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TF and the wire last won the day on December 17 2019

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  1. It's nice to see an old established shop like H&W still going. But just before Christmas my wife was dragging me round the shops and saw a cardy in there for my old mum, priced £12. I was all for buying it, but my wife dragged me over the market where the exact same Cardy was £9 on a stall there.
  2. Some of our shops need to get their act together. My daughter is a keen runner and needed some new running shoes. All her fellow running club members get theirs from a specialist shop in St Helens, where they have a running machine that analyses the way you run and the owner matches specific shoes to the customer. She ended up paying over £100 for a pair. I asked if she had been in the running shop in Golden Square. She said she had but the assistants didn't have much idea about their stock. I noticed today that it is closing down. There's a moral there.
  3. The footprint of the present site is quite large. They need to build upwards.
  4. Went to the pictures the other day. Parked on the new multi storey, 50 yards walk to Cineworld. got my car park ticket validated in the pictures when leaving, so free parking. Very impressed.
  5. I couldn't find a forum like this related to Halton so I'll ask on here in case we have any readers from our neighbouring constituency. Labour retained Halton by quite a sizeable majority which meant that many of the high percentage of Leavers from the 2016 referendum must have voted labour. Just wandering why they chose to do that.
  6. They are also in favour of free movement. There won't be much "green" left at the present rate of immigration.
  7. There will be plenty of room at Fiddlers Ferry in a couple of years time.
  8. It's definitely better where that have provided new lanes so you don't have to stop to turn left at the roundabouts (coming from birchwood centre towards warrington and going through the grange from birchwood). However I think the lights should be part time. In the off peak hours, the traffic moves freely on its own. The lack of give way lines suggests this isn't going to happen though.
  9. That's a fantastic link. I didn't know the public footpath through Crosfields existed. I'm going to try each of them. Slightly off topic, anyone remember the short cut that used to enable you to drive under the tracks at the side of Bank Quay station, through part of Crosfields and emerge just over the bridge on Liverpool Road? Cutting out the traffic lights.
  10. The US gets criticised if they get involved in other countries and also if the they leave. Why should it always be down to them. What about countries who tend to not get involved. Let them do their bit (Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal etc). They have benefitted in the past from the work done by others.
  11. Got a bit closer this week. Firstly I tried Quay Fold, the only access of which was at the side of the Coach and Horses. There was a sign saying private road which I ignored. It took me along the river and numerous workshops, and eventually the road was blocked by railings just behind the pink eye flour mill. So I turned back. Next I went down Slutchers Lane again, right just over the bridge, down to the arches and turned immediately left as I exited them, going up a slope towards the RSPCA. There is a path to the left of their gate that leads along the perimeter fence to a small car park with a skip in it. There is an overgrown grass path at the far end of this car park that leads to some steps down the river. Someone has put a picture of the transporter bridge at the top of these steps, so it looks like this is the correct way. As I was on my bike, I gave up and will return on foot sometime.
  12. Didn't even know Quay Fold existed. I've had a look on Google Street and it seems to fizzle out before it get near the transporter. I'll try it sometime. I remember that road leading into Monks Hall steel mill years ago. You used to see the workers wearing leather baggy pants going for a few pints at the Coach and Horses. As I said, there are brown signs on the opposite bank, near the police station and again on Slutchers Lane, so it seems like the official viewing area is on the north bank.
  13. I've been trying to get close up this structure. I noticed a sign for it on Wilson Patten St, which I followed into Slutchers Lane, turned right just after the top of the bridge down towards the old Aluminium factory. Through the arches beneath the railway lines and the signs stopped. I was faced by the Karting place and the old factory buildings filled with small businesses. I could see the Transporter Bridge, but couldn't get close to it, my way being blocked by buildings or fences. Anyone got a detailed route to it once you go through the railway line arches.
  14. Recently retired and with the winter days approaching I'm looking for alternatives to Wetherspoons, sleeping in the library and Homes under the hammer. I've always enjoyed court cases and was wondering if there are public galleries at the courts on Legh St. If so, do you simply just turn up and take a seat? Is there something every day Monday to Friday?
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