Looking for old friends or relatives?
Did anyone work in Galloper Thompsons?
Worked there on Saturdays. Chopped sticks, fingers, thumbs....
Don't remember getting paid though!!
Still got scars myself. I remember the big circular saw with no guard. Lucky no-one lost an arm!!
Got scars myself, not from the hatchet though but from collecting 'dunnage' from the ships. Had to go aboard and throw planks down to big Bobby. Scars are from the scelfs I got from the untreated wood.
Worked for galloper. Wasn't allowed to use the circular saw. Chopped,bundled and went down to the dock to load his van. I remember when Galloper started to use plastic bags instead of single tied bundles of sticks.
Remember a family living above Gallopers. Can't remember the name but one of the daughters was gorgous. Think their door was in Nelson Street.
Went to St Pauls Primary school, from 1949/1953.Then to Mariners for a short time, then Hillman, from there to Mountcollyer Secondry. Lived in Vere Street, then Earl St.
my school was Lancaster St PES ..time era..1931 till 1940