In search of Daniel Hamilton

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2:36pm Monday 14th April 2014

I HAVE been trying to trace some relatives of mine and have found that two cousins were born in the Barton Upon Irwell district and the area Stretford was also in the information.

Ramblers pleased with public support

Messenger Newspapers: (centre) June Mabon, group footpath secretary of Trafford Ramblers, receives the Protecting Where We Walk Award from (left) Kate Ashbrook, president of the Ramblers and (right) Shadow Secretary of State Maria Eagle

2:09pm Monday 14th April 2014

I WOULD like to thank all the Trafford residents who voted for the Ramblers Trafford Group Path Maintenance Team As featured in the ‘Messenger’ on April 3, our team of volunteers proudly scooped the Ramblers Association’s ‘Protecting Where We Walk’ Award, for their work in keeping paths in Trafford free from obstructing vegetation, well signposted and checking they are in good repair.

Losing No 16 bus service will cause real problems

Messenger Newspapers: POISED: German transport operator Deutsche Bahn is close to agreeing a £1.6bn takeover of North-East bus and trains firm Arriva

2:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

REFER to, and support, Mr J Norbury's letter regarding the possible removal of the No16 bus service from the Sale West area to and from Manchester.

Matt Dawson lifts the lid on bowel cancer

Messenger Newspapers: Matt Dawson will take part on July 15

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

I’M all too aware of the devastating impact that bowel cancer can have on people’s lives; my mother successfully beat the disease, but sadly my grandfather lost his battle.

Should Martin have stood and watched a man drown?

Messenger Newspapers: Martin Chandler at the canal

1:54pm Monday 14th April 2014

I READ with approbation your front page report about Martin Chandler rescuing an unnamed cyclist from the Bridgewater Canal in Timperley.

Scrap the rip-off postal vote system now

Messenger Newspapers: Make sure you vote!

1:50pm Monday 14th April 2014

JOHN Bladen exposed the farce of postal voting by telling us that more than 10,000 votes were cast in this way at the recent by-election in Wythenshawe and Sale East. (SAM March 20).

Just stay on the bus a couple of extra stops

Messenger Newspapers: ROUTE CUTS: Arriva announced it was withdrawing certain services due to low passenger numbers

1:47pm Monday 14th April 2014

I AM bemused by the letter from Mr J Norbury regarding the possible removal of the No 16 bus service from the Sale West area to and from Manchester.

Why should these innocent animals suffer bacause of certain people?

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford's Society for Abandoned Animals appeals for help from its supporters

1:42pm Monday 14th April 2014

I WOULD like to reply to the letter in Messenger, regarding someone not agreeing with the fact a Sale marketing firm is backing an animal charity [the Society for Abandoned Animals] instead of a people charity.

Why should there be a distinction between human and animal charities?

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford's Society for Abandoned Animals appeals for help from its supporters

1:38pm Monday 14th April 2014

I WRITE regarding the comments that a marketing agency in Sale backing an animal charity [the Society for Abandoned Amimals], would be better off supporting a 'people' charity.

I won't pay if my bin is stolen

Messenger Newspapers: Messenger to host live debate on changes to Trafford’s bin collections

1:28pm Friday 11th April 2014

RE: 'My stolen bin has cost me ££25'

Thank you for your marathon support

Messenger Newspapers: Thank you for your marathon support

1:25pm Friday 11th April 2014

I WOULD like to say a huge thank you to the amazing Trafford public on behalf of all the Greater Manchester marathon runners on April 6.

Ignore the wishes of the people at your peril

Messenger Newspapers: Desert dust.........A car covered in dust, blown up from the Sahara Desert.
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1:22pm Friday 11th April 2014

MANY motorists living in Davyhulme and the surrounding areas recently woke to find a layer of dust covering their cars.

Well done to everyone involved with marathon

Messenger Newspapers: Well done to everyone involved with marathon

6:06pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

I WOULD like to thank all that took part in running, organising and tidying up (Timperley Tidiers as one group) after the Manchester Marathon.

'Friends' rally round after threat to Pets' Corner at John Leigh Park

Messenger Newspapers: 'Friends' rally round after threat to Pets' Corner

2:29pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

MESSENGER drew attention to the vulnerability of Pets' Corner at John Leigh Park in the light of reduced funding for parks and the lack of an active Friends of John Leigh (Messenger, March 13).

I'm fuming over marathon road closures - again

Messenger Newspapers: Marathon success

11:28am Tuesday 8th April 2014

WHO on earth was permission given for Carrington Road and Flixton Road to be closed yet again, cutting Partington off again like the past few years for the Manchester Marathon?

What have they done to my lovely Stretford?

Messenger Newspapers: Stretford Public Hall, which will be regenerated if plans go ahead

1:33pm Monday 7th April 2014

I HAVE been a resident of Stretford for 54 years.

Sometimes 'amateurs' can save lives as well

Messenger Newspapers: Martin Chandler at the scene of his rescue

12:30pm Monday 7th April 2014

WITH reference to the Sale and Altrincham Messenger front page story of April 3, concerning the brave action of Martin Chandler [who dived into a canal to rescue a drowning man], I was astounded by the attitude of the North West Ambulance Service saying ‘leave it to the professional’.

Memories of Altrincham's Bank Street Methodist Sunday School

Messenger Newspapers: Memories of Altrincham's Bank Street Methodist Sunday School

5:30pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

I HAVE this photo from 1952 taken at Bank Street Methodist Sunday School, in Altrincham.

Thanks for Messenger's help

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5:24pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

DAVYHULME Quilters would like to thank the Messenger for its help in publicising our open day.

A selfish, anti-social adult and a law breaker

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5:18pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

ON Monday, March 31, about midday, I was walking along Manor Avenue near to Woodhouse Lane when a man came up behind me, very quickly, riding some kind of motorised, licenced, two-wheel bike/scooter.

'Later life' club has really helped my mum

Messenger Newspapers:

5:13pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

I JUST wanted to inform your readers about a care service called ‘Later Life Living’.

Please help Age UK appeal

Messenger Newspapers: Pharmacies join drive on age benefits

5:09pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

I'M hoping that I can encourage your readers to donate some of their beloved but now unwanted quality items of clothing to Age International's stock appeal which runs until April 13.

Can you help with my Manchester Ship Canal button?

Messenger Newspapers: FERRY GOOD: The Manchester Ship Canal cruises - the best small visitor attraction

5:06pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

LAST summer I dug up a Manchester Ship Canal button in my garden. I have tried very hard to locate the likes of this button on the internet but cannot find one exactly the same.

UFO seen in the skies over Davyhulme

Messenger Newspapers: The aliens are coming - 10 UFO hotspots in south east London and north Kent

4:59pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

IT’S been 63 years since an alien spacecraft crashed near the town of Roswell, New Mexico, and even today UFO’s still roam our skies.

My bin was stolen now I must pay £25

Messenger Newspapers: Messenger live debate on changes to Trafford's bin collections

12:49pm Monday 31st March 2014

AFTER putting my grey wheelie bin out for collection I went to take it back into my garden to discover it had disappeared.

Do you know who M&S Mother's Day flowers belong to?

Messenger Newspapers: Not your M&S: Marks and Spencer bosses refuse to honour 50p armchair error

12:40pm Monday 31st March 2014

I AM trying to reunite some Mother’s Day flowers with their rightful owner.

Lifting the lid on bowel cancer

Messenger Newspapers: TEAM CAPTAIN: Matt Dawson is looking forward to two nights at Newcastle City Hall

12:34pm Monday 31st March 2014

I’M all too aware of the devastating impact that bowel cancer can have on people’s lives; my mother successfully beat the disease, but sadly my grandfather lost his battle.

Warning over cost of police 101 calls

Messenger Newspapers: Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

12:31pm Monday 31st March 2014

I WOULD like to warn readers that ringing the police number 101 (instead of 999) incurs a fee of 15p per call.

Thanks for your support

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12:25pm Monday 31st March 2014

DAVYHULME Quilters would like to thank the Messenger for their help in advertising their open day.

Can you join Old Trafford UNICEF bike ride?

Messenger Newspapers: Global community art project launched in Brighton

12:17pm Monday 31st March 2014

AS spring approaches and many of us are looking for a new challenge, UNICEF is encouraging sports fans in the north west to show support for their favourite football club and raise money for UNICEF at the same time by signing up for the ‘Wheels for Change’ cycling fundraising challenge.

Can you donate personal care items?

Messenger Newspapers: Families are urged to take extra care of people with Dementia

12:04pm Friday 28th March 2014

I AM one of the volunteers who four years ago opened and still runs Larkhill Dementia Cafe, held at Larkhill Community Centre, Thorley Lane, Timperley.

Please reverse this bus cut decision

Messenger Newspapers: POISED: German transport operator Deutsche Bahn is close to agreeing a £1.6bn takeover of North-East bus and trains firm Arriva

10:08am Friday 28th March 2014

I HAVE just heard that Arriva has decided to end the number 16 bus service and I wanted to make a complaint as follows: I live in Sale and work in Manchester on the Universities site.

Thanks for your help with Beat it Now campaign

Messenger Newspapers: Thanks for your help with Beat it Now campaign

9:58am Friday 28th March 2014

FOLLOWING last week's monumental announcement that the Government will give the UK's first lifesaving Meningitis B vaccine free to babies on the NHS, we wish to thank everyone in your area who helped with our Beat it Now! campaign to lobby the Department of Health.

Fears for the future after Trafford's school music service has funding cut

Messenger Newspapers: Valuable musical instruments stolen from house

1:55pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE Tories have totally cut the funding to the Trafford school music service.

In praise of Wythenshawe Hospital

Messenger Newspapers: Wythenshawe Hospital.

1:25pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

ON the weekend of March 22/23 I was admitted, in an emergency, to the Clinical Decisions Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital for an exploratory examination.

Dark days set to become darker

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford planning bosses extended temporary planning permission at South Manchester Synagogue for another two years.

2:43pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

THIS week, the Tories made the most radical decision in the history of public service in Trafford [to investigate putting some services out to private tender], a decision which was not in their manifesto and over which there has been no consultation with the public who after all pay their council tax.

Marie Curie thanks to the people of Altrincham

Messenger Newspapers: More volunteers needed for cancer care fundraiser over the festive season

2:18pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

LAST week, the Garrick Theatre WAS kind enough to allow us to hold a raffle each evening and we raised £886, we would like to thank the Theatre management, the staff and all the patrons who supported us.

Reader pic: Puppy love

Messenger Newspapers: Puppy love

11:44am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Messenger reader Marguerite Mackenzie, from Urmston, submitted this charming picture of Rubin, a silver blue Great Dane, which has taken a real liking to her granddaughter Grace.

'Blue Badge' woes

Messenger Newspapers: Sidcup woman fined for misusing deceased father's blue badge

5:22pm Monday 24th March 2014

I HAVE been trying to renew my [disabled] Blue Badge since January when I noticed the badge was due for renewal in February.

Please reject school scheme

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5:20pm Monday 24th March 2014

IT is noticed that the Deans Trust has applied for planning permission to tarmac over a large section of the existing playing fields enjoyed by Ashton on Mersey School, to provide a car park for its teacher training business.

It's time to scrap the postal vote

Messenger Newspapers: Postal workers could vote to strike, in support of a suspended colleague.

5:16pm Monday 24th March 2014

JOHN Bladen exposed the farce of postal voting by telling us that more than 10,000 votes were cast in this way at the recent by-election in Wythenshawe and Sale East. (SAM March 20).

What are your experiences of benefits system for those with special educational needs?

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5:13pm Monday 24th March 2014

THE Special Educational Needs Families Support Group is a registered charity supporting vulnerable people with special educational needs.

Promises are ignored once the ballot is over

Messenger Newspapers: Beaumont ward to hold by-election

5:06pm Monday 24th March 2014

I FULLY endorse the comments of John Bladen with his recent letter.

Signs of spring

Messenger Newspapers: Signs of spring

3:38pm Monday 24th March 2014

A carpet of daffodils at Dunham Massey heralds the start of spring. The picture was submitted by Messenger reader Richard White, from Hale

Thank you for your support for BHF

Messenger Newspapers: A 20 metre recreation of Van Gogh’s iconic tulips image – made entirely from a quarter of a tonne of donated stock

1:55pm Monday 24th March 2014

I AM writing to thank you and your readers for the support you’ve shown so far for North West British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops Spring Clear Out campaign.

Trafford General urgent care centre is open for business

Messenger Newspapers: MP demands meeting over Trafford General A & E decision

5:26pm Monday 17th March 2014

TRAFFORD General is still open as an urgent care centre – and it is important that people know what this means.s.

Swans at Dunham Massey

Messenger Newspapers: Swans at Dunham Massey

2:59pm Friday 14th March 2014

Love is in the air for these two swans pictured at Dunham Massey by Messenger reader Maureen Danson, from Davyhulme

My fears for the district nurse service

Messenger Newspapers: Tell someone if you feel unwell, says NHS

1:48pm Friday 14th March 2014

I HAVE been a user of the district nursing service in Urmston for many years.

Angry over lack of response to pothole complaint

Messenger Newspapers: A pothole on Parliament Street (4432286)

1:40pm Friday 14th March 2014

I REPORTED to Trafford Council on January 10, the potholes on Moss Vale Road going towards Highfield Primary School.

Did you know the late Flying Officer Stanley Antony Mills?

Messenger Newspapers: Stanley Mills pictured in 1944

1:07pm Friday 14th March 2014

I AM a member of The Orders and Medals Research Society and as such collect medals issued to aircrew during the Second World War.



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