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Where in Farnworth did Alan Ball grow up ?


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My Nana was his aunty, so my mum's side of the family grew up with them. Came to my mum and dad's wedding after a game.  Also the reason Uncle Trevor and the rest of the Balls still support Evert

Horwich, off Longworth Road. Born 1953. Went to Rivington & Blackrod Grammar. Bolton fan, begged for a trial.

Yeah - it's a shame my mum was supposed to be down tonight and I could have asked her. Will do though. Used to love going round Farnworth with my Nana and Grandpa, everyone knew everyone else. I

The answer to the question I raised on opening this thread has popped up in the Bolton News - with a spin that I never expected to see in the Bolton News  - 

Under the Headline

Alan Ball: Birthplace of Bolton's most famous footballer up for auction

But here it is - complete with its very own Blue Plaque !

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/19146328.alan-ball-birthplace-boltons-famous-footballer-auction/

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On 30/12/2020 at 14:23, Traf said:

Yeah, I was brought up in Highfield, quite a few of the Ball family lived up there.

Whereabouts Traf? I lived on Windermere Road until around 1985/ 86. Use to frequent the Flying Shuttle

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6 hours ago, Benny The Ball said:

The answer to the question I raised on opening this thread has popped up in the Bolton News - with a spin that I never expected to see in the Bolton News  - 

Under the Headline

Alan Ball: Birthplace of Bolton's most famous footballer up for auction

But here it is - complete with its very own Blue Plaque !

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/19146328.alan-ball-birthplace-boltons-famous-footballer-auction/

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Less than 400yds walk from where I was born.

 

4 hours ago, woolli said:

Whereabouts Traf? I lived on Windermere Road until around 1985/ 86. Use to frequent the Flying Shuttle

Robin Close 1973-1984

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3 hours ago, Traf said:


Less than 400yds walk from where I was born.

 

Robin Close 1973-1984

 

8 hours ago, woolli said:

Whereabouts Traf? I lived on Windermere Road until around 1985/ 86. Use to frequent the Flying Shuttle

Buttermere Road me.  75-83

 

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“Bolton's most famous footballer” 
 

Is he?

I get why some may say that, World Cup winner and all that.

Within Bolton he certainly isn’t and I’d question outside of our town would people answer that?

In my eyes there’s only one - Sir Nat

 

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2 minutes ago, Francis Fogarty said:

According to the News of the World it was the roughest pub in the country or some such boast. It wasn't even the roughest in Farnworth. 

It wasn't that rough to be honest.

Church Inn, New Bury
Queens
Post Office

all far rougher.

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2 minutes ago, Francis Fogarty said:

According to the News of the World it was the roughest pub in the country or some such boast. It wasn't even the roughest in Farnworth. 

Ha ha, Smokey Joes was a an eye opener for a young un in 1980

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4 minutes ago, Traf said:

It wasn't that rough to be honest.

Church Inn, New Bury
Queens
Post Office

all far rougher.

These three plus Smokies would be my fab four. Queens on top I think. Ask any Showaddywaddy fans at Blightys.

It was reckoned that if you had a video recorder nicked in Farnworth you could buy it back in the Church Inn with the cassette still warm.

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1 hour ago, Traf said:

It wasn't that rough to be honest.

Church Inn, New Bury
Queens
Post Office

all far rougher.

Late teens early 20's used to go in Queens and post office with my dad, then followed by Karaoke in the Brit.

Only thing I really recall being that "rough" was in the Post office running out of wood for the fire and using old books. and phone directories. 

That said there are places in farnworth where even the police dogs go round in pairs. 

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6 minutes ago, athywhite1958 said:

Didn't the Rose and Crown have a boxing ring in one of the rooms, I went in one Friday night to meet a girl and her brothers were there ready to kill me, well known Farnworth family

The Ms or the Js?

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