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The Savoy Cinema

Ashfield Road c1955, Sale
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I remember my mother taking me to see Annie Get Your Gun about 1950/1 at the Savoy Cinema in Sale. I was ten years old and we had walked from Button Lane. I was only ten years old.

Savoy

Ashfield Road c1955, Sale
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I remember Saturday morning matinées there in the 60s, brilliant time spent! Sneaking in sometimes when the cleaner forgot to lock the side exits! Fantastic.

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1958

Washway Road c1965, Sale
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Dancing at the Sale Locarno; Bobby Charleton and David Pegg would be there with other Manchester United football players (Busby Babes), all of us girsl would be waiting for them to ask us to dance. Before, we would go to the Bulls Head to have a baby Seal or Baby Champaine. In those days they had a men's room and we would look over the counter to see who would be going to the Locarno, what wonderful memories of Sale. I was born there on Hope Road and left for California USA in 1960.

Town Hall Bombing During The Second World War

Town Hall c1955, Sale
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During the Second World War my mother lived in a flat opposite the Town Hall, above Partington's. She had been suffering with a very bad cold and had been recommended a cure that involved consuming rather more alcohol than she was accustomed to. Apparently she used to look out of the window each morning at the Town Hall clock, to check the time. The morning after the night before, she attempted her usual ploy, only to find that the clock tower had disappeared during the night. The Germans had bombed the Town Hall and my mother had slept right through the entire episode.

The Greengrocers in Sale Moor

Washway Road c1965, Sale
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Does anybody remember the name of the greengrocers in the centre of Sale Moor,I worked there for a short time .They supplied you with one of those bikes which had a basket on the front which didn't turn and on the first day loaded up my fruit and veg only to fall off it right outside the shop!I think I lasted about a week

The Temple Inn

Washway Road c1965, Sale
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This was one of my Dad's favourite pubs, along with the Leigh Arms in Sale Moor. I used to go to the Warwick for the Saturday matinee and meet my Dad after. We lived in Kershaw Ave, Sale Moor and I went to Norris Rd School. I have very many happy days from Sale Moor and Sale.

Memories of Yesteryear

School Road c1960, Sale
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The little van that can be seen in the photo was my dadss. He owned the shop on the corner of Springfield Rd (Baker Bros), an ironmongers. Lots of your parents would have known it. Used to sell everything. Happy Days.

Riversdale School Broad Road

Town Hall c1955, Sale
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Hi There

Does anyone remember Riversdale School (Miss Churchills) on Broad Road Sale.
Would love to hear from anyone that went to this small private school during the 50's.
I have some lovely fond memories of the school. Remember Susie the spaniel?
Please reply if YOU remember.

Regards Kath

Fags

Washway c1965, Sale
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I used to get my "Camels" from there!

SBGS

The Avenue c1965, Sale
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fond memories, my school was at the bottom of the Avenue

Happy Days

Washway Road c1965, Sale
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I had a fantastic childhood living in Sale Moor. I suppose one of my most vivid memories was selling the evening paper "Empire News" from the front of the Temple Inn to the crowds attending the Warwick Picture house on Temple Road junction with Northenden Road. It used to cost twopence halfpenny and the customer almost always said to keep the change. I also worked for POP Wilkinson at the dairy on Marsland Road until I was 19 years old. A great place to live with so many happy memories.

The Blue Rooms

Washway Road c1965, Sale
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It was The Blue Rooms when I was a teenager in the 1980s, good times, legging it for the last train.

Sale Locarno

Washway Road c1965, Sale
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I will always remember going to Sale Lido for the dancing. The Manager was called Ronald.B. Bloxham, he had a Van Dyke beard and he encouraged the lads to request a dance with a girl, and chat them up. It became the Locarno Ballroom later. We used to go to the local cinema called the Savoy.

1952 t0 1964 Alastair Forrest

Town Hall c1955, Sale
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I lived at 73 Marford Crescent before moving to 45 Moss Lane (over the road from St Mary's church). I was a member of 2nd Ashton scouts. I then joined the RAF. What a great time I had!

Memories as Clear as Yesterday

School Road c1960, Sale
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I have clear and wonderful memories of 1958 and 1959 cycling down School Road and then Ashton Lane to my girlfriend Joan's house on Totnes Road. I remeber too, taking her into Woolworths to buy a hoop for her skirt which was very stylish then. I have thousands of wonderful and warm memories of those glorious years. A quieter, calmer, simpler time. How I miss those years. Although it's changed a bit since then, I can't wait to walk down School Road and Ashton lane again on my next visit.

Golden Days at The Locarno Ballroom And The Odeon

Washway Road c1965, Sale
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More of my golden memories from 1958/1959. Going dancing at the Locarno Ballroom with all the great music from that time ( Buddy Holly, Billy Fury, Marty Wilde, Cliff Richard and all the other greats and watching my girlfriend Joan win a Jive/Routine contest dancing to Buddy Holly's " Rave On", and going to the pictures at the Odeon. Precious Days, Precious Times.

TSB

Town Hall c1955, Sale
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I used to work in the TSB down School Road in 1965/1966. I walked up from Glebelands Road swinging my wicker basket. Sometimes I got a lift off the milkman, it took me longer but he was very nice. I spent my time watching them build Boots and the new precinct.

St Pauls Mission

Town Hall c1955, Sale
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I was 8 in 1950 and often walked from my house in Brindley Avenue near Dane Road Station to School Road. On the way I would pass the bombed out wereckage of St. Paul's church at the corner of Waverley, and Dargle. I didn't understand Latin writing then and always called it Saint Pavis's because of the latin 'V' for our 'U'. It was a great place to play in there as well. It is now a block of flats I think.

Town Hall Fire.

Town Hall c1955, Sale
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I am uncertain about the precise date. During the bombing of Trafford Park a stray bomber, probably with a stick of bombs stuck in the bomb doors, released a stick accross School Road up to the Town Hall. The bomb rack wrecked the front wheel of my fathers bike as he was riding it ! The Wardens did attack the fire relatively successfully. My father was the Deputy Chief Warden of Sale at the time. My aunt, who drove a white ambulance was stopped outside Woolworths when the bombs struck - an alarming experience.

Town Hall Fire

Town Hall c1955, Sale
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I also remember the town hall fire during the blitz. At that time the fire station was just behind the town hall and I understand that all the fire engines were deployed elsewhere during the night of the bombing. The story that circulated was that a team of air raid wardens with a stirrup pump were sent to put out the fire. I don't think they would have had much success. It sounds like an episode from Dad's Army.
Audrey Frost

Dancing

The Town Hall c1960, Sale
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I have happy memories of dancing at Sale town hall to Bert Clegg's band.  I wonder if any other surfers remember those evenings.

As A Boy

School Road c1960, Sale
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Mum and I would take the 112 bus from Norris road thro' Sale Moor and up to Sale station, then walk down School Road to "Woolies" where I was allowed to browse amongst the toys and confectionery.

Fine days

Wartime Memories.

Town Hall c1955, Sale
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The roof of the Town Hall was set alight by incendiary bombs in the heavy air-raids on Manchester and surrouding areas in late December 1940. I remember seeing it, being a young boy at the time. Sale is about six miles from Manchester centre.

Childhood

My maternal grandparents lived at The Beeches, 16 Clarendon Road and my parents and I lived with them for my first three years and then returned regularly for holidays for several years. I remember Worthington Park and always having to sit on the stone lions at the entrance (where are they now?). A Miss Dent cut my hair. There were lots of large houses in Clarendon Road, I always wished we lived in one, they looked exciting. Grandma used to go to the Scout House a couple of doors away to play whist. I was baptised at St Anne's Church. Granddad played crown bowls at the park.

Living And Working in Sale

In 1960-63 I lived in Stanley Grove off School Rd which is where they now have the Arndale. We moved into a pre-fab in Ashbourne Crescent at Sale Moor when they had plans for the Arndale. My first job was at Boots Chemist on School Rd in 1962 (not far to go to get to work). Later around 1964 I worked at Macfisheries also in School Rd opposite Woolworths, and my mum worked at George Masons in '62. When I was at school my cousin Brian and I used to have to go to the launderette on Ashfield Rd which was run by two ladies, and when the washing had had it's second soap in, there was about 20 mins before it was finished so we used to dash off to Woolworths to spend our 2/6p spends. We never got back on time and were constantly in trouble with the washer ladies because they had to get our washing out of the dryer for... Read more

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