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  1. I always think the town halls the Victorians built are wonderful buildings. Whenever you see a fine building on the news it makes me smile
  2. Many years ago, my Dad was looking after my children and took them for a walk. They went up to the bridge just as it was opening, my dad knew the operator and Dad and the kids went up into the cab . My son got to close the viaduct after the ship went through. At my Dad's funeral some 20 years on the same bloke asked my son if he recalled it Son said it was one of the big moments in his childhood.
  3. Engineering marvels include Barton swing bridge and the viaduct. The Anderton Boat lift in Northwich
  4. I wasn't talking about Salford. No one in their right mind would call the area a stronghold. I was thinking more about Wakey and Cas, Featherstone etc.
  5. Tex Evans was a roofer, I recall some story about him working in disguise. Jodie Broughton is a QS
  6. According to the last census almost 39,000 people live in Eccles. Almost all of it within walking distance. We have to face the reality that RL is not top of the list for many people even in the stronghold with no other professional sport.
  7. Logan Tomkins is a rat catcher I remember a time when half the team were learning to be plumbers, think it was Sibbett and Littler era Scott Taylor has a car business doesn't he?
  8. Good grief, this again. It is such a short time since we had this thread. Mr Whittaker is good for a few quid. He bought the land along the ship canal when no one else had his vision. He intends to build Port Salford by the stadium, and has sold off parcels of land for other developments such as the Aldi that now sits in front of the stadium. There is talk of a huge warehouse on the site. Trafford Centre problems has as much to do this as Lakeside. Peel will do a prepack purchase at a fraction of the money they sold it for. Neither Salford or Sale can afford to run the stadium if they have to buy out the debts. As for housing have any of you walked through the Brookhouse Estate? plenty of people live there . I live within 25 mins walking of the stadium and plenty of houses near me. The tram now runs to the Trafford centre and therefore within 20 min walk.
  9. Yesterday Salford Director Paul King wrote an open letter to Salford fans setting out the position. he said testing costs are the equivalent of a players annual salary. Salford have trimmed the budget as far as possible and has urged fans to buy virtual season tickets, squad builder membership and join the lottery. All clubs are going to find it tough, especially as as soon as players start training the furlough payments end.
  10. Been a while since someone on here predicted the demise of Salford. Lockdown must be ending soon. Salford are tenants it will be up to the stadium company to find other ways of generating income. Or it could all be smoke and mirrors by Sale
  11. Over clever? mentioning the tv series you wrote ? Think we will have to agree to differ.
  12. Don't read his books for adults they will just annoy you
  13. I think what "bigger" team fans also fail to recognise is the pull the teams like Leeds and Wigan have over youngsters. For Huddersfield to produce a regular supply of home grown talent (that no doubt some will sneer at as 2nd tier) is to be applauded.
  14. I enjoyed the newsroom, really interesting take on the real news of the time.
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