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Rhubarb Sat 13-Sep-08 14:48:12

Such a lovely, quaint little place to visit!

Threadwworm Sat 13-Sep-08 15:09:24

Werneth Park is worth a visit. It has a swing that hasn't been vandalised.

EachPeachPearMum Sat 13-Sep-08 20:21:25

I recommend a tour of the Civic Centre- from the top on a clear day you can see the Welsh Mountains!

Of course, there's no chance of a clear day, cos it rains all the time grin

snigger Sat 13-Sep-08 20:25:02

I was born there grin

It's grim up north.

EachPeachPearMum Sat 13-Sep-08 20:28:57

Oooh- who are ya snigger?
Come on... spill!

snigger Sat 13-Sep-08 20:32:28

I'm no-one particularly...but my cousin once did the payroll for Coronation Street ...<touched by fame emoticon>

grin

CurrantBM Sat 13-Sep-08 20:36:33

I went to the school on the hill there that looks like a castle.

Agree is very quaint can't get around the place with out falling over Bunty Cupcakes, the town needs to realise there needs to be more to look at than headband galleries, and offer tourists something other than Tarte au pomme avec beouf, or Le Buttee, if it wants to up the stakes. grin

EachPeachPearMum Sat 13-Sep-08 20:53:02

Sorry snigger I thought you were a namechanger! (PMcL)

EachPeachPearMum Mon 15-Sep-08 10:41:58

CurrantBM - what year did you leave BC? [nosey emoticon]

CurrantBM Mon 15-Sep-08 11:27:37

Started in 79, and left in 84.

Soooo long ago. shock <<Tumbleweed rolls past>>

EachPeachPearMum Mon 15-Sep-08 14:02:30

blush sorry- somewhat before my time! (I started sec school in 1985)

CurrantBM Mon 15-Sep-08 14:58:01

Go on rub it in!! pah!!

Are you still in that part of the world or have you moved on?

EachPeachPearMum Mon 15-Sep-08 15:41:14

Oh no, moved away in 1993. You?

CurrantBM Mon 15-Sep-08 16:26:45

Also moved away, in 91, I think.

Now live in the Cotswolds, but have lots of family in the North West still. My accent comes back thick and fast when I'm speaking to them, or depending who you ask I have it all the time.

EachPeachPearMum Mon 15-Sep-08 17:29:39

wink I know what you mean- in O/m I have no accent at all... but some phrases really bring it out.

busybeingmum Mon 15-Sep-08 17:47:40

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CurrantBM Mon 15-Sep-08 17:53:13

Busybeingmum, I also remember the little roundabout too! Do any of you remeber the butchers at the top of one of the arcades? He used to give me and my little brother a chickens foot to play with if we were good!!!!!!! shock

It was a raw foot with the tendons loose at the end, and if you pulled on them the toes would curl up, hours of fun.

Maybe that's why I became an operating theatre nurse? hmm

Tortington Mon 15-Sep-08 17:59:11

i shall be up there soon - delightful

EachPeachPearMum Mon 15-Sep-08 20:00:53

I used to love that roundabout!
I liked the little bus best grin

CurrantBM Tue 16-Sep-08 15:38:07

custard I'm very envious, I love going back up to see my relatives, and DD's really enjoy all the extra attention.

Nothing beats driving over Saddleworth Moor and all of the lovely villages up there.

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