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Search: Posts Made By: Bob Dobson
Forum: General Chat 01-01-2022, 16:53
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Another enquiry about an Accyweb member

I've emailed Jim, who will be in his early 90s now.
Forum: Accrington Stanley 03-12-2021, 20:39
Replies: 23
Views: 24
Posted By Bob Dobson
Forum: Forum Games 30-11-2021, 16:50
Replies: 7,340
Views: 260,503
Posted By Bob Dobson
Forum: General Chat 27-11-2021, 19:44
Replies: 8
Views: 9
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Cross Edge, Oswaldtwistle.

Thanks to Pifco, I've just had a light bulb moment.He recharged my memory battery
Forum: General Chat 18-11-2021, 17:16
Replies: 49
Views: 50
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: When is banter...just banter?

I cannot recall ever having seen Wilfred Pickles on TV, nor Irene Handel.
Forum: Accrington Hall Of Fame 22-10-2021, 09:15
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: John Priestley Briggs 1868-1944

I am in touch with a descendant of these Briggses and will message you for your email address, aggidyun.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 15-10-2021, 08:48
Replies: 7
Views: 8
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Brief Intro

You couldn't be muich briefer than this, Eddie - tell us a bit more. Where diod you live ? which school did you attend ? who were your pals and neighbours ? Where did your parents work ? This should...
Forum: Accrington Hall Of Fame 14-10-2021, 10:39
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By Bob Dobson
Les Bond

It saddens me to be posting about the recent passing a few days ago of Les Bond aged 75yrs, who deserves to be in our Hall of Fame mainly for the quality of his poetry, especially that in dialect. A...
Forum: Accrington Stanley 25-09-2021, 19:19
Replies: 26
Views: 27
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: V Morecambe Guess The Gate

I think the attendance was 4,120, which is what I was going to post,
Forum: Forum Games 22-08-2021, 08:38
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Another word game

Brilliant, Dotti. Can I take it on to use in another Facebook group I am on ?
Forum: Heritage and History 03-08-2021, 09:17
Replies: 261
Views: 24,198
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Street Names

It seems likely that there is some link between all the 'field' names but there could be other explanations too. I cannot think of any other street names based on old English words. whereas there are...
Forum: Heritage and History 29-07-2021, 19:58
Replies: 261
Views: 24,198
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Street Names

There are many streets in the town which were named by the Peel family of Accrington house, owners of much land in the town in the 1800s. Most of them were chosen by the head of the family, Jonathan...
Forum: Accrington Hall Of Fame 25-07-2021, 10:08
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By Bob Dobson
Rev Jimmy Butterworth 1987-1977

Jimmy Butterworth was born and bred in Ossie. His parents had five kids and very little money. So little that it caused his father to commit suicide. An intelligent lad, though deprived of an...
Forum: Anything Goes 14-07-2021, 16:53
Replies: 2,142
Sticky: Joke Of The Day
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Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Joke Of The Day

I once kissed a nun. She said "Bob, you can kiss me once, you can kiss me twice, but you mustn't get into the habit"
Forum: Accrington Hall Of Fame 14-07-2021, 16:41
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Herbert Vincent Mills 1856-1928

In the 1901 census, HV's parents are living at 110, Whalley Rd. That area was known as 'Waterloo' at that time. HV had a brother and a sister
Forum: Accrington Hall Of Fame 12-07-2021, 14:46
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By Bob Dobson
Herbert Vincent Mills 1856-1928

HV Mills was born in Accrington. His father was a railway engineer then living on Richmond St, which is not far from Charter Street where the engine sheds were located. Herbert was apprenticed as a...
Forum: General Chat 30-05-2021, 10:51
Replies: 24
Views: 25
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Music memories

I really like the 1950s-60s songs of David Whitfield, who is never heard on the BBC now after he was sent down for sexual assault of a youngster in Blackpool in 1967. . He emigrated to Australia.
Forum: General Chat 24-05-2021, 13:01
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: RIP Ron Hill

Ron attended Spring Hill School from his family home in Dale St before starting at the Grammar School in 1950. He was already a distance runner and soon was in the cross-country team and a member of...
Forum: General Chat 05-05-2021, 11:37
Replies: 31
Views: 32
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Nicknames

A lad called John Rowbottom was knwn as 'Paddlearse'
Forum: General Chat 03-05-2021, 11:30
Replies: 31
Views: 32
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Nicknames

I've been told of a Superintendent who was known a 'Moth' because he picked holes in your reports. A PC Spreckly serving at Lytham went out on a lifeboat emergency one day, leaving his helmet on the...
Forum: General Chat 02-05-2021, 09:01
Replies: 31
Views: 32
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Nicknames

A boss known as WD40 was so called because he was seen as a little squirt with a lot of power......'PC Lucan' was so called because nobody knew where he was …...'Ladders' was tall and...
Forum: General Chat 30-04-2021, 19:28
Replies: 31
Views: 32
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Nicknames

Every police station I worked in had nicknames . 'Turkey neck' had a very long neck. PC D. Ash was 'Pebble'. Sgt ? was 'Balloon Man' due to his habit of sending the PCs onto their beats with " And...
Forum: Lost Friends / Family 30-04-2021, 15:48
Replies: 7
Views: 8
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Derek & Kenneth Sibbering

Thanks for your postings. Today I've had a call from David Sibbering who lives in London. His brother Ken lives in Thornton Cleveleys.

Pifco. I will overlook your mis-spelling of 'Grammar' if you...
Forum: Lost Friends / Family 30-04-2021, 09:18
Replies: 7
Views: 8
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Derek & Kenneth Sibbering

I am surprised that there have been no responses to this thread in the last 24hrs. Not that nobody seems to have known the Sibberings, but that nobody has mention Cyril Burnett, who was a huge man,...
Forum: Lost Friends / Family 29-04-2021, 09:54
Replies: 7
Views: 8
Posted By Bob Dobson
Derek & Kenneth Sibbering

In my capacity as membership secretary for Accrington Grammar School Old Boys,I am trying to find Derek Sibbering, now 79yrs, who attended the school between 1953 and 1958. He worked in the travel...
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