old school mates

Started by: ken campbell (inactive)

Would like to locate old school friends who went Holy Family School Platt Bridge between 1936 & 1944,Joe Swift ,Ronnie Taylor,any of the Connoly's,Willy Cunningham,as I live in Australia,I never see them anymore,will reply,thank you

Started: 24th Jul 2006 at 22:31

Posted by: mick5813374 (201)

hi ken sadly joe swift is no longer with us or his wife moira .he was a true gent..

Replied: 26th Jul 2006 at 11:40

Posted by: ken campbell (inactive)

Thanks Mick for your reply,sorry to get the news about Joe and his wife,we use to spend a lot a time together at the Cathlic Club,By the way whats your last name,thanks again,
MY email his,

Replied: 26th Jul 2006 at 23:32

Posted by: mick5813374 (201)

its williams you may remember my dad johnny

Replied: 30th Jul 2006 at 15:17

Posted by: ken campbell (inactive)

Thanks again Mick,I remember the name Williams there was also a Freddie Willims I don't know if its the same family ,I think they lived down Lily Lane,it's along time ago Thanks again .
Ken Campbell

Replied: 30th Jul 2006 at 23:35

Posted by: mick5813374 (201)

hi ken ive been talking to two women who remember you well. Annie & rose connoughton. also i remember your brother colin a gent if ever there was one i also know his son colin .i live across from where your brother colin lived on warrington road . i married jack greenwoods daughter..yours mick

Replied: 31st Jul 2006 at 20:47

Posted by: ken campbell (inactive)

HI Mick Thanks again,It's realy good to hear about,people I use to know, I remember the Connoughtons real well they use to live in Kingsdown Road near Comptons shop,they had a brother my age Norbert,another same age as our Peter.Where you use to live Mick was a Fish and Chip shop close by, I bought fish and chips their in 1984,Colin was my favourite brother, he was natures gentleman.Give my regards to the Connoughtons .THanks again Mick,all the best to you all in Abram ,Regards Ken

Replied: 1st Aug 2006 at 13:53

Posted by: ken campbell (inactive)

Mick that brother of Rose and Annie was Emmet ,I just remembered, I also remembered Jack Grenwood ,Seeya Ken

Replied: 1st Aug 2006 at 13:59

Posted by: mark calter (4)

Do you remember my father Mark Calter
or my aunt Marie,i mate with Tony Dobson,son of Pat Connaughton he was in your Kevins class.
my dad used to take the catholic club to Ireland every Easter ,Joe ,Ronnie, Willie,Mick Daley,myself, Tony, and many more
Mark Calter

Replied: 2nd Aug 2006 at 21:13

Posted by: (inactive)

HI Mark,
I drank with quite a few blokes at the catholic club,your father was one of them.My dad also use to go to Dublin every year,with my mother.Tony would be about 66 years old am I right,the Coonaughtons where a big family,when I went to Holy Family, the Connaughtons,Connollies and the Campbells where the only catholics in our part of Abram we use to cop some stick from the non catholics,It was all In good fun,I use to go to school with my brothers Colin and Peter,I was 2nd youngest,Kevin came 10 years later.I don't know weather you knew Jimmie Scanlan,he was one our mates,THanks Mark for your reply

Replied: 2nd Aug 2006 at 23:07

Posted by: mark calter (4)

Toni is 65 this october he as had a rough time of it latley but is coming through it, i rmember the connolys very well terry was in my class he died out in australia a couple of years ago,enid eileen and joan still live in abram, how can i get your email i can send you some photos of ronnie willie and joe swift
regards Mark

Replied: 6th Aug 2006 at 15:12

Posted by: ken campbell (inactive)

Thanks again Mark, you've been a great help, have already emailed you adress you should have it by now.Was'nt Miss Fagin a teacher,?if it's the same one she'd be good age.This his my email adress.I think Joan had son in Aussie.

Replied: 6th Aug 2006 at 22:36

Posted by: cab75 (96) 

Ken are you related to my late Grandad by any chance? His name was Colin Campbell married to Bessy, they had 2 sons and 2 daughters, also had The Commercial pub in Platt Bridge many years ago.

Replied: 7th Aug 2006 at 14:06

Posted by: cab75 (96) 

Hello Ken, i've just read the other posts you've put on and now realize that your my great uncle. What a site this is Im Margarets son.

Replied: 7th Aug 2006 at 14:13

Posted by: ken campbell (inactive)

HI Margarets son,do you have name?,yes Colin was my brother sadly he's not with us anymore.I've met you Mum she's a real beauty,that was 1984 or87,it was at the Abram Labour Club it was a good club in them days,I was over their last year for a short stay,went to see my brother Peter,he's not too well.I had a drink with Eric ,Linda's husband at the Bucks Head,you can contact me if like at my email adress
Thank you for your note keep in touch Ken

Replied: 7th Aug 2006 at 22:04

Posted by: cab75 (96) 

Yes its Craig, if you click on my cab75 you should see my pictures.

Replied: 7th Aug 2006 at 23:41

Posted by: ken campbell (inactive)

Thanks Craig I'm not use computors,click here click there,I'll have to get myself a digital camera so I can show you my family,your photo"s look great.What camera would you reccomend,I've never been to Bulgaria,been to most countries in Europe we usually go to Philippines,I'm married to a Filipino.It was our 21st wedding annivesary on the 6th of this month 3rd time lucky ,lucky last.Thanks again for your note,I'll have to get some lessons about computors from my youngest daughter Natalie (15).
Regards Ken

Replied: 8th Aug 2006 at 05:58

Posted by: cab75 (96) 

Digital cameras, theres loads to choose from, got mine off ebay, about £60, don't know how much in oz but get one with at least 2 mega pixels,then you just plug it in your usb port and upload them on to your pc, your daughter may know what to do.Was my first time in Bulgaria, nice place, been to Spain and Turkey before, love Benidorm, plenty to do there. Grandma and Grandad liked it there too, probably a bit far for you though. 21 years eh, looks like you got it right this time. Regards Craig.

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 00:10

Posted by: ken campbell (inactive)

Thanks Craig for advice on digital camera.Have been to Benidorm with a son from a prevouse marriage back in 1984,I loved that San Miguel beer thats what I drink In Philippines all the time.If you convert 1 pound into Philippines Pesos a case of 24 bottles cost less than TWO Pound.One Pound = 96 Pesos one case about 180Pesos,we going again in January 2007.WE can live like a king over their it's so cheap,hope to take my wife to Benidorm one year she'd love I did,she has met Bessie and Colin 1987, shes also been to Europe.Thanks Again Regards Ken

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 04:47

Posted by: cab75 (96) 

Yea nice beer that San Miguel, i've just finished work, on afternoon shift this week, im having a nice bottle of Magners Irish cider now, it seems to be getting very popular here now, supermarkets can't get enough of it, mind you if San Miguel was that price here i think i'd be an alcoholic by now. My wifes great uncle (her late Grandads brother) lives in Oz, will find out where and let you know. Regards, Craig.

Replied: 9th Aug 2006 at 23:54


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