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Arnie Gray

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  1. norma and Janis lived at no25 Rudyard next door to the ryletts at no27 who had a daughter Elsie younger than me,Norma and Janis where related to the Hodgson's at no41 ,son terry,daughters Lela and Pat, do you remember Terry playing the trumpet in his bedroom very loudly. Also do you remember the Hortons,Ken and Hazel and another girl but i can't remember her name. SWEATSHOP BOY you described the way we use to dress perfectly,There is a repeat of the T.V. programme SHINE ON HARVEY MOON showing on the YESTERDAY channel at the moment and young Stanley is dressed just the way we used to be and always a football in his hands.Finally is the memorial hall still there on Forbes Rd?
  2. Nell ,the tarzan field is very real it was the kids in my era that named it.You could get to it from Bradfield Rd by climbing over the wall next to the Maypole and dropping down the other side,or going down any of the 4 passages on Treswell Cres. and crossing the dyke,at the other side there was a square hole and if you stooped slightly you could walk through it into the tarzan field.Suppose it's not there now.There was a near tragedy:huh: when one day when the dyke was very high one of the Smith brothers carried me on his back across the dyke to go the tarzan field when he slipped and we both finished in the water, luckily he held on to me or i might not have been here today to tell the tale as i could'nt swim .Do you remember the Smith brothers,they lived in the top corner of Treswell what we used to call the bakehouse.There was George he was the hero of the hour ,John,Tommy and a sister called Alice. PS will talk about the cycle races tomorrow.
  3. Hi Nell,What a star you are putting us on to "you tube" ,I spent all night listening to all the old favourites, it was fantastic. I have only had the lap top for about 4 weeks and still finding my way about. I said i would'nt be dragged into the 21st century but i am glad i did, sharing these memorys has really been quite uplifting and i really look forward to reading all the postings. Janis did have a sister called Norma but i can't remember the surname, not yet anyway.Kirbyshaws are the only other shopkeepers i can bring to mind at the moment ,not much help am i.
  4. HI NELL ,Here are some names to tax your memory.Jackie Cochrane,,Peter Rogers all lived on Ryder road, also my aunty Connie, Mrs Moore she was my dads sister she lived at no11 Ryder Rd, she had one daughter who still lives at Stannington.Another lad David Lacey he lived on Treswell, David was a babe in arms when the war started,his mum use to bring him into the same air raid shelter that we used .His father was just climbing into the shelter when a bomb hit a house in Hawksley Ave ,i can see him now with his hair standing on end with the flash and the noise behind him, but he did'nt come to any harm. There is also a girl called Janis i can't recall her surname i think she lived at 25 Rudyard. By the way i broke the skylight at Rainy wragg's house playing football i can't remember my punishment or what happened to the ball.Thanks for your many replies and interest ,get the cogs turning again.
  5. SWEATSHOP BOY Did you work at an engineering firm on Holme Lane with a man called Tony Dawson he was my ex brother in law and still lives on Harrison Rd Malin Bridge? Can you remember a man with a club foot who had a big brown dog who was always fighting with the Bocking's dog,Bocking's dog got my dog in pup much to my mother's displeasure.This man rode a bike with just one foot ,his club foot was strapped to the bike.When you mentioned all the song's on the radio my wife and i where trying to piece the words together of the "THE THREE BELLS" we couldn't get it out of our minds, eventually we googled the words, so we could get to sleep and we've been singing or humming it all day.Can you remember when we wanted to get into the A picture's at the kinema and we use to stop the adults:huh: and ask if they would get us in.
  6. SWEATSHOP BOY Yes that's just a perfect picture you have painted ,the family's the cricket, just as i remember it and the smell of the sunday dinners cooking.The Surgey,s lived at no8 with the front door up the passage, what a different world today
  7. Hi nell do you remember the Wilson's they had 7, children Dennis,Mary, Margaret we where in the same class at Morley st school,Jonny and Ann can't remember the other 2.By the way i have sent you a P.M SWEATSHOP BOY You gave a very good description of the bank but i don't remember running the wrath of Mrs. Kay. There was a family Wraggs who had a daughter called Lorraine we use to call her RAINY WRAGG. Richardson's on Tresswell with a daughter Rita she married a Billy Allison and will be in her 70's now. Another Richardson on Rudyard had a son called Frank who was in the same class at Morley Street School as myself.Gray's yard was named after my father and his 3 brother's who had a workshop down there and 2 horses and 2 drays.They did removals and odd jobs,any kind of haulage,people moved house on the horse and cart in those day's:huh:
  8. POP T i remember the Beachells they had a son called Norman.The Townrows lived at 31 Rudyard they had a brown airedale dog Nosey Nellie what was the name of your bother ? the one refered to with the chickens,did you have anymore sibling's, Does anyone remember when the river was really low walking up it all the way to the paddling pool at Rivelyn we had so much fun in those day's,i was alway's in trouble for coming home with shoes and sock's soaking wet.If i walked up to Rivelyn with my mum and dad we would:huh: call at the Hollybush for a drink ,what a treat:huh:
  9. Sweatshop boy Gray's yard was between the Yorkshire Penny Bank and Randy's chip shop. Right at the bottom of Rudyard Rd lived a lad called Bill Wainright his father kept pig's in the yard.I remember all the family's you mention,the Gregory's lived at no8 Treswell Cres; the Coyle's at no30 and the Rylatt's at 27,Rudyard Rd.The Crappers and Schofields home's backed on to the river. Nosey nellie i know Margaret Rowe got married but i don't know who to ,I know she had twins ,did she take over Mrs. Rowe's house when she died 21 Rudyard? I remember very well playing on the bank, a boy called Eric Jowitt broke both his arms swinging on the tree's .Do you remember the son of the Kirbyshaw's or the Bocking's i can't bring to mind which family, the son was called Neville ,his nightclothes caught fire and he died from the burns ,they had the shop on the corner of Kipling rd, at a later date the eldest son of the Baxter's lived next door to this shop.Jonny Jolly lived on Rudyard Rd where the bungalow's are now ,didn't know about the nickname:huh:
  10. Hi Nosey Nellie,Thanks you nudge my memory yes Eva was one of the girls ,Eric the brother and Cliff was the cousin his surname was Savage.Do you remember the Roes,probably no21 Rudyard they had 4 children Les,Margaret ,Alan and Neville.You say you lived at no30 was that Rudyard?Yes we did play out all day if we wer'nt in the river we where annoying the neighbours playing football and cricket in the street not many cars came along in those days.Didyou remember Gray's yard?
  11. Hi Nosey Nellie,Thanks you nudge my memory yes Eva was one of the girls ,Eric the brother and Cliff was the cousin his surname was Savage.Do you remember the Roes,probably no21 Rudyard they had 4 children Les,Margaret ,Alan and Neville.You say you lived at no30 was that Rudyard?Yes we did play out all day if we wer'nt in the river we where annoying the neighbours playing football and cricket in the street not many cars came along in those days.Didyou remember Gray's yard?
  12. Hi Nosey Nellie and everybody who replied to my request,many thanks I was born on treswell Cresc, 76 years ago ,i lived there till i was 22 when i moved to Lowedges with my parents.When i got married i moved back to Taplin Road so i am a real hillsboro lad.Now retired i live in North Northumberland but still have fond memories of my days in hillsboro .Every body looked out for each other and each others kids like one big family. They would call it plain nosey these days but it worked for us.Most of the mums use to work the evening shift at Bassets and the men at Daniel Doncasters.Nosey on another thread you where asking about the twins and the triplets. The twins where Ronnie and Arthur Brearley and they had a sister Shelia they lived at no.24 The triplets where Margaret, Muriel and Mavis Beal they had two brothers Clifford and Eric.I remember all the shops you refer to on Rudyard especially Randy's chip shop ,he use to pretend to chase me with the big knives he chopped the fish with .Does anyone remember Gray's yard and the horse and cart, they did removals for people and anything that needed shifting,that was my father and his brothers.Till the next time keep the memories flowing::
  13. would love to share memories withpeople who lived on rudyard rd and surrounding areas of hillsboro, 1935 onwards
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