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I grew up near 7 ways circle between 1950 & 1962. We lived on Derbyshire avenue, I went to Moss Park junior school then to Gorse Hill senior school. I remember my mom working at Rowans green grocery shop & me going to the sweetie shop next door, ration coupons in hand. My dad could be found in the Melville pub most (...Read full memory)

How lovely to read all comments .I lived at Five Ways opposite the Bromley boys all my childhood..used to roller skate up an down Raglan Road..hardly any cars..we used to play on railway lines comin out on Barton Road by the church an bridge. The bridge used to flood alot. I went to youth club in church hall. ALL SAINTS...oh happy (...Read full memory)

Living on the Lostock Estate in a Council house on Radstock Road, I can remember being taken as a treat, to Davyhulme Park and the paddling pool/boating lake. What a big treat that was !! and then we used to, when older, go ourselves, Ian McAllister, John McNuff and Derek Taylor we would all go behind the Nelson and (...Read full memory)

MY FAMILY AN I LIVED ON DAVEYHULME ROAD STRETFORD I WAS BORN THERE AN LIVED WITH MY 5 BROTHERS AN 4 SISTERS WE LIVED NEXT DOOR TO BARLOWS NEWSAGENT AN SWEET HUT AN ACROSS THE ROAD WAS THE CHIPPY FOOD SHOP COBLERS AN THE POST OFFICE AND UNDER THE BRIDGE WA KELLOGGS FACTORY AN NEXT TO MOUR HOUSE WAS THE FIELDS (...Read full memory)

I lived in Marple Grove from 1945 until 1965 - we used to go into the back fields and either play in the brook at the top near Park Road, or in the next field with a lot of pipes. There was a strong rope suspended from the railway bridge to swing on too. Cricket and rounders were played in the Grove -a convenient (...Read full memory)

My uncle's favourite place.

We lived on Chatsworth Road and used to walk to the Bridgewater, or on to the Mersey by the Bridge pub for a swim and to fish! Not that we ever caught anything in the Mersey. We used to also go to the Ship canel by the swing bridge at Eccles or for a dare we would go to the locks near the Red Lion (end of the 23 (...Read full memory)

We lived on Coniston Road, the Smith family in the Fryin Pan, does anyone remember us? Jean, Barbara, Jimmy and Pat, we lived next door to the Kkennedys and no-one either side of us. Lots of happy memories, my brother Jimmy and I used to go off hand in hand off to the coke/coal slips up the side of the railway line, always (...Read full memory)

I lived with my grandparents on Coniston Road, the Kenny family. This was the happiest times of my life! Care free. Everyone was your aunty or your uncle, and you felt safe.. The canal was the pull of every child in the area, happy times.

Please can anyone remember if there was a house that sat on the side of Christie Road and the canal? All I can remember was that it was a big red-bricked 4-storey house the you could see from the main road? I believe that this house was owned by a relative of my father's and would be thankful for any info. Many thanks. Bob