Author Topic: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?  (Read 376842 times)

St Chads Lad

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Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Reply #1470 on: 15:02:36, 07/11/17 »

I knew a Keane family that lived on Greenhill rd but can't recall a Maria, however I do vaguely recall a Marie Keane that lived near the Robin Hood pub on Cheetham Hill rd. and I seem to recall Jimmy knew her better
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Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Reply #1471 on: 15:10:30, 07/11/17 »
Ah, not to worry my friend ,I think she lived around if not on crescent rd.and she did know jimmy. Could be the same one,
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Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Reply #1472 on: 15:21:29, 07/11/17 »
I don't know how familiar you are with the area but the Robin Hood is nearly opposite Crescent rd, so could it be the same young lady? I'm going back to the early 70's

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Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Reply #1473 on: 15:33:26, 07/11/17 »
It probably is the same young lady ,Iím talking about 71/72 ish I think she lived in a semi ( that narrows it down  ::) ) I could be wrong but I think she might have gone to st Gerardís school.

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Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Reply #1474 on: 15:41:32, 07/11/17 »
Sorry Parky I may have given you a bum steer she lived in a terraced street, your initial thought may be right, there are semi detatched houses on Crescent rd though

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Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Reply #1475 on: 15:51:47, 07/11/17 »
No problem but my memory is a bit foggy nowadays , I think it will be her same name and she knew jimmy ,too much of a coincidence

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Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Reply #1476 on: 17:38:11, 13/11/17 »
Hi to all on here. Thanks CheethamGirl for starting this. I came across this forum by chance yesterday, and ended up reading until 4am! I went to Temple from 1962 to 1969. Those photos on the first few pages bring back so many memories. I remember Temple cinema every Saturday, and rocket man, and barley sticks from the Chemist shop opposite.

That picture of the Premier cinema on Cheetham Hill was taken from the corner of Esmond Road, right outside the Ukrainian Deli which was there for over 30 years until the late 90's. I remember the shop on the right of the picture was Tyson's shoe shop. The owner always had a beautiful sports car parked outside, but can't recall now what it was.

I clearly remember my Form teachers through the years. Miss Martin in year 1, before she got married(crushed me), Mrs Cuthel year 2 who always teased me mercilessly, Mrs King Year 3 just after she got married, and Mr Jones in year 4.

I still have all the class photos, and remember Kim Fletcher, Valerie, Maureen, Karen Royal(great smile), Alison Chadwick, Oris, who's dad had an ice cream van and would treat the whole class to ice creams and jellies every year on his birthday, Arnold, Paul(2), Alan, Malcolm, Ian, Douglas and Julie off the top of my head, and remember how we used to walk in single file up to Cheetham baths once a week. I'm in a school swimming team photo, but don't ever remember competing!

Can anyone remember the Post Office on Smedley Lane? There was a small shop next door where I would buy little jars of pineapple chunks in jelly, or frozen Jubilees during the long hot summers; which we don't seem to get any more.

Someone mentioned the flats at the bottom of Smedley Lane on Queens Road that did indeed look like a boat. In the middle there was an underpass, and on the right was a hardware store where my mother would ask me to get light bulbs. I always remember the smell of paraffin. On the left was a newsagents. I was always going in there to browse their collection of superman and flash and batman comics for ages before buying one. They used to see me coming, crossing the zebra crossing, and a pile of comics would be dumped on the counter ready for me!

I moved away late 70's, but have fond memories of those early years.


I too have just happened upon this forum. Like you, SmedleyLad I am in that school swimming team photo. I'm guessing you are last on the right. I too have all the other class photos and you are on the back row with the other tall boys like Arnold Senninger, Tarras Cochan, Tommy Kelly, Robert Simms and Paul Koabnik. I was always in the middle row (pulling a funny face!).


I lived in Bellingham Street (parallel to Elizabeth Street) until it was demolished in '69. It was a very multicultural Street. West Indians, Irish, Ukranian, Jewish families, etc. Strangely we knew two boys with the same name Tony Lyons - one West Indian and the other Irish - they lived about 10 doors away from each other.


My mum Olga used to work at Boyko's shop and after school we would often wait at the shop for her to finish work around 6.00pm. One time we (me and my brother Stefan) were left too close to a full outer of Kit Kats in the stock room - needless to say we tucked in.


I also remember regularly knocking the straw boaters off the heads of the girls that went to Notre Dame until one time a very athletic one of them caught up with me and gave a good dressing down.


Keep up the good work everybody.