Growing up in Bootle - Time to reflect

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bob. b
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Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:07 pm

Just thinking about times growing up in Bootle.

Loved my days in Canal Street what great people who lived there then they moved us away. It all came tumbling down, but we never forgot them times in Canal Street.

Going to name some great people in the street lets start it off...

Seddons
Johnsons

Then we can expand this...

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Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:34 am

Hiya Bob,

I've moved you post over here for more replies.

For me it's Croxteth Road, Herftord Road, Linacre Road and Bailey Drive for many happy memories and friends.

Bezzies,

Mack :)
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Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:06 am

What on earth were you doing in Bailey Drive.
Home of the "Edmonton Oilers" Future Stanley Cup Champions. :D
A long way from Duncan B.C. :wink:
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Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:29 pm

Played footy and picnics on the Central Reservation there Ed. Also used to play ollies in the middle of the road. Happy Daze :D

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Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:18 pm

Hi Mack I used to live in 51 Bailey Drive before moving to the prefabs in Bridle Road 1956. Not much traffic in them days. Played lots on the island in the middle. If you found any "Ollies" they were probably mine from days past.
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Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:20 pm

Hi Ed,

How mad is that. You used to live 2 doors away from my mum and dads. :D
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Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:29 pm

What # was that. Twists was 49 Parry was 53 .Jardine 55.
Wow.
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Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:53 pm

Can't give the exact address Ed on our public forum for security reasons however you lived very close :wink:

Mack :wink:
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Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:21 am

You mean all those nice girls I used to court in Bailey Drive. I might be your --------------------------------grandad :shock: :wink: :D
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Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:14 am

YUP! :D
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Dan
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:28 pm

One of Bobhamo's photos from the Bootle Grammar thread.

Label is 1960/61 Form 2 Alpha. That would be 12/13 year olds.

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Four lads still in short trousers.

Remember when getting your first pair of longies was a rite of passage?

Made me check, St Martin's 1964 Theta One. First intake at Salesian College. 11/12 years old.

Five lads still wearing short trousers.

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Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:22 pm

Grammar pic , Front third from left Alan Murch, front end right Norman Gwyther ex Netherton Moss. K
bob. b
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:34 pm

Great to see you posting Ken

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Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:09 pm

Ken start posting mate
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Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:37 pm

Replying to Ashok on the Burman thread with "The Happy Wanderer" struck a chord.

In the 2nd year at Holy Ghost Juniors, why in god's name did we have to sing sea shanties?

It was every week, some kind of national broadcast through the big radio speakers on the classroom wall.

"What shall we do with a drunken sailor?"

The nursery class at Crosby library now sing "What shall we do with a lazy Katie?" Poor drunken sailor's on the dole.

Oh God. We also use to sing Stephen Foster's minstrel songs. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: "The Camptown Races" anyone :?: :?: :?: :?:

Then there was the one about, hearts of oak are our ships, jolly tars are our men, steady boys steady.

Just remembered it went on, "we'll fight and we'll conquer again and again." :oops: :oops: :roll: :roll: We were only 8 :!: :!: :!:

Dear god. Can't remember if our faces were painted with woad for those lessons.

"D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so gay?" I mean really. :!: :!: :!:

There was a lot more, but I think my PTSD has sublimated them into my subconcious. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:01 am

Couldn't imagine growing up without comics.

The Victor being a particular favourite.

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Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:29 pm

Too right, Dan, Billy's Boots was my favourite. Think he was in the Scorcher.
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Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:25 pm

Scorcher was right Phil. The great Billy Dane following in the boot steps of Dead - Shot Keen.

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Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:36 pm

Oh Fantastic Dan :D :D :D
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Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:48 pm

Another one of my favourites from the early years.

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