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  1. Frog on a Trampoline

    My son says he would like to disown me following my latest YouTube movie, "Fred the Trampoling Frog" Perhaps he is right?
  2. New supermarket named

    At long last, the name of the new supermarket for Lymm has been revealed http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/articles/20530/1/Anger-as-discount-supermarket-group-moves-in/Page1.html
  3. Vandals Strike AGAIN - Ackers Pit

    For the avoidance of doubt, this bench was bought and paid for by a lady in memory of her grandfather, who was not a former councillor
  4. The great fire of....

    I wonder if Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service were at all worried when they received a 999 call for a fire in Pudding Lane...Chester?
  5. An open letter to Russell Brand

    I'm sure the Forum membership (with one or two exceptions) would not be as obnoxious as Brand. He ranks so low in my esteem that I find it annoying he is on the same planet as me, never mind the same village. He shouldn't be admitted to the human race!!
  6. An open letter to Russell Brand

    A couple of years ago I was on holiday in a little fishing village in Cornwall and learned that Russell Brand was staying in the same village. I never saw him or heard him but the knowledge that he was within a mile of me spoiled the whole holiday. But there are people worse than him. The people who watch him on TV. If they all switched off, perhaps someone would switch the talentless idiot off as well!
  7. Lizard Love Story

    It's been a long time coming, but my Lizard film (helped by my subsequent Eagles Nest film) has at last reached 1,000 viewings. I am hoping "Lizard Love Story" might get to four figures on its own before the end of the year. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-o0weEdJYCtX7ZH-Ohkdfw
  8. Peter Stubbs House

    Further to my previous post. The White House was built in 1904 for industrialist Peter Stubs who ran the Warrington file cutting firm. It covered four acres and and until 1986 remained a private property when it was demolished and the land used to build the current private hospital. From before 1947 until 1972 The White House was occupied by George and Etty Parton, after which it was owned by Jim Jenkins, and his wife Joyce.
  9. Peter Stubbs House

    Believe it was called The White House. Latterly, it was the home of Jim Jenkins, of Warrington estate agent Taylor-Jenkins. He was a former Conservative agent in Warrington and also a borough councillor. I think Peter Stubs only had one "b" ! No pictures, I am afraid.
  10. Edwin Allen

    Yes - founded in 1894 by the great grandfather of the most recent owner. The business had been on the market for some time with a price tag of £285,000.
  11. confusion in reporting

    Sid - you really must stop relying on alternative and unreliable media sources for your information! To put your rmind at rest, may I inform you that the outline planning application which was approved by the council is for, and I quote, "the erection of 11 dwellings and conversion of the former Ship Inn and adjacent outbuildings to residential use (three dwellings). Elsewhere in the report considered by the development management committee, it states: "The existing locally listed building would remain in-situ. At this stage, no physical alterations to the building are proposed." Of course, it is possible that a later, detailed planning application may seek to alter this. But there is no indication that this may be the case.
  12. Photograph shop/studio

    LATCHFORD LOCKS Yes - you are right. John Mounfield was a distinguished local press photographer who covered not only RL matches, but just about every other sport and literally hundreds of news stories in the Warrington area. But he also did weddings and commercial photography. Peter Street no longer exists, but memory tells me it was somewhere near the bus station, possibly next to the Hop Pole pub. Wherever it was, John had a little shop with a window full of photographs and, presumably, a dark room at the back. Anyone who remembers Britain's then worst-ever motorway crash, which was on Thelwall Viaduct, in dense fog. There were pictures in all the national papers of the devastation - and John took them after walking out onto the viaduct to get them. My recollection is that he ended up giving a bed for the night to one of the motorists trapped in the chaos! He was one of the great characters of Warrington journalism.
  13. Photograph shop/studio

    Les Waterhouse, Mersey Street, John Mounfield, Peter Street?
  14. One of yours Gary ?

    Dizzy, Gary is right - all Skentelbery folk are related to us. I have a family tree somewhere and will dig it out and see if the tragic John is on it. I am pretty sure he will be, although it will not give details of his death - only the date. What is an amazing coincidence, however, is the fact that you have been researching ancient back issues of the West Briton, because I have, this week, been interviewed by a reporter from the same newspaper (which is still going strong) about my (plug, plug) film "Lizard Love Story" which can be seen elsewhere in the forum. Apparently they are going to do a feature on it. Over the years, my wife and I have several times seriously considered moving to Cornwall and starting a business there. In which case, Orbit News Ltd might have been a Cornish agency rather than a Warrington one. If we had gone on the first occasion we considered it, Gary would never have been a Scouser. He would probably have been a Plymouth Argyle supporter! We have considered going down there as recently as four years ago, when we saw a house overlooking the sea that would have suited us nicely. It wouldn't have flooded, either, because it was at the top of a very steep hill.
  15. Lizard Love Story

    Actually Dizzy, I'm not good on heights myself so if I can do it, so can you. Get your boots on! But thanks for your encouraging words.
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