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it was pat tory

 

Are you related to Janet Tory? I knew her well, we used to travel home from the Locarno back in the 60's, she was a lovely girl I should have taken her more serious, wish I had now.

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The building in question is Eckington Drill Hall.

Following the war became the venue for dances

I can remember going there in the early 60's...a group of us would walk over the fields and Cat Gallows from the "White City" at Killamarsh and then back again at night,same way as we went when the "feast" was in Eckington...no cars to ferry us about then and only "Boothies" bus' ...:D

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Is Simplon machin still there I worked there in the late 70s Ann

d 80s

 

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Started did you know Peter Yates Eger Todd and Peter Somerset Peter Yates was great to work for bye

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What was the square concrete area on the Lansbury Road rec? It was a large square shape with concrete walls about 12" high on 4 sides. On the front wall there was a gap probably the width of 2 doorways. It was next to the swings, not the roundabout side though.

 

probably a sandpit for the kids

 

Yes it was a sand pit back in the day.

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Is Simplon machin still there I worked there in the late 70s Ann

d 80s

 

---------- Post added 02-10-2016 at 16:32 ----------

 

Started did you know Peter Yates Eger Todd and Peter Somerset Peter Yates was great to work for bye

 

Yes, Pete Yates was the manager of what was called 'the acoustic insulation' side. I worked for the 'thermal insulation' (pipe lagging etc). Pete Somerset -a Pitsmoor bloke like me- passed away a few years ago from an 'industrial related illness', as for Edgar Todd he was from Belfast but I refrain from comment ,tho' I have nothing against Irishmen.

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Raymond Walkley owned all occasions and the printing works behind the duke of York

He run Eckington Show alongside Margaret Fry

Raymond is my uncle and lives in Canada

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Where in Eckington was King Street ?

It existed in 1916 when and where my Wife's father was born.

Anyone knowing, could you relate the location to an existing street today ?

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Where in Eckington was King Street ?

It existed in 1916 when and where my Wife's father was born.

Anyone knowing, could you relate the location to an existing street today ?

 

King street / If coming from mosborough go straight through eck cross roads past conker trees . A right hand turn just before the turn that takes you to stavely . goes on to queen street [ i think ] used to be a yard on right were council taught apprentices . [ we built a bungalow next door for kevin williams

Its at top of queens street area :hihi:

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That's Kings mews.The houses on there are recently built in the last 20 or so years

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Raymond Walkley owned all occasions and the printing works behind the duke of York

He run Eckington Show alongside Margaret Fry

Raymond is my uncle and lives in Canada

 

Was it Ray who ran the toy shop - great shop it was.

 

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Where in Eckington was King Street ?

It existed in 1916 when and where my Wife's father was born.

Anyone knowing, could you relate the location to an existing street today ?

 

I'm sure its the one about half way down Station Rd on the left, it once had terraced houses all the way down but the middle ones were demolished in the early 70's (not sure why), it was also the scene of a tragic fire in the 80's.

 

Sorry this is Ashland Rd that I’ve described.

Edited by top4718

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