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Hi Garth, you say Roy and Susan were once married, do you know what happened, did they part company naturally, what occurred.
Thanks to Barry Wild!

My brother Brian Potts, still driving steam trains, narrow guage and preserved locos, at 79 years of age in Australia, informed me that his Flixton pal Neville Hulton died recently. Neville's brother Edwin a pal of mine, pre-ceased him some time ago. Their peer group, all Flixton lads, Tommy Fenny, Keith Malcolm, and "Satch" alas, also gone. Good Flixton lads - I knew them well 1940s and 1950s.
Thanks to Bob Potts!

Does anyone have any information of the bus company Tetlow & Collier from the early 1900's. I believe they operated from near Chassen Road. Any info would be gratefully received.
Thanks to Eric Tetlow!

There is a reference to this on times gone by On page 846
Thanks to Pirip!

Re appeal for info about Tetlow and Collier. There is a an unpublished manuscript freely available on shelf at Local Studies, Sale Library, Trafford. The title is MOTOR BUS SERVICES IN URMSTON 1907 - 1928. Author Bob Potts 2006. And it records a full and well illustrated history of Tetlow and Collier,s bus company, including reliable and impeccable sources. Their company known as the Blue Motor Bus Services was active from 1923 to 1928. Prior to that period Tetlows pioneered the first Urmston to Blackpool motor service in 1920 with a 14 seater open coach.
Thanks to Bob Potts !

page 846
Thanks to Barry Wild!

I have tried to contact old pals, with little success.
Thanks to barry wild!

What's in a name? There was a Brian Potts in Flixton, my brother, and a Brian Potts in Urmston, same age in the 1950s. The latter no relation of mine. Many years ago there was a Jack Smethills who lived in Urmston, and a boy called Jack Smethills who lived at Stocks Terrace in Flixton village. Flixton Jack was the son of Earnest Smethills a jobbing builder who in 1903 fell off a roof, broke his back, and never worked again. Mrs Smethills took in washing work to feed her family two boys and one girl. When Jack left Flixton Parochial School age 12 in 1912 he started work at Cuthbert the butchers shop in Urmston. All this info was given to me by his sister Nellie Peat in 1986. A photograph of Flixton Jack age 13 is in the forth-coming book by Mike Billington called THE STORY OF URMSTON FLIXTON AND DAVYHULME which is out in two or three weeks time.
Thanks to Bob Potts!

Hi we were discussing bent lanes today and our friends father lived in a cottage called the feathers just near sander s farm. Does anybody remember it and if so have you any knowledge of any photos of it. Charles Ewart was supposed to have lived there. Many thanks in eager anticipation.
Thanks to Hazel Adam!

I have a newspaper cutting of the Feathers. Very poor quality but I will enter it into the Gallery. Ewart 1769-1846 did live there and during his retirement he taught sword fencing to supplement his income. The Ensign is buried on the concourse of Edinburgh Castle. His wife Margaret is suggested to be in St. Michaels Flixton but personally I have not found the grave
Thanks to David Smith!


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