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Re: Eastham [Re: Historybook] #635127
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...and this seems to be about the same era!

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Originally Posted by Historybook

Another story i was told by someone else...sometime during or slightly before the second world war a mother took her eyes off her small child for a few moments, the child crawled into a pig enclosure and was eaten by the pigs, the person who told me this story said he was there at the time and could still remember the screams of the mother as she tried to do something !.
The incident so i was told was somewhere on Plymyard avenue, has anyone else heard this story or have anymore info on it ?.
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What an awful story, there must surely be some information about this somewhere in the local History books, it's too gruesome a tale to not be recorded!

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It seems there was a farm on Plymyard Ave which stood where the Argyl & Sutherland Pub is now. It was called Slacks Farm, whether this was were the pig incident occurred it doesn't say. I expect there were a lot of rural farm buildings down that way though, years ago.

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Great photos guys and some good stories too, nice one

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I may well have mentioned this before but my grandfateher was an agricultural contractor he gave up in 1946 to concentrate on other parts of his of his company, i am lucky to have some of his account books from this era.

looking in his ledger i find these folowing names etc.--

All from the 1930's

E. Griffiths Lowfields farm Eastham.

J. Beecroft, farmer, Bankfields Eastham.

W. Lewis, farmer, Rake lane Bromborough.

J. Griffiths, farmer, Eastham rake.

J. Singleton, farmer, Rake lane Brom.

There are about the same again but no farm address is given !.




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Originally Posted by Historybook
I may well have mentioned this before but my grandfateher was an agricultural contractor he gave up in 1946 to concentrate on other parts of his of his company, i am lucky to have some of his account books from this era.

looking in his ledger i find these folowing names etc.--

All from the 1930's

E. Griffiths Lowfields farm Eastham.

J. Beecroft, farmer, Bankfields Eastham.

W. Lewis, farmer, Rake lane Bromborough.

J. Griffiths, farmer, Eastham rake.

J. Singleton, farmer, Rake lane Brom.

There are about the same again but no farm address is given !.





What a fine picture it must of been all them years ago`I remember Coopers farm on Plymyard next to the old Plymard Towers` which I think was the last to go`got to be honest with you I dont miss the smell which hit you in the face coming down Moorlands Avenue on to Rayburn

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Originally Posted by Elizabeth
It seems there was a farm on Plymyard Ave which stood where the Argyl & Sutherland pub is now. It was called Slacks Farm, whether this was were the pig incident occurred it doesn't say. I expect there were a lot of rural farm buildings down that way though, years ago.


Nothing like a name to go on !.

The bloke who told the story worked for my grandfather and after an hour of looking i found he (grandfather)had done some contracting for Thomas Slack of pymyard avenue, he only worked there three times so thats why it was not so easily spotted in the books as he had no dedicated pages. The date's where July and nov 1942 and October 1943.
So the incident may well have happend at Slack's !.

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Originally Posted by Historybook
Originally Posted by Elizabeth
It seems there was a farm on Plymyard Ave which stood where the Argyl & Sutherland pub is now. It was called Slacks Farm, whether this was were the pig incident occurred it doesn't say. I expect there were a lot of rural farm buildings down that way though, years ago.


Nothing like a name to go on !.

The bloke who told the story worked for my grandfather and after an hour of looking i found he (grandfather)had done some contracting for Thomas Slack of pymyard avenue, he only worked there three times so thats why it was not so easily spotted in the books as he had no dedicated pages. The date's where July and nov 1942 and October 1943.
So the incident may well have happend at Slack's !.

Gosh I feel like a detective now sherlock . It's fascinating when you delve into the History books, especially when it's local it becomes all the more interesting.
A lightbulb just went off in my head now regarding Slacks Farm/Argyl & Sutherland Pub. There's apparently a rumour that the Argyl is haunted which would fit in with an untimely death and the soul not being at rest. (I apologise though as this is somewhat off topic with the original photo which began this thread, maybe I should have put this on the paranormal section)

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Re: Eastham [Re: pablo42] #636222
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Just been reminded of the smell from Cooper's Farm! (How could you forget it!? sick ) Cheers Vanman.

Here's a multi-view postcard from the same series as Pablo's original post...

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Nice one Billy, not seen that before

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thanks for the memories not changed a lot more cars and less water at raby mere lol

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yes-Mr.Kyniston,(Kinny), used to do most running repairs on the bikes that we'd use to do the job b.m.x.'s do today, though with little suspension, on the rough, hilly terrain near the "ghost woods" and the area where the stream ran through near the "little shop" (now bargain booze!)on Eastham Rake. He would fix a puncture for pennies so I never was too proficient at d.i.y. inner tube repairs! the "K" in "K" cycles is, of course, his legacy.

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i used to ride my bike by the little shop when i was little it seemed massive now my mums just moved back to eastham and i seen the hills the other day and there tiny lol

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i went to raby mere alot as a kid and loved it when we went out on the boats, ooo happy childhood memories smile


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i loved going to raby mere to feed the ducks with my dad x

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