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Latchford Locks

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  1. A rabbit goes into a pub

  2. Challenge Cup

    Toronto were their own worst enemies. But they will watch the replay and learn a lot. Can't call them for lack of effort.
  3. Leeds away

    We seem to have really turned the corner now. And the credit(warranted or not) goes to Steve Price. My opinion for what it's worth,is that Smith was a better coach but he became aloof distant and lazy,leaving the other coaching staff to do most of the work. He just lost interest and it becme glaringly obvious. So Price will now go from strength to strength as he is young keen and out to impress.
  4. Englishman's home ?

    Or.... Defending his Home and Wife ?
  5. Englishman's home ?

    If 95% of the population were in his shoes they would have done the same. He wants congratulating not arresting.
  6. Widnes Vikings

    Must do better on Monday But I am sure there is plenty in reserve.. hopefully
  7. Wakefield

    I really did not want to go,but am very pleased I did. Very entertaining game.
  8. Cartoon assassin

    Brilliant ! Cheered up my cold miserable day !
  9. Plastic problem ?

    I'm the household "Shopper" these days and note that most people over 30'ish have their bags with them,but the younger ones still pay for bags. Why don't supermarkets use the brown paper bags that Primark use ? I have noticed that shops in the USA seem to use them. If they find it cost effective why not others?
  10. Should game have taken place?

    Sad but a true fact of life
  11. Labour treachery

    And if by chance a shipload of Bulgarians and Rumanians (for example) arrived in Dublin and then they could in theory travel into Belfast and get the ferry to Liverpool and hey presto open borders have returned and the floodgates are opened !
  12. Labour treachery

    Well I won't be !
  13. Troy ?

    The PC Plod Brigade make a good well paid living out of basically trying to mind wash the general public into towing their distorted views.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Post Box Collections

    Sainsburys on Church st has a 5.30pm collection according to the information on the box.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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 )
  20. 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.
  21. 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 !!
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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)
  25. 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