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pierre
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Posted - 04/09/2010 :  19:29:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
September 2010.
Thought they were going to pull this down ?



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oldcefnlad
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Posted - 04/09/2010 :  21:39:16 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All the time that building has been there i have never been in there often wonder what it looks like inside.
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gatekeeper
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Posted - 04/09/2010 :  21:41:33 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
by the look of the out side, not very good
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fredd
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Posted - 04/09/2010 :  22:26:28 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Went in there about 20 years ago , big rooms with high ceilings they where very spartan robust and pretty much probably how they had been for donkeys years. Very interesting buildings , i thought they should have been listed buildings ,i also thought this 5.6 million pound or probably more would more than have covered restoring these as well ?
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milkman
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Posted - 10/09/2010 :  17:02:41 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A number of "cottage-homers" went to the Grammar School and did pretty well. I recall Eddie Jones and Graham Treharne. Many of them were really good lads whose parents had some misfortune
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tarkus
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Posted - 10/09/2010 :  19:05:28 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We Had a boy in class in earl st from there nicknamed 'punch'he could to.little bugger was hard as nails but a nice boy.

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fredd
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Posted - 10/09/2010 :  21:24:50 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tarkus

We Had a boy in class in earl st from there nicknamed 'punch'he could to.little bugger was hard as nails but a nice boy.



i remember the name punch but i cant put a face to him or his name
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milkman
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Posted - 10/09/2010 :  21:48:24 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All boys from the Cottage Homes went to Earl St, I believe. There was a black boy named Flicka; unusual for we Tredegarites since there were no Black people in the town.
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fredd
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Posted - 10/09/2010 :  22:02:21 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by milkman

All boys from the Cottage Homes went to Earl St, I believe. There was a black boy named Flicka; unusual for we Tredegarites since there were no Black people in the town.

what about the gentleman called mr wilson?
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milkman
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Posted - 11/09/2010 :  14:54:20 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You are right and I recalled that afterwards! He was known as "Darkie Wilson" and was regarded as a true gentleman by all who knew and worked with him (he was a miner, I believe) I think "Brown Bomber" was his son. He drove buses for Charlie Hill,
Old age doesnt let us remember everything.
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tarkus
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Posted - 11/09/2010 :  17:28:00 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Horace wilson

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fredd
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Posted - 13/09/2010 :  13:57:06 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was thinking of horace's father George Wilson who was indeed a coal miner and a damn good banjo player he lived at Tabernacle cottages in Dukestown.
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tarkus
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Posted - 13/09/2010 :  17:39:58 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm only a pup, i can only go as far back as horace

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gatekeeper
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Posted - 27/09/2011 :  20:31:39 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i see that the new building is almost done.

who will move in and when ?
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Sweetiepie
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Posted - 31/03/2012 :  11:48:06 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was there also from 1955 to 1959 ,i remember a lady we called nannie that we all loved. I recently went back in February this year and I was shown around by the site manager , he recalled that a gentleman had also called in to look around that may or not be Mr. Wilson Jnr. I would love to hear from anyone who has memories of living there also.

S Frampton
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morgan.m
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Posted - 31/03/2012 :  17:43:29 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Sweetiepie
Check out the post by Vernon Flicker which is in Guest Book Forum 2/10/2011 he was at the homes from 1936---48

morgan
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pierre
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Posted - 06/06/2012 :  21:07:53 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
well, here is an update on the cottage homes site.

Look at the first picture, then look at the photo below.



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mike
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Posted - 06/06/2012 :  22:00:05 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I don't know what the inside of the new buildings is like, but it seems that they have made at least a reasonable attempt to capture the outside appearance.

Mike
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Titch
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Posted - 29/01/2014 :  18:00:12 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just going through a a few photo's and came across one of my Grandfather with the said 'Darkie Wilson' The photo was taken at a fancy dress night at the RAFA Club when it was in Lower Salisbury St, now the Bowls club I believe.
Don't know who the gent on the left is, (anyone any ideas?) My Grandfather Tom Walters is on the right
Second picture taken on the same evening but who's the lady?

Can't upload images so will send them to Pierre.


I love a Black Bush!
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pierre
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Posted - 29/01/2014 :  19:12:50 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Many thanks to Titch for the photo's





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fredd
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Posted - 29/01/2014 :  20:36:19 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Titch, Did you ever have that feeling, that, Man could have had boot polish on his face ..? after all ; Their Hands All looked a Similar Shade, And it Did look like a fancy dress party .. ??
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Titch
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Posted - 29/01/2014 :  21:14:07 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was there when he made up for that very evening, I remember it well, must have been about 1959 / 60 ish. He used stage makeup (greasepaint) as he and 3 of his sons had been in the Kentucky Minstrels for many years. I used to sit in the 'kitchen' and watch him blacking up it was fascinating to watch him putting on the white lips and white around the eye.


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Titch
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Posted - 29/01/2014 :  21:28:17 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darkie was genuine no need for makeup, a lovely and well liked man, I think he had a son but I can't remember his name.

I love a Black Bush!
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KenJ
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Posted - 29/01/2014 :  21:52:23 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darky's son - wasn't he Tony?
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Daleks
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Posted - 29/01/2014 :  21:54:18 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Horace Wilson and his family lived in Twyn Star, Dukestown. I think he had 3 sons and at least 2 daughters. The eldest son is Tony and youngest nicknamed "Sooty".
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Titch
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Posted - 29/01/2014 :  23:14:01 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Does anyone know the woman and the other gent in the pictures?

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