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Old Manchester / Re: Chorlton On Medlock Late 60s early 70s
« Last post by Cherry on Today at 10:39:42 »
HI,I lived in a little street in chorlton on medlock,called The Avenue.
It contained only 12 houses.
My first job was at a printers called Taylors opposite Quiligotise Brickworks.
My first school was St Stephens Primary.
Hi .I also lived in the Avenue at number 2.we left in 1964 to move to Fleetwood.I went to St Stephens school with my brothers and sisters. I was 10 when i left school.would be nice to hear from you
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Manchester Chat / Covid-19 advice for taxi drivers
« Last post by celeste on Today at 08:03:22 »
https://citytaxis.com/covid-19/

We are actively monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and want to make sure City Taxis passengers and drivers are aware of the best ways to protect themselves and each other when travelling. We would also like to reassure passengers that all our drivers have been advised to closely follow the HSE guidelines.
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Old Manchester / Manchester Evening News archives
« Last post by Ged d on Yesterday at 18:52:10 »
Hi there


Pretty new to family history but after several articles from the 1970ís of the MEN regarding my father, are the archives available anywhere online as all libraries are closed at the present time , I have searched on the British newspaper archive page but canít seem to find the paper after 1940 despite a huge amount of interest in the paper .

Any other avenues I can go down much appreciated thanks
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Old Manchester / Re: St Annes boys School Cyrus St Ancoats
« Last post by Dave Morris on 14:00:44, 24/05/20 »
Hi I am trying to find an old school friend that went to St Annes in the 1960s, His name was Terence Martin he will be about 71 years of age now. He lived next to the river Medlock in a terraced property, before moving to Haughton Green in the late 1960s with is family. if you have any info on Terry can you let me know.
 Many Thanks Dave Morris.
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Old Manchester / Re: St Annes boys School Cyrus St Ancoats
« Last post by Dave Morris on 13:48:42, 24/05/20 »
any old boys still about .from the war years and just after .  teachers I remember
headmaster Mr Clancy ,Mr Smith , Miss Rourke
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Old Manchester / Re: Scholes Lane Prestwich
« Last post by claretwoman on 22:27:38, 23/05/20 »
Thanks for your reply  Iíll check that out, heís in hospital at the moment and I canít visit but fingers crossed in the future.
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Old Manchester / Re: Scholes Lane Prestwich
« Last post by Mike Ede on 20:34:06, 23/05/20 »
There is a small row of shops at the junction Scholes Lane and Bury New Road possibly it was one of those where he worked.
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Manchester Chat / Re: Plans for 22nd May memorial revealed
« Last post by Parky on 13:33:39, 22/05/20 »
Know exactly where your coming from ,I would doubt that the media will not publish or broadcast words from the majority of those poor families in case they say what they really feel about the type of people who commit these atrocities
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Manchester Chat / Re: Plans for 22nd May memorial revealed
« Last post by St Chads Lad on 09:45:10, 22/05/20 »
Very sad day, but you know what? I wish the media would remember that 21 other innocents were murdered on that day, not just Martin Hett, just sayin'.  ???
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Manchester Chat / Re: Plans for 22nd May memorial revealed
« Last post by celeste on 09:40:35, 22/05/20 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-52754561

The arena bombing was "forever etched in our minds", the Dean of Manchester said as he led a live-streamed memorial service to mark the third anniversary of the attack.

Twenty-two people were killed and hundreds injured in the suicide bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert.
Those watching the video stream were invited to light remembrance candles.

Rogers Govender led the prayers and read out the names of those who died, as hundreds watched the service online.
He said "that awful day" was more poignant this year as families could not be together "for comfort and support" due to coronavirus restrictions, but added "we stand with you in solidarity".
Another service will be streamed on Manchester Cathedral's Facebook page at 16:30 BST.
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