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Hi Baz,I was in the Garrick last Sunday for a quick one as I visited Flixton to see my Sisters, chippy across the road looks like it's being extended ? Heard great things about it !
Thanks to Garth Hanson!

Hi Christine. My name is Clive, and I bet ya can't guess who I was named after? Anyhoo, Ann is my mum and she has recently gone onto Facebook. So if you want to give her a search I'm sure she would love to hear off you.
Thanks to Clive cowen!

Hi Folks,Wickstead park,Kettering have just re-introduced their very famous Ice-Cream and parlour, would it be so hard to ressurect Grimwoods delicious ice-cream ? If Kettering can do it,I'm sure Urmston could, top class never fails !
Thanks to Garth Hanson!

Does anyone know anything about Urmston Ladies' College which was on Croft's Bank Road around 1940? I believe it was run by my grandmother May Hanson.
Thanks to Heather Rowland!

Search in the Urmston A-Z which you can find on the home page, it is listed under College.
Thanks to David Smith!

Hi,my mother was Amy Hanson, not May, same letters though ! Lived 8 Chassen rd until she died 10 years ago, coincidence in the names as I never met another Hanson locally apart from my immediate family.
Thanks to Garth Hanson!

What is it about Flixton and Urmston? I left there over 60 years ago, but it is still in my heart. A decent place to grow-up in. Splendid amenities, decent housing, good schools, nice people, My move to Manchester in 1954 was a culture shock.Slums, over-crowding, too many people, no fields and farms,but plenty of jobs. Eventually, I escaped to Whitefield with ny wife and three children in 1967. It was very much like Flixton but with hills. My wife, a townee freaked out when cows and horses trespassed in out back garden, so we ended back in Manchester. Such is life.
Thanks to bob potts!

John Dowd, who grew-up at The Grove in Flixton, died three weeks ago. I attended his 4th birthday party in 1941. He had an elder sister called Molly who was five years older than him. Sadly, she pre-deceased him a few years back. She joined in all the fun and games on the school field next to The Grove. I mentioned their names to preserve their memory.
Thanks to bob potts!


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