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Old 04-08-2003, 12:28   #1
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The old flat roof houses on Lancaster Avenue.

Built during the war for the workers at the Bristol factory, I think
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Used to live in one of those. They were cold & damp, but good family sized houses.
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Old 06-08-2003, 13:58   #2
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The Conservative Club dances on Saturday night in the 50's. Used to get the bus from 'Arrod and listen to the swing band sound of ??????.

Just before Rock and Roll took over.
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Old 06-08-2003, 15:24   #3
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Lived in Eagle St at one time, used to dance to the music in the back yard!
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Old 06-08-2003, 15:57   #4
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Lancaster Avenue? Eagle Street? Bradshaw Street? Richmond Road? Are there any streets in Accy you haven't lived on??!!
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Old 06-08-2003, 17:16   #5
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Deep breath -  in chronological order from birth!:

Hartley Ave, Rose St, Richmond Rd, Eagle St, Lancaster Ave, Bradshaw St, Lina St, Bamford St, Albert St - Clayton, Barnes St - Clayton, Stanley St -  Blackburn, Peter St - Blackburn, Lilac Rd -  Blackburn, Poole St - Blackburn, Leicester Rd - Blackburn,
Norfolk Close - Clayton, West Cresent, John St - Church, Warwick Close - Church, Dill Hall Lane - Church, Monk St,
Not saying where I am now on here but it's in Springhill obviously!
Phew!!  
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Old 06-08-2003, 17:18   #6
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Cazzer likes packing boxes he he  ;D
and likes to travel
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Old 07-08-2003, 08:45   #7
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Are you thinking of Ted Heath & his band, flashman?

Also remember Bob Whatmough & his band?

Bob used to have a grocers on Ormerod St. He used to sell biscuits from those big tin boxes with see through lids. We used to call him "Biccy Bob"

Used to love visiting him - told me all sorts of tales.
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Old 07-08-2003, 09:28   #8
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you should get rid of your suitcases" i thought i moved alot of times but you just beat me.
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Old 07-08-2003, 11:02   #9
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[quote author=cazzer link=board=nostalgia;num=1059999667;start=0#2 date=08/06/03 at 16:24:37]Lived in Eagle St at one time, used to dance to the music in the back yard![/quote]


I used to live there too Cazzer...No 73....end house next to the lights!
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Old 07-08-2003, 14:07   #10
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[quote author=cazzer link=board=nostalgia;num=1059999667;start=0#6 date=08/07/03 at 09:45:23]Are you thinking of Ted Heath & his band, flashman?

Also remember Bob Whatmough & his band?

Bob used to have a grocers on Ormerod St. He used to sell biscuits from those big tin boxes with see through lids. We used to call him "Biccy Bob"

Used to love visiting him - told me all sorts of tales.[/quote]


I think it was Eddie McGarry. There was another Big Band played at Blackburn's St George's Hall.

Ted Heath had the national status.
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Old 08-08-2003, 12:14   #11
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@cazzer, when on L.Ave?
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Old 08-08-2003, 12:21   #12
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Before you were born! Round about 1960 - 1963.
they were the old flat roof houses, long since gone, just accross from the park.
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Old 17-08-2003, 01:32   #13
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Cazzzer, there were several flat roof houses on Moss Hall Road, a lot, if not all of them have had their roofs converted into ridge roofs now.  Were they similar to the ones on Lancaster Avenue?
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Old 17-08-2003, 13:36   #14
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Think I know the ones you mean.

No, the ones on Lancaster Ave and around it were double fronted, redbrick houses.(not prefabs as a lot of houses put up just after the war were) They had large gardens back & front.
They had metal window frames and concrete floors, even upstairs!
We used to use those old brown Stantons pop jars as hot water bottles at the time, if they rolled out they got smashed!
As far as I know they were built during the war for the workers at the Bristol factory (aircraft), which I think was based at the GEC site.
They were later used as part of the general council housing stock.
Not sure about the origins of the Moss Hall Road ones. Do you mean the ones that looked a bit like seaside chalets? Always reminds me of a place in Blackpool down there.

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Hey Cazzer Gypsy blood or what?
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