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by john d
Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Paula Pickle on Qype
Replies: 18
Views: 2119

Re: Paula Pickle on Qype

This reviewer is not the same Paula that lived in Chorlton - amazingly! Our Paula came first and maybe the reviwer copied her name.
by john d
Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Paula Pickle on Qype
Replies: 18
Views: 2119

Re: Paula Pickle on Qype

Just seen this. it is true that she lived under the bridge in St Werburghs. I went there and gave her a MacDonalds. She now works in the lake District.


John D
by john d
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The Bastardisation of Wilbraham Road
Replies: 27
Views: 2937

Re: The Bastardisation of Wilbraham Road

An air pistol would sort it.
by john d
Wed May 12, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Local Legends
Replies: 18
Views: 2301

Re: Local Legends

I used to play on the Thirlmere Aqueduct, 60 years ago. The pipes are about 1metre diameter and go right through Chorlton. They are above the surface in places. A photo can be seen on Google Maps and Google Earth on Manchester Rd opposite the end of Cheltenham Rd. It does bring water to Manchester f...
by john d
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Chorlton Palais
Replies: 12
Views: 6269

Re: Chorlton Palais

I was around at the time but we all gravitated towards Sale Locarno. Pity you can't use that for your piece of fiction.
by john d
Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Anyone from 1950's Chorlton still around?
Replies: 12
Views: 2836

Anyone from 1950's Chorlton still around?

Hi, This isn't aimed at the usual contributors, but I wonder if anyone who was living in C-c-H 50 years ago reads Chorlton Web. I went to Oswald Rd. School in the 1940's when there were air-raid shelters in the playground and a gigantic emergency water tank near the outside toilets to put out fires ...
by john d
Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: chickens
Replies: 13
Views: 1147

Re: chickens

At least , if it doesn't work out meals will be cheap for a while.
by john d
Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: chickens
Replies: 13
Views: 1147

Re: chickens

I keep a peacock. They are rather similar, though mine has trouble with his feet.
There are no bye-laws against keeping them, if they are indoors. Outside, I would discuss with your formerly friendly neighbours.
by john d
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Cycle Shop in the 1950's
Replies: 21
Views: 7801

Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

I supsect nobody will be interested, but I have been told by Manchester Wheelers Cycle Club that the cycle shop opposite the Cemetery was called Robson's. So that is what I will call my peacock.


"Robson the Peacock with marigold feet". Sounds good. Has a certain ring to it.
by john d
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Cycle Shop in the 1950's
Replies: 21
Views: 7801

Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Bet you thought I was joking!
by john d
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Cycle Shop in the 1950's
Replies: 21
Views: 7801

Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Only on Chorlton web can one go from Cycle Shops to chickens feet in three easy steps.
I've got a topiary peacock in my garden. To make it lifelike I have stuck two sticks out of the bottom to represent legs. I'm now looking for two chickens feet to stick on the end.
by john d
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Cycle Shop in the 1950's
Replies: 21
Views: 7801

Re: Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Thanks for the two replies, but I don't think either is correct. I wonder if there is any other web site that might help. Not that it matters, but when I lived in St Werburghs Rd I bought a racing bike there, about 1956. I cycled all over England on it, staying at Youth Hostels. When I moved to Esse...
by john d
Sat May 30, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Cycle Shop in the 1950's
Replies: 21
Views: 7801

Cycle Shop in the 1950's

Is anyone old enough to remember the cycle shop on Barlow Moor Rd, somewhere opposite the Cemetary? They sold racing bikes and I just wish I could remember the owners name.
by john d
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Punch & Judy
Replies: 13
Views: 3014

Re: Punch & Judy

Paula,
Is it snowing up there
by john d
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Punch & Judy
Replies: 13
Views: 3014

Re: Punch & Judy

HI Pete, I had forgotton all about the Punch and Judy Man, till I saw this . This young lady Paula has quite a history. I seem to remember some of her previous threads where she had problems camping under a bridge in St Werburghs Road. I remembered the Punch and Judy man as she had talked about him ...

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