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    Default i lived in soho street

    can i join your chat .i must be one of the original neigbours from that area



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    Hiya Marie ,
    Welcome to Yo. Hope you enjoy it .
    I think most people are in the land of nod ,but please post /check in tomorrow , I know you'll receive a warm welcome .
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    Hi Marie

    Where in Soho St did you live? Most of my relatives were from the Four Squares. See post entitled 'Gardens, Tenements, Courts' for a pic of Soho Street (last page).

    My Mam and Dad originated from Queen Anne Place.

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    Marie1 - just replied to you on the intro thread. I hung around the 4 squares now and then. Yes, lots of characters - also from around Jenky and Langy.

    For pics of the tennies, see my website mentioned below.
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    Watch it Marie, Ged hung around anywhere, he,s famous for it. ha ha

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    Yes, well hung
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    My grandad, William Cross and his brothers Bert and George had a carpentry business, Excelsior Sawmills, in Soho Street. Until the kids burnt it down that is. It would have broken all contemporary health and safety rules- open fireplaces, piles of sawdust everywhere, machinery and band saws without guards, cats all over the place... Bert lost most of his fingers in the machines as a kid but could still pick up panel pins with the stumps that remained. They produced marvellous work. I loved visiting the place as a kid! Anyone remember them? They're all dead now of course.
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    Default My Grandparents lived at no5 Soho street!

    My Grandparents (Tom and Elizabeth Adams) lived at number 5 Soho street, my Dad and Aunt (wally and Rosy) grew up there! My grandmother was affectionately known as "Nin" and ""Ninny" Adams.

    I used to visit as a boy and remember it well, they lived on the ground floor corner, and used to own (up to the 1950's I think) a cooked meat shop and takeaway on the Dock road, which I understand saw many a "fight" between Eastern European seaman!

    She moved to JF Kennedy Heights when Soho was pulled down, she was put in a 6th floor flat, never settled there. I don't live in Liverpool now, but understand they have been demolished too!

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    They have indeed Dave. Both the old Soho St and those heights are on my site, please see below.
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    Hi Jed

    I have seen your site!

    I was feeling rather "nostalgic" a few days ago and was typing in old "haunts" and areas I grew up in and know. I typed in Soho Street and your site came up, it is wonderful, I truly enjoyed looking at the old photo's.

    One in particular was taken around Soho Street a few days before my 9th birthday, seems light years away now!

    I even remember some of the old characters who used to wander the city centre in the 70's.

    Keep it up, I am sure your site brings many a smile of nostalgia to many people.

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    Cheers Dave, glad you like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marie1 View Post
    can i join your chat .i must be one of the original neigbours from that area
    HI my name is tricia jockins and my mum was from Soho street, she passed away in october but just before we had started our family tree, her name was Mary Barrington (know as Marie and Marry barry), Id love to see any photos of the area or anyone who remembers my mum and her brothers, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jockins View Post
    HI my name is tricia jockins and my mum was from Soho street, she passed away in october but just before we had started our family tree, her name was Mary Barrington (know as Marie and Marry barry), Id love to see any photos of the area or anyone who remembers my mum and her brothers, thanks
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    Both the old Soho St and those heights are on my site, please see below.
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    Did you know anyone from Soho St,Ged?particulary the 4squares.

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    Yes, I hung around there. Loads from in my class and year were from there as were those in lower and upper years. Three schools, my own (Bishop Goss aka St. Joeys) joined forces with St. Anthonys and The Friary (with many four squares residents) when going into the secondary school we attended which was St. Gregory's in Prince Edwin Street.
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    Do you have any recollections of the Springy family?

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    Not heard of them. There was a street, Springfield Street known to us all as Springy though, or you're not thinking of Spring Heel Jack are you, last seen on Langsdale Street, scaling the steeple of SFX Church? Would the surname be Spring, as I have heard of that but didn't know any of them.
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    Yes it wa "Spring",they moved out of the squares because of them being demolished and moved to Canny Farm.

    I only know them from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davecaltlicense View Post
    My Grandparents (Tom and Elizabeth Adams) lived at number 5 Soho street, my Dad and Aunt (wally and Rosy) grew up there! My grandmother was affectionately known as "Nin" and ""Ninny" Adams.

    I used to visit as a boy and remember it well, they lived on the ground floor corner, and used to own (up to the 1950's I think) a cooked meat shop and takeaway on the Dock road, which I understand saw many a "fight" between Eastern European seaman!

    She moved to JF Kennedy Heights when Soho was pulled down, she was put in a 6th floor flat, never settled there. I don't live in Liverpool now, but understand they have been demolished too!
    i knew your family,we lived in 17a soho st facing your ninny adams ,your dad would send me to the shop for his paper and ciggys,and gave 6d,ninny adams used to sell fruit on a handcart,we lived there from 1932till1953 my name is tony kelly im 73 now my mam was lilly dad hughie , sister pat,josie, and brother hughie,we then went to kirkby,a strong community back then,good memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Kelly View Post
    i knew your family,we lived in 17a soho st facing your ninny adams ,your dad would send me to the shop for his paper and ciggys,and gave 6d,ninny adams used to sell fruit on a handcart,we lived there from 1932till1953 my name is tony kelly im 73 now my mam was lilly dad hughie , sister pat,josie, and brother hughie,we then went to kirkby,a strong community back then,good memories.
    For over forty years my aunt had a fruit shop in Soho St-Rimmers- on the block from Langsdale St to town .Next to Weighwells the butcher.
    Three aunts ( or more at times) worked there. Nellie, Edie and Nancy. My dad's wagons ( James Rimmer) delivered the fruit and vegetables to many of the shops around there.Nellie was a big supporter of the Shewsbury Boys Club and did lots of fund raising for them.She is 94 and lives in Australia with her family.

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    I knew the Spring family from Sohoie.. very well..
    Dicky Spring was a great character, a very small funny man..
    very smart and wore a dicky bow..
    he bevvied regularly in my mams pub The Pontack on Christian St, outside Gerard Gardens..
    his sister, Josie Spring.. (better known by her married name.).. lived in Gerard Gardens..
    Josie was my next door neighbour in later years where I live today.. a lovely woman and friend..
    and a true family friend from The Pontack days going back a long long time..
    Her husband Joey..the quiz team legend, Robert Mitchum look alike.. was in our pub pool team in The Ponnie.. he was a great man.
    and the family these days are all my good friends.. great days, with great memories..
    The Ponnie... the stuff of legend, ask anybody from the area that knows their history..


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    Hi Gerard just been talking about the Pontack, Tommy my husband used to go there with mates from Gerard Gardens and the four squares, it was one of his first pubs and often recalls the times he had there.
    What years did your Mam have the Pontack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesley1 View Post
    Hi Gerard just been talking about the Pontack, Tommy my husband used to go there with mates from Gerard Gardens and the four squares, it was one of his first pubs and often recalls the times he had there.
    What years did your Mam have the Pontack?


    Hiya Lesley..


    My Mam was Peggy Gaskill, and she was born in the slum dwellings that was Gerard Street
    before Gerard Gardens were built...

    On moving into Gerard Gardens in 25c my Mams sister Kathleen was the 1st child born in Gerard Gardens..


    My Mam did the rounds as a barmaid in the Walkers pubs around Scottie back in the 50's
    She then became a relief manager and ran lots of pubs on Scottie..
    eventually getting her 1st pub of her own..
    The Brown Cow on Dublin St/Gt Howard St which I was born upstairs in in 1957..


    My Mam got the Ponnie in 1968 and had it until 1986, making her the longest serving tennant to have the Ponnie..

    I spent most of my life in Gerard Gardens as a kid in 25c which was my Mams house on the Hunter St side...
    I moved out the Ponnie in 1977 and moved into 25d on the top landing, right above my Mams/Ninnys... when I married Kate from 16B Gerard Gardens..

    I know EVERYBODY from the area... and they know me, thats a fact anybody will vouch for.
    unless they are them that never stepped foot in the place that make a name for themselves talking about growing up in Gerard Gardens... and I can bring numerous people on here to vouch there are people like that...

    Do you ever feel like shouting Lesley.. ?
    "Hey.. thats not right, this is what happened, I was there, you weren't"
    I do... lots of the time where Gerard Gardens is concerned...

    I still live in the area.. about 200 yards from the Ponnie....
    I went to Bishop Goss school and made my 1st communion there...
    I had my wedding reception in St Joeys/Bishop Goss basement under the school..
    and my Mam with having a licence to sell alcohol put on many a night in that
    basement for 'do's' ... and, a few New Years Eve parties in the old Library
    next to the Ponnie on Christian Street..
    Anybody who knows the area will know of my Mam.. "Peggy Pontack"
    if they dont.... they are not worth listening to...
    The Pontack was a big part of Gerard Gardens folklore...
    and that, is a fact.... sadly, the pub never gets a mention these days..
    not surprising really.... those 'In the know' never had a bevvie in the place.. fact.

    Can you name some names Lesley ?... surnames etc of the people you mention..?
    I'm wondering if I know them...


    Also...
    would you like to see inside The Ponnie as it looks today ?
    and some ariel photos of the area as is now ?.... Bishop Goss etc... ?



    Thanks Lesley..



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    Hiya Gerard, have sent you a PM with names of people you may know.

    Would love to see those photo's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesley1 View Post
    Hiya Gerard, have sent you a PM with names of people you may know.

    Would love to see those photo's.

    Thanks Lesley for the PM... I'll reply later as I've a bit to tell you..
    I know a few of the people you mention, very well.
    one of the lads you mention was my partner when we were security guards
    for 10 years in the polytech on Byrom St.. now the JMU right where the back of Gerard Crescent was..

    He also worked for my mam behind the bar in the Ponnie in the early 70's
    his family are married into my family...
    they still live in the area and are my good friends...
    I'll tell you more about his Mam and the other lads you mention later...




    Ta Lesley...


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    didn't your mam live in 26b holly street for a while i lived in 28a holly street till 1968.the spring family also lived in clare st.and also in birkett st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grio View Post
    didn't your mam live in 26b holly street for a while i lived in 28a holly street till 1968.the spring family also lived in clare st.and also in birkett st.

    Thats right Grio mate, I lived in Holly Street...
    we had one bedroom in a two bedded flat..
    'Old Mick' D'annunzio had the other bedroom..
    we shared the back kitchen etc...


    Cheers Grio..


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