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Forum: Accrington Stanley 27-01-2021, 17:32
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Coleman Out Coleman Out

Coley deserves a statue outside the town hall,
Forum: Lost Friends / Family 26-01-2021, 16:51
Replies: 0
Views: 1
Posted By Bob Dobson
Robert (bob)pollard

In my capacity as membership secretary of Accrington Grammar School Old Boys, I am trying to find Bob Pollard, who will now be 71yrs old. Before AGS, he attended Huncoat School, and lived firstly in...
Forum: Lost Friends / Family 29-10-2020, 16:43
Replies: 11
Views: 12
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Looking for Andreas Swaijick

What was your stage-name, Cashy ? did you appear at the Tower Circus , Belle Vue, or King George's Hall?
Forum: Lost Friends / Family 16-09-2020, 18:56
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: S. Harrison, Photographer

I have no info to add, Drop a line to Accrington.library@lancashire.gov.uk and ask if they can add anything. Mention the book on Lancashire photographers Also ask Blackburn library via Google.
Forum: Nostalgia aint what it used to be... 28-08-2020, 20:39
Replies: 74
Views: 6,639
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Shops in Peel Street

1951 was the last Barrett's covering Accrington, though the company continued with others later in the 50s. There have been other firms publishing some with Accrington content, but nowt since 1951.
Forum: Nostalgia aint what it used to be... 28-08-2020, 16:06
Replies: 74
Views: 6,639
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Shops in Peel Street

I am not aware of there being directories for Accrington only. The most common ones which did cover Accrington were published by Barrett's of Preston. The earliest known one was published by...
Forum: Feedback, Suggestions and help! 19-08-2020, 19:04
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: ALLREADY posted

Cashy. even though you've posted 47,000+ times on here, it's clear you need lessons.
Forum: General Chat 10-08-2020, 08:38
Replies: 46
Views: 47
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Expanded Names

Grace Kellybutton.....Bob Bandofhope.....Terry Doubtingthomas
Forum: General Chat 09-08-2020, 17:11
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Shoe Mill

Not to my knowledge, pifco. I've never seen any drawings by Mike. Check the Hyndburn Local History Society's website and email the secretary It may be that the society took possession of Mike's...
Forum: General Chat 01-08-2020, 20:05
Replies: 46
Views: 47
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Expanded Names

Back to the game - Windsorknot was what I had in mind. What about Stephen Fry, Margaret ?
Forum: General Chat 01-08-2020, 11:12
Replies: 46
Views: 47
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Expanded Names

I'll try to help Margaret Pilkington by suggesting Prince Harry Windsor----.
Forum: General Chat 28-07-2020, 20:09
Replies: 46
Views: 47
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Expanded Names

President Fordcapri...Betty Gableend...Hayley Millsandboon
Forum: General Chat 26-07-2020, 20:17
Replies: 46
Views: 47
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Expanded Names

John Thawedout...Stan Laurelleaf...Rock Hudsonbay
Forum: General Chat 25-07-2020, 20:25
Replies: 46
Views: 47
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Expanded Names

Arthur Lowestoft...Benny Hillside...Dawn Frenchbread
Forum: General Chat 24-07-2020, 11:38
Replies: 46
Views: 47
Posted By Bob Dobson
Expanded Names

I was recently chatting with a pal about my secret love - Doris Day. We came up with the suggestion that her name could be expanded to Doris Daylight. This lead us to thinking about others, so I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 20-07-2020, 20:50
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: hello

Welcome John. I think you are the first Irish priest we've had as a member.
Forum: Heritage and History 20-07-2020, 08:50
Replies: 96
Views: 8,113
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Warner Street, Accrington

Some years ago, I wrote a book entitled 'Concerning Clogs' I thought it was the first book on the subject apart from one written by another Accrington lad - Joseph Broughton. I used some adverts out...
Forum: Anything Goes 18-07-2020, 09:22
Replies: 2,128
Sticky: Joke Of The Day
Views: 163,837
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Joke Of The Day

Emperor Haillie Sillassi came to London for a state visit. He was met at Waterloo Station by the Queen and rode with her to Buckingham Palace in an open-top coach. As they were progressing down Pall...
Forum: Heritage and History 10-07-2020, 19:24
Replies: 0
Views: 1
Posted By Bob Dobson
Bentcliffe House/Bentcliffe Gardens

I seek information about the owners/occupiers of Bentcliffe House, in Manchester Rd which in the 1970s was demolished to allow for the building of houses in Bentcliffe gardens. Who owned the house...
Forum: Questions and Answers 26-06-2020, 09:40
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Should of Mutton Hotel

My pal's parents, Cec and Lilian Gratrix had the pub for a short while in the early 1960s.
Forum: Questions and Answers 16-06-2020, 20:16
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Should of Mutton Hotel

The correct address was 6, Cross Edge, Ossie. In 1939 the landlord was George Fielding
Forum: Lost Friends / Family 11-06-2020, 09:06
Replies: 9
Views: 1,540
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Lost Aaron's

There are 3 Aarons in BB5 in the BT phone directory, one of them ia a P who loives up Bash (Scott Ave)
Forum: Heritage and History 05-06-2020, 20:30
Replies: 7
Views: 8
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Old photo of firemen and fire truck

I published 'Oswaldtwistle Observed' in 2003. On page 13 there are two photos of the fire brigade. The top one was taken outside the town hall where the steam-powered engine was kept ( the horses...
Forum: Lost Friends / Family 24-05-2020, 14:09
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: McMynn Family

In my book 'Accrington Acclaimed', I used some photos of this well-to-do family in their garden. I cannot find my copy at present. From memory, they lived in Manchester Rd, up Bash. Something tells...
Forum: Nostalgia aint what it used to be... 23-05-2020, 20:37
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Burnley Road

I've still not got a definite date for when the Peel's Arms became the Broadway. Not far off 1952 is the best I can do.
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