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#374589 - 17th Dec 2009 9:43pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street ***** [Re: derekdwc]
karenjon Offline
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my partner used to play darts in the music hall. was also in the darts team in the bakers frank was the owner cant remember his surname but remember he had a big mussy he also had a posh wife.think her name was betty .

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#380704 - 15th Jan 2010 3:53pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: karenjon]
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Does anybody remember Atherton hall mission opposite marriots and
next to door to Hardings coaches in exmouth street
There was also a mission hall in Fox street near the Bentinck st
end ,the family who lived opposite the hall were called the
Coopers i knew the son ,Kenny some of the other charecters who
knocked around Fox st were Ian Robinson ,Tommy &Billy Mearns
Martin Murphy ,Jimmy Moore ,Billy Morton &Arthur Garton just
to name a few not forgeting Frank on the door at the ASTOR

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#380715 - 15th Jan 2010 4:38pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: georgehayes]
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my partner remembers atherton hall a friend from school lived next door but he can't remember his name .my partner also went out with a girl called ann hayes who had a brother and think they may moved to conway street area

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#380886 - 16th Jan 2010 11:10am Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: karenjon]
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Thanks for the Email my brother had a daughter called Ann Hayes
my niece she had 2 brothers ,Roy & David they lived on the corner
of Back Exmouth st and Lowther st they did move but i cant
remember where as i had left Birkenhead by then
Another place i used to frequent was the Craftsman club over
Burtons in Grange road it was great for Rock & Roll some times
Freddy Star was the compare
when i visit my sister in Patterson st i love to walk around
Charing Cross

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#380921 - 16th Jan 2010 1:49pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: georgehayes]
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Originally Posted By: georgehayes

Another place i used to frequent was the Craftsman club over
Burtons in Grange road it was great for Rock & Roll some times
Freddy Star was the compare

& before it was the club, it was a snooker hall. I used to play there in my teens.
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Carpe diem.

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#380926 - 16th Jan 2010 2:53pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: chriskay]
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not sure but I think the Craftsmans may have belonged to the Masonic hall behind it in Oliver St


Edited by derekdwc (16th Jan 2010 2:53pm)

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#380964 - 16th Jan 2010 6:10pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: georgehayes]
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I lived in old Lowther st until they knocked it down,the neighbours went to live everywhere,got some scanned pictures somewhere of the 1953 Coronation,street party in Lowther st not sure who owns the originals,but my big sister provided a picture of old Lowther street when Paul O'Grady was in the programme comedy travels or something.


Edited by davew3 (16th Jan 2010 6:13pm)

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#381339 - 18th Jan 2010 11:21am Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: davew3]
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The craftmans club in Grange rd was run by a big bloke called
Jackie Magee He had a brother called Billy who had a club in
Victoria st in New Brighton called the Empress club it was over
one of the slot machine arcades
There used to be a club in the ASTOR cinema the enterance was in Atherton st i went a few times as i only lived around the corner
i have loads of memories about Claughton rd Bright st Fox st
Exmouth st Oliver st & Charing Cross it was quite an area to be brought up in

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#381345 - 18th Jan 2010 11:36am Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: georgehayes]
karenjon Offline
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my partner was born at home in craven street and lived there till the early 70's said it was a great area to live in all neighbours where aunties and you never shut front door safe to leave out and great to be near town with all the pubs at hand.

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#381349 - 18th Jan 2010 11:44am Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: karenjon]
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anyone have any info on Bentinck St
As far as I can tell there were about 5/6 pubs there
Had my 1st pint in one of them when just left school
can't remember its name

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#381508 - 18th Jan 2010 9:36pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: derekdwc]
karenjon Offline
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pubs in bentinct st. can remember one it was called the scotch thistle this was on the corner of bentinct and fox street .also recall one which had the nickname the little house

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#381511 - 18th Jan 2010 10:00pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: karenjon]
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there was also the beresford and the stag hotel. the little house was called the little red house

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#382130 - 21st Jan 2010 12:51pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: karenjon]
georgehayes Offline
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Registered: 3rd Dec 2009
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Loc: rochdale
Another couple of places i re member were Thompsons mission &

Shaftsbery boys club in thomas st down town near the gas works

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#382139 - 21st Jan 2010 1:17pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: georgehayes]
karenjon Offline
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my best friends mum always helped out in thompsons mission . my mate went somewhere with the mission and met kevin keegan and got his autograph she was made up.

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#382339 - 22nd Jan 2010 1:59pm Re: Lowther, Fox & craven street [Re: karenjon]
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Pubs in Bentinct st .My sister said there were 5 pubs in the
street. Thistle(fox st) Stag (gladstone st) Beresford (sun st)
Bentinct arms (moon st) Standard (conway st) i dont think i had
a pint in any of them i used to go the north end or down town
Tompsons mission was always good for a free cup of tea on a cold
winters night i would not know your mums friend as i went to
the mission early fifties as i am 70 so it was a bit before her
time i have lots of good memories of the area it was TOPS

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