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Was interested to read the reference to the POW camp on Kingsway Park. I live on Lostock road and I have been told that RAF personnel were billeted in our house during the war. Does anyone know if this is the case and even more importantly did Winston Churchill visit there? Would love to know if this further claim to fame for Davyhulme is correct.
Thanks to Liz Carmichael !

The polish camp was a fantastic playground for the Kingsway Killers, as we called ourselves, many a commando battle being fought there in the 1950"s remember the black prince, egg edwards al jones barry astbury. Happy days.
Thanks to derek burton!

I remember seeing pictures from when it was a tiny little white pub! awe it was really tiny and a few people could fit in at a time! hahaheehee!
Thanks to rach!

My grandparents Florrie and Horace Clegg used to live at 93 Kingsway park and my father Albert once told me about playing around the gun. There would have been a lot of Cleggs there at the time as my Grandads brother Watson and his wife May lived over the road with their clan. My memories of Kingsway are a bit more recent. Trying to settle down and watch the Sunday afternoon film when some band (Hermans Hermits) would start rehearsing in the front room of the house oposite, and cutting through my Auntie Mays garden to to get to the farm to buy eggs.
Thanks to Steve Clegg!

The 'Polish Camp' started life as an internment camp for Italian prisoners-of-war. When Italy capitulated the prisoners were allowed out and several of them used to congregate in Davyhulme Park. They were very homesick and used to show us pictures of their families. After the war in Europe ended the prisoners moved and the camp was used for Polish refugees and exservicemen who could not return to Poland. Many of them married local girls but kept their strong ties to their homeland. Happy memories.
Thanks to Mac the knife!

Hi June Darby(Damianidis) Christina Bailey here tried to Email but it comes back, ok get in touch, I used to live in the pre fabs on Dover Park, bottom of Kingsway before moving to Leagate, Stretford Road.
Thanks to Christina McAlpine nee Bailey!

I was born in 1943,we lived at Bailey's Farm,My Mother used to have the milk round when it used to be in big churn's her name was Hetty Bailey, then we moved to the pre fabs at Dover Park,then on to Leagate, Urmston, my name was Christina Bailey?
Thanks to Christina McAlpine nee Bailey!

Did you live on Church Rd and marry Harry. If so I did not realise you all had lived on Kingsway {the farms belonged to Baileys] remember the Smarts Frank was a friend of Johnnys.
Thanks to Alison nee Pennington!

Hello Irene. I noticed that you lived at 247 Kingsway Park. I was born at 243 in 1954. I am the youngest of 4 sisters. Sandra - Jean - Lynn - Gillian. I have often listeded to conversations about times gone by from my family and the name Gregson was often brought up. My mum Amy is now almost 91 and she remembers living near your family.
Thanks to Gillian Gilluley (Byrom)!

Are you Derek Anthony Burton, that I used to know in the 60's. and " wait on " at The Nags Head when Ray Hitchcock was landlord. Bob Chesworth
Thanks to Robert Chesworth!

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