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Manchester Chat / Re: BBC Manchester News
« Last post by celeste on 12:04:39, 12/11/19 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-50388524


A 76-year-old woman was mugged twice in two weeks by the same robber.
Lee Davenport, from Stockport, was jailed for seven years and two months on Monday at Manchester Crown Court, after he admitted carrying out both muggings.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said Davenport snatched the woman's bag as she walked home from the supermarket on 10 June in Stockport.

His second robbery 13 days later left her needing hospital treatment.



GMP said the second attack by Davenport, of Mount Pleasant, Hazel Grove, left the woman with a severe injury to her right shoulder and "has meant the woman can no longer live alone and care for herself".

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Sport & Activities / Sports and Fitness Organisers
« Last post by 19Gerrard98 on 11:01:00, 12/11/19 »

Hi,


I'm looking to get in contact with some organisers of fitness sessions and classes in and around Manchester.



I work for a startup in Manchester and we have recently brought out an app called Orfi Active. The app helps people discover, join, organise and manage a variety of sports and fitness activities.


If anyone is looking for some extra promotion of their classes then feel free to get in contact and I can give more information about the app.


Thanks,
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Manchester Chat / Re: Watch out a scum bag ABOUT!
« Last post by celeste on 09:57:21, 12/11/19 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-50376805


Designer donations worth about 4,000 have been stolen from a charity shop, leaving staff "absolutely devastated".
Dresses, bags and scarves by Gucci, Prada, Radley and more were taken from a metal container behind the Oxfam shop on Wilmslow Road, Didsbury on Saturday.

Shop manager Wendy Elliott said the items had been stored in the container ahead of a Christmas shopping evening.


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Wow Craig, great to hear from another brother and son of 'the one and only UK'


some fantastic photo put on by yourself and Adsum (he moved to Llandudno but anyone can send him a personal message from here)


I remember the name Roberta Taylor, great granddaughter of Chic but when she put her post on I didn't connect her with your family then.


Glad you are enjoying the forum, keep looking in on us O0
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Hi everyone. I would , firstly like to thank all involved with the making and construction of this site. And secondly all those who have shared their thoughts and memories, and kind, fond words, and photos,regarding my father and Mother,  and my Fathers night club, the Bossanova. My name is Craig Leslie Fernandos Carlos Chic Taylor. I am the Second youngest son of Chic Taylor. I personally remember going into the club. Mainly on as Saturday afternoon. To supposedly help clean up etc. But due to all our young ages, we mainly messed around in there. And occasionally trued the beer pumps, when no one was looking. My first memories would have been when I was about 4-5 years of age. My father would take all the boys, to get our suits tailored. If I recall correctly, they were made at a taliors shop on Princess road, Moss Side. We also had our Cromby coats tailored there. My Father insisted on us all looking very smart, at all times.He would also take us all to the Ritz, quite regular. He, my Father also had a great deal to do with our local church, St Benedict's. Where I was an alter boy, as were some of my brothers. My Father arranged to build the first Church social club. This was, not only to offer support to the church. But it offered assistance to the whole neighbourhood.  We all went to the church social club most Sunday afternoons, after church services. My Father was a generous and kind man. He also had a very close friend called Ozzy. If any one knows of Ozzy please get in touch. I will sign off for now. But will be InTouch very soon. Thank you all, for keeping these memoris Alice. Kind regards Craig Taylor.
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Manchester Chat / Remembrance Sunday
« Last post by celeste on 19:16:44, 10/11/19 »
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Old Manchester / Re: Ancoats ... Little Ireland.
« Last post by zuludog on 16:51:23, 10/11/19 »
Martin Zero does a lot of urban exploring around Manchester, of things like old buildings, railways, canals, etc. He has done several videos exploring the River Medlock, and identifies Little Ireland as the area to the south of Oxford Road Station and The Salisbury pub, around Cambridge Street
There is a Red Plaque for Little Ireland on Great Marlborough Street

Search YouTube for  'Martin Zero Medlock IX'.

I used to live in Beswick during the 1960s & 70s.
My Dad worked for Manchester Corporation Direct Works Department. His depot was on Pollard Street, Ancoats
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Has the picture anything to do with it?  :)


Is it in Yorkshire?    [size=78%]https://www.francisfrith.com/uk/pockthorpe-hall
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Manchester Genealogy / Looking for Barbara Jean Hall née Stratham
« Last post by JoyceQuack on 20:17:07, 09/11/19 »
My relative William Smith Gofton lived in Pockthorpe Hall in the 1840s   1850s.I wondered if the hall still exsisted or if anyone had a photograph of it? Is there any local history about the hall? Any information  would be of interest. Ian.
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