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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: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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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:19 December 2015

It looks, to me, as though this was taken from inside the railings and lamp post. Are you jumping the gun here? Then again, does it matter, it is a good picture?
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Reply posted by Oscar ... dated:19 December 2015

The railings have been there longer than FAPA. The lamp post right outside it is also missing, must have been photoshopped. Have a look on streetview.

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Reply posted by Evad ... dated:19 December 2015

The new shot of the Curzon cannot be a 2015 picture as the safety railings are not present. Maybe the date at the beginning of the discription shown is incorrect but the time frame given in the last part of the sentence would be correct.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:16 December 2015

What a pity that the car was sitting in front of the Curzon when the picture was taken. The photo in the gallery this week would have been class. The Boyd's shop is Grade A and a treat to see.
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:30 June 2015

Thanks to the poster of the St. Mikes School being demolished. I went there as a child and had never seen anything about its demise, making this appreciated.
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:22 June 2015

Hinesite you should go to 'Schools' and select the group you want, all six do not sit on the same page but they are there. Find the first picture and go to 'Next' for the other five.
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Reply posted by Edward ... dated:22 June 2015

Hello Hindsite,

Go to the gallery, select schools and the required images are numbers 96 to 101, in reverse order.

They are from one of those panoramic photographs of the whole school, where all the pupils are arranged around the arc of a curve and the camera slowly pans around from one end to the other, producing one of those photographs a yard wide and nine inches deep. It would have taken six scans to fit it all in the gallery.

One year we were all lined up for one of those panoramic school photographs. As the camera panned away from one end of the row towards the centre a couple of lads who were standing at that end nipped round behind the row and stood at the other end, so that they were on the photograph twice (no digital airbrush in those days). To say that the masters were not pleased was an understatement, it was a matter of reporting to the headmaster directly afterwards. I am not sure what happened to them but I don't think it went as far as a sore bottom! (This was around 1962 or 3).

That same year the staff had not taken enough care when they positioned everyone. The photograph was being scanned in the school carpark and there was a row of lighting columns along the edge, behind the tiered up pupils. Those columns were of just such a height that only the lanterns were visible behind the rearmost pupils but some boys happened to be standing directly in front of these lights so on the final photographs it appeared that they were wearing some very unusual helmets!

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Reply posted by Hindsite ... dated:22 June 2015

Hello Urmstonites -

I am intersted in this picture - http://www.urmston.net/gallery/gallery_detail.asp?ID=891

(Urmston Grammar School For Boys. 1 of 6 images.)

That is my year; I recognise some faces but can't see myself :)

Are the other 5 images available somewhere ?

Cheers.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:05 April 2015

The trouble is, it will stay mislabelled for ever in the gallery. Not that it is too serious as there are many photos incorrectly captioned amongst the collection.
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Reply posted by Lego ... dated:04 April 2015
Well spotted Divad - wondered how many would spot it, cos it was pretty obvious.
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:03 April 2015

April 1st has come and gone, the poster of the Church picture. St Clements does not have a grave yard, it is St. Mikes.
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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:30 March 2015

The "World war two 1944" Photo is from the Shirley Baker collection and is 'a young traveller girl and stands amid the rubble of a cleared area of delapidated terraced housing in Manchester 1968'.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:30 March 2015

Would the poster advise as to where the 'grill room' was to be found please?
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:19 March 2015

AndrewP the courts were still incuded as Golden Hill Park although as you say they no longer exist. They sat behind the house of Moorfield which was removed at the time of the first Precinct. The courts and house went together in the land deal.
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Reply posted by AndrewP ... dated:19 March 2015
I was interested in your discussion from last July about the 'Urmston Park' photos by J Wride. We had a similar discussion in the Flixton and Urmston facebook group and I've uploaded a map of Urmston from 1926 which shows where the park was. Someone guessed correctly that the houses were on Winifried Road but the park was not Goldenhill Park but a separate one which does not exist anymore.
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Reply posted by Kilbaha ... dated:15 February 2015

2 recent photos of English Martyrs school (1945/46), can the contributor contact me as I know someone who would like the children identified, (possible parent).

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