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Forum: General Chat 25-06-2017, 19:44
Replies: 14
Views: 15
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Goodbye Friends

Yes, for years we were thinking of coming up your way but somehow we headed in the opposite direction.

We'd been looking at old stone built cottages and beamed ceilings then ended up both falling...
Forum: Questions and Answers 26-10-2014, 20:09
Replies: 64
Views: 3,151
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Pitt Street

I took this photo today of where Elephant Street no longer is. This is now part of St. Leger Court which covers the whole of that area on the side of Plantation Street between Abbey Street and Cobham...
Forum: Questions and Answers 24-10-2014, 15:21
Replies: 64
Views: 3,151
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Pitt Street

Well I'm sure Willi will appreciate it too but I love seeing old photos and being able to relate to them. I vaguely remember Elephant St and yet there are those younger than us who doubt it ever...
Forum: Questions and Answers 23-10-2014, 11:00
Replies: 64
Views: 3,151
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Pitt Street

Oooh lovely. :) Thanks for that Atarah.
Forum: Questions and Answers 22-10-2014, 20:15
Replies: 64
Views: 3,151
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Pitt Street

Indeed it is Atarah, as you can see on the inset map. The area from Cobham St (now Cobham Rd) down to Abbey St between Plantation St and Birtwistle St is the area which was demolished and now has a...
Forum: Questions and Answers 22-10-2014, 16:43
Replies: 64
Views: 3,151
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Pitt Street

It is no longer there Willie. That whole side of Plantation St has been totally rearranged.
Forum: Heritage and History 30-04-2014, 17:20
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Jenny Sheldrake

Does anyone know anything about the "famous" Accrington witch Jenny Sheldrake?

Until today I'd never heard of her but presume she featured around the time of the Pendle Witches.
Forum: Heritage and History 29-04-2014, 21:27
Replies: 145
Views: 10,375
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Red face Re: Accrington should have a museum

:o Ooops, that was my fault Neil. I created the site. Initially I didn't have a museum photo - hence the temporary viaduct which I altered but being a forgetful sort of a person I had completely...
Forum: General Chat 29-04-2014, 20:05
Replies: 142
Views: 5,042
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: It's not so smart to have a 'smart meter'

I'm not worried about the arrival of smart meters. I've armed myself with orgone accumulators! They should keep me safe. ;)
Forum: Questions and Answers 29-04-2014, 19:30
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Are you feeling lucky?

It's called synchronicity that Kestrel - David Icke is a great believer in it.
Forum: General Chat 18-12-2013, 19:51
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Selling gold in Accy area

It's worth enquiring at different places what price they are offering. Sometimes the jewellers offer more. The price is on the way down at present though.
Forum: Questions and Answers 18-12-2013, 19:43
Replies: 129
Views: 4,376
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: is Christianity a force for good?

.....and also of course 28:19 which explains why Christians feel the need to share their beliefs with others.

The thing is that Christians are just people, like anyone else be they Jew, Muslim,...
Forum: General Chat 16-12-2013, 12:24
Replies: 37
Views: 1,287
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: New theory on the origins of man

It sounds like this chap had a "what if, just supposing" moment and then looked for substance to back up his notion. I'd be more ready to believe a space alien/human cross breed than a pig and ape...
Forum: Questions and Answers 16-12-2013, 12:06
Replies: 29
Views: 1,351
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Just Moved Here

On the positive side, it's a nice part of town with easy access to town centre and on a bus route so the gritter does tend to go up and down the road in winter. Whether or not it chucks out any grit...
Forum: Questions and Answers 16-12-2013, 11:58
Replies: 129
Views: 4,376
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Forum: Questions and Answers 15-12-2013, 15:10
Replies: 129
Views: 4,376
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: is Christianity a force for good?

I'm not RC but this current Pope sounds like he's a different kettle of fish to any of the previous incumbents. He seems very down to earth. It puzzles me how often people refer to the RC church as...
Forum: Heritage and History 15-12-2013, 14:55
Replies: 145
Views: 10,375
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Accrington should have a museum

It's great to see the museum in its Arndale location and hopefully lots of people are learning about our history. Lovely to see my Gran's stuff in there and my Dad's old ready reckoner on display,...
Forum: Buy, Sell n Swap & Wanted 15-12-2013, 14:45
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: DELL desktop computer

Hi Accyman. Have you still got this and does it have a sound card? I know you specified no speakers but I have those.
Forum: Questions and Answers 26-06-2012, 21:06
Replies: 51
Views: 2,850
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Napoleon Street

Is that ancestry.com? I'm a member and if there's anything I can do to help just let me know. I'm not very familiar with my way round it yet so you may need to give me a few clues.
Forum: General Chat 05-05-2012, 16:01
Replies: 161
Views: 6,685
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Campaign To Keep The Arndale Clock

Years ago the Observer gave the impression that this website had been instrumental in winning a campaign to restore the Arndale clock - but nothing ever came of that so whatever is being said now I...
Forum: Springhill Spot 23-04-2012, 10:15
Replies: 23
Views: 5,633
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: new springhill school

Thanks Ian - I had no idea about that page. Off to do a search for it now. :)
Forum: Nostalgia aint what it used to be... 29-10-2011, 18:26
Replies: 67
Views: 6,639
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Shops in Peel Street

Yes it was definitely green but I can only remember it vaguely and not much about the insides.
Forum: General Chat 25-10-2011, 13:20
Replies: 112
Views: 2,177
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Today's EU question: how would you vote?

"Yes Minister" wasn't far off the mark with it's idea that the MP follows instruction from those who work for him.

If you put a frog in a pan of boiling water it will jump out. If you put a frog...
Forum: General Chat 25-10-2011, 13:04
Replies: 807
Views: 23,938
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Did Graham Jones do the right thing?

I rather suspect they do and that is infuriating. The people who do not understand don't bother voting about such things anyway. In a democratic country we should have a right to make our views...
Forum: Heritage and History 07-10-2011, 22:23
Replies: 25
Views: 1,469
Posted By WillowTheWhisp
Re: Jacob Hargreaves - born 1812, Accrington

To whom specifically did you direct your query? If it was one of the volunteers at the Family History Centre they may not have known the answer.

It also depends which 'crap' you are querying. Some...
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