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Anita-Lancs 
11 hours ago

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Sorry folks my St George's Flag picture does not seem to have worked. It is 23rd April 2018. Best Wishes
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Anita-Lancs Email
11 hours ago

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Maureen H.C. 
13/04

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Yes, Mike you are correct only Joan lives in the valley. Christine and John no longer live there.

Mike  
13/04

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You say you only have your cousin Joan left. I take it that Christine is still alive but maybe not living in the Valley any more. Christine was in the same class at St Joeys as I was during our school days. Then they had a younger brother John.  They lived at #3 Branch Street and we lived at #15. There was a little girl lived across from them and we would shout to her to "show us your bum" and she would in a heart beat hahahaha  Strange the things I  think of from the old days. A little bugger I was hahaha. 

Maureen H.C. 
12/04

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Mike, you are so right. When I first came to this side of the world I couldn't afford many phone calls back to England, it was so expensive. So I wrote a letter every week and even airmail cost quite a bit back then. Our first trip home took us 3 years to save.
I still get the Rossendale Free Press, on line of course. But Rossendale has changed so very much. I tried to find where my grandparents lived in Ramsbottom but thatwhole area was gutted more than 45 years ago. I have only my cousin Joan and very few friends left in the valley, any more. Hoever, I still have the great memories..

Mike GROGAN 
12/04

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Yes Maureen and a hand written letter to my uncle in Ireland would take 3 days. Now it takes 3 seconds to type an email to him. Actually talking and seeing each other on a hand held phone (face time) was never even imagined. It's now when we say "it's a small world" that saying comes alive.  Hard to imagine today that before the advent of cars and planes that the furthest people could travel from the place of their birth, would be as far as a horse could travel. That is if you even had a horse available to ride. To people living in the valley a hundred years ago, many would have never seen the sea or ocean in their life time.  

Maureen H.C. 
11/04

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Hi Everyone, Yes, I had a great Easter.
I had the good fortune to have my grandchildren here in Orlando,this past week. I had forgotten how having a full house of people coming and going is very different from my every day life.
My mum used to say we were eating her out of house and home. That was how I was beginning to feel I was st the shops every other day - LOL. They wanted to know about my life in the valley and couldn't believe how very different my life was growing up than their lives are. They have traveled to many countries and I thought back to my world which was dependent on what buses  went where  and of course the trains..Which meant a small world. We thought going abroad was going to the Isle of Man!!! LOL. 

Mike & Terry 
02/04

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Happy Easter to everyone. 

Anne M 
01/04

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Happy Easter Lanky friends.

Maureen H.C. 
13/03

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Re: The last e-mail I posted should have been directed to Mike.
Sorry. I neglected to put his name in the headline..

Maureen H.C. 
13/03

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During the long drought of e-mails, I re read your stories.. OMG! I was laughing so hard, remembering so many of the people you wrote about and remembering the times we lived, the people we both knew.. I thank you for those funny and happy memories. So many of the ones we knew are gone and we are no longer in Rossendale so all we have are the memories and I thank you, for bringing these back, so I can relive and laugh again!,
Maureen..

Dennis N.Z. 
13/03

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Imagine the havoc Doddy would create in the Jam Butty mine with his tickling stick 😂

Mike GROGAN Email
13/03

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I bet they bury Ken Dodd in a Jam Butty Mine. lol.. The devil made me say that. RIP Ken Dodd. 

Dennis - N.Z. 
12/03

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The 'Diddy man' Sir Ken Dodd R.I.P. aged 90.

Mike 
01/03

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Sent you an email Maureen ..

Maureen H.C. 
28/02

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Hi Mike,
I no longer have your e-mail address. When my computer went sount I lost everything.. Please  send you address. Thanks.

Maureen H.C. 
27/02

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Hi, Is anyone out there?
I read today, that the Rossendale valley really got hit with the snow and cold these last couple of days. I used to live in Toronto, then the midwest in the US., the coldest temp I experienced was 26 below zero. I am so grateful that my husband moved us to Florida. Although, some of my children live in Chicago and the mid US. and when the bad weather hits I am always worried about them. Once you have children you worry about them for the rest of your life...

Maureen Hardman Chadwick Email
13/02

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Hi Everyone,

My computer died on me a couple of weeks ago. So I have had a hard time getting my address book back - no I hadn't backed up. [bawl]

Hi Anne, so sorry to hear about John. It is hard getting used to being alone.

I missed the site but happy I found it again.

Anne M 
10/02

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Thank you all for your kind thoughts.  it is a very hard time.  Love, Anne m

Pam n Eric 
06/02

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Hi Anne, thinking of you, please look after yourself. Love to you both xxx

Dennis Dickinson 
05/02

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Anne - keep your chin up - be strong - my thoughts are with you x

R’ Eric 
02/02

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Just saw your post Anne, want you to know that I am thinking of you. What wonderful memories you both share.

Anita-Lancs 
01/02

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Hi Anne   It wouldn't have been an easy decision for you to make, but you can't do everything.  You take care. x

Anne M 
31/01

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Just to let you know, I had to put John in a Nursing home yesterday.  Hard after 60 years.

Mike GROGAN Email
28/01

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Just to let you all know that the previous posting is NOT FROM ME but from another Mike. DAMMIT. 

Mike Email
27/01

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If you love Lancashire as much as I do and like to read some funny stories in Lancashire Dialect then take a look at
Mikesmonologues.com ... I guarantee you'll love it!

R' Eric 
25/01

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Oops....too much Malt  [frown]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCptMS8IZvA&list=RDOfF9ELhPW1Q

R' Eric 
25/01

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How aboot a wee Polka fir ower friends across the border ....och aye! Get yer Kilt on Mike!!
come on Jimmy lah....

http://ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCptMS8IZvA&list=RDOfF9ELhPW1Q

R' Eric 
23/01

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Sorry 'bout that Maureen....it was a pic.

Maureen H. C. 
19/01

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Hi 'r Eric,
The image you sent would not come up, so I am guessing you were either in the service and in Gibraltar OR, you are sending me a photo of the apes??? If neither - I give up..
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