Janet, Thanks for asking about me yes I'm fine still go to the club but maybe not as much these days things change for everyone from time to time as you know, was at the club twice last week and still get a good welcome from the bar staff and my friends when I do

Replied: 21st Aug 2016 at 14:42

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Dougie, Glad to hear you are ok, I do understand what you are saying..things happen and your life changes, maybe just for a short time, maybe longer, it is life...David is having a birthday do at the club,next weekend I think.. you need to get yourself over there and help him celebrate...

Replied: 21st Aug 2016 at 15:43

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Sad news today, some of the older Downall Greeners may remember Roy Millett, He grew up living in the 'Stag Hotel' in Garswood, went to Rectory Rd school and Ashton Grammar School.. He passed away this morning after a long brave battle with Cancer.. R.I.P Roy..

Replied: 21st Aug 2016 at 18:30

Posted by: bert (685)

hi janet that is bad news about Roy.i remember him well nice man.RIP Roy.

Replied: 21st Aug 2016 at 20:24

Posted by: bert (685)

hi janet.i did not go out on Friday.we had some bad news the week before.my wifes uncle was found dead at his home.he never married so my wife has been doing the organising for his funeral.

Replied: 21st Aug 2016 at 20:30

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Bert, sorry about your uncle... It being a Sunday, nothing can be done Re Roy Millett... I will let you all know when I hear...

Replied: 22nd Aug 2016 at 02:31

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Sad news about Roy Millett May he rest in peace.Amazed this news had to come via America

Replied: 22nd Aug 2016 at 09:40

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Peter I didn't know how many DGreeners knew him.. Roy and I were in the same year both at Rectory Rd and Ashton Grammar... It only happened yesterday, Kath called me to tell me.. maybe within a few days someone else on here may have heard..
I know loads of people remember him, from school, college, work, football.. I just wanted to let people on here know..

Replied: 22nd Aug 2016 at 12:46

Posted by: suesa (596)

Sorry to hear this sad news, I remember Roy. R.I.P

Also Bert I'm sorry to hear about Elaine's uncle. Please pass on my sympathy to her.

Replied: 22nd Aug 2016 at 15:24

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Sue, didn't Roy sing in the Choir at Holy Trinity, I don't remember, I went to the D G Methodist...

Replied: 22nd Aug 2016 at 19:49

Posted by: suesa (596)

Sorry Janet I don't remember but I'm sure someone will. Maybe Eric will know.

Replied: 22nd Aug 2016 at 22:15

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Thanks Sue, Eric may get upset, but I forgot all about him

I will email him, I don't see him on here much anymore.. We were friends on FB, but I don't see him on there either..But you are right, he was quite involved with the Church, plus they may have played football together also... Thanks love...

Replied: 22nd Aug 2016 at 23:47

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

I have asked Sylvia Shaw but she does not remember him ever being in the choir.
And she has been in the choir forever.

Replied: 23rd Aug 2016 at 21:20

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Thanks Trixie.. I wasn't sure, as I said I went to DG Methodist... I tried contacting Eric, but I don't seem to have his email address anymore, we have lost touch..

Replied: 23rd Aug 2016 at 22:08

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

I remember going to your church learning to make things ,i made a stainless steel ring with a purple stone in it.(saying that i made it i probably only stuck the stone on) .

Replied: 24th Aug 2016 at 05:21
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Posted by: trixie (5019) 

I

Replied: 24th Aug 2016 at 05:21
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Posted by: dougie (4424) 

trixie, I had to think about the name Sylvia Show that had been in the choir forever, just come to me a rose by any other name I would have known

Replied: 24th Aug 2016 at 08:26

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Roy's funeral is on Wed Aug 31st at St Wilfreds Church in Standish at 3PM...

Replied: 24th Aug 2016 at 13:35

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Dunn dougie.

Replied: 24th Aug 2016 at 16:45

Posted by: bert (685)

where is everybody gone again.has nobody heard or seen bambam .ihave not seen him .I used to see him in springfield.sometimes but no no sign.and I have not seen or heard of Jouelle .I hope she is okay.banged in bentlegs and he said the same .have we all gone sad.

Replied: 27th Sep 2016 at 10:54

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

Bert, WE went to see our Grandson play Football on the field off Birch Grove & BIllinge road, we walked home after through the estate, We walked up Poplar Ave, up to Hawthone ave, it brought back a lot of memories , we were guessing who live in sutch a house & i think we got most of them right, Makes you wish you were a kid again,Just a few gardens that were not looked after but the estate in general was nice & tidy.

Replied: 27th Sep 2016 at 20:30

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

I have been wondering about bam bam too.
I will ask Tina if he is okay.
Hope everybody else keeping well?

Replied: 28th Sep 2016 at 08:08

Posted by: bert (685)

hi bentlegs I did the same last week .I went to my nieces and she lives in poplar ave.i also went over the park what we used to call on croft behind our old house and was so pleased to see how nice it was .no footpath through the middle of the football pitch.but where do they have the bonfires now.brings back good memories.i think I still have scars from falling on that path when I was a kid.

Replied: 28th Sep 2016 at 12:55

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

I had a reply from Tina,bambam is doing fine.

Replied: 28th Sep 2016 at 15:21

Posted by: bert (685)

thanks Trixie its good to know he is fine.i don't think I have seen him since janet came over.i ran him home then.how are you doing have we booked any cruises lately.bentlegs has got into them now.lucky bogger. I realy miss them.

Replied: 28th Sep 2016 at 17:13

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Haha.
No not got anything booked as got my Mam to see too.
But hoping to go somewhere after Christmas.we managed a couple of days in Tenby the other week and enjoyed it.
Sounds like bentlegs enjoying travelling.

Replied: 28th Sep 2016 at 17:49
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Posted by: jouell (4705)

Hello all.... Had a couple of blips to deal with these past couple of months.. Bad reaction to one of the meds I was put on after the cancer,got over that, then got Bronchitis.. Took the last antibiotic a couple of days ago and hoping now I can get back to normal, though I am beginning to forget what normal is any more

Anyway, Best Wishes to you all and lets keep D Greeners going...

Replied: 29th Sep 2016 at 14:46

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

All the best jouell
Hope you feel better ve y soon.xx

Replied: 29th Sep 2016 at 16:58

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi trixie,bert, i doing fine sorry not been on for a while.xx

Replied: 30th Oct 2016 at 12:48

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Just been told they gave it out in Our ladies Church this morning that Bob Green from Dellside Close past away. anyone confirm this for me as he was a good friend

Bambam you've not been right since we was in the Bowling Club when jouell came home, you were the first in and one of the last out

Replied: 30th Oct 2016 at 17:04

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi dougie,that was a good day i really enjoyed it,i must have been jinxed i been in and out of hospital ever since,ha ha.

Replied: 30th Oct 2016 at 17:53

Posted by: erwick (135)

I can confirm about Bob. Tommy Johnson told me in church this morning.

Replied: 30th Oct 2016 at 20:15

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Glad to see you back bambam.hope you are well.

Replied: 31st Oct 2016 at 07:27

Posted by: bert (685)

hi bambam it is nice to see you are alright.iwas worried because I gave you a lift home that day janet came to the club.people where beginning to look at me funny.

Replied: 31st Oct 2016 at 16:08

Posted by: bert (685)

sorry to hear about bob we used to sit with him in our ladys on a sunday with fred picton.RIP BOB.

Replied: 31st Oct 2016 at 16:12

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Hi bert.yes he lived behind us for years. R I P Bob.
Fred went a few years ago..

Replied: 31st Oct 2016 at 16:41

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Thanks trixie im fine, hey bert i dont't think anyone was worried about you doing away with me, you would have still been digging the hole.

Replied: 31st Oct 2016 at 23:15

Posted by: whups (4823) 

bob harrison from clifton rd as well bert.

Replied: 1st Nov 2016 at 12:44

Posted by: bert (685)

hi whups I knew bob was very ill but did not know he had died.chissy told me awhile back he was ill.so sorry .him and Arthur used to go out watching rugby they used to be on the last bus from ashton on Fridays.but not seen Arthur for ages.RIP BOB.

Replied: 1st Nov 2016 at 18:20

Posted by: whups (4823) 

thursday bob died bert.

Replied: 2nd Nov 2016 at 00:21

Posted by: bert (685)

hi Trixie you never know who ..lives next door to you.do you but it is nice to see people back on this thread again.how is your mum it is hardwork .we are the same with my son .it seems never ending but it is your family and you have to carry on don't you.

Replied: 2nd Nov 2016 at 09:24

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Yes you have too .bert thanks for asking.
Could not manage but for family and carers.
She gets to stay in her own home and thats what she wants.

Replied: 2nd Nov 2016 at 09:57
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Posted by: bert (685)

that's the same with my soon we tried to keep him out of a home so we fought to keep him in bryn near to where he lived but he does not know where he is so he phones when ever he can to ask

Replied: 2nd Nov 2016 at 10:28

Posted by: RobinG (451)

Good evening all, so sorry not to have been in print for a while, unfortunately I have not been in the best of health recently, just seem to go from day to day. I do look on the site quite often to keep up with life in DG, and the majority of those that I knew seem to be doing well, although a number have moved on. Trixi; just spoken with Margaret, she seems to be keeping well, and told me that she had spoken with you last week, and that you were keeping well. I was looking at some pictures on the site the other day of Rectory School and saw one taken of my class in 1948, besides myself, I wondered how many of my classmates on the picture were still around. Best wishes to you all, I do think that there seems to be a much better atmosphere on the Site.

Replied: 2nd Nov 2016 at 22:00

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Hi RobinG, sorry you have not been well, hope you are getting some care and help .we all need help from various sources as we get older ,there seems to be so many departments to deal with,not all welcome though...
Take care and hope you get well soon..
Margaret does seem back to good health and keeping busy.

Replied: 4th Nov 2016 at 05:59

Posted by: bert (685)

hi robin nice to see you back on here .I hope you are a lot better soon.I have just been looking at the old school photo of your class .my brother George is on the back row on the right hand side.so billy frodsham told me .I did not reconise him .iremember you had spectacles .so Iguessed it was you.

Replied: 4th Nov 2016 at 10:35

Posted by: RobinG (451)

Hi Trixie. Thank you for the message. Was in hospital a month ago for tests, but they couldn't find anything, so I am back again next week for another go, how is Eddie keeping. The family are all well, kids are growing up, one works in the City, two are at University and the youngest one is at school in Devon. Suzanne and hubby are in Hong Kong at the moment on business, so I have nothing to worry about.
Hi Bert. Thanks also for your good wishes. I remember your name and I can visualise you, however I do not remember George, it was 70 years ago !!!, which photo were you looking at, 1946 or 48, hope you are keeping well.

Replied: 4th Nov 2016 at 20:17

Posted by: bert (685)

hi robin it is on the 1946 phot.o with frank gough on.but the one with my sister ethel on says 1946 as well.

Replied: 9th Nov 2016 at 11:19

Posted by: jouell (4705)

This is for Dougie, Re the Earth Quakes in N Z.. Just enquiring about your sister and hope she is ok. Thoughts and Prayers for everyone in N Z..


Replied: 14th Nov 2016 at 13:17

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Congratulations Sammie on the birth of your new Grandson.Freddie Oliver.
XXX.

Replied: 15th Nov 2016 at 15:33

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Hi Robin.how did you get on,i hope they can help you.
Eddie is ok apart from the ailments that come as we get older.
We have to keep taking the tablets .

Replied: 15th Nov 2016 at 15:41
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Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Jouell, They are O.K. this time thanks for asking,by the way I wish I had known you as a girl growing up in DG all them years ago as you seem a very nice person in your old age

Replied: 16th Nov 2016 at 16:32

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Cheeky begger Dougie... I am not as old as you and I have always been a nice person so I have been told... I always strive to be a good person..

I am more your Kenny's age, I think..( 72 in a couple of days ).. I remember him at Rectory or maybe he is my brothers age, I forget..

Anyway, got off subject there... I am glad to hear all is well in NZ, big relief for you and all the family...

Replied: 16th Nov 2016 at 23:46
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Posted by: bert (685)

hi dougie nice to see you n here.not seen you about.d you still go to club .nobody has mentioned you lately.which is unusual.i hope you are okay.

Replied: 20th Nov 2016 at 12:14

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Bert, if you see David at the club.. would you please tell him I send him my love, Thank you... I'll call you in a few.. I am having cataract surgery Dec 5th and 19th..

Replied: 20th Nov 2016 at 13:11

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Yes Bert I'm O,K,thanks I have my up's and down's like everyone else at my age "BUT" us Oud Denergreeners just keep guin-wit-yed-dennn don't wi

Replied: 20th Nov 2016 at 16:09

Posted by: bambam (2120)

That's the spirit dougie good on ya,proper greener .

Replied: 20th Nov 2016 at 19:42

Posted by: bert (685)

good to hear your kay dougie.jouelle not seen dave for awhile .but soon as I do I will send him your love.i think you have got jealous of me keep going for different treatments with my health .so you are trying to catch up.ha ha .I hope your eye operations go very well.and I will speak to you soon.

Replied: 21st Nov 2016 at 11:52

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Bert, dear friend as you are.. I am not the jealous type, so no worries of my trying to catch up to you..Although I dearly wish you didn't have to go through all you do..
I will try call you this week, next week will be a nightmare of trying to get everything Christmas done before the 5th, as everything will come to a screeching halt come the 5th...I will have to make a lot of phone calls this year, as I doubt I will get all my cards done in time...

Replied: 21st Nov 2016 at 14:41

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

Tumtell, Do you remember the song that the men at Stones made up; I can only remember a bit of it,


All the Colliers & the Drawers,
Were a sighing & a sobbin
When they heard of the death of a Dataler in a Dobbin, when they heared of the death of a Dataler in a Dobbin,


Who saw him die?
I said Fred Pye, with my little eye , i saw him die,+

Sung to the tune of Who Killed Cock Robin,

There is a lot more to it but i cant remember it,

Any ideas?

Replied: 21st Nov 2016 at 22:33

Posted by: PeterP (7864)

Jouell had a chat with Dave last night in the club and told him about your forth coming eye operationsMust be catching Yvonne is waiting for an appointment to have her eyes done.

Replied: 21st Nov 2016 at 22:37

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Don't remember that one off hand Tumtingle, when face training on the afternoon shift the foreigners made a song up about themselves as you know they were all good workers but better savers,always the same song only they would change the names of people and places,

something about their building society saving accounts somthing like it's so easy to put your money in not so easy to take your money out, as they saved every penny they could in the 50s

Replied: 22nd Nov 2016 at 14:23

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

Tumtell,They used to say that Albert Clavins was the first chap to own a car paid for all in one go, last i heard of Teddy phillapeck he was in jail,

Replied: 3rd Dec 2016 at 21:53

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Did part of my face training with them, Teddy was as strong as an ox but Albert was as strong as two,

on a Golborne thread they were talking about crawling up a yard mine face during the holidays they had to swim on top of the scuffins every morning to get on the face as the props were only 2`_6" at Stones

Replied: 4th Dec 2016 at 16:26

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

tumtell , you are right about the hight of the face, I did my face training with George Travis, They were a great set of lads,

Replied: 4th Dec 2016 at 23:56

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

tumtell , you are right about the hight of the face, I did my face training with George Travis, They were a great set of lads,

Replied: 4th Dec 2016 at 23:56

Posted by: whups (4823) 

guys danny maclwee isnt very good as he,s had another stroke.

Replied: 16th Dec 2016 at 14:48

Posted by: bert (685)

hi whups.thanks for letting us know.i have not seen anybdy to ask for ages .I don't get out much lately.with it being winter.its so sad.iremember walking up road with him when he had a pacemaker fitted he was made up.then not long after he had a stroke.he has been in the home for a good while.good luck danny.we will pray for him.

Replied: 16th Dec 2016 at 19:25

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Remember Danny very well, hope everything goes ok for him.

Replied: 16th Dec 2016 at 21:50

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Came on D Greeners and for some reason, I couldn't just press end and be there instantly, so had to scroll through.. Gosh, I have been on for ages, rereading some very interesting posts..

Some of the posts I read were about when I came over last year.. I was hoping to be over the this year, but it has been a year of Health problems, ending the year with Cataract surgeries, two weeks ago and yesterday.. Here's hoping this will be the end of health problems for a while..

The reason I came on in the first place, before I got so distracted, was, to Wish each and every one of our Downall Green Family, a

Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..
May you all be Blessed with Good Health and the Wealth of Family and Good Friends around you..xxx

Replied: 21st Dec 2016 at 13:51

Posted by: trixie (5019) 



I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

I am hoping for a better year in 2017.xx

Replied: 21st Dec 2016 at 14:17

Posted by: bert (685)

hi jouelle nice to see you have had your second surgery.hope you can see better.i hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and happy new year.and hope next year you have a healthier one and come and see us again.

Replied: 21st Dec 2016 at 14:18

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Hi jouell and trixie, hope you have a very good xmas and lovely new year,i will pray you both have a better year in 2017.xx

Replied: 21st Dec 2016 at 15:49

Posted by: bert (685)

hi Trixie sorry I didn't wish you happy Christmas I didn't see your post.i knew jouelle was having another eye opp.i spoke to her last week.it seems everybody had a bad year in 2016.so iwish you and all our feinds on here all the best wishes for next year.

Replied: 21st Dec 2016 at 18:18

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Yes i had a bad year and be glad to see the back of it
I lost my mam last month stepfather in August.in all i have lost 6 this year friends and relatives,

Thanks bert.all the best to you and your family.

Replied: 21st Dec 2016 at 19:08
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Posted by: jouell (4705)

Sorry about the loss of your Mam and stepfather Trixie. You never get over the loss, the pain just subsides some..
We are of the generation now where we are losing friends and family members.. I have lost friends and family also, with more who are sick.. It all is very sad.. But, Life must go on and we need to try live it the best of our ability..God Bless..


Replied: 22nd Dec 2016 at 02:35

Posted by: bert (685)

hi Trixie I am sorry to hear about the loss f your mum and step dad.i remember your mum a little .but I remember your grandma lizzie best.and your granddad.was your mum joan.my sister has just asked on the phone.

Replied: 22nd Dec 2016 at 10:45

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

No Joan was my mams youngest sister.but she died last dec.my mam never lived at downall green..
My mams name was Margery Thomas..lived in Ashton and Stubshaw cross.
Thanks bert.

Replied: 22nd Dec 2016 at 13:02

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Just a quick Merry Christmas to you all where ever your living now as you'll still class yourself as a Downergreener and A good year in 2017 in every way

Replied: 22nd Dec 2016 at 17:28

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Thanks dougie... And the same to you.

Replied: 22nd Dec 2016 at 17:48
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Posted by: sammys (24) 

Sorry to hear about your mum passing away did not no until after the funeral yes Freddie is lovely our Mathew is made up I remember my first holiday in Spain with your mum and Jonny my mum is in hospital she had a fall but nothing broken

Replied: 29th Dec 2016 at 23:01

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Oh dear i am so sorry .she is the only one left .it must be hard on Gwilym..i let Anne know i assumed she told our Gwilym,Dean has been in hospital Chrismas day and had stents put in.i will ring him later..
Take care.xx

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Posted by: whups (4823) 

some more sad news. danny maclwee has passed on.

Replied: 30th Dec 2016 at 15:35

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Oh That's bad news whups,do you know how old he would be bri.

Replied: 30th Dec 2016 at 18:09

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

I was out of the country over Christmas , I heard that Danny wasn,t too well before we went, shocked to read that he has gone,

Replied: 30th Dec 2016 at 20:32

Posted by: suesa (596)

So sad to hear about Danny. R.I.P I hope this link works

Danny

I will be away but I hope many pay their respects

Replied: 30th Dec 2016 at 23:08
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Posted by: whups (4823) 

around 68 dav.

Replied: 31st Dec 2016 at 01:20

Posted by: bambam (2120)

Thanks Bri, RIP Danny Gone But Not Forgotten.

Replied: 31st Dec 2016 at 07:47

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Bentlegs.did you go on a little boat by any chance?

Replied: 31st Dec 2016 at 10:47

Posted by: bert (685)

hi bentlegs welcome back.i hope you enjoyed it again .and I would like to wish you and your good wife a happy new year/

Replied: 31st Dec 2016 at 19:41

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Well bert just booked a cruise.february round the canaries for 14 days,hope it's a bit warmer than here.got a good deal with iglu.£175 each obc.

Happy New year to all greeners .have a great 2017.

Replied: 31st Dec 2016 at 22:20
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Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

Yes trixie, I was on a little boat, got sore hands from rowing & being whipped, Nice trip round the Canaries, Madiria & Lisbon, Got home thursday,

Happy new year Trixie & to you and family Burt,

Replied: 31st Dec 2016 at 23:04

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Happy New Year and Best Wishes to you all...

Replied: 1st Jan 2017 at 06:07

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Thanks bentlegs sounds like you have got the bug.
We are going on the Ventura we have not been on it before.sounds like the same itinery as yours.

Happy New year to you too bentlegs.

Replied: 1st Jan 2017 at 06:13
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Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

Trixie, It was the Ventura that we went on, Nice ship,

Replied: 1st Jan 2017 at 12:44

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

.got really good deal.no cinema on the ventura but suppose they put films on in the theatre.only time i go to watch a film.hope the weather is a bit warmer than here.have you booked anymore cruises.
Looking forward to it .going down to Southampton on the coach from chester.

Replied: 1st Jan 2017 at 14:33
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Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

The wife wants to go to the fiords so i think that will be the next one,

Replied: 3rd Jan 2017 at 20:48

Posted by: bert (685)

hi bentlegs if the wife goes to the fjords.where are you going.

Replied: 4th Jan 2017 at 19:27

Posted by: jouell (4705)

bert..

Replied: 4th Jan 2017 at 20:55

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

Good one Bert, Bryn club for me, LOL

Replied: 4th Jan 2017 at 21:28

Posted by: bert (685)

sorry about that bentlegs.just needed cheering up abit.i had just cme back from Dannys funeral.

Replied: 5th Jan 2017 at 10:14

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

Bert, would you, or anyone else please pass my belated condolences to his family?

Were any of the others that he used to go into the Legion with at his funeral?

Replied: 5th Jan 2017 at 12:54

Posted by: bert (685)

hi uncle joe not seen you on here for a long time.so I would like to wish you a happy new year.yes there where a few who used to go in the legion.arthur chisnall and tony Fagan Freddie mills.and a few more .it was nice to meet them again.tonys wife joyce collier was there it was fifty years since billy died.do you remember billy.lovely man.

Replied: 5th Jan 2017 at 17:48

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Bert, did Bill Collier live down near Dougie?

Replied: 5th Jan 2017 at 18:35

Posted by: bert (685)

hi jouell yes they lived near dougie.in popular ave.it was very sad when bill died.the family where all very nice.you dontrealise how time passes.do you.

Replied: 5th Jan 2017 at 19:37

Posted by: jouell (4705)

I seem to remember when I was young, my Mam and Dad were good friends of Bill and his wife.. Yes, very sad Bill dying so young.. Life is a bit ch at times...

Replied: 5th Jan 2017 at 19:58

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

Hi Bert, thanks for the New Year wishes. May everyone else have them in return. I do look in on this thread on a regular basis, and will post if there is anything.

I do remember Billy Collier. I did not know that 50 years have gone since he passed away. I always remember him coming to the house late one night, after my brother had put young Billy on the Village Clubs floor in the snooker room. I wonder how many other DG:ers remember that? Give him his due, he was very understanding about the whole event, and no more was said of it.

If my memory serves, they did live next door to Dougie, next house down towards the garages.

Was Barry Horton at Dannys funeral?

Replied: 6th Jan 2017 at 10:19

Posted by: bert (685)

no I did not see barry.i went hoping to see him because I have not seen him for awhile.but he may have been tied up with family commitments I don't know.

Replied: 6th Jan 2017 at 11:08

Posted by: whups (4823) 

saw him in ashton bert he said he was going ? .

Replied: 6th Jan 2017 at 14:46

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

I remember young bill dying he was a friend of ours and used to come and visit us.
His dad was never the same after.

Replied: 6th Jan 2017 at 15:13

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

I thought Bert was referring to Young Billy's Dad.

What happened to young Billy? I was still living in Poplar 50 years ago, but dont remember it happening.

Replied: 6th Jan 2017 at 20:24

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

He went for a medical for army/navy and I can't remember but they found something wrong with him and he was admitted to hospital and he never came out.
His Dads Hair went white and never changed after that.
Anyone else recall what was wrong with young Billy?

Replied: 7th Jan 2017 at 08:16

Posted by: bert (685)

hi Trixie billy had a problem at school .his hair would come out in his hand.he had a heart murmur .that's why he went in hospital.if I remember.he was a belting young man it was so sad.it was a long time ago but he will never be forgotten/

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Replied: 9th Jan 2017 at 17:54

Posted by: jouell (4705)

More sad news.. Downall Greener Keith Fox.. one of the nicest people you could ever meet.. passed away last night..

God Bless Keith.. May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace...

Replied: 15th Jan 2017 at 14:24

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

To all the people that look on this thread and knows Kevin Duffy would you please say "Hello" to him,
I dropped on Kevin unexpectedly in Ashton on Saturday he was telling me he looks on WW every day and reads the threads but can't talk back to us,
lets all sicken him so he will do something about it and get an e-mail address so he as a chance to register for WW

Get someone to help you get an e-mail address Kevin

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Posted by: dougie (4424) 

Sorry to hear about Keith I like all the old DG's knew him all his life as you say a very nice Lad & Man, RIP Keith

Replied: 15th Jan 2017 at 14:50

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Hello Kevin Duffy..long time no see.. I don't make it to DG since my dad passed away. I hope the world is treating you well... You need to get on board and join in the fun....Janet...

Replied: 15th Jan 2017 at 15:17

Posted by: RobinG (451)

So sorry to hear the sad news about Keith Fox, he and I were chatting about the old times not long ago by e mail. We had some great times in the Boys Brigade in the late 50s, Ken Hughes, Allan Ratcliffe, Johny Halliwell and many more. Best wishes to all my friends in the Village and far afield.

Replied: 15th Jan 2017 at 15:23

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

Hello Kevin how's your place doing .i saw photos of it,very interesting,I don't get up there at all now but would love to see any updating you have done to it..
I lived in Hawthorne number 16.
I hope you are keeping well.
Marjorie..x
I hope you are keeping well RobinG?

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Posted by: bert (685)

So Sad to hear about Keith .he was a good friend with my brothers when they were young .I remember going with them to keiths house swapping comics.RIP keith .GOD BLESS.

Replied: 16th Jan 2017 at 09:50

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

Back to Billy Collier, He worked as a turner at Millingford Engineering whjle i was working there, as far as i can remember he left work on the friday & i never saw him again, That would be 1966_67,

Replied: 17th Jan 2017 at 20:19

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

Back to Billy Collier, He worked as a turner at Millingford Engineering whjle i was working there, as far as i can remember he left work on the friday & i never saw him again, That would be 1966_67,

Replied: 17th Jan 2017 at 20:19

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

I was in a the light shop in Pemberton on Monday morning at about 11.00am, a man at the counter that (I didn't know from Adam) was talking to the shop assistant just like I talk,

After they had finish I said to this man you sound just like me the way you were talking that could be because we lived on the same estate at Downall Green - I had to ask his name it was Bernard Lowe not seen him for years,

If any of you see Bernard tell him Dougie said he looked younger than "ME" and it must be the fresh sea air coming over Billinge Hill from Southport that's doing it

Replied: 18th Jan 2017 at 18:47

Posted by: dougie (4424) 

BamBam, don't like telling you BUT I think it's getting time you started number 8 thread or is number 7 the last one

Replied: 18th Jan 2017 at 19:01

Posted by: trixie (5019) 

I think they lived on birch grove dougie had a sister Helen if it's the same and married Anne? I think


I agree Dougie getting a bit long on here.

Replied: 18th Jan 2017 at 19:07
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Posted by: bert (685)

hi bentlegs it was 1966 when bill went into hospital and he died.he was in the same class as me at school.

Replied: 18th Jan 2017 at 19:24

Posted by: bert (685)

hi dougie I saw Bernard Lowe a few weeks ago.orBrid as he was always known.he married Ann Frodsham and she still looks very good for her age.we should have stayed at downall green.i saw you yesterday parking on my front probably going dentist.isaid to my wife I wish I had one of them false parking tickets I would have put it on your car.

Replied: 18th Jan 2017 at 19:33

Posted by: bentlegs (4552)

Bert , Yes i thought it was around 1966 thatBilly died.

Replied: 18th Jan 2017 at 22:49

Posted by: uncle joe (697)

Am I correct in remembering that Billy had two sisters, or was there just the one?

If memory serves, Wildings lived at 18, dougie at 16, and Colliers at 14. Can anyone remember the other families on that side, as well as ours? A lot of the names have slipped from my memory.

Replied: 19th Jan 2017 at 07:42

Posted by: erwick (135)

Uncle Joe you are correct, Billy had 2 sisters. Joyce was the older one, but I can't remember her sister's name and if she reads this, she'll probably kill me for forgetting it.

Replied: 19th Jan 2017 at 11:32

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