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Topic posted by Sue ... dated:31 July 2005
Have just been on the photo gallery on this site. Well done to all of you who have posted photographs. It is facinating to note how Urmston has changed over the years. There are some great photo's of Stocks House, shortly before demolition, could anyone give me a little more information on this impressive building, also on Rogers Byrnes's whose funeral was depicted in one of the pictures. Keep up the good work. Thanks for any information given
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:14 August 2017

The picture of the Conservative stone is now in the gallery for all to see what we are taliking about.
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Reply posted by Evad ... dated:11 August 2017

Divad. Excellent news on viewing the stone. I have posted the said books on to you today.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:11 August 2017

I have been to see the stone as it still sits at the club. The bit before they moved into the row between the Bird and the Stott Mill is the best. I look forward to further contact Evad.
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Reply posted by Evad ... dated:11 August 2017

Divad. The book mentions

THE FIRST CLUB PREMISES: One of the mill workers cottages know as "Mossfield" Flixton Road (Opposite the mill) Was lent at, at a rent of £3.15.00 per quarter on 22August 1878 for the first club premises. It goes on to say "Mossfield" is now numbers 262-282 Flixton Road

THE SECOND CLUB PREMISES: It was soon realised that the cottage premise at Mossfield was inadequate for the large numbers of members. The possible enlargement or changing of the premises was discussed with J & A Stott. On 23Rd April 1883, it was decided that the club would occupy a larger building: part of a block to be constructed by J & A Stott, which would ajoin the Drill Hall, for a rent of £6.05.00 per quarter. The foundation stone which is now located at  the "Abbotsfield Building" Chassen Road, was laid by the President R H Norreys on 25Th August 1883. The official opening was on 16T November 1883.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:10 August 2017

Now I understand, they were on Flixton Road, next door to the Bird in Hand at the onset. They were to move into Abottsfield but held off due to the war when it became a temporary hospital. Park had been taken by the USA as a military field hospital.
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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:10 August 2017
I think it was from 1988 to celebrate the 110 Year Anniversary (see post below)

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:10 August 2017

Evad, Does the picture you have posted about the Flixton Cons give any further detail? I ask as that date of 1988 cannot be correct for the opening. They took possession of the Abottsfield building once it closed as a hospital after WW2, it had to be late 1940 to 1950.
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:10 August 2017

There can be no doubt I too use others pictures. From the days of James Wride through to modern times but I never add my name to any of them, its not right. In my mind, especially involving the past, the photo's depict something that is for everyone to enjoy.
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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:10 August 2017
Stealing someone else's work? It's Social ME, ME, ME-dia Divad!

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:10 August 2017

It is quite laughable that so many of the pictures are from this site that appear on Pin Interest. People are so vain they have to have their name on show. Never-the-less it does promote the district in general.
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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:10 August 2017

A lot of Urmston images show up via Google images on Pinterest - As I don't have an account for Pinterest I can only see a limited number. Try a Google image search for "Urmston top end of Flixton Road" for a good one from 1968ish showing the boards in place for the start of the 'new' precinct.

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Reply posted by Evad ... dated:09 August 2017

I have just uploaded 3 photos to the gallery. Two are front and rear of a booklet of the history of Flixton parish I just dug out from the dust, and the other is the front of another booklet celebrating Flixton Conservative Clubs 110 Anniversary on Friday 1St July 1988.

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Reply posted by Kilbaha ... dated:08 August 2017

May be worth posting the enquiry for Winchester road, on the other Urmston sites,(especially Facebook related).

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Reply posted by Maverick ... dated:07 August 2017

Thank you Divad, I would've easily missed the Timpsons photo amongst all the Flixton Road Photographs.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:05 August 2017

I have over 200 pictures of roads from around the district but you are correct in believing Winchester Road is never shown. It will be a rarety if you do ever find one. Your birth place of Timpsons features in the gallery it can be seen on a Flixton Road photo.
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Reply posted by Maverick ... dated:04 August 2017

Whenever I come onto this site, one of the first things I look at are the latest additions to the brilliant photo gallery. There are lots of old photographs of Station Road, Flixton Road and the surrounding areas, but none of Winchester Road. I was born above Timpsons on Flixton Road and then we moved to Winchester Road about 1970. My mum still lives in the same house. Despite us being there all those years I haven't got a single photograph of the street from back in the days when the Council houses were metal clad and painted in various shades of blue. I can understand that it's not of interest to most, but I would be grateful if anyone has a photograph of this street that they would be willing to post.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:11 May 2017

It is always good to see something different in the Gallery. To have a story with it has to be the cherry on top. Thanks to the poster of the wedding photo.
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:03 May 2017

Amazing photo now in the gallery. I remember the Palace from that time and am almost sure I went and saw Tarzan.
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Reply posted by Evad ... dated:24 March 2017

A recent photo in the gallery showing GEC/Metrovics shows my Uncle George ( Valentine) who used to work in the stores. He's the chap on the 3rd left with a cig in his hand. Amazing

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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:24 June 2016

The gallery photo 'Chandeliers at Manchester airport' brought back memories - not of the chandeliers but of those black plastic grooved floor tiles - the noise they made when a trolley was wheeled over them!

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:03 May 2016

To the poster of the Winifred Road snap, there is a full picture of the Road in the gallery. Another that is also available is taken across Golden Hill showing Winifred in the background.
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:01 April 2016

A photo in the gallery 1042 shows a terrace and suggested was that this sat on Primrose Avenue. Some searching has found this to be correct but not in Urmston. The terrace is on Knowsley Avenue which was previously called Primrose thus causing the confusion.
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Reply posted by Tom ... dated:27 December 2015

I'm not taking a dig at anyone.  I'm simply pointing out what kind of lens was used.  If you take offence at learning new facts then I can hardly help that.

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Reply posted by Evad ... dated:23 December 2015

Just like a boomerang, you just keep coming back. You cannot resist a dig can you.

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Reply posted by Tom ... dated:23 December 2015

It isn't taken with a fish eye, it's just a regular wide angle lens.

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Reply posted by Lego ... dated:22 December 2015

The Curzon pic is with a Fisheye lens, done from inside the railings.

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Reply posted by Evad ... dated:20 December 2015

Divad. No it doesn't matter, it is a good shot. 

I was simply saying that; because the sentence begins with taken in December 2015 and the photos in Urmston are held forever, it could be misleading for future refrence.. 

It appears not to be taken in December 2015 because of the lack of detail. I do understand, as I said, the end of the description states the obvious.

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Reply posted by Evad ... dated:20 December 2015

There you go again Tom, Skitty bugger

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Reply posted by Tom ... dated:20 December 2015

It would seem some people don't understand what a wide angle lens is.

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