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A neighbour passes away .....

Started by: tonker (23629) 

.... and I only found out today. A few days ago, I believe, Billy Cunliffe, known to many in Ashton.

Started: 1st Jan 2021 at 23:24

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7237)

I once went to Billy's house, and met him, his wife, and his son, but that was at an address just off Owd Road.

It was round about the time he got locked up for running down Wigan Road, because one night someone had run out of the Co-OP without paying, and the offender was last seen running down Wigan Road towards Ashton, at the same time Billy who had been in the Bath Springs was running down Wigan Road to get last orders in before Bryn Labour Club shut, and a police van spotted him, and so they pulled up, and threw him in the back of the van, and drove off to Ashton police station, and what made Billy most mad was that he had missed his last pint in the club, the police quickly realised their mistake and let him go, and as he was ranting at them about missing last orders, they just laughed at him

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 12:30

Posted by: whups (6022) 

is it the cunliffe who had the shops in ashton ? .

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 14:14

Posted by: PeterP (8578)

TTS I think your on about Billy Cunliffe who worked down Bold?Golborne

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 14:59

Posted by: tonker (23629) 

Yes, Whups, I think he had leukemia.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 15:19

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7237)

PeterP

"TTS I think your on about Billy Cunliffe who worked down Bold?Golborne"

Yes that is the one I meant

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 17:04

Posted by: whups (6022) 

he,s still around . you can hear him before you see him.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 23:57

Posted by: gaffer (6711) 

Tonker

It’s 3 weeks since Billy passed away.

Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 12:58

Posted by: linma (2663)

Was his wife Christine and daughter Laura? Can’t remember the sons name.

Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 14:31

Posted by: gaffer (6711) 

Billy’s wife was Sheila and daughter Beverley. Many years ago they had a shop in Ashton called Beverleys.

Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 14:38

Posted by: tonker (23629) 

Yes, Gaffer, I was told it was just before Chrimbo. But I don't think anybody knows. Then again, he ne'er went aaai'ght. Bill Roberts hadn't heard either, an' he misses nowt!

Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 18:00

Posted by: whups (6022) 

i think his son is named david & if it is he had 2 children with kym marsh.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 11:09

Posted by: gaffer (6711) 

Whups

They only had the daughter. No sons.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 19:24

 

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