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PostSubject: Places where you have lived...   Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:44 pm

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Irene, my Father grew up in Ormskirk....'Owen Avenue' I spent many happy a Christmas there. Wherever we were living in the world at the time we would nearly always make it home for the festivities. I have lasting memories of the park with the duck pond and maypole, towered over by the huge gas tanks that fell and rose when full or empty. My Grandmother spent her whole life as a parishioner at St Mary's....She even cleaned the church daily until she was too frail and it was a fair old hike to the church.


I copied this message from another thread, because it was well off-topic there.  

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It was a very pleasant place to live.  Long Lane was on the outskirts of Ormskirk in Aughton.  We owned a bungalow, not far from the local train station, which was where I boarded the train to travel into Liverpool for work.  

It was a very friendly and convenient place to live.  I particularly love the humour of people in that part of the country.  smile

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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:27 pm

By the time I finished my education at 'Catholic college' in Preston I was on my 26th school. I attended them whilst living in 12 different countries by the age of 16. 'Pikey ' or what?
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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:35 pm

I have lived at twenty odd addresses, mostly in and around Preston, I have also lived in Blackpool, Manchester and London. However I have lived here in Coppull for the last 30 years.
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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:55 pm

I was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1946, but left there in 1965, after marriage and the birth of my two children, when I moved to Stafford.

The next was in Knutsford, Cheshire; then followed by Little Budworth near Tarporley, where my 2nd husband & I had the restaurant as our own business (he was a superb chef) and ran the bar for the property owner.  Next in 1976 was the city of Chester, which is where I began my accounting career [an incredible place to live].  This then lead on to Abergele in North Wales (people in catering move around a lot! ).

I think this should be ‘issued’ in series form.  Number two will follow soon…

P.S.  This was first created in Word, but I do wish that I could control the line spacing after it has been copied and pasted.

Edited by Malcolm in MS Wordpad

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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:24 pm

Interesting marital story Irene - I guess I already know the sequel

Your problem with copy and paste from Word is shared - I too have had the problem.

It emanates from the default settings in your template file. It is something to do with when you have set a standard spacing between paragraphs.

One way of avoiding the problem might be to save the Word file in plain text and not.doc or docx.

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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:46 pm

Thanks Alan, I check it out tomorrow.   smile

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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:53 am

I was born in the 'pool when there were no drugs around very few paedophiles and we had a great life first living next door to a pub in which we play during the day if it rained and living next door to cousins 7 in all. my fathers father grew sickier and so we moved in with them much larger house and  considered my swanky and was 20 mins walk away slightly up hill. they thought they were the beez neez!

then the 'pool started to deteriorate a little with the teddy boy era and my father got a job with ICI in Cheshire with the intention of the whole family moving to include my grandma [ granddad had died' ] she refused to go at the last minute and had a sister who moved in with her.

we moved to a lovely village called Weaverham of 6000 souls and I spent an idyllic teenage period of 5 yrs - healthy environment ; girls and finally the work force.

some mates decided to move away from home to Basingstoke in Hants and I followed out of loneliness I guess - spent 15 yrs there; got married had two kids and then on to Hong Kong and finally OZ -  I have moved about 7 times since being here even once interstate. Now back in Western Australia.
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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:08 pm

Thanks for fixing my earlier post, Malcolm. 

So, to continue…
I can’t recall exactly where it fitted in, but I also spent some time living in the Mendip Hills near to Bristol.  Good shopping in the city and close to the coast. Wink 

At the beginning of the 80’s was when I lived in Nigeria.  Quite an experience without doubt!  yes

After our return to the UK, my (chef) husband decided that he wanted to explore areas across the world before agreeing to accept another position in another country.  So although I was not actually resident, we spent about six weeks circling the globe.  This included places such as the Far East, The Philippines, then across the Pacific to the West coast of America.  This was at the end of 1981/beginning of ’82.  

Next came the expedition across South America by rail, stopping of at places such as Houston, New Orleans and Orlando in Florida.

Upon our return to the UK, I decided that enough was enough and said goodbye to the 2nd contender in marriage.

I finally (re)settled in Stafford and have been here ever since, albeit at three addresses; the last one being where I now live and have done so for the past 26 years.  smile

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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:31 pm

Irene, if you want to copy and paste from Word, first paste it to MS Wordpad, this will remove any formatting then copy again and paste where you want it.
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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:58 pm

I listen to the song "the leaving of Liverpool" with some poignancy. we never returned to live there and as developing teenagers were too  excited about our new lives to think about  it. but it was the end of a our own Liverpool culture, life style and contacts. It was a divorce a separation and I often wonder what our lives would have been like if we'd stayed? sometimes I feel like a lost soul wandering around the planet looking for a resting place but somehow still looking over my shoulder! murgs dance
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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:59 pm

malcolm wrote:
Irene, if you want to copy and paste from Word, first paste it to MS Wordpad, this will remove any formatting then copy again and paste where you want it.

Thanks again, Malcolm.  I didn't even know that I had Wordpad! 

I have had the good fortune of access to Microsoft HUP, which provides the complete suite of MS Office for a simply nominal charge, and which was the probable reason for my lack of awareness.

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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:28 pm

I'm impressed ... you all sound real adventurous globetrotters.
I've only lived at 4 addresses and that includes the house I was born in.
It's great fun reading all your exploits.
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