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    Sticky: Sorry ive been absent a while- Phredd kindly sent...

    Sorry ive been absent a while- Phredd kindly sent me the street atlas, and ive been meaning to scan it and post it on here- and i consistently forget!! I will try and get it done in the near future,...
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    It is indeed. Below is part of an RAF photo of...

    It is indeed. Below is part of an RAF photo of the area, 1948, which shows some of the prefabs, and a still camoflaged factory.

    http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7382/spekexy2.jpg
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    er well, here goes... St Edmunds RC Primary,...

    er well, here goes...

    St Edmunds RC Primary, Calne, Wiltshire
    Andersons Primary, Forres, Morayshire
    Abbeylands Primary, Kinloss, Morayshire
    Cheshire Middle School, RAF Bruggen, Germany
    Kent...
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    My mother in law grew up there, the Broley...

    My mother in law grew up there, the Broley family. Worked on the buses and Metal Box. Went for a look around a while back, theres new houses on the site.
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    Im pleased to say I contributed to the Vulcan to...

    Im pleased to say I contributed to the Vulcan to the skies project, will be well worth it when its up in the air again. Was luckily living in close proximity to the last of the Victors in late 80s/...
  6. Thread: Ken Dodd

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    Went to see Ken last night at Parr Hall,...

    Went to see Ken last night at Parr Hall, Warrington- the man is a real pro, and his act was hilarious. Totally clean, no swearing, you could have taken your granny. Went on for 5 hours, with variety...
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    Many were looking pretty tatty by then- I...

    Many were looking pretty tatty by then- I remember loads boarded up with steel shutters. Whether that was an indication of their popularity, or a policy by the council, i dont know
  8. Thread: Irish Famine

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    Engels description of the Irish is the dismay of...

    Engels description of the Irish is the dismay of many a budding Marxist- but no doubt he wrote as he saw it, and his mistress was Irish too, so I see no evidence for a deep seated grudge..
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    A colleague of mine here at Chester City Council...

    A colleague of mine here at Chester City Council is the "Historic Interpretation Officer" and waxes

    lyrical about sites like this! Ill show him the pics, he will love them
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    I also look forward to the plan. However, dont...

    I also look forward to the plan. However, dont you think there may well be something of a glut of office space and apartments? I sincerely hope the plans come to something, but they have to make...
  11. Thread: Les Dennis

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    Five sign Dennis for TV quiz show Former Family...

    Five sign Dennis for TV quiz show
    Former Family Fortunes host Les Dennis is returning to primetime television as the presenter of a quiz show on Five.
    The comedian's programme, Speculation, is...
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    Sticky: It has to be one of them- the street naming...

    It has to be one of them- the street naming conventions usually have offshoots from larger roads having the same prefix.

    Ill keep an eye out for further info
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    Sticky: Ive just spent a while looking for Barlow Square,...

    Ive just spent a while looking for Barlow Square, but maybe it was quite small and so not named on the map. There are a few courts off Barlow Street- perhaps it was one of them. there is a square off...
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    Sticky: Liverpool in Maps

    [THREAD EDITED TO LEAVE LINKS ONLY DUE TO FILES SIZES BEING TOO LARGE - CLICK ON THE LINKS TO VIEW] - Kev

    Its time for Liverpool to get the “mad map man” treatment. I collect maps of allsorts, but...
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    Its a great looking building

    Its a great looking building
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    Pleased to hear this. should be a welcome...

    Pleased to hear this. should be a welcome "attraction", certainly somewhere to contemplate what went on
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    Pleased to hear this. should be a welcome...

    Pleased to hear this. should be a welcome "attraction", certainly somewhere to contemplate what went on
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    Its staying as far as I know, it appears in the...

    Its staying as far as I know, it appears in the foreground of one of the renders
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    That spring heeled jack has appeared over many...

    That spring heeled jack has appeared over many years and in different locations- largely around London. Some reports said he breathed fire as well as having incredible jumping skills. Could he have...
  20. Thread: Les Dennis

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    Without a doubt the best host of "Family...

    Without a doubt the best host of "Family Fortunes"- anyone remember the names of the no mark who followed? Thought not!

    Bob Monkhouse was ok, but Max Bygraves????
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    Thats true. But wasnt there a mid 70s proposal to...

    Thats true. But wasnt there a mid 70s proposal to build some enourmous building in Liverpool? I have a vague reccolection from the Guiness Book of Records, round about 1978, saying it would (if...
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    We noticed on the boat trip on Saturday how there...

    We noticed on the boat trip on Saturday how there is an imbalance in the skyline when viewed from the river- all the newer, taller stuff to the north, and nothing comparable to the south.
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    Thats brilliant, Howie, Thanks!!!

    Thats brilliant, Howie, Thanks!!!
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    Kings Regiment (Liverpool)

    Some of you might find this interesting, I do!

    http://www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/inf/008KingL.htm
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    I found this on a history of the sugar trade...

    I found this on a history of the sugar trade site, no doubt only refers to a small proportion:

    The German connection.
    Work in the sugar house was heavy, hot and subject to a degree of hazard....
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