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White Star Carriers   Views: 1330
David Brookwell   Comments: 10
Photo: Ray Smyth   Item #: 30870  
 
David Brookwell

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  I am very sad having to announce that
Dave Brookwell passed away last week.
The funeral is at St Wilfreds Church
in Standish, Thursday December 20th
at 3.15pm. Dave...Rest in peace,
 

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Comments by walt ( North Yorks ), 17th December 2018  
Ray, I had heard from a friend of Dave's passing, I started for White Star just a few weeks after Dave left for pastures new so never got to meet him but -- I heard so many favourable comments about him that I wished I had met him. Sadly, like so many of his generation, they will be missed - RIP Dave.

Comments by Keith Beckett, 18th December 2018  
Ray. Did he have a brother named Bill? Thereís certainly a family likeness from the Bill I knew to David.

Comments by Keith Beckett, 18th December 2018  
Ray. Did he have a brother named Bill? Thereís certainly a family likeness from the Bill I knew to David.

Comments by John D, 18th December 2018  
The one third from the right looks like Colin Shepherd, a well-known character from New Springs.

Comments by Philip G., 18th December 2018  
Perhaps some of these lads are also shown on Item 17938.

Comments by Ray Smyth, 18th December 2018  
Keith...I knew Dave Brookwell only through work. In the late
1960s at Hailwood Bros Transport at Roby Mill, and in the
early 1970s at Robert Baillie Transport at Chapel Lane,Wigan
I knew an Alan Brookwell who was a bus driver with Wigan Corporation, and also drove for Robert Baillie. Whether they were related or not, I do not know.

Comments by OWDBILL, 18th December 2018  
Keith, David's older brother was Bill and when they were young they lived in Mayflower Cottages behind the Standish Bleachworks.

Comments by Keith Beckett, 19th December 2018  
Thanks Owdbill. Bill married Kathleen Hackett whose father had a garage and car sales pitch on the corner of Downall Green Road and Soughers Lane. Bill finished up running the place.

Comments by Aubrey, 28th December 2018  
I went to school with Billy and posted a photo of him, myself , and 4 other friends, on page 3 of The Ashton Grammar School collection. The likeness between Blliy and David is uncanny.

Comments by Albert., 28th December 2018  
Looking at the photograph of you taken at Ashton Grammar School, Aubrey, you certainly hadnít changed much as to how I remember you in the Wigan Borough Police, very early nineteen sixties.

 
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