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#1 steve wild

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 06:43 AM

I'm putting together a timeline of historic events that have happened in S&P (since 1866) for a couple of important projects. I'd welcome any suggestions please. Opening and closing of landmark buildings, historic events, anything affecting the TOWN (not the rugby club).

E.g. 1885 Clifton Hall Colliery explosion; 1887 Railway stations opened; 1934 East Lancs Road opened; 1938 Town Hall built; 1969 Swinton precinct opened; 1974 Local Govt reorganisation. Etc etc.

Please let me have your suggestions. Much appreciated.

Edited by steve wild, 23 May 2014 - 06:46 AM.


#2 Blue Monkey

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 07:54 AM

Sounds good, we'll have to get our thinking caps on.



#3 Robert McGivern

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 01:42 PM

Dates not known but they are S&P related.
Invention of Vimto &Cousins soap both in Swinton.
Ben Kingsley born
Ryan Wilson (Giggs) moves to the town.
Happy Mondays meet in Olivers.
LS Lowrey lives on Station Road
UK 1st drive through McDonalds rejected (critchleys garage)
Most Joseph Holts pubs - fact or urban myth?

#4 Robert McGivern

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 01:43 PM

Insurance Swinton and I believe direct line both set up in the town.

#5 RIGGY

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 02:08 PM

Time Capsule with Swinton Programme in buried outside new Asda site Feb 2014.  To be reopened in 2064 



#6 duffymoon

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 04:03 PM

Age UK based in the old Critchley House building on Chorley Rd have an ongoing Swinton local history project with some fantastic photos of old Swinton.A nice cafe there and some fascinating memorabilia including some Lions related memorabilia.

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#7 duffymoon

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:09 PM

21st September Royal Mail Sorting office relocated from Chorley Rd to Shield Drive,Wardley Industrial estate

#8 Blue Monkey

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:48 PM

Ben Kingsley born

Most Joseph Holts pubs - fact or urban myth?

 

Ben Kingsley? Yes, he grew up at 119 Station Road (where his dad was a GP - Dr Bhanji) next door to where Lowry lived (117) earlier in the 20th century. But, he was not born locally at all. He was born on New Year's Eve 1943 in Snainton, near Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire.

 

Holt's pubs record? I would have thought Eccles easily had more than us. Debatable?



#9 Blue Monkey

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:51 PM

Time Capsule with Swinton Programme in buried outside new Asda site Feb 2014.  To be reopened in 2064 

 

It's about time they fixed the plaque regarding the time capsule. Looks like they've forgotten it.



#10 duffymoon

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 06:07 PM

Anthony Mcvay Simpson aka Tony Warren (creator of Coronation Street ) born July 8th 1936 at 3 Wilton Avenue,Pendlebury.

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 06:59 PM

How about Agecroft Hall, built in the late 15th century, being moved brick by brick in 1926 to Richmond Virginia before it collapsed from mining subsidence?

I just happen to have two photos taken this April, one with a certain Lions fan in a well used Lions shirt!


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#12 Blue Monkey

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 10:52 PM

Anthony Mcvay Simpson aka Tony Warren (creator of Coronation Street ) born July 8th 1936 at 3 Wilton Avenue,Pendlebury.

 

Blimey! That's just round the corner from where I live. I'll have to mention it to Tom and Sandra who've lived there for yonks.



#13 steve wild

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 02:37 PM

Good stuff keep it coming,

Does anyone know which was Swinton's last cotton mill (& what year did it close). Also opening & closing years of Swinton Bus Depot?

#14 dummy scissors

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 03:38 PM

In 1953 five people died when the Clifton Hall or Black Harry rail tunnel collapsed bringing down houses in Temple Drive.



#15 duffymoon

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 04:12 PM

Blimey! That's just round the corner from where I live. I'll have to mention it to Tom and Sandra who've lived there for yonks.





#16 Blue Monkey

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 04:45 PM

Good stuff keep it coming,

Does anyone know which was Swinton's last cotton mill (& what year did it close). 

 

The Acme Spinning Mill's main claim-to-fame (apart from Lowry's attention) was that it was the first spinning mill in the country to be run exclusively by electricity when it opened about 1905. It stood for many years after its cotton spinning days were over (as did, and still do, many others like it) performing various industrial roles. It was demolished about 1984. The older Albion Mill next to it was only finally pulled down (It was reduced in size over 50 years ago) completely a couple of years ago having carried out its FEB duties some years earlier. I think the only mill still standing in Swinton & Pendlebury today is Newtown Mill on Lees Street, Newtown, Pendlebury overlooking what's left of Newtown Park. It's been used by various concerns (Dorma, Vanguard etc) since its cotton spinning duties ceased many decades ago. Just looked at the mill on Street-view and noticed it's been loudly renamed as "Lowry Mill". Talk about jumping on the Lowry bandwagon so to speak



#17 juliancaine

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 05:06 PM

My grandmother a Miriam Caine nee Bailey just died on the 18th may 2014 at 100years of age, maybe she was the oldest person left from pendlebury?, She also worked at the acme mill too, and used to play around the original agecroft hall when she was a little girl, before it was shipped to virgina usa,


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#18 juliancaine

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 05:10 PM

Ps my Grandfather a john Patrick caine was in charge of the building of Granada TV's original studios in 1956 and he lived when younger near the football pub in Swinton.



#19 steve wild

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 06:58 AM

What year did the bus depot close?

#20 Blue Monkey

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:00 AM

Anthony Mcvay Simpson aka Tony Warren (creator of Coronation Street ) born July 8th 1936 at 3 Wilton Avenue,Pendlebury.

 

And, believe it or not, my house on Danesway (since 1983) was once the home of Albert Finney's grandparents according to my next door neighbours. But, of course, the Finneys were from Salford and consequently don't come into the S & P picture.

 

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