Latchford Locks

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Latchford Locks last won the day on November 14 2016

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About Latchford Locks

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  • Birthday 09/12/1950

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    Exiled in Howley but can still manage walk to Latchford (just ;-) )
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    Likes....Walking,watching a good documentary or film,visiting local hostelries,watching rugby and surfing the web.
    Dislikes....bad manners,hangovers,any reality tv shows,any form of karaoke in pubs and finally...growing old !
  1. Blimey.. You are spot on I sometimes went in the shop with the Wife to pay and I remember he just shoved the money in his pocket... said thanks,see you next week. And that was it. You have definitely jogged some (one) of my ageing memory cells
  2. YES !!!! Thats the one. Blimey how did you work that one out That was when Lower Bridge St had real shops and people didn't feel embarased walking up it.
  3. No it was definitely next door to the Packet House where the former job agency was recently before it closed last year. The shop I am on about closed around 1979 after the owner had some kind of brush with the law. And eventually re opened at the back of Woolworths opposite The Hamlet Nightclub(or whatever name it traded under in 1980)
  4. Hi All I really need need to know the name of the old furniture store that was located on Bridge St next to the Packet House pub. I remember furninshing the new home My Wife and I had just got. Back in 1973. We got a complete house plus carpets for £300 at £ 2 per week !!
  5. This is something I've had for many years I use this most days and it does every job needed
  6. After years of obscurity came the brief taste of glory in the 73/74/75 Murphy era :then we slipped back into mid table also rans. Déjà vu, ????
  7. Very sad news RIP Harry
  8. Best wishes to Harry and his Family.
  9. It was only Paper bags / wrapping paper plus cleaning gear & spare overalls . The cellar entrance is/was approx where Alice statue is now so yes well and truly filled in. Out of interest there was also an identical cellar on the left hand side of the building that was converted into a Gentleman's public loo.
  10. "". Perhaps a better project to retain the town's character would have been to restore the pre Golden Square businesses in situ & use what became the GS to build offices "" Sorry to disagree Davy, But.... At the end of the day like it or not, Golden Square is a Thousand times better/cleaner/safer and weather friendly than the old Bridge St/ Sankey St/Old Market areas. When we take off our rose tinted specs ,it was a filthy dangerous place (Traffic / polution wise) and Trinity Church was just totally caked in soot and grime from the local industries and all the heavy traffic travelling through Town Centre. . I worked in the Old Fish/meat market in the 1960's and it was infested with rats which incredibly were an accepted way of life.I remember on my first day working there I was sent down into the cellar for some stock and was told to take something to throw at the rats to "shift 'em" !! I am an old fogey these days but appreciate how much things have immeasurably improved over the last 50 years.
  11. A better option would have been a dual purpose venue so that concerts and live shows could also be shown.
  12. That has been puzzling me as well. Tremendous expense for little benefit.
  13. No . The derelict Packet House Pub complete with broken windows and rotting window frames. and the sprawling mass of late night pubs and takeaways that you see as you drive over Bridge Foot then turn right into Mersey St and our Job Centre with it's prams and bikes all over the pavement blocking the pedestrians way due to no proper parking spaces or area for people to wait or meet.And yes the new high rise has me concerned it may just be another concrete eyesore.
  14. But what is being done about the eyesore view that people get as they drive over the bridge into town .? So important as first impressions last.
  15. Brilliant !