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Old 05-03-2013, 19:04   #286
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Na its nowhere near being Willy claytonx, I've known him for forty years, he now lives in St Annes, used to drink with him every night in the Stop and Rest Ossy, think there must be a photo of Willy somewhere on here
I'd agree, Jay, and I knew Willie back in the day, as he was a good mate of me dad's. Stood there supping shorts with him and the old feller many a time in the deep end at the Stop!
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Old 05-03-2013, 19:10   #287
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I'd agree, Jay, and I knew Willie back in the day, as he was a good mate of me dad's. Stood there supping shorts with him and the old feller many a time in the deep end at the Stop!
Ya Wyn the deep end at the Stop has a lot to answer for, I can tell you, wish I had all the money I spent yon, I'd have a small fortune now
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Old 05-03-2013, 19:12   #288
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Ya Wyn the deep end at the Stop has a lot to answer for, I can tell you, wish I had all the money I spent yon, I'd have a small fortune now
Yeah, but you wouldn't have enjoyed yourself half as much!
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Old 05-03-2013, 19:14   #289
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Yeah, but you wouldn't have enjoyed yourself half as much!
Don't know about that Wyn, I can't remember
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Old 21-05-2013, 16:09   #290
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When we were kids at Holy Family Kevin played drums, and he was damn good!
Played lots of local gigs.
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Old 22-05-2013, 05:50   #291
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This reminded me of the places where my Mum told me she used to hang out in the early 1920's. The favourite place was similar .. everybody used to walk up and down Blackburn Road then.. that's where she met my Dad.
One long parade of young people.

Wasn't a Calder or Blue Dahlia in those days, so 'cept for the Sunday Schools, local dances, where else could you go to meet a future spouse ?
Does anyone remember "Geordy,the paper seller from Blackburn, selling his "Last Pinks" at the bottom of St James St across from the deck. He wore a flat cap, a long rainmack buttoned down to his ankles, and pinned to his mack were his war medals. Rumour was he had nothing on under his mack. He was certainly a Accy personality in those days
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Old 22-05-2013, 06:30   #292
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Does anyone remember "Geordy,the paper seller from Blackburn, selling his "Last Pinks" at the bottom of St James St across from the deck. He wore a flat cap, a long rainmack buttoned down to his ankles, and pinned to his mack were his war medals. Rumour was he had nothing on under his mack. He was certainly a Accy personality in those days
Yes . Geordy once asked my grandmother for a date .
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Must ave been before my time, twas Sid when i was young, used to be a bookies runner as well. posted a story about that years ago.
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Must ave been before my time, twas Sid when i was young, used to be a bookies runner as well. posted a story about that years ago.
I remember Sid Cashy, but never used his services as a runner
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Old 22-05-2013, 09:56   #295
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Must ave been before my time, twas Sid when i was young, used to be a bookies runner as well. posted a story about that years ago.
I can remember two of them selling papers .

Geordy was a short , stocky man , and I think the Sid you refer to was a thin , wiry man .

If I remember rightly , one stood at the corner of St James St and the other nearer Church St .
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I can remember two of them selling papers .

Geordy was a short , stocky man , and I think the Sid you refer to was a thin , wiry man .

If I remember rightly , one stood at the corner of St James St and the other nearer Church St .
Yeh Sids pitch was in Redmans doorway bottom of St James St. yer correct sid was wiry or even slippery if yeh gave him brass.
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Yeh Sids pitch was in Redmans doorway bottom of St James St. yer correct sid was wiry or even slippery if yeh gave him brass.
mmm... as I recall he always had a runny nose in cold weather...the original slippery Sid...yeuk !!!
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mmm... as I recall he always had a runny nose in cold weather...the original slippery Sid...yeuk !!!
Yep snotty candles sid, we used to say Simmy from clayton was his son. Didn't go down very well wi simmy.
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Yes . Geordy once asked my grandmother for a date .
I don't think he would have been able to take her home. He lived in the Salvation Army hostel in Blackburn
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I don't think he would have been able to take her home. He lived in the Salvation Army hostel in Blackburn
Seem to recall they had a Sally Army place up St James Street,just past the baths.?
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