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I lived at 19 lostock road in 1974 and I was told the AMERICANS Lived there in the war also there was a gun sight at the bottom of the garden.I also remember the POW camp at Kingsway Park in the 50,s I would like to see some pictures of it.
Thanks to Craig Watt!

Yes, I also played on the site of the "polish Camp". at least thats what all the children called it in and around the lostock road area.
Thanks to Annette Thornton!

Hello Gillian. I remember well the Byroms. You may remember me - Anne Donockley of 253 Kingsway Park?
Thanks to Anne Donockley!

I lived on the Lostock estate opposite the library and was in the first intake into Barton Clough School in Junior 1. We used to play on the fields round the school including the daring each other to run through the pig sheds to see how long we could stand the smell. I also remember Nadin's Dairy. We used to visit the Polish camp and wondered why it seemed like a prison. This has answered my question if it was an internment camp first. I remember it being quite spooky. We were of course told not to go by our parents.
Thanks to Val Stevens!

Re- football on the "Polish Camp" in Davyhulme. Rod, of course I remember those great days in the early 60's with Dek, Bill, Frank, Steve, Malc and the others. You ask where we all are now. I have lived in Birmingham for almost 40 years and I'd love to get in touch with you and the other lads. You can easily contact me by email (contact me by googling J Baz Jackson at Birmingham University). Really looking forward to it. All the best, Baz
Thanks to J Baz Jackson!

Mum tells me that years ago (does anyone know when?) they used to hold dances at the baths and they covered the swimming pool and turned it into a dance floor. She can't remember when they did this and insists that she has been to dances at the 'baths'. Anyone out there remember details?
Thanks to Bernadette O'Hara!

The baths opened in 1933 and during the winter months was closed for swimming . The pool was covered by a wooden floor so that it could be used for dancing, or other activities including boxing matches. In the 1948/9 season dances were held every Tuesday and Saturday throughout the winter with a Resident band in attendance. There was enough space to accomodate 650 dancers. The hall was also available for hire for dances, meetings and other functions.
Thanks to Karen Cliff - Trafford Local Studies Centre!

I well remember the Baths. As a pupil at St Michaels, Flixton we used to walk to the Baths,cira 1946/8. Later on as a teenager go dancing on a Sat.night. This was the era of live bands.
Thanks to John Oxley Dean!

During the war certain people were supplied with internal shelters, these were large metal box frames that doubled as a dinning table over and a bed under, I think they were called Morrison Shelters. At the end of the war a certain number of these shelters were used to form a sectional supporting frame to support a dance floor at Urmston Baths. This work was carried out by what was then the Urmston Rural District Council Works Department then based at its Depot on Bowfell Road to the rear of the Flixton Secondary Modern School. At that time I was serving my apprenticship as a Joiner with the council and worked on both laying and removing this dance floor from 1950 to 1956.
Thanks to Richard Arthur Brown!

I remember, as a child, (late 50's early 60's) Urmston Baths was closed in the winter (pre central heating) as the water would have frozen over. Hence, they used to board over the pool to make a dance floor. I was too young at the time to go, but used to peep through the door to see what was going on! Incidentally, Tony Warren (Originator of Coronation Street) makes many a reference to Urmston Baths in his books! If you have not read them, they are worth a read, particularly if you originate from this area!
Thanks to Alison Jackson!

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