Memories of Warrington
My grandfather, Isaac Smith, had a hardware and bicycle shop on these premises, known universally as the 'Tudor Cottages', from some time towards the close of WW1 to the late 1930s. The premises were owned by Rylands Bros, the nearby wire works, at which Ike (also Ikey) had worked at one time (I infer ...Read full memory
I used to be an Altar Boy at St. Mary's and went to St. Mary's School. I did not realize that the church was that old.
Catching gudgeon at Ackers Pit and taking them home in jam jar (they died!) Swimming in Bridgewater Canal "Dukes`s" would you believe at Grappenhall! Passing exam for Boteler Grammar and getting a new beach ball as a reward (all other kids had a new bike) Sorry dad ...I know we had no money.
My friend and I would await the arrival of American ships on their way to Manchester. We would shout "got any gum chum?!" to the crews. We would occasionally be rewarded by a packet of sweets being thrown from the ship. Far tastier than the English equivalent!