Goole on the Web
Goole-on-the-Web - for all the goings on down Ilkeston Avenue

From:Vivienne Fisher
Date:19 May 2001
Subject:Exiled in Manchester

I was born in Goole in 1944, lived in Elm Avenue, went to Boothferry Road Infants, then Juniors, then to Goole Modern for a year, then on to Selby Tech, leaving in 1961. I moved to Manchester to work and have been here ever since, doing missionary work, spreading the word of Goole. I had two brothers, Terry and Bernard Toolan. Goole people tend to spread over the globe, we did, my brother Terry's children are in New Zealand, Bernard is in London but we are all still Goolies at heart.

So, where are all those people who are now 56 who rampaged round Goole in its heyday, dug in the sandpit at the corner of Kent Road, had street snowball fights, frequented the Copper Kettle and the three, yes three, cinemas, danced at the Baths Hall, and ate chips and scraps on the way home, and went to the youth club opposite the football ground entrance. AND is Mick Armitage mentioned in this weeks Goole Times the same Michael Armitage I used to know? What happened to John and Mary Clark, Jenny Massey, Ted who had the Velocette, Spud Tate from Kent Road, Kath Warrington, Kath Oliver?? Happy days, but to stay would have driven me daft. Manchester is bigger and busier, but Goole was good to grow up in.

Vivienne Fisher (Toolan from Elm Avenue)