Born & bred tangerine

Wizaard

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"Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah"
You were lucky.
 

tangible

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Born Lytham '52. Grew up in Ansdell where I started supporting pool. Lived in west London in rented accom. Married, Fleetwood, South shore, back to Ansdell. So I suppose I'm a kind of Ansdell lifer. It's a bit like Alcatraz. You can escape but the tide just keeps washing you back.
 

Torycorner

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Born at home in Ashfield Road Bispham in 61.
Moved to Edinburgh in 66 with Dads work and moved back to Whiteholme near the Golden Eagle in 70.
Went to Holy Joes College, thankfully the “ruthless” Christian Brothers” left the June before the September I arrived 72
They left altogether in 75
Live there till 1979 when I went to Sheffield City Poly.
Worked in London a few years then bought my first house in Poulton-Le-Fylde in 1986.
Move to Whiteholme 1997 but back to Poulton 2002, had 5 house moves within Poulton-Le-Fylde in the 20 years since 2002.
 

As_Cold_As_The_Rockies

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I went to St Johns C of E, as did my older brother and sister.
I started in 1940.
Was 'Pop' Roach Headmaster when you were there?
'As Cold as the Rockies', when were you there?
I should add that I spent from 1972 to 2014 away.
But always a 'Seasider'.
I was there early 70s, remember going around to Masonic Hall to retrieve our balls that we had hit over the fence. Started as a Postal cadet at Abington Street PO around 81
 

Steamgun

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Born at St Annes War Memorial, 1961
Skooling : Roseacre then to Highfield until 1978
Lived FY4 until 1990 then to Layton, same place since 1993.
Late 1979 worked in London on a 3 month placement otherwise always been here, bar away trips
 

1953+1

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As you’ve all given a bit more detail, here’s mine.

Born in 1942 in the Cleveleys Hydro, Anchorsholme, which was a temporary nursery in the war. Lived on Rossall Road opposite the tram stop until 14, moved to Thornton. Beach Road prima, then St. Theresas , then Holy Jo’s. Married in 1969 and moved to York, moved back to Blackpool in 1971, moved to Rossall estate in 1974, moved to Lowercroft, Bury in 1975, moved to Haslington in 1976, moved to Colwyn Bay in 1977, moved to Wilmslow in 1979, moved to Sunninghill, Ascot 1984, moved to Sunnindale 1990, moved to Windsor 1994, moved to Sunninghill 2003, moved back to Windsor 2007, moved to Ascot 2014, moved back to Cleveleys 2015. Think I’ve got them all, but not entirely sure.
Were you on the run from someone?
 

MartonBornandBred

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Marton Born and Bred 1952. My family have lived here in Great Marton since at least c.1650. I haven’t lived here since 1979 but still retain a very close association with “the village” as the local historian.
My Dad and Grandad supported the Pool and were at Wembley in 1953. My Dad was on the Supporters Club committee around this time.
 

Threepeaksphil

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Born glenroyd 1949 and went to claremont junior and seniors. Lived in Devonshire Road opposite knowle ave and delivered papers for Cains of Knowle Ave seven mornings and six nights for 17/6 85p now a WEEK but great tips at Christmas. Got really interested in the Pool after 1966 World Cup and watched Big Ray Charnley score first goal against Gordon Banks after World Cup. Moved around in job but always a tangerine 🍊 whilst lots of ups and downs watching the Pool has given so much pleasure UTMP.
 

voyeur

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Born Lytham '52. Grew up in Ansdell where I started supporting pool. Lived in west London in rented accom. Married, Fleetwood, South shore, back to Ansdell. So I suppose I'm a kind of Ansdell lifer. It's a bit like Alcatraz. You can escape but the tide just keeps washing you back.
Not happened to me yet but still time!
 

Devonshire

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Born in Victoria (1964), or that’s what I was told 😂, grew up on South Shore left when I was 20 to join the military now living in Devon but still return a few times a year to take a game or 2 in each visit 👍 best of both worlds😁
 

Brabinho

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'84 Vic.
Marton as a baby then Normoss til I went to Uni.
Staining CE then Baines
5 yrs in Manchester at Uni and work. Grew tired of it, moved to Carleton with parents.
Had a house in Poulton for a bit, now living back in FY3 near Garstang Rd

Am I youngest now @Lytham_fy8 ??
 

Dave62

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Born Glenroyd January 62.
It's a care home now, so looking forward to an AVFTT reunion there in a few years, judging from this thread 😁

Roseacre school, then Highfield (73 to 78)

Lived mostly in FY4, apart from 12 years in Lytham
From a non football family, so only went to my first BFC game in 76 with mates.
 
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mad-link

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Not me, born in Chipping Lancs - moved to Sheffield for Uni, and my now wife, 30 years ago. Brilliant place to live.

When my Pool partner in crime couldn't get me a lift to watch games, as a 15 yr old it was a bus to Longridge, then another to Preston bus station.

Then trying to avoid the Moor Nook psychos (the days of 'cha!' for those in the know) with their bum-fluff mustaches and Ocean Pacific rip-offs for 40 mins, then a bus to all the way to Blackpool.

Get beat by Shrewsbury 0-1, repeat the journey the other way, often hitching from Longridge with a can of beer and some fags that some kind soul had got us from the Offy.

Character building and all that.
 

Nazzer

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Glenroyd March 69.
Thornton, Bispham and now back in Thornton.
It's crap round here now. All the fields built on by new houses.
And Robins wood now called Pheasants wood is like being in the Thatched. 10 bob millionaires and up there own arse. Been here 3 months and no neighbours speak.
 
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Since74

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How many of you were born and bred here on the Fylde coast? I was and our saviour Simon was.
Yes born in St Anne's Hospital, St Anne's Road East, 1967. Lived in St Anne's and Ansdell. Live in Cumbria now. First went to Bloomfield in 1974 when sat near Brian London in South Stand. Now a South Stand season ticket holder.
 

NewburyOne

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Born St Anne's hospital, which sadly is now over priced housing.

Lived on the coast all my life. St.Annes, Lytham, Ballam , Ansdell, Fleetwood, Thornton.
Born in Preston '76, lived there for almost 30 years, spent the last 18 in West Berkshire and now 2 weeks into living in St Annes, in one of the over priced houses where the Memorial Hospital used to be. 😳

Edit to add:
I appreciate I don't fit the topic but couldn't resist due to the fact I've only just moved into said house. 😂
 

Purdonkey

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Not I, born at Tameside General in 79 and lived in Stalybridge for the first 5 years of my life, brought over to Cleveleys then my mum married a Seasider in 86 who took me to my first game. Lived all over the Fylde but am now in FY2
 

Brazil

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As you’ve all given a bit more detail, here’s mine.

Born in 1942 in the Cleveleys Hydro, Anchorsholme, which was a temporary nursery in the war. Lived on Rossall Road opposite the tram stop until 14, moved to Thornton. Beach Road prima, then St. Theresas , then Holy Jo’s. Married in 1969 and moved to York, moved back to Blackpool in 1971, moved to Rossall estate in 1974, moved to Lowercroft, Bury in 1975, moved to Haslington in 1976, moved to Colwyn Bay in 1977, moved to Wilmslow in 1979, moved to Sunninghill, Ascot 1984, moved to Sunnindale 1990, moved to Windsor 1994, moved to Sunninghill 2003, moved back to Windsor 2007, moved to Ascot 2014, moved back to Cleveleys 2015. Think I’ve got them all, but not entirely sure.
More moves than me Matesrates!
 

Tangerinemoss

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Glenroyd 59

Thornton, Little Baines and Big Baines

Left to go to UNI, never lived there again, just visits to see footy as family also moved away.

Lived in England Wales and Scotland, the Fylde still feels like home, the accents, the banter.

Hope to see a bit more of it when we retire, will depend on how much of our pension is left.
 

fcblackpool

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Worrying so many went to Claremont. I had an evening of mayhem along with older kids putting the windows through on the temp building. Played cricket there, golf, football at 10pm in the snow with a full moon.

They really should have locked the dining rooms, thankfully me and Pammy found it open, as was....err...Pa.

Claremont till 18, then away for the 3 years, back to claremont, married, Poulton for a couple of years ( so into themselves) then FY8 for the last ....reaches for abacus......
 
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