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Hi Leyland
17-Jan-2018, 04:04 AM
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Hi Leyland
Hi everyone
Names Andy Milligan. Used my adopted name for a few years of Andy Peet then went back to Milligan later in life. Attended Turnip Green initially then Lancaster Lane when it was built. Secondary schooled at Wellfield until 1982. Lived on Kellet Avenue then Wigan Road then Cuerden Farm. Great to read all the stories and see some familiar names
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18-Jan-2018, 05:19 AM
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RE: Hi Leyland
Welcome, Andy. I assume "Turpin" after the highwayman. DW and I are ex-pat Leylanders. My family owned George Damp & Sons hardware store on Towngate and a gas station at the junction of Canberra Road and Turpin Green. I think there's a Tesco there now. The Towngate facility is now a series of small stores. DW's folks (Nixon) had a green-grocery at 90 Hough Lane.

We emigrated to the USA in July 1968. and have spent all but three years since in Washington State (top LH corner). We're retired (back in 1999) in Anacortes, which is about 50 bird-fly miles south of the border with Canada.

Frank Damp
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18-Jan-2018, 11:01 AM
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RE: Hi Leyland
Welcome Andy from Newzealand we expats get all over, I am Dave Harrison 20 years at Leyland Motors until redundancy and then started a Driving school in Leyland for the next 20 odd years specialing in disabled driving and had 5 cars employing 4 instructors doing the ordinary driver training, retired in 2006 and under doctors orders to live in the Med moved to Crete Greece for the climate and diet...

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18-Jan-2018, 09:30 PM
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RE: Hi Leyland
Welcome Andy
I see you went to Lancaster Lane school, I was part of the team of joiners who worked on the building for local firm A M Tomlinsons. I left Leyland to live in Wigan but continued to work for Tomlinsons being there for 38 years. Now retired the wife and I would love to visit NewZealand, but first a trip back to Crete this Easter.

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19-Jan-2018, 10:20 AM
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RE: Hi Leyland
Welcome to the forum Andy. I'm a stay at homer still living in Farington Moss happily retired as most of us regulars are. We need an injection of new ideas as Facebook seems to drag some away. Which is fine to share photos of family etc. But it's not for everyone. I'd love to visit NZ but the nearest I get is in the gym jogging on the treadmill along parts of south island.
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19-Jan-2018, 01:46 PM
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RE: Hi Leyland
(18-Jan-2018 09:30 PM)frank h Wrote:  Welcome Andy
I see you went to Lancaster Lane school, I was part of the team of joiners who worked on the building for local firm A M Tomlinsons. I left Leyland to live in Wigan but continued to work for Tomlinsons being there for 38 years. Now retired the wife and I would love to visit NewZealand, but first a trip back to Crete this Easter.

frank h.
Where in Crete Frank, we live in Kolimbari area of Crete and could arrange a meet if possible.

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19-Jan-2018, 09:43 PM
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RE: Hi Leyland
Hi Dave

We shall be staying just outside Rethimno from April 15th for two weeks. This is the 3rd year in a row we will have stayed there, as last year having tried renting a car and exploring the central part of Crete we got as far as Chania & Suda bay. This year we hope to do the same and explore farther a field so may get to your area.

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20-Jan-2018, 10:40 AM
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RE: Hi Leyland
Sounds good Frank, we are in the Chania region about 25 kilometres west of Chania town and about 15 kilometres from Kissamos, kastelli as you go west, the more west you go the more rural it gets, if you like that it is more like Old Crete...

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20-Jan-2018, 08:32 PM
Post: #9
RE: Hi Leyland
Yes Dave, we like to get off the main roads and see the way the locals live, last year we met a lot of sheep wandering along some of the back roads. I envy the slower pace of life you get in the rural areas.
You find the shops can be a lot cheaper, and some of wares are made by the people selling them.

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21-Jan-2018, 10:10 AM
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RE: Hi Leyland
Spot on Frank, that is how we live out in the sticks so to speak on a 2000 sq mtre plot growing a lot of our own veggies, we chose the spot because it is away from the Brit enclaves, our neighbour is a local Cretan man, a second engineer retired from the seagoing oil tankers, and lucky for us he speaks a little English and we speak a little Greek, he is a village boy at heart and very helpful...

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