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Forum: General Chat 26-10-2020, 09:33
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By Balbus
Re: Chaigley Manor / To Inspire

Nobody has yet come forward. Surprise, Surprise!
Forum: General Chat 20-09-2020, 11:22
Replies: 46
Views: 47
Posted By Balbus
Re: Expanded Names

Or Donald Strumpet ?
Forum: Questions and Answers 23-08-2020, 09:53
Replies: 46
Views: 7,345
Posted By Balbus
Re: Chaigley Manor Trust

None of this ever happened!
Forum: General Chat 23-08-2020, 09:25
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By Balbus
Chaigley Manor / To Inspire

We are trying, so far without success, to find anybody who benefitted in any way from the proceeds of sale of Chaigley Manor after 2010 when it changed its name to "to Inspire". This would include...
Forum: DVD/TV/Film Discussion 11-04-2017, 09:43
Replies: 3
Views: 4
Posted By Balbus
Re: new tricks

I gather the old cast were not impressed with the new scripts and did not renew their contracts. Worth watching the old ones on Drama.
Forum: General Community Talk 08-04-2017, 09:50
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By Balbus
Re: Chaigley Manor

When those who do know won't tell, and refuse to file the accounts required by law, it is, to say the least, highly suspicious!!!
Forum: General Community Talk 07-04-2017, 11:20
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By Balbus
Re: Chaigley Manor

I raised this matter on here 6 years ago - and nothing happened! I recently asked the CID to investigate it, hence the recent flurry of activity. 600,000 of capital is unaccounted for!!!!
Forum: General Chat 23-03-2016, 10:56
Replies: 31
Views: 32
Posted By Balbus
Re: P C Phillips

Although we have not heard the evidence, most of us probably think that the jury got it wrong. Is it time we looked at the jury system again? Has it outlived its usefulness? It is sometimes said,...
Forum: Heritage and History 18-01-2016, 20:44
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By Balbus
Forum: Accrington Hall Of Fame 08-01-2016, 14:13
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By Balbus
Professor Dr. William Lever 1943 to 2016

Bill was Professor of Economic Geography at Glasgow University until his recent retirement. He was one of the class of 54 at Accrington GS which produced 5 professors, and other notable academics. ...
Forum: Heritage and History 26-07-2015, 10:59
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By Balbus
Alice Street toilets crime

Has anybody any recollection of an offence committed against a young boy in the toilets near the corner of Alice Street and Burnley Road? I seem to recollect that it was in about 1948, and that he...
Forum: General Chat 15-07-2015, 10:30
Replies: 24
Views: 25
Posted By Balbus
Re: "Stealing" Electricity

The maxim "de minimis non curat lex" (the law does not concern itself with trifles) ought to apply in a case such as this.
Forum: Heritage and History 08-04-2015, 10:36
Replies: 7
Views: 8
Posted By Balbus
Laneside Schools

Postcard of "Laneside Schools" for sale on eBay. Anybody know where they were?
Forum: Heritage and History 19-02-2015, 12:50
Replies: 15
Views: 16
Posted By Balbus
Re: First jail in accrington

Richard Shaw Crossley, in his book, says it was the Spinners Arms in 1869, and in Oak Street. There appears to be a bricked up doorway in Oak Street, although I can only remember an entrance in Cross...
Forum: Heritage and History 18-02-2015, 12:15
Replies: 15
Views: 16
Posted By Balbus
Re: First jail in accrington

I think the Borough Arms in Cross Street (opposite Stuttard's Garage) was the Police Station before it became a pub.
Forum: Heritage and History 05-01-2015, 15:28
Replies: 386
Views: 31,460
Posted By Balbus
Re: World War 1

Can I add Private H Stuttard 1653 East Lancashire Regiment to the above query?
Forum: Heritage and History 05-01-2015, 15:04
Replies: 386
Views: 31,460
Posted By Balbus
Re: World War 1

Walter, can you please assist with the following:
Private William Stuttard 24040 Royal Lancasters
Private William Stuttard 242116 East Lancashire Regiment.
I can find no further information on...
Forum: Heritage and History 15-12-2014, 17:25
Replies: 261
Views: 24,198
Posted By Balbus
Re: Street Names

Did Pearl House become the Spiritualist Church?
Forum: Heritage and History 12-10-2014, 14:28
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By Balbus
John Emanuel Lightfoot 1802 to 1893

John Lightfoot was Accrington's first Mayor.
There is an excellent obituary from the Observer at www.genealogy.bathgatehall.co.uk/JEL.pdf.
It contains a very good account of life in 19th century...
Forum: Nostalgia aint what it used to be... 07-10-2014, 14:41
Replies: 146
Views: 16,134
Posted By Balbus
Forum: Nostalgia aint what it used to be... 07-10-2014, 09:32
Replies: 146
Views: 16,134
Posted By Balbus
Re: Accy Places

Broadley?
Forum: Nostalgia aint what it used to be... 07-10-2014, 08:39
Replies: 146
Views: 16,134
Posted By Balbus
Re: Accy Places

Broadley?
Forum: General Chat 03-10-2014, 09:12
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Balbus
Re: Groupon

I had 2 car MoTs and full valet for 25 each. Brilliant.
Forum: Heritage and History 26-03-2014, 10:40
Replies: 261
Views: 24,198
Posted By Balbus
Re: Street Names

Roger Bannister's ancestor, Nicholas, was involved in the prosecution of the Lancashire Witches. RB himself was born in London and to my knowledge has never lived in Lancashire.
Forum: General Chat 09-02-2014, 18:25
Replies: 454
Views: 10,707
Posted By Balbus
Re: BENEFITS hmmmm

Perhaps there should be a rule that anyone convicted of cheating the benefit system should thereafter be disqualified from receiving any further benefits.
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