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Re: all quite on the western front (part 2)

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Posted by Re: Alll quiet on the westeren front on June 13, 2003 at 00:16:34:

In Reply to: Re: all quite on the western front (part 2) posted by Eskimo Nell on June 11, 2003 at 15:43:26:

Bridgie Lappard (also spelt Lapparth) had a brother who served in World War I. She, as far as I recall, lived in a hovel opposite what is now known as Church View Villas. Francie Philbin and a number of others also lived in those tiny buildings and were 'evacuated' during the heavy snowfall of 1947. The man who lived in the 'House of Commons' was Pat Roache, a stout man who smoked a pipe. Francie Philbin's father was a locksmith and gunsmith in Castle Street (also known as Castle Lane and Narrow Lane) in the early 1900s. Francie, a colourful character, served with the British Army in India. 'They tamed the lion but they couldn't tame Philbin,' he said. Martin Quinn (brother of Austin, Westport Road) had a shop in Castle Street; the previous owner was a woman called Cannon. Lots of history about Castle Street. Could fill the entire bulletin board with it. Johnny Mee

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