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Did you ever live in Parson Cross? (Part 2)

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If anyone lived around the Wordsworth avenue area near Colley school back in 1948/51

do you remember a character they used to call mad Johnny? He was retarded and used to wear a sailor's hat. Liked to chase kids riding bikes

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If anyone lived around the Wordsworth avenue area near Colley school back in 1948/51

do you remember a character they used to call mad Johnny? He was retarded and used to wear a sailor's hat. Liked to chase kids riding bikes

 

I think Johny used to live at the corner of Knutton Rd and Margetson Cres

I seem to remember he had a sister who I thought was very attractive

That was when I was 10 years old (1949)

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I think Johny used to live at the corner of Knutton Rd and Margetson Cres

I seem to remember he had a sister who I thought was very attractive

That was when I was 10 years old (1949)

 

Sounds like the same Johnny. He had a sister who wasn't half bad looking He was harmless when we knew him but heard later on that he became a bit violent and they had to put him in an institution

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where has everyone gone, i'm suffering withdrawal symptoms....no posts since 5th june.........

 

Many of the regulars have got fed up with moderators closing, moving

or altering threads for petty reasons .....so they have left.

 

Some moderators do more harm than good.

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it has been a bit quiet on here recently,, i have some great stories of px but put them on here already,,,

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does anyone remember the big stone cross on St Pauls church getting struck by lightening and having to be taken down cos it was dangerous, and then replaced with the wooden one. i also remember Pete Herring from Wordsworth ave climbing up the tower onto the old stone cross, under cover of darkness ofcourse.

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i lived on dryden road they used to call it the golden mile and when i had finished school and work i felt like i had walked for miles

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Peter Herring here - I can confirm that I am alive and kicking and yes I did climb the church, much to my mothers (Betty -also still alive and kicking) dismay.

 

My brother Micheal joined the army and was based in Germany but now resides in Cornwall

 

I have now retired from such activities, i just lift pints.

 

Is there anybody out there from the night of the church climb.(or the fields of fire?)

 

Pete

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Peter Herring here - I can confim that I am alie and kicking and yes I did climb the church, much to my mothers (Betty staill alive and kicking also) dismay!

 

My brothet Micheal joined the army and was based in Germany but now resides i Cormwall.

 

I have retired from such activities; I just lift pints!

 

Is there anybody out there from the night of the church climb (or the fields of fire?)

 

Pete

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Pete Howe is alive + well,saw him at the bus stop on Wordsworth Ave nr Herries Rd on Sunday 12th.

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Peter Herring here - I can confim that I am alie and kicking and yes I did climb the church, much to my mothers (Betty staill alive and kicking also) dismay!

 

My brothet Micheal joined the army and was based in Germany but now resides i Cormwall.

 

I have retired from such activities; I just lift pints!

 

Is there anybody out there from the night of the church climb (or the fields of fire?)

 

Pete

 

yes Pete, I was a witness to the deed on the said night, along with all the others from the youth club or was it the colley young socialists footie crowd, Ben Graysons dad was manager, and i remember my dad having an honourary roll too (he too is still with us, aged 90, and very frail now, and my mum was with us till last dec too].I was with Margaret Harrison and June Fowler a short while ago, sadly it was at Linda Jacksons funeral. Her and I had remained best friends all our life, and I miss her terribly.

Do you remember our sunday morning hikes too, and the long staff you used to take. We went round rivelin valley, up stanage edge into hathersage, played footie somewhere near little johns grave then on to fox house, where some of us got the bus home, too tired to walk anymore, then on to Don Halls for a sunday night party with much underage drinking going on, and we thought we were the wild bunch....the kids of today would consider us very tame. Are there anymore of our lot out there from the youth club or footie team come on lets hear from you too...we can all reminiss together. Look forward to more posts. ps remember me to your Mick too. If he goes on friends reunited he will see himself on one of our class school photos.........Sue Elliott

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Can you still remember the names of the footie team....i can remember some perhaps you can fill them in WAM, Ben Grayson, Gary Baker, Raymond Else, Stuart Booth, David Reading, John? Parker, and i think there was an Ian after that i'm lost help

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