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David Laycock
Saturday, February 18, 2012 07:01
Hello Sutton!
Hey up, you all snowed in up there in Sutton? Things have gone very quiet.
Julian Hide
Saturday, February 18, 2012 09:25
Could that be because you've been away David!
Very little snow at valley level - a couple of inches that went fairly quickly. Dog and I were floundering in 6"+ on Grassington Moor last week - great fun (for dog anyway)
David Laycock
Saturday, February 18, 2012 13:23
Could be be right Julian. Nobody been stirring the Pickles'ssss. Not long back from our cruise Hong Kong to Singies via Viet Nam and Bang Kok. We are having a few hot days over here between the storms. Crocuses up yet?
Nikki Barrett
Saturday, February 18, 2012 15:26
No crocus yet but the snowdrops look really pretty! your cruise sounds fab :o) stay warm ha ha
Anne Matthews nee Currie
Saturday, February 18, 2012 17:07
Crocus,s in gardens in Ash Grove. Beautiful show of snowdrops crocus.s begining to show in garden next to butterfly house overlooking the park.
David Laycock
Sunday, February 19, 2012 02:30
Thanks Ladies. Was great, there were a few of your rich English cousins on board, but too many Yanks, but all good things must end sometime!
Looks like Spring is on the way, time for another good snow in case you get too complacent. Clough must be look ing good if the snowdrops are out. By the way I was told Alan and Dennis go into hibenation during Winter!!! (Just joking)?
Alan Pickles
Sunday, February 19, 2012 18:03
Hello young Laycock,
You haven't changed over the years have you? Hibernation is a good way of passing the time although I don't think that I have reached it yet. Just as long as we are not pushing up the daisies we are O.K. It's a compliment to know that we are missed. Keep taking the tablets. Don't believe all you hear or read.
David Laycock
Sunday, February 19, 2012 21:19
Thought that might stir the boys!
May have said this before: If you can't wake up with a smile on your face ------Stick a coat hanger in your mouth before you go to bed at night!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good to hear you are fireing on all cylinders.
Alan Pickles
Monday, February 20, 2012 09:29
Good for you David. Still say that you haven't changed.
David Laycock
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 09:27
Misses says i'm too stubbern to change as it might cost me????????????????
maureen green
Sutton in Craven
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:07
End of an era. David, If you were not aware of this, sadly the doors of Allan Green & Son Ltd.,Gear Manufacturers, were closed at the end of Nov. 2011. It was entirely Ralphs decision, and towards the end of his 8 yrs. brave battle with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma he passed Sept.10. Prior to this interest was shown by various parties, and a bid was accepted during 2011, from one of our long standing customers to include "the lads" (prime concern) work continued, and plant was gradually moved out to Keighley by the end of Nov.11. Although with sadness, it is good and comforting to know that the name of Allan Green & Son continues, along with the experience and expertise.
David Laycock
Sunday, February 26, 2012 10:50
Hi Maureen,
Thanks for the info. No I wasn't aware of the closure. As you say the name carries on. I remember the time Allan got the contract for the Ark Royal and "they" came to visit expecting to find ?? and Allan was busy on the lathe.
It has been many years since I left Sutton Maureen, so I get lost in who's who.
I apologise, but you are related how?
maureen green
Sutton in Craven
Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:02
Hello David, Sounds about right, a huge amount of gears for the Admiralty, and 88 yrs. History. Had a good team of Lads. Ralph and I were married.
David Laycock
Sunday, February 26, 2012 21:22
Hello Maureen, Thanks for the info.
I remember them excavating for the new plant and finding the remains of a dog that had buried some time ago. The name Bowker rings a bell. It's funny as I have said to Alan and Dennis before the things you remember when prompted by something else. I am very sorry to hear that Ralph had passed away. Although Ralph lived adjacient to us, I didn't know him that well, he was a very busy man at work. I used to run into him and ? Tempest out shooting many times. Of course I knew David better. It's surprising you can live close and not know people that well. Talking of that, would I have known you before I left? Do you still live in Sutton?
maureen green
Sutton in Craven
Sunday, February 26, 2012 21:49
Hello David, I wondered if you would remember North Road Works being built, moved from Rose Mount 1955. yes,Ralph was a close buddy to Tom Tempest and Clifford Riley. Do you remember where David Coleman used to prepare his Fish ?? we built in a paddock opposite called the croft, and linked in the name Low Fold. Think you would remember me Hazel Grove (Walker) David is still in Sutton, North Road.
Maurice Atkinson
Monday, February 27, 2012 08:22
Hello Maureen...are you the Maureen Walker sitting next to my sister Irene in the "Mrs Belton's Class 1947" picture? Did you have a relation called Sheila who lived in Riddlesden?
maureen green
Sutton in Craven
Monday, February 27, 2012 15:40
Yes, Maurice thats correct, we lived in Ash Street, moved to Sutton when I was ten. Sheila is my cousin and lives at Crossroads.
David Laycock
Monday, February 27, 2012 21:17
Was David Coleman's the old slaughterhouse, Tony Ingham put up a couple of old photos some time ago of Low fold?
Maureen Green
Sutton in Craven
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 13:10
David, No, David Colemans place was near to Rose Cottage, Slaughter House is called Stoney Royd. Its amazing what is recalled from memory.

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