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Does anyone know the full name of " Colo " the former owner of 1 Orton Rd Carlisle, or have a picture of him?

Hi. I'm looking to find out history of the house I now own as I have heard alot of stories surrounding "Colo" a larger than life character that once owned this house & apparently he was married & used to have a cocker spaniel dog. I'd also like his full name, his wife's full name & if possible a picture of them just to satisfy my own curiosities... any true information (not just hearsay) would be welcomed good &/or bad...Thanks, Bev ;)

Asked on Mar 10 2011, General in Carlisle | Report content

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  • You can check out at land registry, who owned house - its in Durham, google it but you have to pay fee. try local council old electoral registers. I think colo had surname Coleman. Think he may have been bit of a wild man. But must be long dead by now if he was the Colo that was around back in the 70/80's.

    Answered on Apr 14 2011, Report content
  • The name your looking for is ELDON COLE (colo)

    Answered on Sep 2 2011, Report content
  • I remember him from when I was young, he used to be quite a hard man in Carlisle. I don't know a lot about him other than what my dad has told me being from that generation, I do know that nobody messed with him if you know what I mean, could probably find out more though if you still need any more info.

    Answered on Feb 2 2012, Report content
  • Hi, I sort of remember him as he was an occasional 'patron' at my parents pub, the now demolished Prince of Wales from 78-80 (I think). I remember playing dominoes with him (when I was 5 or 6), and I also remember seeing the damage he caused when he fought a van load of rozzas. I believe his wife died relatively young - in the late 1970s. I'll need to get back up there at some point and see Robert Ferguson school and reminisce life in Denton Holm. There are plenty of other things but not what I would write down I'm afraid.

    Answered on May 9 2012, Report content
  • Thanks for your replies, especially toontoonNU. If anyone has the full name of Eldon Cole's wife or any pics I can see of them both that would be lovely. I can be contacted on website: search under BevsDigitalArt I live in their old house & would like to familiarise myself with the old occupants, apart from the gossip & bad stuff I've heard. Ta Bev ;)

    Answered on May 10 2012, Report content
  • His wife killed herself in the underground toilets outside of the old town hall, late 80s I would say, just before pedestrianisation and therefore closure of the toilets.

    Answered on Jul 1 2012, Report content
  • I remember Eldon Cole. His wife killed herself in the old underground public toilets at the town hall. Colo stole her body from the morgue and took her home and wouldn't let anyone into the house. After several days the police broke in and arrested him so she could be buried.

    Answered on May 14 2017, Report content

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