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Manchester Chat / Re: Statue removed from Dunham Massey
« Last post by St Chads Lad on 18:29:18, 14/06/20 »
We are in the ludicrous situation now where the Daily Fail are running a petition  to make sure the PM does not remove Winston Churchill's statue from the centre of London, I'm starting to think Johnson may not be around much longer as it's clear to me the levers of power are controlled by the left.
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Old Manchester / Re: Harpurhey memories
« Last post by Jc01 on 17:21:52, 14/06/20 »
I worked at Small and Parker’s for a short time in the mid 60s in the stores serving the MBL (Moulded Brake Linings) and the ABL (Asbestos Brake Linings). Very good staff benefits, but no suggestion at that time of the danger associated with asbestos usage that was going to become very public a few years later!
My main memory, though, is (as a virtual schoolboy) of of the mass charge for the buses at the end of the day In my naivety I really couldn’t understand how people could hate work that much.



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Old Manchester / Re: Harpurhey memories
« Last post by Burgess street pupil on 15:32:55, 14/06/20 »
That's right. The workers from the factory came out every day covered in asbestos - all walking down our street leaving white bits behind them - I can remember the smell of it. I often wonder how many of them became ill.
My mum worked there but she worked as a warper making webbing.
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Old Manchester / Re: Harpurhey memories
« Last post by Parky on 14:50:06, 14/06/20 »
Didn’t they make brake linings?
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Old Manchester / Re: Harpurhey memories
« Last post by Burgess street pupil on 11:37:56, 14/06/20 »
I am really happy to have found this forum.


I lived in Crumpsall View within the Small and Parkes factory.  I was born there in 1952 and left in 1967.
I can't find any reference to Small and Parkes or Crumpsall View anywhere. The River Irk ran at the back of our houses and it changed colour regularly because there was a dye works down the road which dumped stuff into it. There were times that it looked like milk!


I went to Burgess street school when  Mr Goodwin was the headmaster and I have fond memories of Mrs Townsley who did the pantomime of Snow White (in 1961/2 I think it was) I played the Wicked Queen. Very happy times at Burgess Street school.
I would love to hear from anyone who remembers Small and Parkes or Crumpsall view.
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Manchester Chat / Re: Statue removed from Dunham Massey
« Last post by lozflan on 12:06:28, 13/06/20 »
The glory of the Roman Empire to the shame of the British Empire. [long gone]
How many centuries will pass till we get some recognition of the good things,rail roads universities law political representation system.
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Manchester Chat / Re: Statue removed from Dunham Massey
« Last post by St Chads Lad on 20:04:31, 12/06/20 »
  What about the hymn 'Amazing Grace,' it was written by John Newton who before becoming an Anglican minister was involved in the the slave trade, I believe it is a popular hymn, but will will the Arch Bishwoke of Canterbury now urge his flock to disown it?  :-\
 
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Manchester Chat / Re: Statue removed from Dunham Massey
« Last post by celeste on 19:09:25, 12/06/20 »
Should I go to Italy and protest about the Romans making the Brits subservient,  and to Normandy, France and protest about William the Conqueror.

It's losing its impact and will cause resentment in the long run,  we can't change history but we can leave it where it belongs and make a
better 'legacy' for the future.
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Manchester Chat / Re: Statue removed from Dunham Massey
« Last post by St Chads Lad on 18:29:48, 12/06/20 »
Just expanding the thread a little off-topic a bit:-


Graffiti calling Robert the Bruce a “racist king” and calling for his statue to be removed has been sprayed on the statue at the site of the Battle of Bannockburn. The hitherto Black Lives Matter supporting SNP are now outraged at the defiling of their icon, the king who led Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence against England. This is act of vandalism stirs strong emotions in any patriotic Scot. Sadly left-wing SNP supporters struck a very different attitude when it was Churchill getting defiled…
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Manchester Chat / Re: Cringe
« Last post by Parky on 17:44:24, 12/06/20 »
As far as I know Ricky Gervaise is the only celeb who lives in the real world , he certainly took the “ woke” American celebrities to task at the golden globes Awards , if you haven’t seen it catch it on you tube ,
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