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    To Jackie! Did'nt drink in the 'Vic" Jackie, but as an 'old Garstonian' wondered if you knew that the Woodcutters had a website too, It might be of interest to you, See:http://www.garston-woodcutters.co.uk/ 'Cheers

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    hi all......loved the stories...so here`s one i can share with you about nelly mallon......i went to nellies funeral about 7 years ago.....this is a true story about nelly and her friend flo whilst on a trip to Ostend with the "duck" pub(james st swan).
    my wife and i were given the room next to nelly and flo in a hotel in ostend.This was about 10 years ago and both women were abt 75ish..So being only 46 then,i carried both their bags up to the 1st floor room.Making sure they had settled in ok,i went next door to our room to unpack...5 minutes later i heard this unbelievable BANG from their room and imediately rushed in to see what had happened.Both nelly and flo were lying on the bed laughing hysterically...Nelly had brought one of those plug in hot water heating pokers you use to make a cup of tea...when their 2 cups of water had boiled,nelly put the poker(still plugged in)in the toilet pan...well unbeknown to any of us,the toilet system in the hotel had a small electrical charge in it which actually flushed the toilet....hence the 2 electrical charges met...and nelly literally blew the toilet in half...there was water everywhere and the toilet pan was split in TWO...i was shaken with the BANG and the state of the toilet.......they just laid on the bed and cried with laughter.....
    so the hotel had to fit a new toilet in their room..........just a little funny story about nelly mallon.I live in garston,and my gg grandfather 1st moved to garston from neston in 1871.........so i have many,many ancestors who were Garstonians........regards...allan
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    Hi,

    As i'm only 25 i definitely can't help u but ask ur dad if he remembers an Agnes Edwards who is my Maternal Grandmother. She had 5 older brothers Barney edwards and Joesph, Michael, Peter and John Cummings. If any of this information is of any use i'll gladly talk to my Nan. My Mum's father's name was Cecil Abbey and he had a number of brothers and sisters Leonard, Alfred, William, Sylvia and Elizabeth Abbey who would all have been born in 30's-40's and also were raised Under the Bridge.

    Tina
    PS My Nana was born and raised in Chesterton Street No 102 (the 1 with the garden running down the side of the house)

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    Hi Destiny13, welcome to the forum. An other Garstonian eh (me too)? What are your thoughts on Garston? Here's the thread.



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    I'm a bit hazy about my family I have to say - on my birth cert it says my parents were living in Vulcan Street (Ray Jones and Susan Jones - any info about either would be nice!!) in 1972 and that my dad was a scrap metal merchant. As they were divorced when I was 3 I dont remember much about him - I know he moved out to Runcorn (where I always assumed he was from - until I saw the birth cert!).

    Then my step-father was Billy Finn and this is where I consider my home to be - the house on the corner of King Street and Saunby Street opposite the Vic pub. We lived there with Muriel (Mo) Finn whose husband was Patrick Finn, he died around 1977. The Kilgallons were next door and the Sweeneys 2 doors up, the Scurrys lived up the road.

    My earliest memory is sitting outside the pub in Window Lane (not the Woodcutters) doing penny for the guy...made a couple of quid as well! I think I spent most of it on the shortbread biscuits from the bakery in window lane and a strange dutch white chocolate bar...

    Does any one remember the old lad who used to have the alsatians over in the pallet yard by the all weather football pitch? We used to go in there and steal wood for the bonfire and he used to set them on us!!

    Also the day they blew up the big concrete building next to the gasworks and the masonry shot over and hit the fella standing next too me, splitting his head wide open (we were watching it in the parking place between Byron Street and Banks Road - very wise!)

    What else....Miss Abbey in school and the headmaster (who I met years later making a boat from scratch), playing football for Banks Road (I was the goalkeeper for 2 years), going off to Colamendy for a week in the summer and listening to tales down one of the mines (scary!)

    I always remember John Aldridge turning up to visit his parents when he was playing for Newport/Oxford, he had a Escort XR3i black with a thin red stripe on it - the coolest car ever!

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    Hi Scouse

    I remember Johnny potter and that dog very well we were terrified of him I too grew up in york street then king street my family were from garston. Paddy Walsh was my grandad and by all accounts he was a rouge.

    My dad used to drink in the vic he is Paul Mccabe and was there when bridie and manny ran the vic.

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    Evening everyone,

    my grandmother was born and brought up in York Street. She moved to Scotland in the 1950's after she married my grandad. Her parents when first wed lived at 42 Chesterton Street, before moving round the corner to York Street her dad Joseph was a labourer at the Bobbin works.
    We went back for a visit in the 1980,s but her end of York Street was wasteland but she recognised lots of other places.

    Can I just say I love this site all the stories are great.

    Donna x

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    Hi Donna,
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    Hi Donna I went to Blessed John Almond although not under the Bridge most of the pupils were I also worked under the Bridge in the Tan Yards and Kings Brewery next to the bottle works.I know quite a few people around there a mate of mine died a few years back. I also lost a very good friend from Chesterton street when he was a lad. There was a club called the Blue I sometimes had a pint there. However under the Brige is out of the way so I havent been there in years apart from when being on the 80.
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    Hello everyone,

    the one thing I always remember my nan telling me was about how everyone stuck together in the 'olden days'!
    And a story that always made us laugh was when her brother John (married a lady called Kitty from Old Swan and emigrated to OZ) was about 14 and he was caught in the outside cludgie having a fag his mum ran for the priest as he was more fearful that their father! Can't imagine that happening nowadays.

    Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna View Post
    Evening everyone,

    my grandmother was born and brought up in York Street. She moved to Scotland in the 1950's after she married my grandad. Her parents when first wed lived at 42 Chesterton Street, before moving round the corner to York Street her dad Joseph was a labourer at the Bobbin works.
    We went back for a visit in the 1980,s but her end of York Street was wasteland but she recognised lots of other places.

    Can I just say I love this site all the stories are great.

    Donna x
    Donna,
    I'm trying to find out about these surnames. Revans/Parry/Ashcroft/Parry/Stanton/Pernaveau. They all lived at 81 York St between 1902 and 2008. I'm especially interested in Ella Pernaveau/Stanton.

    Walter

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    Hello Walter,

    My nan and her family lived in York street for approx 20 years I can't recall the house number, their surname was Byrne. She never mentioned any of the names you are looking for.

    Sorry.

    Donna

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    Hi Donna,

    Thanks for the reply, about a month ago I got some relatives names and since then have been able to build up an inriguing story. Illegitimate births and disappearing husbands second families bringing in Denmark Canada and USA. So I was trying to confirm a few things.

    Walter

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    Hi Kev,
    Sorry to be an "old Fogy" but I dont use my card other than for
    BMD certs, so if you could let me have an address I can send a
    Donation to I would be much obliged.
    " Under the Bridge"
    Kev I wonder if anyone can recall a cobler just under the bridge
    on the Left hand side heading for Anglo Blackwells.
    I think he either had a false leg or he had been quite badly injured,
    and I think he was Known as Ted this would be late 30s early 40s
    and was possibly a relation of mine.
    Great site I've found here.

    Cheer's,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Hello there, what a fantastic post, thanks very much. My nan and grandad are sadly both no longer with us but were both Garstonians, my nan working in the Bobbin Works from the age of 12 I think. I will have a word with some people I know and get back to you.

    Welcome and thanks for your support!!!

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