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on Tue 14 Aug 2018 - 19:15
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This building still stands today.... where?


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on Wed 15 Aug 2018 - 15:38
Cadfael is correct I know that place well
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on Wed 15 Aug 2018 - 17:14
@Cadfael wrote:This building still stands today.... where?

Well today you find it at the bottom of Sullivan Way, the road it sits on is Windsor Street, but it does not really exist anymore, it is now basically a path which goes up to Great Acre via a short street called Wynard Avenue, but in 1977 I remember walking down that path and all the property from St Georges to Greenough Street had been demolished, with just the cobbled streets remaining and Windsor Street led down from the side of St Georges to Greenough Street, emerging at the side of the then bridge over the River Duggie ...
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on Wed 15 Aug 2018 - 17:58
Windsor Street is still there Sir Bob, granted it starts in the middle of nowhere and runs to nowhere, but it is still signed as Windsor Street, and is a fully adopted road. I can see where you are coming from however.

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on Wed 15 Aug 2018 - 20:04
I was only parked up there last Monday. On the other side of the wall, on Central Park Way, there is a plaque that reads, 'George Formby lived near here. I wonder if he went to that School.

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on Wed 15 Aug 2018 - 20:46
@Mac wrote: ....  there is a plaque that reads, 'George Formby lived near here. I wonder if he went to that School.

He only lived there till he was two, so, probably not!   Rolling Eyes
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on Wed 15 Aug 2018 - 20:49
He lived 'near there', cloth ears!

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on Wed 15 Aug 2018 - 20:51
@Mac wrote:He lived 'near there',  cloth ears!


Indeed, he did.  Until he was two.  Two-year-olds don't go to school !
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on Wed 15 Aug 2018 - 20:53
They do if their mums are taking their older brothers to school and pushing young George's about in their perambulators

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on Wed 15 Aug 2018 - 20:55
Was he not raised in Hindley?
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on Wed 15 Aug 2018 - 20:57
@Cadfael wrote:Was he not raised in Hindley?

No. Pemberton!
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on Wed 15 Aug 2018 - 21:04
Ooooooo calm down Bro. Very Happy


I was told he lived for a time on Atherton Road in Hindley Green is all.
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on Wed 15 Aug 2018 - 21:07
Good old Wiganer George.

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on Wed 15 Aug 2018 - 21:09
@Cadfael wrote:
.... I was told he lived for a time on Atherton Road in Hindley Green is all.


Yes, well,  he did!
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on Wed 15 Aug 2018 - 21:12
Fancy that, 'Wiganer' George lived in Hindley green, who'd a thunk it!

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on Wed 15 Aug 2018 - 21:12
Yes a good old Wiganer
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on Thu 16 Aug 2018 - 8:23
where in Pemberton did he live
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on Sun 19 Aug 2018 - 9:35
Congratulations Cadfael, you made it to our newsletter with this smashing contribution
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on Sun 19 Aug 2018 - 11:03
Oooooo do I get paid? Very Happy
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on Sun 19 Aug 2018 - 11:06
Expect a delivery of second hand slavverys Shocked
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Re: Where?

on Sun 19 Aug 2018 - 11:40
There are some great engravings on the surrounding school walls done by the kids, dates, names and even the odd swastika, they span many years.
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