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Memories of Aspull
Ho Ho Ho
Hiya Norm ! Hey we've survived ! Some of the "old gang" are dead I learn; sad beyond words to hear of things like that. Still that's life, we didn't write the script. Just spectators realy.
Are you still living at the same place?
I only hope you know how lucky you are to be an Aspuller-
Never Moved From Aspull
Same as Malc, went to Aspull C of E then off we went to the secondary modern, good memories there! Remember all the characters we had in our year Malc? Be nice to hear from you if you want to get in touch.
Aspull Born And Bred.
I was born in Bolton Road, Aspull. I started at St Elizabeth's School when I was four and a half. Didn't have far to travel - just cross the road (no cars then) and walk 10 yards and I was there. First day was with my gas-mask slung across my chest in its little cardboard box. Mr Hesketh was the Headmaster who lived in the School House attached to the School. I was in Miss Heaton's reception class.
When I was five I moved across the classroom to join the Infants. From there I moved to Miss Gregory's classroom. A dab hand with the board-duster if you got an ink-blot on your book.
Then when I moved up I was taught by Miss Higham (who lived next door to us), and then by Mr Hesketh. I passed the Scholarship and went to Upholland Grammar School. Headmaster Mr Maggs, Senior Mistress Miss Goode.
From there I went to Teacher Training College, and spent the next 32 years teaching, with three very... Read more
Be The First to Add A Memory of Aspull Looks Like me Then!
I can't refuse to be the first at anything especialy if it comes to this, so here goes. From being born to about the age of twenty five all my memories are Aspull, I'd never be able to fit them all in here. Short synopsis though, went to Aspull C of E then Aspull Secondary Mod. School, various jobs after leaving; the most lucrative - though the hardest work, being at Harveys bakery in New Springs - fond memories there! Travelled the world since then but for me the best place in all the world is where I feel so lucky and privileged to have been born - God bless ASPULL !!!! Anyroad up, I'm looking forward to an entry from any other Aspullers who stumble on this site and hope I know you or you me or woteva - get it done then.....
Chairman of Abram, Bamfurlong And Bikershaw
My father Ernest Peter Houghton was chairman of the local council 3 times. He was Labour councillor for over 30 years and was well respected in the community. During one of his terms of office in the early 1960s my mum and dad attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace. We lived in Kintbury Street, I have very fond memories of growing up there, we had great neighbours and wonderful friends, everyone looked out for everyone else then. We had great May Queen parties and we would celebrate the annual Walking Day parades, the first weekend in June was the Mission Walks with Abram parish church and then 2 weeks later it would be the turn of the Chapel Walks. We had a great day out with the Jolly Jacks going to Southport or Blackpool for the day on double-decker buses, lots of them in convoy, all with our little name tags on. My dad was a miner at the local pit, Mains Colliery, until it closed.
Moving to Shevington
My first memories of Shevington were moving to the council estate on a very wet day and trudging through deep brown clay which served as the road. At that time there was only one grocery store opposite the entrance to Randall Avenue (Brown's if my memory serves me right), the rest of the shops were located at the 'Plough'. These being Dandy's paper shop, Martha's wooden hut chip shop, Bewley's wooden hardware store, the butcher shop owned by the Houghton's and Lilly's greengrocers.
Milk was delivered by horse and cart from Castellie's who had the farm at Shevington Moor. The doctor's surgery was held in a room that was then the boy's club, the school was for all ages from 5 - 15 and the golf course ran the opposite way. I remember when I was in class 5 of the junior school there wasn't room for us in the main building and we had to have lessons in the Parish Hall. Dinner was delivered from the main school kitchens... Read more
Born & Bred Coppuller And Proud of it
I was born and bred in Coppull in 1947. I remember watching the Coronation in 1953 on one of the first TVs in the village, it belonged to Geoff and Marion Moss, I was a friend of Barry, their son. I also remember playing in the fields and woods in the area through the 1950s and 1960s before the M6 was driven through, they were good days.