Thursday, 27 February 2014

More from the Bolton News paper RE The body found

The decomposed body of a woman found near Raikes Lane in Bolton has been identified.
The discovery, just before 5.40pm, led to a major police appeal to help identify the woman.
Ms Mey, aged 37, lived in Redditch, in the Midlands. She had last been seen in Bolton on Sunday, September 1.
A post mortem examination failed to reveal how she died.
Police are now appealing to the public to help piece together Ms Mey’s final movements.
She was last seen by friends on Saturday, August 31, in Manchester.
On Sunday, September 1, she travelled to Bolton by train and arrived at the station in Trinity Street at about 12pm.
People saw her at least twice by the river in Raikes Clough, a wooded area near the A666 and Raikes Lane.
When she was last seen she was wearing a black T-shirt with a diamond effect cat motif, a black cardigan, black trousers and calf-length black Doctor Martin boots.
Since she was last seen she had obtained a dark blue duffle coat from Zara that had a belt and a black fur collar.
It is thought she may have bought the coat from a local charity shop. She suffered from severe migraines and may have bought pain relief medication while in Bolton town centre.
Det Insp Sarah May, from Bolton North police, said: "Formal identification has now taken place and we have been able to inform the family of Rebecca about their loss.
“Although the post mortem proved inconclusive, there is nothing at this stage to suggest that there was any third party involvement in her death
From left, Tammy Turnbull, Louise Griffiths and Rebecca Mey, whom they knew as “Abbie”, were part of the Birmingham Goth scene in the 1990s
Picture also from Bolton News 
And Today

TRIBUTES have been paid to a “friendly and sweet” woman whose body was found in woodland near Raikes Lane in October last year.

Friends of Rebecca Mey, aged 37, from Redditch in Worcestershire, said she was “constantly smiling” and “full of life” during the time they spent together.

The friends said they met Ms Mey, who they knew as Abbie Yeadon, when she was living in Birmingham and socialising in the city’s Goth scene.

Tammy Turnbull, aged 36, who now lives in Derbyshire said: “Abbie became part of our regular crowd in the 1990s and we enjoyed many get-togethers and nights out on a weekly basis, as well as weekends away at the Whitby Gothic weekend.

“She was a lovely person and was always smiling, but she moved away and we lost touch with her at some point between 2007 and 2009.

“Recently a friend tried to find her on the internet and made the shocking discovery which has left us all feeling sad and confused — she will be remembered and missed by all of us.”

Another friend, Sarah Fogarty, said: “She was a lovely, bubbly person. It was always a pleasure to hang out with her and she will be sadly missed. It is such a tragic loss.”



Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Lawnswood Cemetery Again (3)


The other day on my way home I once again called in at Lawnswood Cemetery, as always I first paid my respects at my Mum and Dad`s grave then as there was a Funeral  in progress out of respect I stayed away from the chapel and  had a walk around a part of the Cemetery that I had not been in before.


General overview of this part of the Cemetery.
Here are some of my pictures (I have more)


A Chinese Angel.


At Lawnswood Cemetery Feb 2014


At Lawnswood Cemetery Feb 2014


At Lawnswood Cemetery Feb 2014
 

Sunday, 9 February 2014

The Marching Men, Music of The Sisters of Mercy at Flock 8th February 2014

I had missed last week`s gig at Flock so last night was my first visit after the refurbishment and I must say that my very first impressions were not good at all! On entry into the downstairs bar they had laid a new floor, and with my boots been a bit damp from the rain outside I nearly went flying!
The Marching Men 2014
Having survived that I went into our part and the first record Paul was playing was Mud`s Tiger Feet from about 1974 or 5. Once upstairs I was greeted by new lights, the Gents had been repainted and it looked like the stage was a bit higher with a raised part for a drummer……..A pity really that The Marching Men use a drum machine like The Sisters did.


Tim Synystyr of The Marching Men
The Marching Men started their set with Reptile House and work thought their repertoire of Sisters classics including but not limited to Detonation Boulevard, Mother Russia, Alice, Body Electric and First And Last And Always. Of particular note I liked the covers (Of covers, that is) Emma, Jolene and of cause Knockin ` on Heaven`s Door which they ended with. My only criticism is I don`t remember quite so much smoke “Back in the day”


The Sisters of Mercy “Back in the day” 1980’s
Once again Paul and Howard played some brilliant music, but there`s always a time to leave and sadly that came around all to quickly.


The Sisters of Mercy “Back in the day” 1980’s

Monday, 3 February 2014

Chinese Rocks, Ramones Tribute At The New Roscoe Leeds

The Promoter`s poster for the gig.

Despite my best efforts at timing I arrived a bit early at The New Roscoe pub to see Ramones tribute band Chinese Rocks. So this allowed me time for a pint of Scottish Black Stout in the lounge bar first.
 
The gig was promoted by my old friend Leeds Promoter John Keenan.

As with all tribute bands it`s a matter of just how serious they take themselves and it was very apparent from the off that they are there to enjoy themselves and have fun playing the music they love.
And love it they did, so did I

In two sets they played all the classic tracks and some I was not all that familiar with before the end of the night I had many times considered leaving my perch and joining in with the dancing at the front, but restrained myself to taping everything and mild head banging sort of thing! 
Pic from Wikipedia

As an introduction to Rock and Roll Radio the singer said he was sure some people “Would remember” And yes I do.

Chinese Rocks may only be a tribute band but they sure made it a great night.

GABBA GABBA HAY !!

Waited For The Right Time, Place And People.

As I head ever-closer to retirement, I remember at school (Yes 40-odd years ago) a Games teacher said to me “Come out of your shell and ...