A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Potted Early Years In Sale

A Memory of Sale.

My father was on his way home after his shift at metrovicks in Trafford park when saw the fire in the town hall. He stood on the bridge over the canal and watched it burn until the clock tower collapsed. I was born in sale cottage hospital in December 1948 and lived in an end terrace 2 up 2 down stone floored cottage up an alley just off hope rd on the left just past a row shops. These have long since disappeared. We moved to a brand new council house in Exmouth Rd Ashton on Mersey and I went to Firs Rd primary and then Sale grammar for boys on Moss Lane. Mr Norris was the head followed by Mr CWS Bacon you can probably guess that was a source of great amusement. I went to the Locarno in the early 60's where Freddie and the dreamers, hermans hermits and many others were on every Thursday. Happy days. Who remembers the Wimpy between the Locarno and Odeon?

With thanks to ken for this memory of Sale

Added 24 February 2017


Comments & Feedback

Dear Ken,

Read your message on the Francis frith site with interest concerning the memories of Sale.I was born in 1939 and lived in Sale Moor about a stones throw from the Warwick Cinema. My claim to fame was that I was one of 6 people who were there on the final night when it closed. The film I think was Alfred Hitchcock Psyco Nice to hear from you
Just a quick note to let you know my husband died 21/6/17 I have only just sorted his affairs out he loved talking about his upbringing and sale. He was a bit like uncle albert off fools and horses happy memories Mrs Elaine Fielding
Hi, My name Wendy Alexander, born in Sale lived on Hope Road. Left May 1960 to California as a Nanny. I have wonderful memories of growing up in Sale. Locarno on Saturdays late 50's. Went to Ashton Upon Mersey Secondary School for Girls. Went to the Odeon on Sunday nights.
I would love to hear from anyone that lived in Sale

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