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Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road

04 Jun 98 - 03:22 AM (#30016)
Subject: The Collyhurst Road
From: Mick

Does anyone out there know of this song. All I know is that it's from Manchester UK. I've got no idea who wrote it or how old it is.


04 Jun 98 - 04:17 AM (#30017)
Subject: RE: Does anyone out there know of this song. All
From: alison

Hi,

Either your title got lost or you forgot to give us an idea of some of the lyrics/content.

Slainte

Alison


04 Jun 98 - 05:14 AM (#30020)
Subject: RE: Does anyone out there know of this song. All
From: AndyG

Alison,
Mick's changed the subject line
The song's title appears to be The Collyhurst Road".
I don't know a song of that name although I was born and bred in Manchester. Mick can you give any more info about this one ?

AndyG


04 Jun 98 - 07:36 AM (#30027)
Subject: RE: Does anyone out there know of this song. All
From: Brack&

Andy I've only heard it a couple of times. It's a pub singalong song. Last time I heard it was in North Manchester. That's all I know. Mick


26 Aug 01 - 07:58 PM (#535775)
Subject: Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,brakn

Anyone know this Manchester song "The Collyhurst Road"?


26 Aug 01 - 10:46 PM (#535867)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Collyhurst Road
From: katlaughing

You mihgt want to keep an eye on this request site, as someone else is looking for it, too.

Good luck with this one and the Cooley Mtn one. You've been looking for that one for a long time!

kat


27 Aug 01 - 03:38 AM (#535949)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Brakn

Thanks kat


21 Oct 03 - 06:12 PM (#1039236)
Subject: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn

Does anyone know this song?


22 Oct 03 - 07:29 PM (#1039987)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn

'esh


03 Mar 04 - 04:39 AM (#1128288)
Subject: RE: Lyr req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn

last time!


31 Aug 04 - 03:44 PM (#1260972)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Liam2407@post.com

We used to sing a pub song many years ago in Manchester about Collyhurst Road. I don't know if what we sang was the "proper version" or a spoof but these were the words as I remember them - forgive lapses of memory/alcohol induced brain damage:

When I was young and foolish
As foolish as can be
I said goodbye to the mother-in-law
And off I went to sea
I sailed with Captain Skipper
Aboard San Ferry Ann
And we all set sail down Collyhurst Road
In a black Maria van

Collyhurst Road
I am forsaken
Collyhurst Road
I am forsaken
Collyhurst Road
I am forsaken...

Memory fades completely at this point. Anyone remember it differently or know more?


16 Feb 06 - 06:45 AM (#1669984)
Subject: Lyr Add: COLLYHURST ROAD
From: GUEST,smhmg@yahoo.com

COLLYHURST ROAD.

When I was young and lazy, as lazy as can be,
I said farewell to the mother-in-law and off I went to sea.
We sailed with Captain Skipper aboard the Mary Anne
And we all set sail down Collyhurst Road in a Black Maria van.

CHORUS: Oh, Collyhurst Road, I am forsaken,
And it's not that my poor heart is aching.
It's the whisky and the rum that I've been taking
For that charming little girl down Collyhurst Road.

Oh, we got as far as The Vine and the rain turned into snow.
The snow got in the engine and the engine wouldn't go,
So we wrapped ourselves in mainsails and stayed there for a year,
And all we had to bloody-well drink was a barrel of Boddie's beer. REPEAT CHORUS

Well, the law chased after me and they put me in Number Three.
They said you are a Collyhurst boy and you'll never get away from me.
They said the next time you go sailing, it won't be the Mary Anne;
Be down Collyhurst Road to Collyhurst Nick in a Black Maria van. REPEAT CHORUS

Oh, they're digging up my granddad's grave to build a sewer (a sewer)
They're digging up his remains
To put down Carsie drains
To satisfy the local residents.
Now all his life my granddad was no quitter,
And I don't suppose he'll be a quitter now.
He's dressed up in white sheets
To warm them toilet seats
And won't there be an awful bloody row!
There is going to be a load of constipation
There is goin' to be an awful bloody fight;
And it serves them Baskets right if they never have a shite
For digging up the British workman's grave.

REPEAT CHORUS PLUS LAST LINE TWICE

Sammy Moffatt from Collyhurst who works on Collyhurst Road for HMG Paints
38 Years Man and Boy


16 Feb 06 - 05:01 PM (#1670252)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn

After all this time. I don't believe it.


14 Jul 07 - 02:21 PM (#2102585)
Subject: collyhurst road
From: GUEST,ashy

boy that brought memories i was brought up in colly we was all united fans we sang it at all the matches i live in teimoth street and then moved to central drive wud love to hear more collyhurst storys


23 Oct 07 - 07:41 AM (#2177145)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Jim C

Sammy, you provided the lyrics years ago to a request of mine on a newsgroup - and I went and lost them again! Great to see them once more - glad someone's keeping this alive!

btw, went to school with Chris and Pete Owen although have since lost touch.

Cheers, Jim C


19 Nov 07 - 07:47 PM (#2197911)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

I am also looking for this song but not well up on the words myself but this is part of the version I have heard

Collyhurst Road, I am forsaken
And it's not that my poor heart is breakin'
It's the whiskey and the gin that I've been takin'
For that darlin' little girl down Collyhurst Road.

Something to that effect


30 Nov 07 - 03:44 AM (#2205332)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

This song is coming out on a cd by ancoats singer songwriter Dom Collins its out on 15th of December, check out more of doms tunes on his website, a very funny talented man, www.domcollins.co.uk/


29 Dec 07 - 12:49 AM (#2224129)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,wythenshawe blue

only heard this song once ever coming back from notts county on national express bus sometime in the mid 80s after a city game,bus full of blues - sounded great and all the lads had a whip-round for the driver, time for a revival i reckon blue moon sounding a bit tired these days...


07 Feb 08 - 04:22 PM (#2256256)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Pat Pauley Johns

Thanks for the Collyhurst Road song! I lived there at 382 and it was the finest time of my life! I collect Collyhurst History so I'll check back! My mums maiden name was Day. Anyone remember the Days?
Thanks and Cheers!


07 Feb 08 - 04:24 PM (#2256259)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Pat Pauley Johns


07 Feb 08 - 04:25 PM (#2256260)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Pat Pauley Johns

Any one have any old pics of Collyhurst Road or surrounding streets? We had a toffee shop on the corner of Eggington and Rochdale back in the late 50's.


08 Feb 08 - 03:00 AM (#2256574)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn

Anyone got a recording of it?


14 Feb 08 - 01:09 PM (#2262383)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,flowers of manchester

remember my uncle [steve wilson if any one knows him ?] singing this song when i was kid,the whiskey n gin part was in there aswell, as for wythensawe blue thinking this is a city song ??? you must of been on the united bus mate


09 Apr 08 - 12:51 PM (#2311212)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,roberts

i was born queens rd moved when i was 2 but still i see my self as a colyhurst lad, and i always sing this song when i get the chance in my local pub or when theres a family get to gether,i do have the song on cd just let me know if you want a copy
                               good old days


09 Apr 08 - 02:28 PM (#2311318)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn

I want a copy! If you were a member I could PM you otherwise mail me at brakn at hotmail dot com.

This I think was one of my first posts......I was Mick, then Brack& and now brakn. 10 years has flown.


07 Jun 08 - 05:28 PM (#2360294)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Josephine nee Doyle

I lived at 387 Collyhurst Road until 1961 and this song is my brother Terry's anthem whenever we are are at any family do.   I loved Collyhurst Road and remember it with so much pride, it should never have been demolished and then rebuilt the way it has been, it is now such a small Road from Town up to Queens Road, all the style and character taken from such a proud and wonerful place.


07 Jul 08 - 06:51 PM (#2383349)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,JONES ARTHUR

Thank for the lyrics to collyhurst road.we sing it every year when a coach load of collyhurst lads go to scarbrough for the weekend.from the millbeck w.m.c.


13 Aug 08 - 03:27 PM (#2412782)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,The Kellys

We are born and bred collyhurst family. Lived at 6 Paget St and my Gran Mary Kelly at no 4 Paget St. My late father was Harry Kelly and my mam (still alive) is Elsie Kelly.
We all went to the Tin School on Collyhurst Road until the social engineering planners demolished the houses, communities and sense of belonging we all had and still do. I am 54 now my name is Ian and Collyhurst Past is my passion. Who can forget ? Does any body remember Flo Leaver the corner shop and Cook's the greengrocer. and the train crash on the viaduct over the Irk.
Ah what memories !!


09 Oct 08 - 04:30 PM (#2461397)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,barbara ward

hello can you give me the name of the singer and where can i buy a copy thanks


10 Oct 08 - 05:51 PM (#2462534)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Artful Codger

How about an ABC?


12 Nov 08 - 12:57 PM (#2491883)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

its about the area of collyhurst it was recorded in the late 70s by alocal man billy kite and is sung in most of the pubs in the area


01 Dec 08 - 06:21 AM (#2504709)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

line 2 is 'they are moving him regardless of expense'
current line 2 becomes line 3
'expence' rhymes in with 'residents'


13 Feb 09 - 12:30 PM (#2566066)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

I KNOW THE COLLYHURST RD SONG SOME ONE CALLED DOM COLLINS SINGS IT


14 Feb 09 - 04:39 AM (#2566578)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Les in Chorlton

Dom Collins lives around Ancoats, I think, writes and sings lots of funny songs:

MySpace

L in C


12 Jul 09 - 02:30 PM (#2678406)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

hi i got it on cd


28 Jul 09 - 09:40 AM (#2688722)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,cath Light nee barlow

my dad was born and bred in collyhurst, he used to take us there when we were little 40 odd yrs ago but most of the old houses were gone by then just the foundations. Dads long gone but if anyone was familiar with the Barlows, Joe and Ada and their 6 kids terry alec john joe freddie norah would love to know if you knew them before they moved to POSH wythenshawe lol


28 Jul 09 - 09:59 AM (#2688733)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Mr Happy

On You Tube, there's a few vids of drunks in various pubs singing it


28 Jul 09 - 04:18 PM (#2689038)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

Theres a site on facebook called Collyhurst forever... lots of pics and story's from old Collyhurst


19 Jan 10 - 05:30 PM (#2816263)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Sylvia Scholes

I was born and bred 497 Rochdale Road Collyhurst. The "Fish Shop" Walter Scholes was my father.Does anyone remember Collyhurst in the 50' and 60's. I went to St Malachy's school. Loved my childhood but the shop was demolished and I left aged 13. Im 56 now and am going back soon to see what has happended to the area. Where I lived is a bus stop now. Quite sad when your childhood home no longer exists.


02 Feb 10 - 10:30 AM (#2828144)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,badman 213 collyhurst roader

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ryan lowe...


04 Feb 10 - 02:15 PM (#2830033)
Subject: wALTER SCHOLES
From: GUEST,Billy

I remember your dad, my gran (NANA) used to send me to Walter's for my grandads fish every friday. I lived in churnet st around the corner, we moved to langley in 1968 when collyhurst was being demolished, i'm 53 now but still miss the times i had in collyhurst.By the way , nice bloke your dad


09 May 10 - 12:10 PM (#2903102)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,nicholson st

i lived in nicholson st for many years upto the late fifties went to abbott st school for many years my name is geoff comer my brother was called tom any one out there remember us


19 May 10 - 09:41 AM (#2909885)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Laura Easthope in Australia

Billy Kite was a nice bloke. I went steady with his little brother John Kite in the 70's and left Collyhurst and Ancoats behind to make a new life in Australia. It's a great song!!!


24 May 10 - 08:58 PM (#2913568)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Ben McGarr

There's a bit of a singalong in a pub with this one on facebook, here;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8Kh1EVUHzM&feature=related
;o)
My parents are from Collyhurst, though they are bloody useless at remembering song lyrics. :oD


26 Jun 10 - 09:42 AM (#2935095)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

I used to go. To that chippy just before closing and get the scrapings they were gorgeous meal lol the whit walks everyone got drunk sang all the English songs wow memories and best one of all following a man we were told was mad val lolhe was brill


22 Jul 10 - 09:35 AM (#2949768)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,A mate of his

I work with John Kyte, he sings the bloody song all the time


26 Jul 10 - 09:16 AM (#2952412)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

Val was a downs syndrome , used to live off Oldham rd and chase us kids all the time , The kids used to tease him and all desrved the hiding he would give them .Me included


04 Aug 10 - 08:19 AM (#2957914)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Tony Flynn

I lived in Bronze St off Rochdale road, and went to St Pats 1956 -1962 I'm 57 now,iremember the snowball fights with Abbots St, and loggin for Bonfire Wood,anyone remember Wilcox's barrel works? We used to have battles with the kids who lived in the dwellings on collyhurst road.The Kytes and the Lyon's lived in our street does anyone remeber them?. I have happy memories of my collyhurst childhood some hard times as well,I live in New Moston now and usually when driving from town always go down Danzig St and up Dalton St takes me back.I've never tasted ice cream as good as Marco Rea's do you remember his horse drawn cart and him ringing the bell.


27 Aug 10 - 06:59 PM (#2974294)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Angie

My dad and his family were brought up in the dwellings, collyhurst back in 1940's there name was Hill does anyone remember them?


08 Oct 10 - 03:30 AM (#3002271)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Norman

My Dad was born and spent his childhood in the Dwellings (1913) and my mother lived in Burton Street (1915). They both went to St Catherines "Ragged" School and later got married in St Catherines Church. As a family we lived just off Queens Road, near Finnegan's. In 1927 my Nana moved to Merryfield Street and various members of the family occupied 3 houses there. In winter, in the late 40's, we used to walk down Smedley Road and Collyhurst Road to the Gas Works where we collected coke in an old baby's pram. We would then push the pram back along Cheetham Hill Road because the hill up Smedley Road Road was too steep for us kids and a heavy pram. Enjoyed that walk in winter because we passed a Blacksmiths in the Arches. Surprising how many horses needed shoeing in the middle of Manchester. Have memories of the Balmoral, the Queens, hot Vimto on Rochdale Road, Osborne Street Laundery and, unfortunately, the Train Crash. We watched the rescue efforts from Barnies Croft (we were sat on top of the fence near the train sheds) Nearly forgot.....saw "Annie get your gun" at the Essoldo. First time, ever, at the "Pictures"


11 Jan 11 - 04:37 PM (#3072400)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Guest Viktoria

I wonder if anyone remembers St. Catherine`s church band? my grandfather was bandmaster but I am not at all sure of the dates.He was married there in 1883 and a good few of his children were baptised there .Later he played for a while- so family history goes- in Culcheth Military band ( The Tall Hat Band) It may have been in the early 1900`s he was at St. Catherines because an auntie who was born 1905 remembered that he was bandmaster.Obviously I don`t expect anyone to remember him but I wondered if any records of the band were kept.
I`d like to hear the tune of the song.


08 Feb 11 - 04:42 AM (#3090964)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Mick Grundy

Hi every one, collyhurst road song was made in the seventes, by the collyhurst reds.


01 Apr 11 - 05:35 PM (#3126544)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,gjashley

I remember this being sung in the old Cross keys in Ancoats


04 Apr 11 - 05:04 PM (#3128505)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Guest Addie

It's the first time I've seen this 'site' and memories just keep flooding back.I am 67 years of age and I went to Abbot Street School and remember well the snowball fights with St. Pats. Can't imagine schools allowing that to happen these days! I lived just behind the Balmoral Pub and went to the local clubs such as Lee Road Club and the Palladium Club. Spent many happy times in the little Queen's with my family. Moved to Kennet House Flats when my mum died and made loads of new friends there, but kept in touch with my very best mate who lived on Collyhurst Road. People always say "You could leave your door open those days", yes you could, but only because nobody had anything worth stealing! If anyone broke into our house they would probably have left us something!!!!!


13 Jul 11 - 05:56 PM (#3187033)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,pat waters

I remember Val going down our street banging a drum pretending to be in the whit walks band. I went to St Malachy's school and played around the river Irk. I remember Barry Millington and Anne Black who lived on my street, Elizanne St, off Rochdale Road, I still have a 'Heidi' book that has Anne's name in it. A girl from school, Pauline Greenhalgh lived on Collyhurst Road, as did my sister's friend Christine Spellman, this was in the 1950's, I am 62 now. We played house on the croft where all the houses had been bombed. Bonfire night was great, all the street got together making treacle toffee, toffe apples etc. We stored the wood in our cellars until bonfire night, swung around the old gaslamps, scruffy little urchins we were, but healthy after playing out all day.Fond memories of Barnies and the red hills.


15 Sep 11 - 07:06 AM (#3223504)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

Alan Chorlton, i lived in Belmot st and went to the Tin school in the 50s i played for there football and cricket teams when we won the league,my dad was the window cleaner in collyhurst i remember the train crash,One of my mates was Bobby Wray is dad had the bookies on Collyhurst Rd,we used to play football and cricket on the red hills my mate lived in one of the houses at the top of the red hills is name was Alan O,Brian


08 Jan 12 - 02:13 AM (#3286890)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

my family were all colyhurst,the Masseys,favorite pub was hat and feathers,dad malackys,mum st pats ,in there 70s now,we all live blackley/middleton/wythenshawe now,


26 Feb 12 - 04:31 PM (#3313752)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,David Connor

Re the Masseys, is that Tommy Masseys family? Used to work with Tommy at CWS engineers,great bloke,a real character,everytime we were late for work he`d make us make a donation to St Malacky`s !


04 May 12 - 08:48 AM (#3346778)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Marie Davidson ( Née Cunningham)

We lived at 67 Erasmus St, in Collyhurst before the houses were all demolished. We all (6 of us) went to St Malachys which was a stones throw from where we lived.
Shortly after we immigrated to Australia in 1966 the whole area was demolished.
Weve been trying to get some before and after pics without success.
Would love some pics of
Erasmus St
"the balcony" on Fitzgerald street
The "red hills"
"the red rocks"
The river irk
St Oswalds
The "tin school"
Any other pics around that area would be most welcome.
My email address is mariedavidson@hotmail.com
Once a Collyhurst gal always a Collyhurst gal.
Cheers- Marie


08 May 12 - 02:42 PM (#3348333)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

This song was sung many times after the big fights in the 1930's after jackie browns wins at bell vue in his brothers pub on colly rd then in the 70'd billy kyte put it all to-gether but some lads do there own thins like steve wilson can sing around 20 chapters of it ! its all good p s check collyhurst7 on you tube


13 Dec 12 - 11:20 PM (#3451630)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Bernard Evans

Hi, I remember my mother often talking about living in the dwellings and going to St Catherines school, i my self went to the tin school,
i did venture that little bit further down collyhurst road once to see the dwellings and the remains of St Catherines, The dwelling them selves were much liks a building behind collyhurst road, but much higher up, over looking the irk and irk valley and viaduct,
i can imagine from how bad these buildings looked life must of been so difficult for people that live there, but we our selves only lived a short distance away, just off Queens Road, so on reflection these houses were not a great deal better, i remember you had to cross a little bridge to reach the dwellings, My mothers name was Lena peers, my grandmother had the same name, i also remember several other family members from this area, i had an uncle called Ken Tasker, he was married to my auntie Anne, her son was called Jim Rayner, i remember they lived off Smedley Road, as did the Rayners, my uncle Jack used to be a boxer, I remember him being a big man, he worked on the railways, he used to box from a club off rochdale road, i think some where near the essoldo, peoples faces are still so clear in your mind, my mother loved this school, it is so sad that the powers that be destroyed so many communities, at the time we thought it was great to move to a new house with hot water and an indoor toilet, but like all things in life, as you get older you really do think the old days were the best, we may have so much more material things now, but our fondest memories still seem to be from days long gone,
such is life,


31 Aug 13 - 01:20 PM (#3554783)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

Hi there,
I remember the kytes, they lived not far from me. My dad and his family grew up in Collyhurst Dwellings there name was Hill does anyone know them.


16 Dec 13 - 08:34 AM (#3584528)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,.p

ler st oswalds school l also remember flo lever greengrocer
am 51.l have a brother mark also born in collyhurstl also had a cousin paul      nt st mal   p


16 Dec 13 - 09:08 AM (#3584539)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,GUEST DAVIES

I WAS BORN AT 4,THE BROW COLLYHURST .THEN MOVE TO 14,PAGET ST IS IAM 51. I WENT TO ST OSWALDS SCHOOL.I ALSO REMEMBER FLO LEAVER CORNER SHOP.I HAD ACOUSIN PAULINE CUMMINGHAM WHO LIVE ON THE SAME ST.SHE WENT TO ST MALACHY. I MOVE TO FAILSWORTH WHEN THE HOUSE WERE BEING PULLED DOWN. BUT I WILL ALWAYS BE A COLLYHURST LASS.


18 Dec 13 - 07:15 PM (#3585301)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,GUEST DAVIES DEBORAH

ME AND MY






LALIVE). I HAVE A LITTLE BROTHER MARK IWENT TO ST OSWALDS SCHOOL IA


12 Feb 14 - 07:19 PM (#3600918)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,owen conlon

i have got a copy of it.if any one wants a copy the can look up collyhurst 001 on youtube and they will find it there , hope this helps collyhurst road by billy kyte


12 May 14 - 11:03 AM (#3625461)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Eamon Toal

Hi Sylvia,
Just come across your 2010 thread. I remember your family going to mass at St Malachys every week. You sat right at the front in the centralpew. Nice family. My brothers and I were altar boys for years and lived on Oswald Street. Our house was forcibly demolished and we moved to Blackely.


04 Aug 14 - 03:15 PM (#3648330)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

i lived in Belmot St off Eggington st my dad was the window cleaner for the most of collyhurst he did the windows all round that area


09 Apr 15 - 07:52 AM (#3700765)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Guest Carole Simpson

I was born at 35 Dalton Street. We moved to Wythenshawe in the early
fifties. My sisters went to school at St Catherine's, Anne & Jean Simpson. My name is Carole I only went to the Nursery school and remember having a nap in a camp bed. I also remember we had a May Queen and I danced around the May Pole. I also remember Florrie's corner shop it was only a few houses up from ours. We used to walk with St Catherine's on a Whit Monday it was a family gathering. We had relatives from Collyhurst called Rayner, Wood, Harkness.


04 May 16 - 09:02 PM (#3788676)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST

My name is george nixon I lived at 34 worth street I went to st catharin school on collyhurst road i now live in kimmel bay north Wales i played football on barnyis hill in lived next door to Jimmy Davis my best friend was caThrin clancy not seen her for years we moved to Langley in 1958 I would like to back and see what it looks like now keep writing and I will write back nick name jud nixon


05 May 16 - 09:26 AM (#3788773)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: leeneia

Here's a YouTube video of someone singing 'Collyhurst Road.'

road song


22 Nov 16 - 01:47 AM (#3821998)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Steve humphies

My name is steve humphries I lived at 38 sand street opposite the barrel yard went to abbot street school untill 1962 when they demolished the street great memories you can take the boy out of collyhurst but never collyhurst out of the man