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I lived in Culcheth when I attended LGS .I uused to catch a bus, alight at Butts Bridge then walk along the canal towpath and enter the school grounds by the air raid shelters. Bill Major was the Headmaster, a man we all feared. The following were my teachers; Mr Puck Goodfellow - English Language & Literature, Mr (...Read full memory)

I attended Leigh Boys Grammar from Sept 1944 to 1950/51. I cycled from Culcheth to Butts Bridge then along the Canal towpath to School. There were still a few horse drawn barges then. Friends at School were Bill Hopkins ( who I am still in touch with ) John Burns, Jack Heaton, Alan Lunn, Brian Kay, (...Read full memory)

I lived on Leigh Road within spitting distance of Hilton Park. I worked at Leiigh Infirmary as a Cadet then Pupil Nurse. My dad played in Bedford Church Band. My social life was going to the The White Horse on Railway Road for the Folk Nights. Also nipping across to the Geroge and Dragon. I had some (...Read full memory)

I was born in Glover Street at Tamar Lane ends. I went to Newton West Park junior school. We used to play at a local pond called the Delph. There was a man called Jimmy Atherton who came round with a horse and cart selling vegatables. I seem to remember his horse was called Kitty. The local inn was called The (...Read full memory)