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John Cooper Clarke On Life In Higher Broughton.
 


I'm from Higher Broughton, on the corner of Bury New Road and Great Cheetham Street East, opposite the Rialto picture house, and I used to go there loads. We lived above a chemist's called Friedman's and that corner was a really happening place actually. Potter's Club was there where all the North West snooker players used to go. It was open 24 hours and if you were a member you got a key so you could knock about there for as long as you wanted. It's where John Virgo, Alex Higgins and John Spencer used to practise their shots.

Also in that block was a place called Higher Broughton Assembly Rooms which had indoor fountains and a sprung dancefloor. On a Friday night Jimmy Saville was the DJ and ugly Ray Terret was his apprentice who was like a mini-me of Jimmy Saville. There were quite a few fires there which I could see out of my window but the place always rose from the ashes and would be a bit more splendid than before.

I went to St Thomas's, then in secondary modern it became St Andrews and then, just after our kid left and the Pope had gone to Heaton Park, they re-named it Pope John Paul 2nd. It didn't cut much mustard because about a year later it became a Barrett estate which it still is now.

I wrote bits of poetry at school, I had a knack for it but so did a few of the kids in the class. We had a good teacher, Mr Malone, who was actually the PE teacher doubling up. He had a glass eye and when he took us swimming he'd throw it in the pool…honest…and whoever got it the first would get off early. He was a real outdoor guy, an Ernest Hemmingway type, red blooded, literary bloke. But he was a really inspiring teacher…he used to read old 19th century stuff and say `Just do it like that but only write about what you know' which was pretty good advice from anybody.

My first job was a `shabbos goy', switching the oven on and off for orthodox Jewish people on Fridays and Saturdays. They used to treat you afterwards with a few pennies…a `shabbos goy', that was me…

I had no idea what I wanted to be, just to get a trade after I left school. I had a job cutting out linings for women's coats, got into printing and then became a lab technician at Salford Tech. They called it that but anyone who had a white coat and wasn't a lecturer was a lab technician. It didn't involve any test tubes and or anything like that – I was working in the joinery department handing out power tools.

Beasley Street ? The nearest thing that comes to mind is Camp Street as it was in those days, big houses split into flats with a lot of different things going on.

I now live in the South East – I had a girlfriend who lived down there and I've been there ever since. I've always been in and out of Salford – I worked in Plymouth for a long time in the early 70s with my first wife but I've always come back. What is it about the place ? It must be a magnet for us bohemians…"

See also John Cooper Clarke Part 1: It's Legend Time - click here

stella owen wrote
at 9:47:15 AM on Tuesday, August 12, 2014
hi,dont know if any one can help as this is a long shot...i am trying to trace someone called gerrard lamb,as a child in the early 80s i remember my late mother taking me to see one of her good friends she was called margaret and she was scottish very strong scottish accent,she lived on zebra street,does anyone know anyone who lived on that street in the 80s is the street still there,i know she knew gerrard lamb and as i carnt find him finding margaret might help me to trace him,thanks
 
John Booth wrote
at 1:13:10 AM on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Hi I used to go drinking in the Dover near Albert Park with my father Mickey Lyons & Bridgete used to run it also used to go in The Post Office Pub bit further up from the Dover all the places now no longer standing TSB bank opposite the barbers somebody had before Melvin took it over the barber that refereed in the bury league used to hang about with Anthony Fernihough Paul & Dave Bush Paul & Steve Marshall & Maxine forgot how long its been since returning playing football for school & getting plastic tokens to pay bus fare to away games.
 
John Booth wrote
at 1:13:03 AM on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Great reading all these articles brought back a lot of memories I went to St James Brentnall then North Salford used to live in Brighton Street right opposite St James used to climb over the wall and have a sing song in the coke shed used to get chased from the school caretaker who knew who we were so when we went back to school the headteacher always had us in the office then moved to cheetamhill then Murray Street used to go to the Saturday matinee at the Rialto remember roger Moore living near the Rialto Friedman's the chemist Dr Malimson & Dr Klass
 
Anthony Blakeley wrote
at 3:14:06 AM on Sunday, July 20, 2014
To Kevin Meehan, Cath O'Hare Died in early in the 1970's. Denise O'Hare lives in South Carolina, USA, just a stones thro' from Folly Beach, Charleston.
 
kath beckett wrote
at 5:26:36 AM on Monday, July 14, 2014
Just love all these memories...altho' I think I'd rather forget those two horrible nuns. We wouldn't allow them to ger away with what they did these days. They were barbaric pieces of work!!! I lived in Norbury st from 1953....not the same anymore..no friendliness around like bk then....
 
Janine Holt wrote
at 1:17:33 PM on Saturday, July 05, 2014
Reading JCC's article brought back a lot of memories of the area. We lived in Prestwich but my dad, Harold Holt, ran the Stockdales butcher's shop on Great Cheetham Street East for donkey's years until it closed in 80s/90s. As a kid, I recall him telling us about all the local celebs in the area - Giant Haystacks, Jimmy Saville etc., and my nana told us she used to babysit Elkie Brooks and DLT. Whenever I drive past these days, I always miss the Rialto and the Chemist's on the opposite corner.
 
michael myers wrote
at 12:25:21 PM on Thursday, July 03, 2014
hello sellina higson just read your post on bannerman street we lived number 35 bannerman street i remember the shop at the top gurty,s have got two pics of the shop and the 1977 jubilee
 
Marie Hinson (nee Grace) wrote
at 6:40:42 AM on Tuesday, June 17, 2014
I lived in Buile Street, just behind Great Cheetham Street, from 1950 to 1963. Went to St Thomas' primary, senior and finally St Andrews when it first opened. John (Cooper) Clarke and I were in the same class most of the time. I remember Mr.Malone and his spontaneous poetry, quite a character. John was quiet (mostly) but had a great sense of humour. Always his 'own guy'. Went through all the Sister Geraldine stuff. My mother was horrified one morning to see her hitting every child on the legs with her cane as we walked into morning Assembly. 'What had you done' she asked? 'Nothing' we chorused innocently. 'Well you must have' she said 'nobody carries on like that'. Such was our standing in those days. Grown-ups were always right! ?!?!?! Was (and still are) great friends with Catherine Norris, Christine Cutler, Helen Ashworth and Lorraine Doheny. Remember all the boys too, Fred Fielder, Ian Guthrie, Peter Bagshaw to name a few. Count myself privileged to have grown up when and where we did. Great days. We had it all!
 
Pauline Mcgagh wrote
at 3:40:43 PM on Saturday, May 31, 2014
Hi,Just found this site,I went to St.Thomas of Canterbury 1959-1963/4.I rememder Sr Claire,Sr Bernadette,and the Headmistress Miss Walsh.My first teacher was Miss Euston.I lived at 56 and 53 Charlotte St.My friends were Pauline Forrester,Janet Harris and Caroline Daley. Other names I remember were Gail Williams,Kathleen Power,Sheila McWalter,Bernadette Graffy.Jean Leech,Bobby bannister,James Graham,Jacqueline Rathmill.Happy days!!!! I remember Fairhursts grocers and Jackie olivers Greengrocers on Charlotte St and a Mrs smith who made the shakers for the whit walks...Lots of very Happy Memories :)
 
Catherine cooke wrote
at 4:58:38 PM on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Hi I went to st Thomas of Canterbury between 1959 to 1665 I was then known as Kathleen Daly although my real name was Catherine I too remember st Geraldine and father Foley also Mrs cook and Mrs Walsh my best friend through school was Elisabeth o Donald I went on to st Andrews I would love to hear from anyone from both schools Caroline Daly was my auntie even though she was 20 days younger than me Kathleen power and Angela goeghan were also friends
 
garry pritchard wrote
at 3:10:39 AM on Thursday, May 22, 2014
Hi does anybody have any pictures of rosa house maisonettes
 
Julie wrote
at 1:20:26 AM on Thursday, February 06, 2014
John Clarke as he was then known, was in my class at school. I was quite shy and was bullied a bit. I can remember John and a friend of his at that time called David Austin always sticking up for me. I always thought that they were my heroes.
 
alfie maughan wrote
at 2:36:58 AM on Monday, February 03, 2014
kevin and brendan foley my cousins lived down the road from me. i lived in bond stfirst then the shop on the end of bond st then the sun inn, right opp frankie wongs chippy. i ended up working at melvins as a barber. i remember thomos too plus st andrews. anyone remember bren magrath? he ended up as my brother in law.
 
tommy harris wrote
at 8:47:54 AM on Monday, January 27, 2014
mike rosebury, did you have a sister called susan, and was your mum called jenny, and live on salford brow flats ?..
 
Paul Kelly wrote
at 11:52:42 PM on Saturday, January 11, 2014
Hi Salfordians, I remember St Thomas of Canterbury age 5 in the infants with Mr Lundy and the "nit lady" visiting. I remember St Geraldine and St Clare and doing catechism in the lunchtime. I remember Kevin Foley and Ged Heap and Maria Merriman and Anne Riley and many others. My system Margaret went there too. I ended up up at De La Salle and her at Adelphi House. I was only talking to ten pound pomme relatives in Oz today about Manley Park and Albert Park and the Rialto and County. There was the pubs like the Star, the Broughton and the Sun. I recall Jimmy Saville doing the collection in his track suit having driven up in his bubble car. I could go on all day. I was born in Bannerman Street and moved to Hampshire Street. Live in Gloucestershire now.
 
Wendy O Donnell wrote
at 1:00:37 PM on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Trying to trace my cousin John Stone sister Candace Stone were brought up in Perth street Hr Broughton. Thank you
 
David Short wrote
at 12:15:14 PM on Thursday, December 19, 2013
@ Pete the Jeep I used to deliver papers to the Wellington Street hermit ( tied the newspapers to a piece of string hanging from the upstairs window! ) and also to jimmy saville when he lived at 301 Gt. Clowes Street. There are some recent photos of Higher Broughton on my website - http://www.bluepoolimaging.com/salford/ which include what used to be St. Johns junior school, the croft ( Hope / Gt Clowes st.) and the local shops where Higgins was.
 
Mike Rosebury or Razza to Cooper Clark wrote
at 1:59:31 AM on Sunday, November 03, 2013
Saw John on TV,a while ago having sat next to him in class for many a year my memory of Mr Malone was very different I remember him taking his glass eye out at the end of swimming lessons throwing it in the pool, and shouting fetch it boys. Freddy Fielder got it threw it back at him so hard it hit the wall behind him and bounced back in the pool again. PS anyone know if the class of 1964 St Andrews RC SM Tetlow Lane Salford is having a 50 year reunion in 2014
 
Pete the jeep wrote
at 12:37:58 PM on Sunday, October 27, 2013
Hi top article.Remember the wellington st hermit. Mr Malone taught me english at de la salle Knew Hilda mother of John. Always dam building to streams in the Lanny with Boylan bros. Playing and bonfires on Murray st croft. Remember John living in st Pauls rd Sedgeley. Corner shops selling firewood , mackeson and rody bacon. The sun Inn facing Frank Wongs, buying matchbox cars at the Broughton depot ,first hair cut at Syd and aubrey, then moving on to Melvins.
 
Kath Beckett nee Phelan wrote
at 1:20:15 AM on Friday, October 18, 2013
Anne Hodgkiss...the toffee shop on corner of Wall st and Kenneth st....was it Noras or Flo's.....tall thin woman.....my daughter was just two yrs old when she used to go to Maidens for my Dads cigs...no list....she could speak and get a penny arrow bar...good old days....
 
Dave Healey wrote
at 9:52:24 PM on Sunday, September 22, 2013
I lived next door to both of the Foleys on St James RD - number 41!
 
Selina Higson nee Millward wrote
at 12:24:10 AM on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I was born on Eskridge St (1970). My nana and grandad had a shop on Bannerman St. I am looking for any photo's of either street and to find past neighbours. Had lovely memories of the area, playing skipping, marbles and digging in the tar with a lolly stick in the summer.
 
Gary williams wrote
at 2:18:06 PM on Saturday, August 31, 2013
hi and congrats to a local Broughtonite just started a group on facebook, higher broughton old school characters. would be great to hear your stories or anyone else's whom come from higher broughton 100's ov old pics and proberbly some old friends over 300 members and growing best wishes John.
 
CAROL GARSIDE wrote
at 4:52:48 AM on Monday, August 26, 2013
Hi, I was called Lindy Garside in my youth and I lived at 1 Hope Street from 1948 until c. 1953/4. I can't remember exactly when we left. Next door lived a Mrs Kitchen. I lived with my two sisters, Diane and Patti and my mother Rebecca and my dad, Leonard. Our grandparents lived at the bottom of the cliff on Hugh Oldham Drive, right at the end near the river. We were Catholics but after a fall-out with the priest, we attended Grecian Street primary school which was tough but had high standards. I loved our house which had been the Greek embassy, apparently. It had terrazzo tiles in the hall and stained glass windows and central heating - in 1948! Sounds bizarre, but there was a trade link between Greece and Salford - google the history of Salford for details. It also had a leaky roof and plenty of mice and we rented it. The place has given me delusions of grandeur ever since. I am so glad that the Cliff is a conservation area. I visited recently and realised why it captured my imagination so vividly in my youth. It is beautiful and spooky and magnificent. Who wouldn't want to live there?
 
chris maughan wrote
at 12:31:50 AM on Wednesday, August 07, 2013
been nice to read the above comments i myself was born at number 43 bond street 1963 also whent to st thoms and then on to st andrews i can rember moveing in to the shop at the bottom of bond st on lest/road as a kid next door was battersbe shop was here for a few tears then moved on down the road to the sun inn again there for a few years till we moved up to a brand new pub the mechanic arms just of waterloo road would be good to hear from any one that may have known me .
 
Steve Rutledge wrote
at 12:46:35 AM on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Hi I remember some of your names but can't put faces to you sorry. I grew up in norbury st the shop with the penny tray was that madiens on the corner of tully st and fenny street ?. I remember john coming round our house looking for his brother paul he used to knock about with my brother. Remember my aunt who was over talking about all the safety pins on his blazer don't think punk had hit belfast at the time. All seems so long ago.
 
bonnie adderley..was emily johnson at school wrote
at 1:22:35 AM on Saturday, June 29, 2013
just found this site..i left ST Thomas,s in 62 with my twin brother john..we lived in charlotte st opposite the dover castle pub..until we moved to walkden when I was 17..i too remember the dreaded sister Geraldine and the nicer sister clair..also mr Lunday..I moved to st Andrews when there was just two classes built ...
 
Kathleen Beckett...(Nee Phelan) wrote
at 10:44:38 AM on Monday, June 24, 2013
Kevin Meehan....You used to be in my class at St. Andrews..Mrs. Doyles class I think.. I was Kathleen Phelan..used to sit at front of class net to Maureen Agnew...Did you stay on to fifth form..I did.....I remember you...Kath...
 
christine potter nee nolan wrote
at 1:43:28 AM on Sunday, June 16, 2013
lived in warwick street, went to st Thomas's have very good memories of sister Geraldine and sister Claire! Kevin Foley was your Dad Tim Foley? my mum worked at school for him lovely man yon lived cheetham street didn't you.
 
Elma bolger wrote
at 5:02:34 PM on Monday, February 25, 2013
Lived on great Cheetham st, 1958 etc went to st Thomas's school, mother had hairdressers shop on great Cheetham st,! Anyone out there who may recall us, trying to find out what may have happened to my great friend Ann Marmion. Had fab teachers at this great school!
 
rbad wrote
at 12:35:34 PM on Monday, February 04, 2013
Anyone remember a linen drapery shop on Bury New Road, number 243, and tell me anything about it? or does anyone have a photo? it was near Rialto.
 
P Smith wrote
at 2:14:01 AM on Saturday, December 15, 2012
I was born in Stockport, had grandparents in Reddish, which was and is much like Salford. thelast 20 years' upswing got lost somewhere down the road. Still got cobbles in places - little tombstones to the past showing through the tarmac. I remember Beasley Street from my youth, and whenever I heard it, shuddered. A good thing really. The one which always hit me hardest was A Distant Relation. "A family affair We break ornaments and get them repaired We bring up past events which hang in the air This is a family affair" Nothing better to describe the claustrophobia of a life in the North.
 
wrote
at 12:56:06 AM on Thursday, October 11, 2012
Philomena Sheehan Nee COLLINS wrote at 1:34:06 AM on Sunday, February 26, 2012 I was born in broomfieldstreet cheetham I also went to ST Thomas from 1967 to 1969 and then changed to the new ST THos school at barrow hill road does anyone remember this school. Headteacher was Mr Danson i remember it philomena. i went there aged 4 in 1970 until 1974 when i moved to flixton. i remember mr danson and the scary nun sister bernadine. i also remember the very expensive ''adventure playground'' that we were all banned from using after shelley grimsley split heard head open falling of it. john roach, timothy horton, ike econgou, andrew gonzalez and christopher acksuke were some of the lads in my class. i would love some old photos of the place. not found a one on line. was the park opposite called something like rachel finkel park?
 
Kevin Meehan wrote
at 12:26:42 PM on Sunday, September 16, 2012
Hi everyone, I've enjoyed reading all your comments. John Cooper Clarke visited New Zealand recently and it sure did my heart good to listen to his radio interview. Sorry I missed his Wellington NZ performance. Anyway, memories. Up till 1958, I Lived in Roston St off Marlborough road and recall playing allies (marbles) outside the shops there with pals Tony Griffin, Bobby Schofield and Joey Chadwick. I attended St Thomas's and experienced plenty of disapline and pain from the infamous Sister Geraldine and of course her sidekick Sister Claire. Mr Malone the sports teacher at St Thomas's senior school was a terific teacher. I played for his rugby team and we never won a game in 2 years but we turned up every week, keen as mustard. Around '58, my family moved to Hill St near the Rialto. It was a good neighborhood, rich in characters, saints and sinners. I played cricket and various games at McMahons field with the kids on the block I remember, there was a bloke who lived in a rundown house near Murray St. We called him The Hermit. He lived on his own and wandered about inside his house naked. As an uncouth youth I went to St Andrews Sec Modern. Also worked as a paperboy for a newsagents at the bottom of Devonshire St. I later got a job I enjoyed lighting coalfires and turning on power switches for a number of hospitable orthodox jews in the Prestwich area. At around '66 I bought my first guitar, (echo ranger) for a small sum from a local skinny, lanky lad, I think his name was either John Clarke or John Phillips. I emigrated to New Zealand in '74 with guitar and wife and settled there. I've since made several trips back to my routes and always enjoy it I see there are a few enquiries about some residents in Hope St Higher Broughton. It reminded me that I was aquainted with a mother and daughter, Cath & Denise O'hare who lived I think at No.2 Hope St in the 60's. I'd sure like to get in touch with them again. Bit of a long shot. And that goes of course for anyone out there, old schoolmates, ghosts from the past etc who would like to correspond. Go on - shock me. Kind regards - Kevin Meehan
 
tom nolan wrote
at 3:01:30 AM on Thursday, September 06, 2012
just started a new group on face book ..SALFORD OLD AND NEW..be nice to here all your salford stories and maybe meet old friends again..
 
Sandra Taylor wrote
at 5:14:59 AM on Friday, July 13, 2012
In reply to an earlier post from michael taylor regarding the family Williams on Holland Street we lived next door to them for a long time.
 
Philip Eyles wrote
at 2:39:24 AM on Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Just came across this site. I lived at 43 Worcester Street and went to ST James and Brentnall and then NORTH SALFORD schools. Maria MacMahon rings a bell did you have a Doberman dog called OTTO . I think you had a friend called Lynda Grimes live in Bond street
 
diane fone wrote
at 7:52:37 AM on Saturday, June 09, 2012
john did you have a pic out side the pub the sun inn,i found one on flickr photoshare,and it looks very much like you,it would have been 70s so maybe you were to young then,
 
diane fone wrote
at 7:52:31 AM on Saturday, June 09, 2012
i found lots of pics on the web site,flickr photo share i was looking for the sunn inn where i lived and found a couple of pics on there,
 
wrote
at 12:47:02 AM on Thursday, May 31, 2012
Just watched the BBC documentary on the bard of Salford. Great to see one of our own was an inspiration to so many and not hard to see why. Two of me cousins have already posted and my old man was the caretaker at St Thomas's but unlike Sister Geraldine, former pupils remember him with fondness. I also went to De La Salle and used to get the Number 1 bus opposite St Thomas's church every morning. Was always curious about the guy with sunglasses, and a Stetson who would often get on the same bus, no doubt heading for Salford Tech, getting off at the stop before the precinct. Yep, a pre-fame version of JCC might recall the kid in the maroon blazer gawping at him most mornings unless I was waggin it. What, with Michael Leigh, the director, living next door but two to me on Great Cheetham St and the huge percentage of celebrated folk emanating from Salford, I reckon the man above decided to put something special in the water in the Dirty Old Town. JCC for Poet Laurete - will it ever happen? If it does he should do an tour of Salford in an open top number one and I'll still be gawping from the street below.
 
kath phelan now Beckett wrote
at 1:31:16 PM on Sunday, April 01, 2012
I lived in Norbury st. Went to St. Thomas of Canterbury then the old school nxt to church then St.Andrews. I,ve got a picture postcard in a frame of Gt. Cheetham st. St. James church on it and row of shops. Duckworths and all them when trams were running. I knew Carter st. Used to go babysitting there. I remember Sister Geraldine and Sister Clare Geraldine used to hit us on the head hard. Mr. Lundy headteacher. If U go on Friends reunited and type in St Andrews I put pics on being demolished. Also classrooms and staff room with the teachers in.
 
Philomena Sheehan Nee COLLINS wrote
at 1:34:06 AM on Sunday, February 26, 2012
I was born in broomfieldstreet cheetham I also went to ST Thomas from 1967 to 1969 and then changed to the new ST THos school at barrow hill road does anyone remember this school. Headteacher was Mr Danson
 
sol wrote
at 11:26:25 PM on Saturday, November 12, 2011
hi ann.am searching for informationb about the hodgkiss family..i believe they lived in carter street..any help gratefully recieved thanks
 
Josie wrote
at 3:44:48 AM on Sunday, October 30, 2011
Does anyone know of the Hutchinson/Cherry family who lived in 16 Wally St many years ago the man was Thomas wife Margaret Cherry children Thomas,Jessie,Maggie and John Hutchinson
 
mark dwyer wrote
at 9:54:28 PM on Monday, October 17, 2011
born bury new rd oppisite the croft an devonshire str railto/county/tower pics murry str clinic/st johns prmy off murry str st andrews lecister rd penny arrow bar 3penny jubbly 3penny lucky bag paper shop devonshire str clarkey of hollie fame loved that shop manley prk albert prk stab myself climbing the railings sun inn oppiste the county pic pub post office pub round the crner from the county pic hse st thomas,s church top of devonshire str the fair on the croft every yr loved it spent hrs there the walzters/ swings/trying to win a goldfish with darts the pea soupers duz anyone recall the garage oppisite the croft surrounded by hedges and behind them were old flats yep thats where i was born and to the left of them was a bit of waste ground where stan mellor trained as a jocky we would play cowboys an indians there happy days went bk last yr could not belive my eyes how it as change
 
caroline wrote
at 3:24:05 PM on Thursday, October 13, 2011
Lovely to here your of your life..Thank you..I will see if can find ant pics..Have 17 th cen pic of manchester and Salford as villages.But have some old books and post cards mite be something in them..for my e-mail go to Salford Star..Best wishes Bindloss
 
adrian purdy wrote
at 5:56:39 PM on Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Well some interesting stuff on here ,was actually looking for a picture of great cheetham street on google but found this instead ! I was born in Eskridge street off marlbourough rd ,then rock street next to murray st,do remember the chemists john ,as dr malimsons was opposite there ,also wally street became wally square at the of where ellisons furniture shop was ,wally sq is still there ,all good memories but still carnt find a picture !
 
Judith Williamson wrote
at 2:23:49 PM on Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Ann - my mum was born at 23 Wally Street in 1921 ! Do u have any old pics you could send me? Is Wally street still there? I was born in Rigby Street - got knocked down in early 50's and we went to Little Hulton (Salford overspill)
 
ANN HODGKISS wrote
at 7:46:51 AM on Sunday, May 08, 2011
Hi I lived on Wally Street, no longer there now, and my gran lived on Carter Street. There used to be a shop near Wally Street, not on the main road, but they had a penny tray of sweets. I used to go too the shop, alone, under 6 years old, imagine that now? My mum used to have her hair cut in a shop i think oposite Frank Wongs.....I went to St Thomas and then moved to the posh (not anymore!) Whitefield in around 1967/8. I used to go to the Rialto saturday matinee, able to walk there on my own some days even though I was only around 5....it was just SO safe! My grandfather was born in the Dover Pub on Fenney Street, Brendan I remember Sister Geraldine!!!!! I really wish I remembered more....
 
Ian Jameson wrote
at 6:58:19 PM on Friday, April 01, 2011
Used to know john back in the seventies...used to chat at the 70 bus stop on freddy rd and later met again when he was comparing at Rafters....offered to put his poertry to music once....no dont think thatd work ..he said then 6 months later brought out the first curious yellows album..not what i would have donr with his stuff....i was compare on tuesdays there and also at band in the wall ...but joined Brownsville Banned to earn a living and ended up emigrating to Canada working with my wife as a singer on cruise ships...starnge how life goes...but now i am working with the John Cooper Clark of the new age...vcheck out Bury Bob...if you like john youll get Bob...i was raised in Clement St near the Tower Cinema....but for most of my life it was www.burybob.com
 
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GREATER MANCHESTER PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH AND LOBBY OF LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE

Star date: 14th September 2014

GREATER MANCHESTER MOVEMENT JOINS WORLD IN DEMANDING BETTER PLANET

People's Climate March and Lobby of Labour Party Conference
Sunday 21st September
Piccadilly Gardens 11am

21st September is both the eve of the United Nations summit on Climate Change in New York and the day the Labour Party is in Manchester for its Annual Conference. A huge People's Climate Change march around Manchester is happening from Piccadilly Gardens, followed by a massive lobby of the Labour Party Conference demanding that it bans fracking and commits to create one million new `climate jobs'.

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FLOW SALFORD NEW LIVE FESTIVAL FOR CITY

Star date: 14th September 2014

THEATRE, ART, COMEDY AND A KIDS SHOW FLOW THROUGH SALFORD

Flow Salford
19th - 21st September tickets free - £10
Salford Arts Theatre, Eagle Inn, The Lowry, WCML, The King's Arms, Peel Park

A new festival called Flow Salford hits the city this week with live acts and art hitting six venues highlighting top local creative groups. Events range from dance based on video games at The King's Arms, to an `immersive journey' through the Peel Park Asylum, to a night of Evidently Salford local poetry at the Eagle Inn; plus performance for kids at Salford Arts Theatre, Salford Snippets at the Lowry, and The Quiet Bath installation at the Working Class Movement Library...

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SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014

Star date: 13th September 2014

SALFORD SET TO ROCK WITH 180 BANDS IN 18 VENUES ACROSS CITY

Salford Music Festival
25th-28th September

The Salford Music Festival hits its fifth year with 180 bands from 28 different cities and towns playing 18 venues across Salford at the end of September. Headlining are The Fall playing two dates at Lower Kersal Social Club, and, from Monton Village to Langworthy, from Eccles to Greengate, there's a whole battery of bands, singers, MCs and rappers performing, 99% for free.

Full details here...

 



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