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I still reckon they were the best chips i ever had when i used to go there if i was at my grandads on bull hill in the seventies.Sometimes i used to take over newspapers that they wrapped the chips in and mrs wilson would give me a greaseproof bag with all the bits of batter out of the fryer in



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I remember Lilla's sweet shop Little Neston. I don't know how she ever made a profit as she always gave handsful of free sweets to my kids. 5 of them!! Did you go to Ness Holt school? My eldest Son and Daughter went to Parkgate school then on to Burton Road.
I have a pic somewhere of the Ladie's Day walk. i must see if I can find it. Ruby

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No i went to Burton road in the early to mid seventies but i have a few old photos of ness i have attached including one of ness holt (the area not the school),one of ness gardens from 1968 and one of the general store from 1937(i allways remember it as the vines when i was younger.

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I dont go back as far as some of the photos but I lived in Lees Ln from 1938 to1950 ,
I cant remember the name of the school I went to but it was on the way to Ness.
I remember the Chippie on the corner and an ironmongers {I think }on the opposite side leading up to ivy farm,and across the road was an air raid shelter, in which we spent many hours sleeping. As children we made our own entertainment with old prams and dustbin lids,and a bike wheel and a stick. We didnt have to worry about cars because there wasnt any.



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Was the school called ness holt it was on school lane inbetween little neston and ness

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Mel if you can buy a book by geoffrey place called neston at war 1939-1945 it has some great pictures and articles and should bring back some old memories,i've attached a link to were it can be bought on amazon or watch out for it on ebay

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0950914525/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller



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Nice old picture of Little Neston



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this is fantastic, love it Neston Lad - any idea of the year? or would this be a new topic.  can i make a first guess of 1920s



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I think its the early 1930's so not far of

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There was a farm behind the chippy owned, if memory serves me right, by Mr Griffiths? - there was a fire there, which created quite a bit of interest. Over the open space, was the Post Office and shop, run by the Misses Prince.

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The Farm behind the chippy was Ivy farm it was knocked down a long time ago and is now houses on Ivy farm drive. Rose prince was one of the sisters from the post office she was a great friend of my Nan and Granddad and used to take me to raby park school on the back of her pushbike in the early seventies. I think her sister eloped with someone and they didn't speak for a long time but Rose was a spinster. I loved visiting her bungalow on Burton road as she used to collect the old tea packet cards that I looked at and the garden was huge and overgrown a great playground when you are a kid 



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Yes! Rose Prince - thank you. I remember her showing me a farthing coin and a siver threepenny bit. I'd forgotten that. It would have been in the early fifties, when I lived with my grandad at the bottom of Bull Hill.

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My Granddad lived at the top of Bull Hill with the big garden to the side of it and the big green shed were he did his joinery, he had two sons Alun Williams (my dad) and Robert. My great aunt Catherine and her husband Humphrey lived in the cottage at the end of the row which used to be a pub, I remember he used to have a lovely garden were he grew a lot of veg.



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If you haven't seen it yet check out this website

http://monologues.co.uk/Neston/Little-Neston.htm



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Thanks a lot for the photos - my grandad's bungalow was pretty much dead opposite the two buildings in the first pic. - Green Bank.

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If you click on the link below and look under the article tommy the councils horse there is a picture of Ivy farm, I will keep an eye open for your granddads bungalow.

 

http://www.nestonpast.com/



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Thanks for the link, nestonlad. The things that come back to you - I've remembered the twice daily journey of cows up and down Bull Hill. Where to, and where from, I've no idea - it was getting on for seventy years ago.

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