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About Latchford Locks

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  • Birthday 09/12/1950

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    One small fact: you are going to die. Despite every effort, no one lives forever. Sorry to be such a spoiler. My advice is when the time comes, don't panic. It doesn't seem to help.
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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 !

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  1. If I am correct, And I stand to be corrected if not, ......... The vast majority of these collections are not directly a part of the charities named. They just give a small percentage of the value of their collections to the official charity. They are well within the law as this is explained to people in the small print somewhere on the bag. But basically they are just independent collectors. I personally prefer to take my clothing into the official charity shops in town.
  2. First visit

    . My first game ever was as a young lad of 10 and the game was Feathersone Rovers at home in the cup 2nd round ( February 1961) Donning my new Wires scarf and armed with a massive wooden rattle( ex Air Raid Warden's) I was ready for my indoctrination.Just as I was setting off my Dad shouted to me "Don't forget to look out for the number 2 winger Bevan he's the best player that has ever played for us" wow that was some statement and I couldn't wait to see this super hero ! Well here I was at Wilderspool and the atmosphere was electric as Wire entered the arena to the roar of a packed crowd. Then shock horror I realised Bevan wasn't playing but instead some old man who was bald with no teeth ,thin as a rake and swathed in more bandages than an Egyptian mummy was on the wing instead.! Oh well not to worry I watched the game and was still captivated for life with my beloved Wire. Even though we lost 13-10. I got home and told my Dad all about the game and how we probably got beat because Bevan never played and I then described this old man who had taken his place. Suddenly I felt a clip around my ear as Dad told me that WAS Brian Bevan !!! Happy days happy memories.
  3. Post Box Collections

    Sainsburys on Church st has a 5.30pm collection according to the information on the box.
  4. NHS again -

    If anyone on this forum can remember pre1947 and the sickness and social deprivation that was taken as part of life then they will know that todays generations just don't know how lucky they/we are. No more Polio/Rickets/TB/Scarlet Fever and the common occurrence of Mother or Child losing their life during routine childbirth.Just to mention a few examples. My Parents lived through those days and use to tell me how heartbreaking the general conditions were. Yes The NHS can improve but just thank God we have it.
  5. Cockhedge Foot Bridge

    I have noticed over the last couple of weeks that it is closed to pedestrians. No reason given and no sign of any work being done on it. Does anyone know why it is shut. It makes a hazardous crossing of the road now for shoppers with children. I'm sure the foot fall will be hit by this.
  6. Latchford Station

    I left when I got married in 1969. But to this day I still consider it home. And can see the large waiting room converted into a wonderful living room complete with large Victorian fireplace. There were outhouses I used as childhood dens and a driveway up to the station from Grammar School Rd Railway bridge plus a wonderfully stocked large garden which was my Parents pride and joy. Dr Beaching was the man responsible for closing two thirds of the country's rail network (Locally...Including stations at Latchford/Thelwall/Lymm/Heatley+ the Old Trafford stadium direct link) He had the misguided idea that motorways with road transportation was the way forward. And now look at the grid locked system he saw as the bright new future (end of rant )
  7. Latchford Station

    The pictures are of two different stations. The first one was on the ship canal bank at the top of Grammar School Rd And the rest are the high level station which closed courtesy of Dr Beaching in 1962. I was was born and raised on the lower level station which was demolished in 1971.To make more room for the timber yard that was there at the time. The rail crossing in the first photo was a road that joined Latchford and Grappenhall before the canal was built. After the canal was dug the higher level became the only way to keep the railway open.
  8. Furniture Shop

    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
  9. Furniture Shop

    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.
  10. Furniture Shop

    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)
  11. Furniture Shop

    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 !!
  12. PC slow response Memory

    This is something I've had for many years http://www.iobit.com/en/advancedsystemcarefree.php I use this most days and it does every job needed
  13. Six straight defeats

    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, ????
  14. Harry Hayes in Hospital.

    Very sad news RIP Harry
  15. Harry Hayes in Hospital.

    Best wishes to Harry and his Family.