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Forum: General Chat 01-08-2020, 20:05
Replies: 43
Views: 44
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: 43
Views: 44
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: 43
Views: 44
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Expanded Names

President Fordcapri...Betty Gableend...Hayley Millsandboon
Forum: General Chat 26-07-2020, 20:17
Replies: 43
Views: 44
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Expanded Names

John Thawedout...Stan Laurelleaf...Rock Hudsonbay
Forum: General Chat 25-07-2020, 20:25
Replies: 43
Views: 44
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Expanded Names

Arthur Lowestoft...Benny Hillside...Dawn Frenchbread
Forum: General Chat 24-07-2020, 11:38
Replies: 43
Views: 44
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: 2,126
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: 8
Views: 9
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: 8
Views: 9
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.
Forum: Nostalgia aint what it used to be... 23-05-2020, 20:35
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Burnley Road

Almost certain to have known him, Cashy Didn't they both live in Dowry St, even numbers, at one time ? My dad was at Whittakers into the mid-1950s at least.
Forum: Heritage and History 23-05-2020, 20:30
Replies: 63
Views: 7,456
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: moorfield pit disaster

I had known Harry for several years when he asked me to publish his book. He was a pleasure to work with. He had poor health , which I think was a result of working down the pit, but he had a...
Forum: Questions and Answers 15-05-2020, 09:36
Replies: 727
Views: 35,684
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Old local expressions

Take a look at the Friends of Real Lancashire (FORL) website to learn that Liverpool and Southport are still in the county of Lancashire, of which the Queen is the Duke.
Forum: Lost Friends / Family 14-05-2020, 13:05
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: McMynn Family

I'll put your name in the draw, Dave
Forum: Lost Friends / Family 13-05-2020, 10:32
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By Bob Dobson
McMynn Family

I have some photos which come from the album of an Accrington family called McMynn. The head of the house was a director at the British Saccarin Company of Baxenden. c1917

Anyone connected with...
Forum: Heritage and History 12-05-2020, 18:59
Replies: 63
Views: 7,456
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: moorfield pit disaster

I've messaged you Taddy. Post included in the price.
Forum: Heritage and History 11-05-2020, 16:40
Replies: 63
Views: 7,456
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: moorfield pit disaster

1 copy 7.50p 2 for 14 inc postage. Message me your address Taddy Pay by cheque or bank transfer or Paypal. I don't know when next I'll be over in Acc to deliver, so need to post.
Forum: Heritage and History 11-05-2020, 08:30
Replies: 63
Views: 7,456
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: moorfield pit disaster

I think I have a few. I need to search for them. I wil get back to you soon.
Forum: General Chat 30-04-2020, 08:04
Replies: 45
Views: 46
Posted By Bob Dobson
Re: Accyweb has been infiltrated

Thanks Max. I am assuming it's the same thing.
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