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Down memory lane......

Posted By: ghostly1

Down memory lane...... - 17th Aug 2012 8:21pm

Just been reading a few of the Wirral Journal Series from 1990s onwards and was particularly fascinated in the down memory lane section. If your not familiar with this it basically include articles from the older readers accounts of their youth including particular places they remember on the Wirral. Just a thought but how about starting something similar on here (if its not done already). I am sure people have recounted the memories on different posts but how about putting them in one place. I dont know about you but I would be facinated to hear people's memory's during any decade of the last millenium ;-) I however can only account for the 80s onwards (its not memory loss i was just born then hehe) so put your memories down here for us all to enjoy ;-) I'll see if I have anything interesting to share but I am sure it will not be half as good as some stories others ;-)
Posted By: zigzagwanderer

Re: Down memory lane...... - 17th Aug 2012 10:28pm

Sounds like a good idea .
Posted By: granny

Re: Down memory lane...... - 17th Aug 2012 10:41pm

Hi Ghostly.

There was this site which Elizabeth instigated last year.It is very similar to your idea. Some of the posts from the old gits are hilarious, but you have to start at the beginning really, to capture some of the mood. It was fun, so good idea from you, lets have some more.

https://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums...995/Was_it_really_better.html#Post630995
Posted By: dave_h

Re: Down memory lane...... - 18th Aug 2012 9:13am

he's back!
Posted By: dave_h

Re: Down memory lane...... - 18th Aug 2012 9:14am

ive got a few though you will have to bear with me whilst i try and think of a way to write it that doesnt offend too many ppl....................
Posted By: sunnyside

Re: Down memory lane...... - 18th Aug 2012 9:44am

Originally Posted by ghostly1
Just been reading a few of the Wirral Journal Series from 1990s onwards and was particularly fascinated in the down memory lane section. If your not familiar with this it basically include articles from the older readers accounts of their youth including particular places they remember on the Wirral. Just a thought but how about starting something similar on here (if its not done already). I am sure people have recounted the memories on different posts but how about putting them in one place. I dont know about you but I would be facinated to hear people's memory's during any decade of the last millenium ;-) I however can only account for the 80s onwards (its not memory loss i was just born then hehe) so put your memories down here for us all to enjoy ;-) I'll see if I have anything interesting to share but I am sure it will not be half as good as some stories others ;-)
thats a great idea,
Posted By: dave_h

Re: Down memory lane...... - 21st Aug 2012 8:21am

anyone rmember the old st josephs youth club before it was knocked down?
Posted By: dave_h

Re: Down memory lane...... - 22nd Aug 2012 10:09am

who rmembers jeff's shop by well lane police station always had the german shepard in it
Posted By: futurepast

Re: Down memory lane...... - 23rd Aug 2012 10:55am

Who remember's patterson's fruit shop on Bedford road,Rockferry, it used to have the original space invaders inside (early 80's)we used to put a plastic fork in the money slot and clock up credits on one of the games for free
Posted By: 2005wireman

Re: Down memory lane...... - 23rd Aug 2012 2:57pm

is parks still open used to be near birkenhead park station.
Posted By: dave_h

Re: Down memory lane...... - 23rd Aug 2012 10:06pm

Originally Posted by futurepast
Who remember's patterson's fruit shop on Bedford road,Rockferry, it used to have the original space invaders inside (early 80's)we used to put a plastic fork in the money slot and clock up credits on one of the games for free


fab!
Posted By: dave_h

Re: Down memory lane...... - 23rd Aug 2012 10:06pm

Originally Posted by 2005wireman
is parks still open used to be near birkenhead park station.


i go past all the time and dont recall the name on any of the shops, ill look out for it tomorrow
Posted By: kimpri

Re: Down memory lane...... - 23rd Aug 2012 10:40pm

Originally Posted by 2005wireman
is parks still open used to be near birkenhead park station.
no,it shut down years ago.
Posted By: dave_h

Re: Down memory lane...... - 29th Aug 2012 5:59pm

Originally Posted by kimpri1
Originally Posted by 2005wireman
is parks still open used to be near birkenhead park station.
no,it shut down years ago.


probable why i couldnt see it lol
Posted By: nestonlad

Re: Down memory lane...... - 3rd Sep 2012 8:26am

Theres the wirral memories on this site i use i'm sure people would welcome the memories on there

http://oldwirral.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=131740&p=1
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Down memory lane...... - 3rd Sep 2012 8:57am

Thanks nestonlad for the link. All good stuff!
Posted By: derekdwc

Re: Down memory lane...... - 8th Sep 2012 10:06am

Just found this interesting site about Birkenhead, similar to this post click
Posted By: Geoff1954

Re: Down memory lane...... - 17th Nov 2012 11:09am

Hi there my wife used to live in Medway road rockferry she remembers pattersons sweet shop on Bedford rd ..Mr Paterson is still going and lives in Portsunlight and goes to St Anne's church
Posted By: ludwigvan

Re: Down memory lane...... - 17th Nov 2012 11:41am

Originally Posted by Geoff1954
Hi there my wife used to live in Medway road rockferry she remembers pattersons sweet shop on Bedford rd ..Mr Paterson is still going and lives in Portsunlight and goes to St Anne's church
I remember Pattersons shop on Bedford Road,he and his wife used to go to St.Annes social club along with their son and daughter(who was quite a looker as I recall).I'm glad he's still with us.Was his first name Jim?
Posted By: Geoff1954

Re: Down memory lane...... - 17th Nov 2012 5:10pm

Hi yes my wife said his name is jim
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