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apr21 test
Fri 30 Apr 2021

Royal Preston Hospital
Sun View of the old Sharoe Green Hospital on Watling Street Road, Preston seen from the 125 bus. Steven was born here.
Thu 29 Apr 2021

The new GP Medical Centre being built.
Sun The site was the former Whittle & Clayton Parish Club that was demolished Jan 2020

Evening football on Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-le-Woods.
Wed 28 Apr 2021
Today astronaut Michael Collins died at the age of 90 (1930 – 28 Apr 2021). He was the Command Module Pilot on the Apollo 11 mission that put Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin on the Moon in 1969. While they were on the Moon's surface he was the loneliest man in history as he orbited alone around the dark side of the Moon. I sat up through the night to watch it live on our b&w TV. He took one of the most remarkable photos ever as the Eagle returned to Columbia on 21st July 1969 after its explorations of Tranquility base. The photograph Michael took contains every living thing in history, except him.
One of the most remarkable photographs ever taken. It contains every living thing in history, except the photographer.

Michael Collins (1930 – 28 Apr 2021)

Eagle returns to Columbia on 21st July 1969.
Fri 23 Apr 2021
Called to see Rita Norris in Coppull and gave me 4 half plate glass positive photos of school groups St Peter’s Chorley 1921, 1922, 1923 + one undated.
Wed 21 Apr 2021

Chorley Surgery on Gillibrand Street
Sun Built 1891 & opened 1893.
This afternoon I had my second anti-plague (AstraZeneca) vaccination at the Chorley Surgery on Gillibrand Street, Chorley. The short queue didn’t last long and once inside I was vaccinated and out of the back door in a few minutes. The building has an interesting place in Chorley’s history as it was built in 1891 and opened in 1893 as the Chorley Cottage Hospital. The proposal to build it was by Alderman Henry Rawcliffe and in 1900 was renamed as the Rawcliffe Hospital. Chorley's new Chorley and District General Hospital was opened in 1933 on the site of the current Chorley and South Ribble Hospital at Preston Rd/Euxton Ln.
AstraZeneca Vaccine
Tue 20 Feb 2021

Frank rebuilding his wall at Hill Park.

Wed 14 Apr 2021

Returned to Wales for the first time in many years. I camped overnight in Caroline's garden and did two solo walks.
Fri 09 Apr 2021

HSBC Bank Chorley.

HSBC Bank interior..
Letter from HSBC Bank said the Chorley branch will close on 16 July 2021.

Mid day news announced the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (10 Jun 1921 – 9 April 2021). He was partly educated at Gordonstoun School in Scotland. After leaving Gordonstoun in early 1939 he completed a term as a cadet at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He served during WW2 and married Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey 20th November 1947. Their marriage was the longest of any British monarch, lasting more than 73 years until Philip's death.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
(1921–9 April 2021)
Wed 07 Feb 2021

Removed the old shed roof sheets and fitted new ones.

Tue 06 Apr 2021

New roof sheets arrivced
Sun Starting to remove the old roof sheets.
The metal roof sheets on my shed have rusted through so new sheets needed.
Sat 03 Apr 2021

Iron Railings by Chorley Railway Station.

Iron Railings by the site of the Old Chorley Workhouse on Eaves Lane.
Fri 02 Apr 2021

Since the clocks went forward last weekend my morning walks are back in the dark. The streetlights help illuminate unusual views such as manholes lids at ground level. This Stanton & Staveley Ductile Iron drain lid is on Factory Lane, Whittle-le-Woods.
Thu 01 Apr 2021

On the Wall.
Sent letter to United Utilities about their demolition of the wall at Drinkwaters Ruins above White Coppice. I suggested when they rebuild it they could erect an information board. I include a copy of this photo of the wall taken by Max Knowles of Chorley Photographic Society.
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