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Leyland Regeneration Discussion
16-Dec-2007, 10:15 AM
Post: #31
 
How long does she think that they would survive? The borough had already had to replace two Christmas trees (one before it was even decorated!).
Priorities need to be adressed. More policemen on the streets are needed to create a law abiding environment where such regeneration schemes would be appreciated and treated accordingly.

Jim
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16-Dec-2007, 11:19 AM
Post: #32
 
Can't disagree with you there Jim, I came out of my son's house, he lives in Leyland close to the centre, round the corner came 2 hoody teenage louts drinking lager and hurling abuse, why you might ask, I got in my car quickly and sped off. Police in their cars passed as I approached Tesco, 20 yards from the louts, but in the police cars it might as well have been 20 miles.
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16-Dec-2007, 03:07 PM
Post: #33
 
Noel, living abroad, there are times when one misses some of the desirable aspects of the UK, however, thanks for reminding me of one of the main reasons I left , louts and yobs everywhere ,one could never walk down a street in town with ones family without feeling somewhat anxious about the abuse ,profanities and general anti-social behaviour one had come to anticipate would erupt at any moment, apparently it's not improved !
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18-Dec-2007, 10:09 AM
Post: #34
 
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Originally posted by Lynne

I think even I remember the vegetables in Farington in war time.
On a visit to Lostock Hall recently I noticed signs along the way from Preston showing signs and directions to 'Hampton Court'.Can this be right I thought!
Then was told it's a new housing development.Where is it?
Is something planned for the Railway Hotel and surrounding land at the bridges in Lostock Hall? I used to order my bags of coal from the station yard there.
I even heard a comment that the Victoria Hotel at Tardy Gate may be going. Next door to the Victoria is a long brick building that I think may be used as a Band Hall.
During the war we used to have school dinners there from St James Council School.


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18-Dec-2007, 10:12 AM
Post: #35
 
My parents and grandparents (Liveseys) ran the Victoria Hotel and Tea Rooms during the 40s and early fiftys.
A thriving place in thoose days with lots of coaches making their way to blalckpool and the Fylde.
Was originally old bowling greens at the back of the hotel.
Last saw it last summer on a visit to the area, very run down, what a shame.
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18-Dec-2007, 10:16 AM
Post: #36
 
Hello Deryck and welcome to the forum. Thank you for the input.

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18-Dec-2007, 09:08 PM
Post: #37
 
Welcome to the forum, Deryck! :-)
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19-Dec-2007, 06:59 AM
Post: #38
 
A warm welcome to the forum Deryck. I hope you will join in lots more topics.
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19-Dec-2007, 03:45 PM
Post: #39
 
Hi Deryck-nice to hear from you.
I do remember the Victoria being a busy place in much earlier days and the tea rooms.I passed it last week on my travels.It looked a bit tidier than on previous visits.
Many of these old pubs were stopping places for the coaches weren't they-sad to see they are struggling to survive.
I see that the Pleasant Retreat had a For Lease sign up. I keep looking at the bricked up archway at the front.That used to be the posh entrance and the men sneaked in through the side one. Landlord in the 40's and 50's was George Brazier.
There were loads of excavators lined up in Moss Lane and plenty of clearing being done. I believe the land from there to the Railway Hotel is being developed.It used to be part of the Railway workshops and sidings.
Whether the pub will go as well I am unsure.
Not Leyland I know but a small part of my patch anyway.
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19-Dec-2007, 05:04 PM
Post: #40
 
Thanks for the reply.
In the 40`s and 50`s it was my grandparents (the Livesey`s) that ran the tea rooms, especially for the coach parties. My dad and mum ran the pub itself, coach parties making up a large part of the trade.
At this time the nearby sidings and sheds were very busy.
My memories of the Victoria are sketchy but family photos give some idea of its past life. When we lived there the old `bowling greens` were still in existance at the rear of the pub, houses now I think.
Sign of progress? Just sad if a little more `local history` disappears.
Originally posted by Lynne[/i]

Hi Deryck-nice to hear from you.
I do remember the Victoria being a busy place in much earlier days and the tea rooms.I passed it last week on my travels.It looked a bit tidier than on previous visits.
Many of these old pubs were stopping places for the coaches weren't they-sad to see they are struggling to survive.
I see that the Pleasant Retreat had a For Lease sign up. I keep looking at the bricked up archway at the front.That used to be the posh entrance and the men sneaked in through the side one. Landlord in the 40's and 50's was George Brazier.
There were loads of excavators lined up in Moss Lane and plenty of clearing being done. I believe the land from there to the Railway Hotel is being developed.It used to be part of the Railway workshops and sidings.
Whether the pub will go as well I am unsure.
Not Leyland I know but a small part of my patch anyway.
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