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Old 08-11-2011, 19:43   #106
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Just looked up the profile for whitecrags. I see I was right about him going to Japan, it was just a vague memory. At least he seems to have settled down!
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Old 08-11-2011, 21:10   #107
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Just looked up the profile for whitecrags. I see I was right about him going to Japan, it was just a vague memory. At least he seems to have settled down!
Don't know if you remember Malcolm Whittaker, he used to knock around with the same crowd. He's on here under the name "OzzyRoma".
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Old 08-11-2011, 21:17   #108
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Don't know if you remember Malcolm Whittaker, he used to knock around with the same crowd. He's on here under the name "OzzyRoma".
No can't say I do.

Have PMd whitecrags with that picture, interesting to see if he responds!
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Old 15-11-2011, 08:44   #109
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Here’s another blast from the past. This is the Young Liberals at Bowness on Windermere Good Friday 1964. That was the year I left the high school and most of the YLs were a year or two older so would have been at college or university by this time. Hence the display of college scarves! I was never a YL but some of my friends were which is how I came to tag along on this trip.

All the names are on the folder containing the photo together with a key which I can’t reproduce here but if anyone wants to put a name to a face let me know.

They are:

Me and my school friends Janice Brown, Sandra Bibby and Vivian Harrison, and my then boyfriend John Serjeant
Margaret Virtue, older sister of the painter John Virtue, and John Davies. They later married and went to live in America but now live in York
Derek Palk and Stephanie Sames who later married
Alan Hodkinson, Barrie Crook, Arthur Stuttard, David Merigold, Gordon Wrigley, Albert Wilkinson, Jim Wilson, Michael Oglesby, Alan Spencer, Bill Lever
Pat Dalton, Sheila?, Maureen ?

Think that’s all!
Hello there

I'm Derek and Steph's nephew. I randomly found this post via a google search for Derek, who sadly passed away in October. Hope you don't mind but I downloaded the photo to show my parents. I recognised a few of the names above but my Dad (Ken) was able to name most of them from the photo without seeing the cast list!

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Old 15-11-2011, 10:23   #110
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Hello there

I'm Derek and Steph's nephew. I randomly found this post via a google search for Derek, who sadly passed away in October. Hope you don't mind but I downloaded the photo to show my parents. I recognised a few of the names above but my Dad (Ken) was able to name most of them from the photo without seeing the cast list!

Cheers
Hello mjp

I'm so pleased you found my photo and was able to pass it on. Very sad to hear that Derek is no longer with us. I wasn't really a member of that group just a hanger on as my best friend was in it, but I do remember your aunt and uncle very well. Stephanie was a year or two above me at the high school.

Thanks for getting in touch.

All the best

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Old 15-11-2011, 10:40   #111
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I was told about Derek the other day when I saw Albert. Although hadn't seen him since schooldays ... you do feel sad.

On a lighter note, having told Albert about the 'photo .. he asked whether it was the one near the lake. Told him affirmitive of which he answered with a twinkle in his eye .. "There is a tale to that".

Will grab him next time to hear more..
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Old 15-11-2011, 11:13   #112
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I was told about Derek the other day when I saw Albert. Although hadn't seen him since schooldays ... you do feel sad.

On a lighter note, having told Albert about the 'photo .. he asked whether it was the one near the lake. Told him affirmitive of which he answered with a twinkle in his eye .. "There is a tale to that".

Will grab him next time to hear more..
I'm intrigued...
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Old 15-11-2011, 21:49   #113
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Over the Remembrance weekend I was thinking about my granddad who was in the Machine Gun Corps in WWI and stood for most of his life on the fish market when it was in a shed. I wondered what he would have made of the new outdoor market.

I hate that market with a vengeance. It’s claustrophobic and spoils the setting of the market hall. I know there were stalls there years ago but at least they were removable, not a permanent iron pseudo Victorian monstrosity. I don’t visit very often but there always seem to be more empty stalls than those in use. And whose bright idea was it to put the fish stalls amongst everything else? I grew up with that smell and it really is something that should be kept to itself. And how sad to see only two fish stalls left… My granddad would be turning in his grave if he hadn’t been cremated.

I also hate the way that Broadway feels shut in now that the site of the old 60s market has been built on. Mind you I can remember when the other side of Broadway was sunken gardens were the Arndale is now. Used to love going there and rolling down the grassy slopes, possibly followed by tea or ice cream at the Odeon cafe. See the picture below for a good idea of what it was like.

The other picture shows the old fish market, before the 1960s redevelopment. Our family’s stall was at the far end away from the camera and I bet some of those boxes in the middle background have our family name on. It was literally a shed behind the town hall but served its purpose well and was always busy. I remember going down on Good Friday with my granddad’s lunch as they had to be open then. I also remember him going to Fleetwood to buy fish and often coming back with something unusual, such as what we called crayfish but may have been langoustines.

Sadly when he died the firm ceased to trade under our family name but two of his colleagues carried in on in the new fish market. But now that market is but a shadow of its former self. That’s progress I guess…
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Old 15-11-2011, 21:59   #114
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What a couple of great photos susie, any idea when the fish market one was taken? my guess would be early/mid 50s.
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Old 15-11-2011, 22:23   #115
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What a couple of great photos susie, any idea when the fish market one was taken? my guess would be early/mid 50s.
Judging by the clothes I'd say you were about right Cashy. I actually found the photos on this thread:

http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f...m-55269-5.html (Accy Old Photo's - John Kelly's Album)
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Old 15-11-2011, 22:34   #116
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What a couple of great photos susie, any idea when the fish market one was taken? my guess would be early/mid 50s.
Yeah ... mid fifties seems about right.
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Old 16-11-2011, 06:57   #117
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Happy memories of the sunken Garden.
I used tp play there after my Grandma had done her shopping....she used to go for a sit down and I used to run around the flower beds.
Lovely pictures Sue.
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Old 22-11-2011, 13:42   #118
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I was told about Derek the other day when I saw Albert. Although hadn't seen him since schooldays ... you do feel sad.

On a lighter note, having told Albert about the 'photo .. he asked whether it was the one near the lake. Told him affirmitive of which he answered with a twinkle in his eye .. "There is a tale to that".

Will grab him next time to hear more..
Anything Albert says about that is definitely slanderous! On a sadder note, Gordon Wrigley died a couple of years ago after suffering from lupus for some years.
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Old 27-11-2011, 14:31   #119
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Anything Albert says about that is definitely slanderous! On a sadder note, Gordon Wrigley died a couple of years ago after suffering from lupus for some years.
Balbus, I am the instigator of this thread and the person who posted that photo. I was wondering if you were in the picture?

Pm me if you wish to protect your identity on here.

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Old 28-11-2011, 10:26   #120
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Fascinating read, one of the best threads I've read on here. Maybe a bit before most peoples time on here but does anyone remember a shop on Stanley Street. made home made toffee and Ice Cream, Ice cream would be sold off a cart in Plantation Square, quite often the toffee would be sold at Stanley Games between the wars and up to the early 50s.
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