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    We even heard Mr Grace telling us "You've done a...

    We even heard Mr Grace telling us "You've done a fine job"
    lol
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    Brings back memories of when my dear old Gran...

    Brings back memories of when my dear old Gran used to visit us in Portland Gardens.
    Dad and I used to go down and 'chair-lift her up to the 'D' floor.
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    The Mercury lamented the behaviour of many...

    The Mercury lamented the behaviour of many children:

    “The scene in Church Street was the most disgraceful ever witnessed on such an occasion. Young boys and girls of ten years and twelve years...
  4. Thread: Vauxhall.

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    Much appreciated Ged. Ta La.

    Much appreciated Ged.
    Ta La.
  5. Thread: Vauxhall.

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    I used to read it regularly on-line. Now it...

    I used to read it regularly on-line.
    Now it seems to have stopped publication , nothing new since July 2010 !
    Am I missing something?
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    With this type of contribution Ged, I can,...

    With this type of contribution Ged,
    I can, almost, forgive your baiting of poor LFC Fans. :-D
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    No newspapers on the bed, in our house, but in...

    No newspapers on the bed, in our house, but in winter, Mum used to take the shelves out of the oven and wrap them in an old blanket (they were very hot) and use them a bed warmers.
    Bliss for cold...
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    That reminds me, 'sett' streets that were...

    That reminds me, 'sett' streets that were thorough fares, e.g. burlington street had flage stones laid like tram lines so as the wheels of horse drawn wagons would be less liable to damage. And...
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    Wot's rong wiv that? Innit!

    Wot's rong wiv that? Innit!
  10. My mistake, my Kellys Directory is for 1938! I...

    My mistake, my Kellys Directory is for 1938!
    I forgot to mention, isn't "The Eagle" still open? I can't remember if that was Fail-me-never renamed or additional to the ones I mentioned.
    btw the...
  11. 23134 Hi Ged Here's a page from my 1923 copy of...

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    Hi Ged
    Here's a page from my 1923 copy of Kelly's street Dirctory which shows most of Vauxhall Road.
    incl Arley Inn etc.
    If I can add to it please let me know.
    My Dad used to drink in the...
  12. That pub was the "Arley Inn" (No. 172/4 (There...

    That pub was the "Arley Inn" (No. 172/4
    (There is also mentioned at 170 Vauxhall Road the "Fail-me-never" Public House.
    Even I don't recall that one!

    On t'other side of the "Glass House" was...
  13. Thread: The Grafton

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    And those that are gone left with a smile on...

    And those that are gone left with a smile on their faces. :-D
  14. Thread: The Grafton

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    Ah! Memories, like the old Bisto advert come...

    Ah! Memories, like the old Bisto advert come flooding back!

    Mrs Wilf Hamer's band, with Chips Chippendale-.
    Jiving to visiting 'Big Bands' on the best 'sprung' dance floor in the business....
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  16. Hi Momo I knew of an Edwin (Eddie) Hannah and...

    Hi Momo
    I knew of an Edwin (Eddie) Hannah and his brother Ken.
    Didn't know of a Ronald.
    Eddie worked most of his life at Tate & Lyle Sugar Refiners.
    He was a talented Flautist and I believe did...
  17. Thread: Comparisons

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    Quote "The Rising Sun on Green Street was owned...

    Quote "The Rising Sun on Green Street was owned by Mr & Mrs Mc and was in fact known locally as Mrs Mc's throughout the 1980s when pictured here. Portland Gardens tenement complex built in the 30s...
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    A great character and a great character actor.:(

    A great character and a great character actor.:(
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    [QUOTE=wsteve55;349262] I'm far too modest to...

    I'm far too modest to say the handsome one on the right!;)
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    [QUOTE=Ronijayne;348814]I know her!! I am...

    [QUOTE=Ronijayne;348814]I know her!! I am telling:PDT_Aliboronz_24:[COLOR="Silver"]

    OK! A Picture of She and Me when we were sweet seventeen.
    Gosh was it over fifty years ago??

    21748
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    There was a Gay St at the start of Scotland Road ...

    There was a Gay St at the start of Scotland Road but no residents are shown on my Kelly's edition other than the coal merchants Duffys.
    Edit: I should have added that the reason no other residents...
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    [QUOTE=Ronijayne;348814]I know her!! I am...

    [QUOTE=Ronijayne;348814]I know her!! I am telling:PDT_Aliboronz_24

    Mmmmmmmmmmm :unibrow::unibrow:
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    WT* ::question:

    WT* ::question:
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    Yes, my school always went there. It was a race...

    Yes, my school always went there.
    It was a race to to get changed first and be the one to "break the jelly"
    I envied my big brother 'cos he got to swim in the "scalldies" running alongside...
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    Oo! you are an evil man Ged.:badgrin: btw...

    Oo! you are an evil man Ged.:badgrin:

    btw apologies for highjacking your thread
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