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Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road

Mick 04 Jun 98 - 03:22 AM
alison 04 Jun 98 - 04:17 AM
AndyG 04 Jun 98 - 05:14 AM
Brack& 04 Jun 98 - 07:36 AM
GUEST,brakn 26 Aug 01 - 07:58 PM
katlaughing 26 Aug 01 - 10:46 PM
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Brakn 21 Oct 03 - 06:12 PM
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GUEST 19 Nov 07 - 07:47 PM
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GUEST,wythenshawe blue 29 Dec 07 - 12:49 AM
GUEST,Pat Pauley Johns 07 Feb 08 - 04:22 PM
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GUEST,flowers of manchester 14 Feb 08 - 01:09 PM
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GUEST,Josephine nee Doyle 07 Jun 08 - 05:28 PM
GUEST,JONES ARTHUR 07 Jul 08 - 06:51 PM
GUEST,The Kellys 13 Aug 08 - 03:27 PM
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Subject: The Collyhurst Road
From: Mick
Date: 04 Jun 98 - 03:22 AM

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.


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

Hi,

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

Slainte

Alison


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

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


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

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


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Subject: Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,brakn
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 07:58 PM

Anyone know this Manchester song "The Collyhurst Road"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Collyhurst Road
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 10:46 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Brakn
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 03:38 AM

Thanks kat


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Subject: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn
Date: 21 Oct 03 - 06:12 PM

Does anyone know this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn
Date: 22 Oct 03 - 07:29 PM

'esh


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 04:39 AM

last time!


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

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?


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

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn
Date: 16 Feb 06 - 05:01 PM

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


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Subject: collyhurst road
From: GUEST,ashy
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 02:21 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Jim C
Date: 23 Oct 07 - 07:41 AM

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 07 - 07:47 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 07 - 03:44 AM

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/


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

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...


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

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!


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


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

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.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 03:00 AM

Anyone got a recording of it?


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

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,roberts
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 12:51 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Brakn
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 02:28 PM

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,The Kellys
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 03:27 PM

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 !!


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

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Artful Codger
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 05:51 PM

How about an ABC?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 12:57 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 06:21 AM

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Feb 09 - 12:30 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 14 Feb 09 - 04:39 AM

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

MySpace

L in C


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 02:30 PM

hi i got it on cd


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

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: Mr Happy
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 09:59 AM

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 04:18 PM

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


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

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.


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

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ryan lowe...


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Subject: wALTER SCHOLES
From: GUEST,Billy
Date: 04 Feb 10 - 02:15 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,nicholson st
Date: 09 May 10 - 12:10 PM

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


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

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!!!


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

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 09:42 AM

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


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

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 09:16 AM

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


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

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.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Angie
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 06:59 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Norman
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 03:30 AM

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"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Guest Viktoria
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 04:37 PM

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.


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

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,gjashley
Date: 01 Apr 11 - 05:35 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,Guest Addie
Date: 04 Apr 11 - 05:04 PM

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!!!!!


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

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.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 11 - 07:06 AM

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jan 12 - 02:13 AM

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,


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

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 !


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

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 08 May 12 - 02:42 PM

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


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

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,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 13 - 01:20 PM

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.


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

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST,GUEST DAVIES
Date: 16 Dec 13 - 09:08 AM

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.


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

ME AND MY






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


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

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


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

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.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Aug 14 - 03:15 PM

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


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

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.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: GUEST
Date: 04 May 16 - 09:02 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Collyhurst Road
From: leeneia
Date: 05 May 16 - 09:26 AM

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

road song


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

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


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