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  1. On 1/12/2021 at 3:39 PM, Dorothy R said:

    Thanks for adding me as a member Gary and thanks for the welcome. I've not used forums before so please bear with me if I don't know how these things work. The main reason I wanted to join was that I was on Google looking for old photos of Bank Quay and was directed to a post on here from Algy. In particular there was a photo of Glass House Row 1907. Unfortunately the post was from 2011 or 2012 and the images were not available. I thought If I was a member they would become available but no luck. My grandma was from a family called Houltram who were glassmakers over 3 generations. There were Oultrams/Houltrams in Glass House Row from at least 1841 to 1861 and it would have been nice to see their humble abode.

    Hi and welcome to the forum Dorothy.  As you've said some of the older photos aren't accessible now as many of us used to store our own photos on other hosts like photo bucket and we'd post the direct link to those as it was the only way we could post lots of pics at the time. 

    Don't worry though as I've probably still got a photo of Glass House Row on my discs and if I've not Algy B definitely will have in his huge collection.  I'm going to work now so won't be able to dig mine out until tomorrow.  

    Oh and Happy New Year everyone, I was sure I'd already said it on here but clearly not lol

  2. On 12/14/2020 at 10:44 AM, asperity said:

    I'd be interested to know if pubs play any part in infection rates. From what I've read you have more chance of catching Covid in hospital than in a pub!

    Apparently data/research showed a few weeks ago that the most likely place to catch it was in supermarkets.  They had asked people where they had been prior to testing positive and that's where most had been.  When you think about it people are always picking things up and putting them down again and with all the good will and daily COVID cleaning routines in shops they can only clean trolleys, doors and other main touch points.  Doubt card payment machines get cleaned after every customer enters their pins.    Everything else constantly being touched by shoppers and staff on stock shelves never gets cleaned.

    The couple of local pubs I've been since all this started were always abiding by all rules and doing a fab job of keeping everyone safe and distanced but despite all their great efforts they were made to close again.  I felt safer in the pub than I do anywhere else including work.  I'm sure there are some pubs and bars that were probably flounting the rules though and no doubt customers were too.  Too much alcohol and rules have never been a never a good combination in some circles.  You only have to look how bad Warrington Town centre always used to be every weekend before Covid..... horrid place at night.  I'm sort of glad it will be mostly closed to the drunken yobbish riff raff this xmas and I'm sure the police will be too :)              

  3. 8 hours ago, Observer II said:

    The warning has gone, we can come out now.   :unsure:

    Best tell your immediate family and closest friends first, not right if we are the first to know lol 

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  4. Well I remember the doctor doing house visits all the time, I remember The New Town as my uncle wrote a song about it at the time that was released on 45 vinyl and I still have a copy.   It was pretty naff though lol 
    I remember the IRA of course and the Warrington bombings too  but have to be honest the rest I only 'remember' cos others have posted about them or uploaded photos over the years.


  5. 8 hours ago, Observer II said:

    Noticed a tightly packed queue of young women outside the Museum today - guess they were visiting their grandparents !     :rolleyes:   😷    💀

    Naah they were all there to visit their 'mummy' :D

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  6. She was a funny and beautiful person.  It's sad to hear that she has died.  Altzeimers and Dementia are such cruel diseases but alas are so many others too.

    RIP Babs.... I like to think of her as being up there with the angles now shouting 'Ger Out o' MY Pub'  x

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  7. 11 minutes ago, Dizzy said:

    What insecure warning issue ?

    I've never had a warning on my mobile and for once I'm actually on my desktop pc and I've had no warning on here either.

    Ignore my post...I've just seen the topic about it on Forum Problems.

    Catching up is proving to be much easier using my desktop pc (that I've not used for months) instead of my mobile phone that I have been using.
    The adverts don't fill the whole screen on my desktop so I can actually see stuff at the moment for a change lol  

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  8. 18 hours ago, Gary said:

    Typical isn't it - I try and generate more interest - and the insecure warning issue crops up - but from what I can see by the number of people who get their facebook accounts hacked - facebook is far more insecure than this forum!:rolleyes:

    What insecure warning issue ?

    I've never had a warning on my mobile and for once I'm actually on my desktop pc and I've had no warning on here either.

  9. The good thing about the forum is that say for example we are discussing an issue or some local history it has its own topic, comments follow on from each other and the topic remains and us easy to find again.  The downside of Facebook is you can have a really good topic or photo and lots of comments and info but after week it's disappeared way down the page and gets forgotten about.  I do use Facebook a lot but it's not as good as the forum used to be in the good old days when there was more of us.

    I tend to use FB as it's quite quick to look and post but it seems to take me much longer on here.  Maybe that's cos I only really use my mobile now and adverts take up more of my viewing space lol

    I agree that a lot of people probably don't know it exists and some are probably also wary of having to sign up and give their private email addresses etc 😢

    Ps sorry for being AWOL for so long oops.



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  10. We're actually going into Tier 2 Gary not 3.....although new T2 is what our last T3 was lol.

    Anyway, yes I agree with you there have been a lot more people out and about on the roads, shopping and even just wandering around on foot this time than there were in 1st lockdown.

  11. On 7/24/2020 at 12:49 PM, asperity said:

    The problem with gloves is that they can spread germs/viruses equally as well as bare hands, and don't tend to get washed as often. When used in a medical environment gloves are, or should be, changed very frequently i.e. after every use. That isn't likely to happen in a shop!

    Correct, which is why we were told months ago not to wear gloves in work but rather to wash, wash, wash and sanitise hands frequently.  As for wearing face masks or coverings, well many are abiding by the new rule but some aren't.  Guess that will always be the case regardless of what rules are in place.

    Have to say wearing a face mask for 6-8 hours a day is bloody awful though and  I now have an even bigger respect for the wonderful NHS staff who have always had to wear them.  I don;t know how them manage to do it day in day out. 

    So for all those anywhere who are moaning about having to wear one for less than an hour to do their shopping....count yourself bloody lucky !!!

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  12. On the plus side it would give us all somewhere not to far away to go for a chalet/caravan holiday seeing as though we can't really go anywhere else...will they allow tents too?...and maybe a man made beach with wave machine may be a good idea to pull in the tourists.  Threat of pirates may put many off though lol. 
    Sorry only kidding but did get me thinking as I have no holiday planned this year boo hoo... and the way things are I'd even be happy to spend a week within a few miles away from home in a tent at gulllivers just for a break from constant work and home environment that I've been stuck between for the past 4 months other than the odd trip to morrisons, tesco or asda every few weeks if I'm lucky.

    Same for us all though I know :(    

  13. With most people having nothing to do at the moment then surely there are plenty of us available to help local farmers in our areas pick fruit and harvest stuff. 
    I'd certainly volunteer if there were farmers round here needing help...well saying that I'm still in work but I would help on my days off.

  14. 8 hours ago, Latchford Locks said:

    Also as an after thought

    When this virus is over I wonder if town centres nightlife ie Bridge St and it's other areas will return or have people have found other interests now and won't want to return to the old noisy dangerous streets that the area was famed(if thats the word)for over the years.


    I was thinking that too but then it could go twice as bad as it was with the revelers wanting to make up for lost time and celebrating their release from lockdown big style eek.  Remind me not to go out for a month or two  when lockdown is over lol

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  15. 11 hours ago, TF and the wire said:

    Might be an opportunity for Asda to move from Cockhedge into either the old M&S of even Debs, especially as most of Cockhedge is being demolished soon.

    To be honest I think Asda moving into the old M&S or Debenhams would be a bad idea as it wouldn't have it's own car park which would make it difficult for big food shopping. 
    I used to go into Wilkinsons a lot when it was at Cockhedge but have only been in twice since it moved into the Golden Square.

  16. 12 hours ago, Latchford Locks said:


    With M&S Debenhams and BHS. now all missing from Golden Square the lucrative middle aged customer has very little choice than to go elsewhere.

    A great pity I loved a browse round Debenhams and always felt comfortable in their surroundings.

    I agree, it's a great shame our Warrington Debenhams is closing as it's a great shop with a huge range of things as did BHS.  I was never to keen on M&S in town though as it went down hill a bit in the clothes ranges they had and were all a bit old fashioned.
    Back to Debenhams.....It's not only the middle aged customers who will miss it as I know a lot of young people in their 20's who also shop in there too for makeup, perfumes, clothes, gifts and homeware items etc as some is very reasonably priced and good quality.  

    Yet another blow to Warrington Town Centre but hey ho I guess we can all go to the one in the Trafford Centre instead if that's staying open......  wrong though I know as we should be supporting our own town centre but hard to do that with so many decent stores closing down.     

  17. I've had an email one from TV licencing too and it even had their (TV Licencing) real domain name but it was a scam as I know my TV licence payment has been pad fine and their email didn't give our name and had a few typos in it .  Bloody annoying these scammers but clever too as I did think it was genuine at first.

  18. Hi everyone, hope you are all ok,

    Regarding the adverts we are all now seeing which I too have had a rant about on here, I have snow spoken to Gary airing my gripes too but now I understand why he is doing it and I hope you will too after reading his.

    The upshot of it all is that Gary’s personal purse strings have been taking a battering for some time to keep the forum and the website alive for us all and now with the awful situation we have all found ourselves thrown into things have become even worse for Gary as it has for many businesses.

    With hardly and revenue coming in Gary has had to take the decision to increase the number of adverts on the site for now in the hope that they at least will draw in a bit of revenue.  Without this there is a very good chance that he will have to pull the plug on the lot and cut his losses so to speak which, I’m sure you will all agree, would be a terrible shame after all the years he’s spent providing such an invaluable source of daily news and also a forum for us to all rant and rave on (sorry I meant for us to discuss things on lol).

    After our chat Gary has tried to see if he can cut the number of adverts down slightly and also alter their placements a little but we aren’t sure if it’s worked to be honest.

    Not only has Gary got funding worries  but also of late he has been targeted by some very nasty people and comments regarding his work, his news coverage and general stuff too on facebook and other social media etc.  Nothing quite like keyboard warriors to crawl out from under their rocks when they are bored and hit you when you’re already down eh….shameful creatures grrr !!       

    Anyway I’m rambling again….. back to the forum and news pages adverts…

    So yes the adverts are rather annoying (sorry Gary lol) but now we all know WHY they are suddenly appearing more frequently I’m sure you will all understand and put up with them for now as I think we all owe it to Gary TO ALL DO OUR VERY BEST TO SUPPORT HIM though these very hard and uncertain times just like Gary is still trying to support other small local companies and people who are also struggling in the same way :D


    Keep smiling and stay safe and well everyone and lets all try to stay positive and supportive of each other.

    Dizzy xxxx

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  19. 8 minutes ago, asperity said:

    Any particular one caught your eye Dizzy? Or aren't you that fussed?😅

    Are they drafting any ex players in as I was always rather obsessed with Adrian Morleys arms.... and then there was  Ashton Sims. gawd my blood pressure is rising already thinking about him lol.  But hey any will do for me as they are all rather hunky but current team do seem rather young to me these days lol

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