IT was interesting reading Memory Lane recently.
My father, Ernest Walker also had a horse drawn cart fruit and veg business during the 1930s and early 1940s in Blackpool.
The area he covered was mainly the Jewish quarter around Raikes Parade and Whitegate Drive.
He made many friends there, being given wedding presents when he married.
During the early ‘40s he had a nasty bout of bronchitis, so my mum and friend took out the horse and cart, on several occasions with much success collecting in debts which were owed them.
One trip coming home, mum and friend went on to Whitegate Drive and the cart got stuck in the tram tracks which ran along Whitegate Drive at that time,.
Dad stabled his horses just off Devonshire Square and one year his horses appeared in the Tower Circus show and at the Opera House.
I can remember going with him to a blacksmith’s forge off Victory Road to have his horses shoed.
He loved his horses, having served in the First World War, his job being looking after horses.
So when he had to give up his business during the war it was a sad day.
COUN Ron Shewan (Letters January 16) has been a ward councillor for 15 years and he still doesn’t know who is responsible for works to be done.
Wyre Council is responsible for keeping the roads and pavements clean (in the recent Life in Wyre survey our residents seem to think that we are doing that rather well), but Lancashire County Council is the responsible authority for maintenance .
If Coun Shewan really thought Wyre is responsible then his first course of action should have been to report it. He hasn’t done this.
He should also have raised it with his fellow ward councillor and incidentally the county councillor for that area, Clive Grunshaw.
If he had, then surely the matter would have been attended to by county.
If I was a voter in Pharos Ward I would be asking my representatives to do their job first and then try and play politics.
COUN PETER MURPHY,
Street Scene Portfolio Holder,
REGARDING the siting of an ice rink in the old TVR building on Bristol Avenue, something no-one has mentioned is the increase of traffic on an already busy road.
As I write this, there is an endless stream of traffic going past at 2.45pm.
Sometimes it takes ages to get across the road.
So no, I do not think this plan is a good idea.