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For anyone that doesn't know Swinton Precinct is now known as Swinton Square.From reading their Twitter feeds the management company are very keen to promote all things "Swinton" they mention giving the town an identity.Seems a fantastic opportunity for the Trust to liaise with the management company as a vehicle to promote the club.

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Thanks Dave

 

I have just emailed them

 

 

Riggy

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Thanks again Dave for your heads up. Had an email back and we are now working on it.  Lets hope we can get something from it.

 

Riggy

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Thanks again Dave for your heads up. Had an email back and we are now working on it.  Lets hope we can get something from it.

 

Riggy

. Great stuff! Hopefully it will be the start of something good! The new Asda should also provide a useful opportunity to promote the club as they are always keen to be proactive in the community.

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Dave Asda was contacted 12 months ago when the early stages of building was starting. They won't do anything about sponsorship until they appoint a community officer for the store.

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Dave Asda was contacted 12 months ago when the early stages of building was starting. They won't do anything about sponsorship until they appoint a community officer for the store.

. Yes I know Alan,they are now advertising job vacancies for the Swinton store so maybe the community officer position vacancy will be filled soon.

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An interesting connection to exploit?

As most of us know, the club was founded by Swinton cricketers in October 1866, at a meeting held at St Peter's School.

What has just occurred to me, and what might not be widely known, was this was at the OLD St Peter's School, and NOT the school next door to Swinton Church.

And where was the old school where this historic meeting took place? On the site of the precinct, pretty much where "Swinton Square" now stands!!! A blue plaque on the wall and something to exploit maybe??

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An interesting connection to exploit?

As most of us know, the club was founded by Swinton cricketers in October 1866, at a meeting held at St Peter's School.

What has just occurred to me, and what might not be widely known, was this was at the OLD St Peter's School, and NOT the school next door to Swinton Church.

And where was the old school where this historic meeting took place? On the site of the precinct, pretty much where "Swinton Square" now stands!!! A blue plaque on the wall and something to exploit maybe??

get them told someone! As stated previously the management company are very keen to promote anything Swinton related.On their Twitter feed they are asking for people to post interesting facts about our town.I have mentioned that Britains answer to abba,The Dooleys resided in Swinton in the late 70s .

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G get them told someone! As stated previously the management company are very keen to promote anything Swinton related.On their Twitter feed they are asking for people to post interesting facts about our town.I have mentioned that Britains answer to abba,The Dooleys resided in Swinton in the late 70s .

Britains answer to ABBA? Ha ha ha ha!

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Think they lived at the top of fairmount rd and pretty sure they performed once at Broadaok primary summer or Christmas fair

They were from somewhere pretty ordinary but not Manchester

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They lived on Fairmount Rd before later moved to Dixon Drive in Clifton.I never said they were actually from Swinton.The soul singer Lovelace Watkins who had a number one in the 70s also lived in Swinton.I also seem to recall that Corrie creator Tony Warren was born and raised in Swinton and still lives here as far as I'm aware.

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I understand Tony Warren lived somewhere near May road in swinton when we were kids and used to play on the dell. Could be wrong.

Point is, if you want something genuinely "famous" from Swinton it IS Swinton Rugby League Football Club. I can still record a very proud moment when working in London in the 1980's and the results of the Swinton game were published in the London Evening Standard! (Around the time of Fulham RLFC I recall).

If Swinton should be known for one thing it should be Rugby ( not .......the Dooleys, Dustin Gee, the family from Dorchester Road who won Dusty Bin, L S Lowrey, as a film set for Max and Paddy, Ryan Giggs,Adrian Morley, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (and his Swinton jig(!)), and more recently/importantly Jorgie Porter).

SWINTON IS RUGBY.

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I think Tony Warren lived on Westwood where my grandparents lived. I remember them talking about him. He's definitley still got relatives in Swinton.

 

I remember the Dooleys attending St. Charles church but they lived up Clifton, they were from Essex though. Maybe they loved rugby!

 

But agreed, Swinton is rugby, Dave Robinson, Derek Whitehead, Les Holliday, i could go on .....

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Correct Martin,Tony Warren was born and raised on Westwood estate and later lived on Blantyre Rd off May Rd.

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Correct Martin,Tony Warren was born and raised on Westwood estate and later lived on Blantyre Rd off May Rd.

  

Thanks DM, I bet even Keith didn't know that!

 

Just remembered I've got some old cine footage of the opening of the precinct by Ken Dodd. Problem is I'm in shorts holding a tickling stick! There's even footage of Fountain Square when it had water!

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Tony Warren has lived for years on park ave and still does. Iused to pick him up regulary when i was taxi driving.

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Thanks DM, I bet even Keith didn't know that!

 

 

 

In fairly recent times, I heard that Tony Warren lived in (or near) Park Street.

Was also told by a workmate who went to the same grammar school as him that "Tony Warren" wasn't his real name.

Incidentally, I was told many years ago by my next door neighbour, that Albert Finney's grandparents lived in my house (Westwood estate) at one time

Oh, and don't forgetGandhi used to live on Station Road (No 119) as a lad next door to where Lowry (117) did his paintings earlier in the 20th century. Pity LS didn't devote at least some of his time to recording the Lions and their ground(s) in oils on canvas for posterity.

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In fairly recent times, I heard that Tony Warren lived in (or near) Park Street.

Was also told by a workmate who went to the same grammar school as him that "Tony Warren" wasn't his real name.

Incidentally, I was told many years ago by my next door neighbour, that Albert Finney's grandparents lived in my house (Westwood estate) at one time

Oh, and don't forgetGandhi used to live on Station Road (No 119) as a lad next door to where Lowry (117) did his paintings earlier in the 20th century. Pity LS didn't devote at least some of his time to recording the Lions and their ground(s) in oils on canvas for posterity.

Tony Warrens real name is Anthony Mcvay Simpson! His autobiography entitled " I was Ena Sharples father" is well worth a read.Tony was quite a hell raiser in his day.Blue Monkey there are relatives of Albert Finney living on KingswY.

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Tony Warren's real name is Anthony McVay Simpson! His autobiography entitled " I was Ena Sharples' father" is well worth a read. Tony was quite a hell raiser in his day. Blue Monkey there are relatives of Albert Finney living on Kingsway.

 

Thanks Dave Asda, I thought his name was Simpson. Yes, you're right too about the Finneys on Kingsway.

I seem to recall he scoured the names on headstones in local churchyards/cemeteries for the names of his characters to give an authentic ring to them, - Sharples, Barlow, Tatlock, Lindley, Caldwell, Longhurst etc

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Wasn't the legend of the 60s & 70s club scene, Johnny 'Goon' Tweed, from Swinton? I know he was a big Lions fan. Moved to Isle of Man I believe.

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