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1 Fri July 04 2014 - 01:39:29
Fullname: Stephen Bryden
Email: s.bryden.555@gmail.com
Homepage URL: "..
Where were you born?: Broadoak rd Benchill
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Broadoak & Haveley rds
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Haveley hay & Newall Green
Where do you now reside?: Yucca Valley Ca,USA
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: Spent a lot of time at Maine rd & many away games. " true blue " Anyway just reading your web-site & saw a posting from Steve Shepley dated 12/4/12 one of only 2people I remember from your site . Sorry to say the other is no longer with us. Hey Steve drop me a line And any one else who remembers the 'Yankee" people like.....willy Wilde John smith ,John Henry ,Albert & Dave ,


2 Fri July 04 2014 - 01:36:57
Fullname: Stephen Bryden
Email: s.bryden.555@gmail.com
Homepage URL: "..
Where were you born?: Broadoak rd Benchill
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Broadoak & Haveley rds
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Haveley hay & Newall Green
Where do you now reside?: Yucca Valley Ca,USA
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: Spent a lot of time at Maine rd & many away games. " true blue " Anyway just reading your web-site & saw a posting from Steve Shepley dated 12/4/12 one of only 2people I remember from your site . Sorry to say the other is no longer with us. Hey Steve drop me a line And any one else who remembers the 'Yankee" people like.....willy Wilde John smith ,John Henry ,Albert & Dave ,


3 Wed July 02 2014 - 13:27:02
Fullname: Thomas Murray
Email: tom.murray2@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Miles P;atting Manchester
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Boncarn Drive
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Newall Green Junor, and newall Greeen secondary modern
Where do you now reside?: Devon
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: I do not support either


4 Fri June 27 2014 - 19:02:49
Fullname: Robert Gregory
Email: robert.gregoryr1200@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Moston
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: 89 Moat Road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Haveley Hey Primary School and Poundswick Grammar School
Where do you now reside?: Poynton, Cheshire
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: Left Wythenshawe when I got married in 1968. Married with 2 children and 1 granddaughter. Keen cyclist, motorcyclist and sailor.


5 Wed June 25 2014 - 18:43:02
Fullname: Aine mullaney savage
Email: aine_savage@yahoo.com.au
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Manchester
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Barrow field road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: St Anthony's All Hallows'
Where do you now reside?: Melbourne Australia
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: Would like to get in touch with anyone from barrow field rd or All Hallows' school up to 1962/33


6 Tue June 24 2014 - 10:24:15
Fullname: Georgina Echols (Nee Ashton)
Email: shirebourne@me.com
Homepage URL: www.shirebourne.com
Where were you born?: Gorton
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: 44 Swanage Avenue, Brooklands Estate.
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Sandilands Primary, and Baguley Hall Sec.
Where do you now reside?: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Grew up in Brooklands during the 50's & 60's. My parents were always fighting, and I left home at 16. I don't remember much of my life back there as I mainly blocked it out to move forward. Names of some kids that lived on my street were Anne Brookes, Loraine and Peter Cooper, Anne and Stephen Pickup, Christine Cook, Susan, and Christine Hanlon, Sylvia Nash (a big bully who liked to punch other kids, until I fought back and kicked her ass one day) My friend June Blayney who lived on Wendover Road helped me get a job at Man United's stadium at Old Trafford in the snack bars on Saturday's. After secondary school I worked at the North Western Gas Board as a IBM Key Punch Operator for three years, then quit, and decided to go to Art School in Staileybridge, Cheshire, where I took graphic design. I sang in various rock bands too for many years. I was totally gutted when I didn't pass my Eleven Plus, and thought for years that it meant I was a dummy. However, I later learned that there were quota's for the grammar and technical schools and that the system was rigged for the children of local merchants, and teachers in the area, this disgusted me so much, that I left Wythenshawe at the age of 26, and went cold turkey to America with $65 in my pocket. I got a job apprenticing with a Master Groomer, and took a course in pet grooming, purchased a mobile grooming van, and started my own business. I have been here 35 years now and have no regrets. I went back to Wythenshawe to visit my dad a few times, but it does not look like I remember it anymore. I do remember Wythenshawe Park, and the posh houses skirting the edges around it with their Monkey Puzzle Trees and beautiful landscaping. I remember Brooklands Road, and all the big fancy homes along it built for the super rich. I still have happy memories of the fields at the back of Brooklands with NorthernMoor Estates across the fields, and the little brook I fished for sticklebacks in a Robertsons strawberry Jam jar. I remember Granelli's Ice cream too.


7 Mon June 09 2014 - 07:08:47
Fullname: Roy Neville
Email: mufc_neville@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Benchill.Wythenshawe
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: 472 Greenwood Rd.
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Haveley Hey Junior. Poundswick . Then Brownley Green
Where do you now reside?: Australia
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Lived at 472 Greenwood road in a LARGE FAMILY.Was In the T.A.core for 3 years at Deensgate.Mates: Peter Kay ,Tony Ennis, Joey Maddox.Have contacted DIANA GRAHAM ne CARDEN. She is looking for 2 of my sisters. DIANE & JANET. Feel free to eMail me for details


8 Sun May 25 2014 - 23:41:11
Fullname: angela laurie nee Burgess
Email: ange.andy@sky.com
Homepage URL: Ange&andy Laurie
Where were you born?: benchill two acre ave
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: cotefield rd
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: st peters firbank. all hallows
Where do you now reside?: crewe cheshire
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: Was born at home Benchill, moved to a new house woodhouse pk when i was about 3. Lived there untill marrige in 1969. Went from st Peters firbank to All Hallows 1947. Happy memories of living in woodhouse pk. Walking to Ringway to watch the planes close up on a path nr Airport hotel. Skyways cafe drinking frothy coffee. When i became a teenager.The wonderful outdoor pool at Castle mills. Picnics and paddling in the river Bollin. When older the Golden garter the Princess club, the oasis. The twisted wheel. Working in the records (music) dept in Lewis putting records on for listeners in the booths,walked home from work once when fog was very thick and buses stopped running. Along Princess rd through moss side never thought anything abut it i was 17 then. Many Many memories.


9 Tue May 20 2014 - 16:51:10
Fullname: Anne Worthington
Email: Anneworthington0925@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Manchester
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Barrowfield rd, plowden rd, montpellior road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Poundswick grammar
Where do you now reside?: Spain
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Retired from man airport and came to live in Spain in October 2012.


10 Wed May 14 2014 - 01:23:02
Fullname: David Williiams
Email: davidkloee@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: 8 Wren Street West Gorton
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: 183 Lawton Moor Road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Rackhouse Road Junior Yewtree Secondary
Where do you now reside?: Micklehurst Mossley Tameside
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Hi there. Started Yewtree in 1958 left in 1962. Headmaster was Dr Davies. Lot of my time spent on the back fields Wythenshawe Park with mates. Footy n Cricket good times. Plus Belle Vue Aces Saturday night when older then town clubin Anyone remember the Heaven n Hell club? Oasis. Jungfrau.Twisted Wheel.Get in touch if want would be great after so many years.


11 Tue May 06 2014 - 21:42:10
Fullname: Gloria Bancroft nee Gunther
Email: gloriabancroft@rogers.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Cambridge St, Hulme, Chorlton-on Medlock
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Moor Lane
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?:
Where do you now reside?: Canada
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: I married Ken Bancroft who lived on Hillend Road. I lived on Moor Lane with Bill & Peggy Gunther (mum and dad, 2 brothers, Bill & Phillip Gunther (sadly Phillip passed away)and my sister Pat Gunther. I worked in Wythenshawe Park with my mum in the cafeteria and kiosk on the football field.I also worked in the chip shop and hardware store (owned by Mr.& Mrs. Kennedy)on Button Lane. I also worked for several years at AEI. I used to attend St. Aidan's Youth Club. I was married at St. Aidans Church and moved to Canada 1992. I remember Jennifer Whetton, The Murphy Family and the Bates Family, the McDonald Family, The Green Family and the Burgess Family.


12 Sat May 03 2014 - 02:29:15
Fullname: Jean bailey
Email: penniroht@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: ancoats
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: honford road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: haveley hey and shartson high
Where do you now reside?: halifax yorkshire
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: went to school at sharston in 1964 made a prefect and then head girl with jointly christine smith, left 1969 and started nursing at withington hosp. did 6 yrs in saudi abraia rtn 1991 working at wythensawe and married a swedish guy still married no kids, still nursing just thinking about an art teacher at sharston Mr John Markam bald guy wore cuban heels, had an eye for the gals...I was the first with a few other to be the 6th form


13 Fri April 25 2014 - 18:03:10
Fullname: Martin Longden
Email: martin.bloors@googlemail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: wythenshawe
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: tayfield rd
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: poundswick & oldwood secondary
Where do you now reside?:
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: I'm Martin's son and i'm looking for one of his old school friends called des mcmullen? can anyone help please? they both also worked at blue circle


14 Thu April 24 2014 - 22:34:13
Fullname: Thomas brookes
Email: tom. brookes65 @ Icloud . Com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Manchester
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Byfield road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Brownley green secondrey school
Where do you now reside?: Anglesey north wales
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: Lived in Byfield from 1950 until I got married in 1970 Had great time playing out winter and summer with all my mates.I haven't been back since I left Manchester in 1994 great place in the1960s but not now. I moved to northenden and then to the LLanfairpwll in anglesey in 1995 to enjoy my retirement from British gas


15 Sat April 19 2014 - 03:34:58
Fullname: Anne Bell
Email: annabellfurlong@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Manchester
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Broadoak Road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: St. John Fisher & Thomas Moore. All Hallows' Secondery Modern
Where do you now reside?: Killiney Co Dublin
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: I lived on Broadoak Road for sixteen years from the age of six until I Got married in 1975 . Many happy memories as a child Playing in newhay school behind our house From morning till dusk . No worries or cares, never Locked the back door at night . Happy Days !!


16 Sun April 13 2014 - 18:43:43
Fullname: john murphy
Email: j-murphy33@sky.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: chorlton manchester
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: greenbrow road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: chorlton grammar
Where do you now reside?: wigan lancashire
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: manyhappytimesatcastlemillandwythenshawepark alsofishingatst.georgespoolandtimperleycanalwithmymateserniequinn,stevesladeandpaulredmond


17 Sat April 12 2014 - 06:01:25
Fullname: John carroll
Email: parcelmanuk@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Wythenshawe
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Renton rd,
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Haveley hey ,,brownley green
Where do you now reside?: Wythenshawe
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Lookin for school pics haveley hey in the 60,s we lived at no 6 Renton ,mrs Jubbs at 3 ,like to hear from anyone,,the Shannon's from 8,, or anyone at all


18 Fri April 11 2014 - 19:40:57
Fullname: Janis Green nee YOUNG
Email: jgreen522000@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Hulme Manchester
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Ravenscarr Crescent
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Newall Green Upper School
Where do you now reside?: Wythenshawe
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Cant imagine living anywhere else but Wythenshawe, all my children and grandchildren still live in the area xx


19 Wed April 09 2014 - 01:53:25
Fullname: Andy Holden
Email: andy_squall@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Crossacres via Withington Hospital
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Welburn Ave
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: South Wythenshawe High lower/upper
Where do you now reside?: Wythenshawe
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: Remember Mr Madders saying we would all be able to retire at 50 and robots would do all the work for us ? He lied ! Most of the high schools have now gone along with the green open spaces, those of us that grew up in 'Wivvy' pre 1980 probably got the best it had to offer. Happy happy times, I feel privileged I experienced it. What are you lot doing now ? Get in touch !


20 Tue April 08 2014 - 21:14:28
Fullname: frank howarth
Email: frankhowarth@uwclub.newt
Homepage URL: none
Where were you born?: withington
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: delwood gardens
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: brownley green
Where do you now reside?: bucley n wales
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: went to brownley green from 1941 to 1951 then worked at daimler cars then in the army as a reg soldier came went on the buses in manchester for about 16 years


21 Tue April 08 2014 - 17:01:40
Fullname: Martin perry
Email: perry-f@sky.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Chard drive
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: 13 chard drive
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Woodhousepark/jnr South whythenshawe high
Where do you now reside?: Timperley
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: The good old days


22 Fri April 04 2014 - 16:47:38
Fullname: Adrienne(Renne) Postill nee Derbyshire
Email: rennepostill@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Macclesfield
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: 55 Greenbrow Road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Newall Green Secondary School
Where do you now reside?: Stockport
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: Lived on Greenbrow Road with my parents, grandfather two brothers Norman and Peter (who sadly died in August 2009)and sister Sandra. Left Wythenshawe in 1970 when I married Tony (who sadly also died 6 weeks after Peter).


23 Sun March 30 2014 - 08:42:36
Fullname: Catherine J Willis
Email: ladyfury82@live.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: St Marys hospital Rusholme
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: 4 Wynyard Rd Benshill
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: South Manchester High
Where do you now reside?: Warrington Cheshire
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Also lived at 7 littlewood Rd youngest daughter of Diane todd My Grandfather was The late William Arthur Todd and youngest sister of Amanda Willis


24 Sat March 29 2014 - 18:48:19
Fullname: Barry Hood
Email: Twohoods@bigpond.net.au
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: 77 Moat Road, Benchill (at home).
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Moat Road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Havely Hey (then Chorlton Grammar)
Where do you now reside?: Sydney, Australia.
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Lived in Sydney since September 1960(age 17), apart from two years in Melbourne (62-64)and one in London (67/68). Dual citizen, but Australian by inclination. Was in Manchester July 2013 visiting my brothers, Bernard (Offerton)and Malcolm (Birchwood)and their families. No real connection with W/shawe now, but many memories, mostly good. Married 40 years, live in Lane Cove. One wife, two sons, two small grandsons. Play tennis erratically. Keen hands-on gardener. House trained. Travelled a lot. Drive:Old Beemer;grandson to child care;washing machine;various dangerous tools/implements;wife mad.


25 Tue March 25 2014 - 15:02:13
Fullname: Joan Dugdale now Ainsworth
Email: passionpaws@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Crumpsall
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Kingsdown road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: St ANTHONY'S
Where do you now reside?: Radcliffe
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Would love to meet my half brother..Born 1967 and I think lived on Garthorpe road.. Mother I think was named Mary..


26 Sun March 16 2014 - 14:04:31
Fullname: Tom Robinson
Email: trobinson_99@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: cheadle
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: podsmead
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: wythenshawetech
Where do you now reside?: Sydney,Australia
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: attended-1961-1966


27 Fri March 14 2014 - 16:14:48
Fullname: Thomas Edward ROBINSON
Email: trobinson_99@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Cheadle Hospital
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Podsmead Road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Wythenshawe Technical High School
Where do you now reside?: Sydney Australia
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Look forward to catching up with past class mates


28 Sat March 01 2014 - 20:46:15
Fullname: anthony hardman
Email: anthonyhardman@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: wythenshawe
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: moat rd benchill and tipton dr northern moor
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: st peters primary and st john plessington
Where do you now reside?: royal oak
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Grew up in Benchill on moat rd was wondering if anyone new what the disco was called behind the royal oak pub on altrincham rd.


29 Thu February 27 2014 - 00:50:34
Fullname: Ann Ormrod
Email: ann.ormrod@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: manchester
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: broadoak drive
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: st johns then st columbas
Where do you now reside?:
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Lived in broadoak drive worked with marlene miller at the bakery.


30 Wed February 26 2014 - 04:00:49
Fullname: Ruth Knight nee Mitchell
Email: rknight@jfp.com.au
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Harperhey
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Blackcarr Road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Baguley Hall
Where do you now reside?: Brisbane Australia
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: like to know if anyone is still alive and Kicking


31 Sat February 22 2014 - 03:16:49
Fullname: John Brader
Email: johnbrader@internode.on.net
Homepage URL: Internode
Where were you born?: Withington Hospital
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Sledmoor Road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Royal Oak Primary
Where do you now reside?: Allans Flat Victoria Australia
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: We left the UK in 1957 and settled in Perth Western Australia, since then I have lived in various parts of Australia with my employment.


32 Mon February 10 2014 - 21:49:22
Fullname: Peter Hannett
Email: peterhannett@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Wythenshawe
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Coney Grove, Royal Oak
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: St Peters Floatshall then St Gregs
Where do you now reside?: Staffordshire
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: It was a great place to grow up 1947 to 1972, playing in Wythenshawe Park from dawn till dusk. Had fabulous few years playing football for St Petes and Baguley Hall Youth Clubs. Hardly recognise the place now if ever I fly out of "Ringway" for a holiday, motorways everywhere!! Our friends were true people you could rely on - something about Wythenshawe!!


33 Sun February 09 2014 - 06:27:38
Fullname: Anne Bacon
Email: annebacon1@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Withington Hospital
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Green Meadow walk/Tweenbrook Ave
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Woodhouse Park/Oldwood jnr/Wythenshawe Tech
Where do you now reside?: Suffolk
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Came across the site by chance. Anyone know the whereabouts of Pat Harrison/Margaret Lester/ Janet Blake from Brookway. Last 2 became sister-in-laws


34 Wed February 05 2014 - 17:11:36
Fullname: robert burns
Email: roblyn13@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: longsight
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: brownly road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: brownley green jr sharston snr
Where do you now reside?: cyprus
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: Left school 1960 to work at j cockshoots gorton


35 Sat February 01 2014 - 05:58:24
Fullname: ann kath pat janet all worked at st johns in the 70s
Email:
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: manchester
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: fancroft rd..hall lane..northern moor
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: st johns and thomas..st columbas..sharston..stockport &cheshire & m/c
Where do you now reside?: s/port m/c and cheshire....
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: we all worked at st johns...1st doing the coffees and chicken sandwiches...so ( popular they were )till i reached 18..then we went working behind the bars...it was mary and dermott. who managed the place then.does any one remember when they use to queue down honford road..to get a seat...how things change...we had great times..ann..kath..janet..ita.kitty..maureen.pat.evonne.jenny..and linda for a short time..we loved it..plus all the waiters..vin.mike.chris etc....and at least 3 of the girls met there future husbands...i pat worked there till i got married when i was 28...and did a few more years..but it was difficult living in s/port and going to the club..having a full time job as well..i remember the others lasting longer than i...fond memories for late 60s and 70s xx


36 Thu January 23 2014 - 02:11:44
Fullname: jonathan finney
Email: j.finney@live.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: wythenshawe
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: crossacres rd
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: peel hall poundswick lower and upper
Where do you now reside?: stockport
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Went to poundswick 68-73. Been a lorry driver for 37 years and still enjoy it. Would like to hear from anyone who remebers me.


37 Wed January 22 2014 - 04:23:08
Fullname: Suzanne Lister now Sturgess
Email: panshinesuzie@live.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Wythenshawe
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Robinswood rd. Plowden rd. Barrowfiels rd
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Poundswick
Where do you now reside?: Hazel Grove, Stockport
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: Very fond memories of my life in Wythenshawe, especially school life at Poundswick where I was till 1975. I was in 5u and remember so many people. I remenber julie shelmerdine, deborah harwood, karen brierley, catherine and maureen morrow, dianne ladd, gillian scruton, denise gent, fiona wilde, estelle hughes, josephine blair, wendy bollongton and the boys I remember most are stephen hampson, steven eyes, alan holgate, floyd adu, stuart heald, alan loughlin, ross purdy, gary jones, mike jones, billy manarn, pete higgins and garth(cant remember surname) duncan stevenson. I enjoyed my year's at poundswick especially the overseas trip italy, I I also went to the reunion that floyd arranged. Great memories till I lefy Wythenshawe in 1980 to get married, now got 2 children and 1 granson.


38 Tue January 21 2014 - 22:00:07
Fullname: clive kenyon
Email: max_manchester@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: n/a
Where were you born?: oldham
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Orton Road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Rackhouse/Brookway High
Where do you now reside?: Blackley
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: hi just checking in


39 Sun January 19 2014 - 16:37:55
Fullname: Wilson (nee Cokayne)
Email: melanie_wilson1@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Manchester
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Topfield Road and Oatlands Road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Poundswick Infants, Oldwood Juniors
Where do you now reside?: Macclesfield
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: Not a football fan, this needs amending to allow the selection of Nil!! I've been reading through these pages and haven't come across any names I recognise, (except one, and he was my brother Peter's mate, George Chin), though I was only nine when my family left Wythenshawe, so maybe that's why. I remember living in a maisonette on Topfield Road until I was four, when we moved to Oatlands Road. I remember starting school at Poundswick Infants and being petrified! I was lucky in that the teachers were quite forward thinking really, and allowed me and my brother (two years older) to wander in and out of each other's classrooms, until I had settled in. My teacher was lovely - Miss, or Mrs Telling. Our mother used to pick us up for lunch every day. I remember sitting under the cherry blossom trees making daisy chains with friends, but sorry, can't remember any names! Headteacher was a dragon - Mrs Blackwell - she smacked me for being where I was supposed to be at the time! That injustice has stayed with me all my life!! Oldwood Juniors followed, where I remember some faces but not many names at all, except a few teachers; was in Miss Brewer's class (she had a rabbit hopping around the classroom! I thought it was fantastic!). She let us all choose the colour for the re-decorating; yellow, good brain colour!! My brother was in Miss Stuart's class when we came to leave in 1970 - only for her to turn up at my new school in New Mills, Derbyshire!! She was Mrs Leese then. Mr Myatt was the Headmaster, scary, but kind as I remember. I can remember another teacher, not mine, but I remember her anyway, Miss Murphy - she always scared me too! I vaguely remember a boy called Trevor, Roland??, girls Tracy?? There was a new girl joined, can't remember whether it was my class or not, but I remember playing with her in the playground - I was fascinated because she was the first black child I had been in such close proximity with, and was horrified to find people being unkind to her because of it. I think her name was Joanna?? Very pretty girl, with lovely, intricate braids in her hair. Like others on here, I too remember the country lanes, walking to what was Ringway Airport to meet our elder sister Frances, who was doing a hairdressing apprenticeship there. To think we used to climb and wait on a wooden gate into a field! I had two other sisters, Vanda and Sandra, and the baby of the family, Rayma (though there were two more siblings after her, in Derbyshire). I remember playing in the park near Poundswick Infants, somewhere down Stoneacres Rd,I think, but I can't see any sign of that now. Then there was the bigger park we used to wander off to, with the boating lake and Parkie (many a plaster and smell of Dettol!!), Castle Mills, Poundswick Pond, before the Forum Theatre was built - we used to go 'newting', invariably fell in!! My mother Grace used to work at Herons greengrocers on Minsterley Parade. I remember our older sisters taking us to the outdoor next to the pub, Cock of the North, on a Friday night, to get sweets! They used to take my brother and me to the cinema every now and again, the Forum I think, in Northenden??, and sometimes the Tatton. So many memories, and such freedom!! I've always been proud to say I'm from Wythenshawe. I think the tv series, 'Shameless' did it a lot of damage - there are too many who thought it was an accurate portrayal of the place. Perhaps it was in parts, I don't know, but I do know it didn't represent the whole of Wythwnshawe, at any time. I have driven round a few times, taking my children when they were younger - I was shocked to see the decline, but then I think that was why my parents moved us away. I have been back since and it looks as though it has had some investment in it. It's been fascinating reading others' accounts of life in Woodhouse Park, and how far flung everyone is now, quite literally all around the globe!! Many thanks for this.


40 Tue January 14 2014 - 20:27:55
Fullname: Anthony O'Brien
Email: falk50@web.de
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Wythenshawe
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Wendon Road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: St Peters and St Pauls
Where do you now reside?: Germany
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Hello Pauline Sprague, you actually found me, i remember you too, i received your Mail and lost it, please write me a Mail Thanks Tony


41 Sat January 11 2014 - 13:36:49
Fullname: Kathleen Bronton (nee Cryne)
Email: davkath@iinet.net.au
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Moston Manchester UK
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Ravenscar Cres
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: St. Anthony's p.s. St Columba's RC Sec. school
Where do you now reside?: Perth W.A.
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: Hi, this is my second time at putting my name on the Wythenshawe expats site. I was contacted recently as someone remembered the name and wondered if I was related to someone they remembered from childhood and it turned out it was my brother they remembered so I was happy to pass on their email to my brother. I married David Bronton who lived in Robinsbay Rd, in 1965 lived in Heald Green for 5yrs and 2yrs in Baguley before moving to Perth W.A. Have 3 children 5 grandchildren and couldn't imagine living anywhere else Perth is beautiful. If there is someone who remembers me from school (left school 1962) or from Ravenscar Cres I would love to hear from you.


42 Fri January 10 2014 - 01:15:36
Fullname: Margaret Allen
Email: margaretallen28@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Manchester
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Button Lane
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Button Lane, Yew Tree
Where do you now reside?: Sale
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Button Lane school from 1955 to 1960 Yew Tree school from 1960 to 1965


43 Tue January 07 2014 - 16:48:48
Fullname: Michael White
Email: vivmick1971@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Bradford, Manchester
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Royalthorn Rd
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: St John's Primary /All Hallows
Where do you now reside?: Melbourne Australia
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: We moved to Royalthorn Rd in 1959 from Bradford, Manchester 11.....I remember going to the youth club at St Columba's where me and my mates played table tennis & snooker..later I played football for St.John's Men's Club & St Elizabeth's who were based in Peel Hall...My earliest memories from St John's were my very 1st girlfriend Madeline Bell & then Mary Tickle...they were very sweet..and we played games like True Dare Kiss Command or Promise...it always got around to kissing the girls no matter which of these choices were made...for example...Is it true you are going to kiss Mary..that kinda innocent stuff..because we were only 10 or 11....My friends were Tommy O'Brien who lived on Alderue Ave....John Sullivan, Sean Toomey , Tony Lodge and Chris Yarwood....Tommy and John went to All Hallows while Chris attended St Bede's Grammer ..Tony went to St Greg's but as happens in life we lost touch when we migrated here back in 1981.I should really support Manchester City as my 1st cousin( my dad's sister's son) is Paul Power who most of you of my era would know played over 450 games for the Blues...So why did I support United..the story as told to us as kids was that my mum was a Utd fan, whereas dad was a City supporter..but he turned his allegiance to Utd to win her heart..and they were married in 1944...sadly both passed away manys ago now..I caught up with Paul who has just retired back in 2009..we had a big dinner in my honour would you believe near his local town in Cheshire...it was very nice catching up with all the family...Met my wife of 43 years Vivienne Millward(who is on here just below)..hi love..lol....at my work in Sale and as she says we have 4 kids and 8 grandkids.....I'm currently on long service leave from the postal service here until the end of March with a view to taking early retirement...that's if Viv and me don't kill each other 1st...we've never spent 24/7 together for so long...but alls well at the moment as it's only been a couple of days....If you know me I'd love to hear from you...:)


44 Sat January 04 2014 - 16:14:14
Fullname: Vivienne White nee Millward
Email: jemmlands51@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Withington Hospital, Manchester
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Royal Oak Road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Royal Oak Primary, then West Wythenshawe High for Girls
Where do you now reside?: Melbourne, Australia
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: I have already written on this page with my married name, and of course no-one will know my married name. So, sorry guys, name now White, better known as Millward.


45 Sat January 04 2014 - 15:23:35
Fullname: Vivienne Lynn White
Email: jemmlands51@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Withington Hospital, Manchester
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Royal Oak Road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Royal Oak Primary, then West Wythenshawe High for Girls
Where do you now reside?: Melbourne, Australia
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Just reading the guestbook brought back lots of memories of school friends past, and club activity in Manchester. Loved it. Many of my young days were spent in Wythenshawe Park, going to the fair, the batman disco, Royal Oak disco( which is now a Maccas sadly). Sunday night movies at the Forum trying to see if the guy you fancied was there (because everyone went there!!!!) City nightclubs, Twisted Wheel, St. Bernadettes where my friend got beaten up so we never went again! Hanging around Benchill for no other reason that the lad I fancied lived on Mottershead Road and I hoped he would come out! Then we went upmarket to the disco in Sale, started a 'proper' job, grew up , got married and emigrated. Now I have four kids and eight grandchildren, and have been married to same bloke for 43 years, and not a day goes by that some memory of the old place is mentioned.


46 Sun November 24 2013 - 07:57:55
Fullname: Clive Kenyon
Email: Kenyonclive@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Boarshaw Middleton
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Orton Road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Rackhouse/Wythenshawe Tech
Where do you now reside?: Blackley
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: worked in germany from 70-74 then worked around the uk till returning to manchester ten yrs ago still single!!


47 Fri November 15 2013 - 04:33:48
Fullname: Pauline Madders nee Rose
Email: pmadders45@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: woodhouse lane benchill
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: woodhouse lane, moorcot rd royal oak
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: royaloak wythenshawe tech
Where do you now reside?: Cheshire
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: I used to live on the prefab estate next to wythenshawe park fron 1947 to 1960 . Anyone remember Anita Davis or Jack Marshall ?


48 Tue November 12 2013 - 01:37:15
Fullname: Christine Holland. Nee Porter
Email: Jholland35@ hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Wythenshawe
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Brinkshaw avenue
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Crossacres and Brownly green
Where do you now reside?: Winnipeg, canada
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester United
Comments: Went to Brownly green school with Joan Barnett , Barbara Franklin , Ray Potts, Paul Mann, Gordon Chipman. Had Mrs Weir as teacher, was in Adamson house, red. Would love to hear from any one in my class.


49 Thu October 31 2013 - 11:29:02
Fullname: John phillips
Email: Johnandjen@cwgsy.net
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Withington hospital
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Chesham ave benchill
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: Brownley green sec mod 1954. 1959
Where do you now reside?: Guernsey channel islands
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: Also lived mottershead rd


50 Wed October 23 2013 - 07:20:22
Fullname: Donna shelton
Email: Shelton.donna9@googlemail. com
Homepage URL:
Where were you born?: Manchester
What streets did you live on in Wythenshawe?: Greatfield road
What Schools did you attend in Wythenshawe?: South Manchester
Where do you now reside?: Northen moor
Red or Blue Supporter: Manchester City
Comments: I lived on great field road went to havley hey junior before that I lived John Nash cresent

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