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From: Josephine G. Moysey
Subject: Tom Bloxham
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 20:25:28 CET

Hi Aidan

My name is Josephine Moysey, and I am originally from Broughton in Salford, although I am now living in Derry, Northern Ireland, doing my degree. This may sound like a really bizarre question, but I was reading the stuff about Tom Bloxham on the Eyewitness thing on the manchester on-line website, and I was wondering if you knew of any way that I would be able to contact him? I think he could help me out a great deal with my dissertation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a million.


He's a very busy man, but if you write to Urban Splash (Properties) Ltd., Ducie House, Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2JW. he may be able to help you. Please say you found out about him in Eyewitness in Manchester.

Subject: Love your site
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 21:48:30 -0500

Aidan: I am a recent subscriber to the Internet and was amazed to discover your excellent collection of news and photos. I lived in Bury before coming to Toronto in 1972. Do you think you could show some pictures of Bury and also Whalley Range School off the Princess Parkway. Thanks. Janet Collier-Green

Yes, I've included those places on my list. Now all I need is some good weather!

Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 19:34:22 -0700
From: David Barry
Subject: Manchester pics.

Aiden, last week we found your Eyewitness in M/c site, it's great to keep in touch with the local news back 'home'. Lindsey, myself and our 3 children moved out to Calgary, Alberta in April 1997. It's great to see recent photos of those familiar and not so familiar locations. We knew the shopping centre in South Manchester had opened but your picture of the food hall was the first we'd actually seen of the place. What is the chance of a shot of Alkrington or Middleton in the near future? David and Lindsey

I've added those locations to my list, but give me a bit of time - I generally like to photograph only when the weather is sunny - this happens quite often, but not all the time! Very nice to hear from you - you're only recently gone - will you still be visiting when you've been gone as long as the next correspondent...

Aidan From:Dorothy Lancashire
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 12:15:39 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Photographs

Super collection of excellent pictures.! I wish they were identified, everything has changed since I worked on Oxford St 1940-1942. I was straight out of school. Remember going into the basement every time the air raid sirens went!! Also going back to work after the Blitz, Piccadilly and Portland St were heavily bombed,What a mess!!!

Keep up the good work.

It's amazing the Blitz is so fresh in your mind! More detailed descriptions of locations will be included for each picture soon, and you'll be able to add your own comments on each picture as well. By the way, you have a great surname!

From: Linda Helm
Subject: Picture of Manchester Cathedral

I am interested in purchasing copies of the picture of Manchester Cathedral. Could you please supply the following information; Can you mail photos overseas? What are the dimensions of the pictures? How much do they cost? Can I pay by U.S. postal money order or do you require GBP? Thanks for your help. Tom Helm

Thanks for the enquiry. At the moment, I'm preparing a selection of prints for sale as postcards and prints 6x4, 10x8, 15x10 inches, and other sizes. I haven't fixed the prices yet. They will be available by mail, or as high resolution files for digital transfer. How many copies did you want to buy? It's the "digitally cleaned up" one isn't it, number 581?

From: Anthony Bennett
Subject: possible photo
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 11:28:18 +1100

We are reading your site on a steamy Sunday afternoon in Brisbane. The English are being hammered by the Aussies at present so we thought we'd cheer ourselves up with piccies from home. As we are from Newton Heath (15 years ago ), imagine our delight to see our old stomping ground the railway hotel at Berry Brow. Any further pictures of Newton Heath would really make our Xmas in particular Newton Heath cricket club. If you get hold of Albert Walsh tell him Benny said he has to buy you a pint.

All the best and Happy Crimble the Bennetts

There are some more of Newton Heath - just do a search for them. I've added Newton Heath cricket club to my list. Looking forward to my pint! This photo was taken next to Brookdale Golf Club.

From: D Balbier
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 09:40:22 -0700

Just read your page, it was great. Spent 20 great years in Manchester and miss it very much. I think I have a great idea for you, you should have a personal page where old frends can find each other. I have lost track of so many from Manchester and have no idea how to find them. Just a thought. Great page.

Diann in Denver

Yes, that's a good idea. I may do a "guest book" where people can post "looking for" notices - there are plenty of other ones around, but an Eyewitness in Manchester one would be one extra opportunity for people to find each other. Have any other readers got ideas or suggestions?


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