Mill Lane

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Postby IanA » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:19 pm

What is the thing that looks like a white letter box in the bottom right hand corner of the pic?
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Postby Jan Purchase » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:01 pm

Don't want to throw a spanner in the works but can anyone see a "priest" with a moustache and wearing glasses?

I'm not joking!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby Silver-Haired-Hippy » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:12 pm

Is he on the right side of the doorway Jan? Giz a clue? Beginning to think there is more to this photo than meets the eye so to speak!!! :lol: :lol:


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Postby whacker66 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:17 pm

Seems clearer on the original....
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Postby Bill Tomo » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:10 pm

[quote="whacker66"]No, leave it on Bob I put it on are you from Bootle because My G/parents lived in #9 and my Dad was best mates with young Billy Shacklady....The shadow on the left would be Park St Barracks[/quot

Whacker 66,
There were two Billy Shackladys,
the one your talking about is BEEBEE the coalmans son
who led the Bootle Village Pipe Band,
his grandma Shack lived in Waterworks Street,
The other Billy Shacklady was my best mate
who lived in Downing road and was the first person
I met when we went to live in Waterworks Street,
he had a brother named Bobby
His nan lived in our street right opposite Ma Shacklady
and the Mckendoes,
Billys dad was named Benny and played the big drum
in The Bootle Village Pipe Band, there was another Shacklady
who lived in Dorset street his name was Owen
who was also in the band as a drummer..

Cheers, Bill Tomo, P/S could you P/M
me your name and where your dad lived
as I must have known him..
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Postby EdMcDonald » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:37 pm

Hi Bill. Your best mate (Billy Shacklady) was my brother in law. I married his sister Margaret. I also was in the band. A year or two older than young Billy.
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Postby whacker66 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:07 am

Did you get my PM Bill
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Postby Jan Purchase » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:45 am

Silver-Haired-Hippy wrote:Is he on the right side of the doorway Jan? Giz a clue? Beginning to think there is more to this photo than meets the eye so to speak!!! :lol: :lol:


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Loretta - HAVE SENT YOU A pm.

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Postby Bill Tomo » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:28 pm

whacker66 wrote:Did you get my PM Bill


Thanks mate read it today, speak to you later.. Bill Tomo
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Postby PETER CRAIG » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:21 pm

Jan Purchase has kindly asked me to post this for her,

This is in response to Silver Haired Hippy's request.
(This is what I think is the outline of a priest)

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Postby Silver-Haired-Hippy » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:38 pm

Thanks for posting it Peter, Jan, think we are 'seeing' the same thing!!! :shock: :lol:

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Postby EdMcDonald » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:25 am

Silver-Haired-Hippy wrote:Thanks for posting it Peter, Jan, think we are 'seeing' the same thing!!! :shock: :lol:

Loretta



Strange choice for curtains. :oops:
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Postby kenswayken » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:00 pm

I notice a Blackburn on that list Bob, we had a great uncle that lived in the cottages in Park Street close by the barracks. :) Ken
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Postby smoked out » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:11 pm

PETER CRAIG wrote:Jan Purchase has kindly asked me to post this for her,

This is in response to Silver Haired Hippy's request.
(This is what I think is the outline of a priest)

Image


In the space marked is a woman hanging out the washing , she is behind the washing but if i squint then i can sort of see a priest who is looking to the right of picture , the priest face though is the side of the womans head , the woman is looking at the camera.
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Postby Silver-Haired-Hippy » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:18 pm

I see what you see Smoked!! :shock: :lol: :lol:

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Postby EdMcDonald » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:57 pm

Silver-Haired-Hippy wrote:I see what you see Smoked!! :shock: :lol: :lol:

Loretta


I want to know what you're smoking. All I can see is a BIG pair of white drawers. :oops:
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Postby Silver-Haired-Hippy » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:05 am

Jan can see them too Ed!!! :shock: try looking up a bit!!! :lol: :lol:


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Postby EdMcDonald » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:58 pm

Silver-Haired-Hippy wrote:Jan can see them too Ed!!! :shock: try looking up a bit!!! :lol: :lol:


Loretta


Just gave up. Going gozzy eyed. :shock:
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Postby Bill Tomo » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:17 pm

Oh ! come on,
they are just shapes in the sand stone blocks, if you look you can see plenty of faces in the walls, also the little girl eating her butty
looks to have been added to the picture..

Bill Tomo... :wink:
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Postby Mack » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:45 am

I've just spotted another one..

Look at the window top right above the door of the house... very spooky :shock:

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Postby Bill Tomo » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:53 am

Array,
Someone's having a laugh here,
there will be sighting's of the Maddona next,
just think "Our Lady of Bootle",
they will be coming from all over the world
to bathe in Bootle's underground waters,
and all the shop's in Hawthorne road
will be worth a fortune,
the image of the priest that could be Father Fitzpatrick,
"shudder"..

" The Maddona Of Mill Lane" :lol: :lol: :lol: Bill Tomo. :wink:
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Postby smoked out » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:05 pm

All i know is the woman hanging the washing out is really in plain view , when the pic was first put up i took it that she was the subject of the photo and expected an explanation of whose mother or nanny it was .
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Postby BOBHAMO » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:32 pm

Bill its 1962 :lol: :lol:
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Postby EdMcDonald » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:03 pm

Bill Tomo wrote:Oh ! come on,
they are just shapes in the sand stone blocks, if you look you can see plenty of faces in the walls, also the little girl eating her butty
looks to have been added to the picture..

Bill Tomo... :wink:


Big girl that. Must be over eight feet tall. Now it's shapes in sand stone blocks I have to look for. :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Postby EdMcDonald » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:07 pm

Is the priest dressed in red and climbing down a chimney. :wink:
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Postby Bill Tomo » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:17 pm

To Lily, & the genies,
Genies , this post has thrown up a bit of a
mystery for me, on Bob Hammo's street guide there is
no number 55, we used to live there in number 55,
yet at number 39 there is a Lawrence Thompson,
in the past you researched me and my family,
my grandfather and his family lived in Brookhill road,

Is Lawrence Thompson any relation to them, :?:..

Kindest Regards Bill Tomo..


I cant understand why there is no number 55.. :?: :?:
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Re: Mill Lane

Postby ET » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:23 pm

my gran Hettie Bentley lived in number 7, can you point out which cottage that was.
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Re: Mill Lane

Postby Daveart » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:42 am

In the picture, opposite the washing would be almost opp the jam factory (Hamiltons), and left of that was the Army barracks, and the other side of the Jam factory (going down was a place that made the lead for pencils and no doubt other things, as a kid you would see them all over the floor near the big gates, at the end of Mill Lane facing up was the big yard and building of Claude Pawson who had the dairy on Hawthorn road in fact almost to the left of the washing on the line, Claude was the son of a big dairy farmer of Bootle a dairy farmer, Claude himself had cows in the yard in the early days, later he bought the milk wholesale and it was still bottled in the set up in the yard, all bottles were washed and refilled, later on as he was getting on he bought the milk already bottled from Hanson's. As a kid I worked for Claude 7 days a week (during summer holidays) for 2 bob a week. I met Claude last in 1966 just before I came to Australia and we had a good old chat, nice to have caught up with him. He and his wife Mary ran the shop with help for daughters Dot and Edna. (Sorry I do see some of this has been covered in earlier posts missed them) Dave.
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Postby lily8 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:51 pm

Bill we are off to a wedding today so I won't get a chance but the other 'Genies' will help I am sure, will follow up tomorrow. :D
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Postby Cags293 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:42 pm

Hi everyone (new on here) our family lived at #15 from 1965 until made to go 1972. The original sandstone was by then covered in a red /pink render. We were next door to Mrs Blackburn who still had the gas light in the front room and a bed downstairs. She would make us sugar, jam or bovril butties, and mum would go mad because her house was pretty minging (no offence any rels) the cottages faced the back of the barracks and would be impossible to get us little ones down early with the band playing. I remember the name Rachel Penrose from a florest nearby? Other names I recall, Eileen/Colin Ward, Michael Carrick from the barbers shop/house at the corner of Hawthorne Road. The Fagans who lived next door to my nan Mary Lake (#7) and a lovely lady we knew as Auntie Winnie at the other end of our block. We played on the Bombdie at the back of our houses which we got to by going down a very narrow passage, known as the squashed tomatoe! I also remember a lady with hair up in Bubbles called Hazel (Eaton?) in little Brookhill Road. I seem to remember she had a sausage dog. A girl called Ann in this road a bit older than me would let me play with her dolls in the vestibule. When the houses came under compulsory purchase and were boarded up as people moved on, we would pull up the corrugated sheets and play in them (cleaning and play hido, etc) Spotless when the demolition ball hit! My sister and I went to Christ Church and we moved to Netherton and went to St Oswalds. I have lovely memories of growing up here. Although it couldn't have been easy for our mum: No bathroom (tin bath in nans outhouse or in baby sisters bath in front of coal fire) Just one electric socket for everything. Toilet in yard and no central heating. Tiny little 2 up 2 down and couldn't use the front room. Kept as the parlour, but in truth didn't even have a real floor under the Lino (just earth! Ha) but still sad to leave. Sorry bit long winded, but the memories are flooding in eg May Day dress up, toffee chocolate logs off the cocky watchman and Williams's. Mmmm, the smell!

Ps Loretta if you see this? Yes, it's Debbie's sis Carol x pm me if you get chance?
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Postby lynne99 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:25 am

When were you at Christ Church? I was there from 1954 or 5 until 1960. I think :oops:
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Re: Mill Lane

Postby Cags293 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:01 pm

Only born 1964. Went to infants bottom of Gloucester, then to where YMCA is now.
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Postby lynne99 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:52 pm

No sorry, don't know them either. One day I will find someone I know from Christ Church. :D
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Re: Mill Lane

Postby Cags293 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:02 pm

I think my aunts and uncles went to St Monica's. My nan remarried and became Lake. I wonder if you may have known her daughter Janet Mattocks?
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Postby lynne99 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:29 pm

Obviously I am just too old!! :( I'm not really :D
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