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Harry, I used to work with your brother before he left for Canada. I often wonder what happened to him.
Thanks to Colin Fuller!

Hello Anne Story nee Burgess. Perhaps you already know that there is a picture of your brother Barry with me and our kid in my Reminiscences memoir. Your dad cleaned our windows at 1, The Grove. Do you remember that shed at the back of your house in 1949 where a guy kept a Morgan three wheeler motor-car? And young Pat Cotton who lived at no.18. Her brother Jimmy died only a few years ago. Pat now lives in Swinton. By chance I met your sister Margaret in 1989 at her house in Davyhulme, and she gave me a warm welcome. You may recall John Cookson at no.26 who later emigrated to Australia. We had our Bonfire Nights,1940,s on the school field near your house, when Daisy Birtwell treated us kids to home made treacle toffee. I have a photo of Mrs Birtwell taken in 1961. bobpotts43@hotmail.com
Thanks to Bob Potts!

Does anybody remember the Flixton Boys' Band, a brass band run by a Mr. Goddard who was also the conductor. This was during the '40s and the practice hall was where I first learned to play the cornet. As a result of this introduction to banding, I subsequently joined the Royal Marines Band service at the age of sixteen, and for the next thirteen years travelled and played all over the world. Music is still very much a part of my life. I now live in Calgary, Canada, and, as a musical director for a seniors' group that puts on some very ambitious stage shows, most of my time is spent writing and arranging the music. I have noticed, via the internet, that there is now a fairly active Flixton brass band. I wonder if this band is what eventually developed from the original boy's band.
Thanks to John Hughes!

Jack ! just reading through old Urmston memorabilia and came across your article. It must be YOU ! Married to Brenda Dootson and brother of Edna. Do you remember Les and Dot Welsh ? We moved to Lincolnshire from Urmston in 1975. We know that sadly we lost Edna a few years ago and I think that was the last time we had contact with Cyril. Hope he is keeping well also Ann and Geof you and Brenda may remember our two kids Lesley and Gary. It was through Lesley discovering this site on Urmston where I found you. Lovely to dig back in all this nostalgia. Hope you are both in good health. All the best for 2003.
Thanks to Les and Dot Welsh!

My maiden name was Pat Palmer and I have a brother John, now in Tasmania, but it is my brother, Colin, who sadly died in his early 40's, who was a friend of Kenny Welsh and I knew his sister, Jean. Kenny and his family have a florist shop near where I am now living in Warrington, but we all lived in Bradfield Road, when my family came to Urmston from Gt Malvern about middle 1950's. Kenny's,Dad was called Les and I am sure Kenny's elder brother was Les,too. Met up with Ken a few times and he was at Colin's funeral and also arranged the flower orders for my Mum's funeral. You MUST be related to this family I knew all that time ago.
Thanks to Pat Fielding (nee Palmer)!

Hi Les and Dot, I sent this message ages ago, maybe two years, and almost forgot it. It just so happened that I'm sitting here at loose ends and I thought I would just check to see if my message was still there. What a nice surprise it was to see your response. Wait 'til I tell Cyril this weekend. We usually phone him first Sunday in the month. He is keeping very well, by the way, and always sounds cheerful. We will be going over there towards the end of october for a few days, then off to Spain with Ann and Pete, her husband for a couple of weeks. It's too bad you didn't include your Email address, then I could have gone on a little longer. Anyway, I have included mine, so you could drop us a line. I have no idea when you sent your message, or when you will check back to see if I responded. But eventually you probably will. Until then, I hope you are all keeping well and in good health, as are Brenda and I. All the best, Jack and Brenda
Thanks to John Hughes!

Jack, Not sure when you replied to mum and dads message but I've just spotted it (17th July 03). I can't seem to find your email ad. but I've just phoned my mum and dad and read your message to them, they are delighted and will be in touch. In the meantime my email ad. through which you can contact them is lesleygoodacre@hotmail.com. Glad to hear you and Brenda are both well. Lesley now aged 48 !!!
Thanks to Lesley Goodacre (nee Welsh)!

My name was Pat Gill and my sister's name was Pamela and I remember the Walsh family on Bradfield Road, Urmston. We lived at No. 1, Durnford Avenue I am not quite sure about who was the eldest but I do remember, Les, Jean and Kenny They lived next door to the Mountfords on one side and then next door to them was Pat Parkinson, who was my best friend during our school years. I now live in Llandudno and have done since 1952, but it's always good to recall the old times in Urmston.
Thanks to Pat Edwards (nee Gill)!

I lived at 309 kingsway park till 1959 and spent many hours playing in that polish camp. I know it had something to do with interring people there through the war, but to us kids it was an amazing playground with all kinds of wonderous places to hide and play in. my brother David Darby set fire to it once I am sure he will not mind me telling, after all it isn,t there now.Well that's my little story . by the way my mother was reared by her aunt in the nags head hotel, the aunt was called Maud Copeland husband bob my mother was Nancy Darby & she worked in the pub through the war years .well all June demands nee Darby Ijust remembered that the Copelands son ran a wallpaper shop at the Nags Head circle his name was robert Copeland By for now june
Thanks to June Damianidis!

June Damianidis wrote about "playing in that polish camp....something to do with interring people through the war". If she is referring to the old military area beyond the end of Kingsway Park I can tell her that during the war it was actually an Anti Aircraft Gun site (HAA Unit). I lived in Kingsway Park throughout the war and well remember those guns firing away throughout the nights of the air raids on Manchester. Otherwise I would be interested to know of the location of the "polish camp" as I lived in Kingsway Park from 1938 to 1955 and have never heard mention of such a thing.
Thanks to Thomas Roy Daniel!


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