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steve wild

Swinton & Pendlebury Heritage

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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.

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

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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?

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

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

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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?

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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.

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

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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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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.

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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?

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

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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

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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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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.

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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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My gan and granddad lived at number2 Brackley st facing swinton town hall the hosewas facing Edmondsons Pop works,just higher up Brackley st was the original Swinton labour club situated in the old terraced properties just around the corner lived Peter Kenny in his dads off license shop.

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Yes, Edmondson's pop works in Swinton and Duddle's pop works in Pendlebury (Elizabeth Street).

 

Top of the 'pops'.

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Was it Norco pickles factory that was on the top road?

Whenever I saw the sign I thought of the character Nellie Pickersgill in "Not on Your Nellie" which was a popular comedy at the time starring Hylda Baker. I don't know whether it was just the name Pickersgill that made me think of pickles or if there was another link.....they may have had a pickle business....or was Wilfred Pickles in it also.....isn't it strange what things you remember (or think you do)!!!

"She knows y'know"

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Norco Pickles was originally the Worsley Brewery Co, who supplied many of the pubs in the area.

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Was it Norco pickles factory that was on the top road?

Whenever I saw the sign I thought of the character Nellie Pickersgill in "Not on Your Nellie" which was a popular comedy at the time starring Hylda Baker. I don't know whether it was just the name Pickersgill that made me think of pickles or if there was another link.....they may have had a pickle business....or was Wilfred Pickles in it also.....isn't it strange what things you remember (or think you do)!!!

"She knows y'know"

I suspect it is the show "nearest and dearest" that you are referring to of which not on you nellie was a spin off. Nearest and dearest was based on the story of a brother and sister left a family pickle factory in a will provided they ran it together. Hylda baker was born around here I recall so norco could have been her local pickle factory in real life. I am not sure if there were actually any further links between the granada tv series and the pickle factory. I am not aware at that time that they filmed anything on location. It may of course have been an inspiration if nothing else.

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