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This section is where you can submit memories of the good old days. I have converted the original page into a database-driven page and have included a feature that will group entries with a particular theme together. If you wish to contribute information that relates to an existing entry you will need to click on the Contribute to this topic link that appears next to the existing entry. Otherwise you can simply click on the link above to submit your memories of times gone by.

Oh yes I remember the swimming baths being turned into a dance hall in the winter. We had some fabulous times there and New years eve was amazing. I am so glad I found this site, the memories it brings back such happy memories.
Thanks to Maureen Oates, nee Bennett!

My sister Deanna and myself June went to the New Years Eve dance at the baths near the Curson cinema each year from 1955 on for a few years and they were great June Damianidis ne Darby Canada.
Thanks to june Damianidis ne Darby!

The opening act was a band called The Meteors.I know ,I was the drummer. I still have the poster!
Thanks to Peter Simensky!

It wasn't Hermans Hemits in support, it was the Meteors, I was the drummer! I have a poster...4/6 to get in"
Thanks to Peter Simensky!

Just stumbled on this site and would like to say WELL DONE. Very interesting. Born in Urmston 1936 (old Cottage Hospital) but left the area a few years ago. Came back briefly and was really sad to come over the motorway bridge from Worsley to be greeted by the neon lights of that shopping ?? (sorry do not quite know what to call it). You see I grew up in Kingsway Park during and after the 39/43 war and that area was all farms and woodland where my friends and I would spend all our free time. Some call it progress. I call it vandalism.
Thanks to Thomas R Daniel!

Such a nice surprise to find this site.great memories.seem to remember les burges he might remember me.we (brenda and me) lived at no 17 the grove dad frank was killed in germany at the end of the war.mother annie married again and we moved all the way to percys place at no 4. what a tale the GROVE could tell if all the people there got together.the shops were as people have said but the that has been missed out is mrs gibons at the pork shop.best meat pies in the world brawn,tripe,trotter,pressed face,cowheels what would people think of that today.you can still smell the coffee being roasted across at meakins mr shuttleworth was at the chemist and mr dyson was the end shop. would be nice to here from any one stillremembers us we went to st michals school i went flixton senior and brenda went to urmston grammer,our step brother les morris still lives in flixton regds brian lewis now living in sale
Thanks to Brian Lewis!

Brian, My sister Joyce and I used to live at #12 The Grove. Lea was our last name do you remember? I remember the pork pies too, every Monday was wash day at our house and that was my job to go get pies for tea. My sister lives in Utah and I live in Austin, Texas now.
Thanks to Eunice Bergin (Lea)!

My grandparents lived at 19 The Grove, Joseph & Elsie Thomason, Nana's brother was Frank who is the father of Brian & Brenda Lewis (my Godmother). My mother Elsie May, neeThomason, Sheridan and my father Philip died in September last year and her three children are coming to Flixton on mum & dad's wedding anniversay this year in March. We are looking forward to the trip down memory lane, down the cinderpath to Shaw View where grandad's sister Mary lived. My brother & sister & I loved to run down to Flixton station to meet grandad off the train when we stayed with them during the school holidays. We all live in Essex now. Our lovely memories of Flixton will never die. The shops opposite the station hold fond memories also, as everyone knew us when we went in with Nana. regards Ann Akinin.
Thanks to Ann Akinin (nee Sheridan)!

Hi there, I lived at Shaw town farm, on balmoral rd, with my parents, going back to 1959 to 1962. Do any of your family recollect the farm or occupants.
Thanks to Robert Keymer !

Does anyone remember the old Victoria Public House, on the corner of Station Road and Higher Road, and the underground toilets outside the main entrance? (Opposite Ethel Austen). There was also a petrol pump against the wall between the Higher Road entrance to the vault and Bolds Garage. Next to Bolds was a small greengrocer/florist - I think the name was Frank Trebell or Tribell. He drove an old Rolls Royce car which was converted into a flatback/pickup truck. There was an off licence called Wines from the Wood (opposite Cuthberts Butchers) on Crofts Bank Road where you were able to buy a glass of wine or sherry to consume on the premises.
Thanks to Bert Brown!


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