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Beech Hill   Views: 1791
Beech Hill boys.   Comments: 9
Photo: Keith   Item #: 30492  
Beech Hill boys.

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  A couple of apologies to start with, the poor quality of the photo and the fact that after some 55 years or so I can't recall the first names of these two acquaintances.
The photo was taken (probably by myself) The son of Bob Hickey, on the left and a fellow Wigan Grammar School pupil, a couple of years younger than me, on the right, his surname was Hilton. The photo was taken outside the Wellfield Hotel, Beech Hill where I lived at the time in Wellfield Road, some time in the early 1960's, both were great lads.

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Comments by Eric, 2nd May 2018  
The one on the left Keith,is Johnny hickey. Saw him walking to wigan last week.cheers eric

Comments by Keith, 2nd May 2018  
Good to know that, thank you Eric.

Comments by Graham, 7th May 2018  
Hi Keith, I'm not 100% sure but I believe the tall lad is David Hilton who lived in Sycamore Ave. If it's the same David he became a policeman but unfortunately died in 1977.

Comments by Keith, 7th May 2018  
Thank you for that information Graham, I believe, now that you've jogged my memory, that his first name was indeed David. What a great shame to die so young, I remember him as a really personable, friendly and likeable young man.

Comments by JJF, 7th May 2018  
i used to know David & Tony Parr they lived on Rose avenue with an older brother and younger sister, i think there father was Bob and he worked on the railway

Comments by denmal, 9th May 2018  denmal5@yahoo.co.uk 
Looks more like David's brother, Ian. Both Ian and David played rugby at Wigan Old Boys.

Comments by Keith, 9th May 2018  
Thank you denmal, you really have confused me now since I believe it could well have been Ian even though I thought it was David previously (I never knew he had a brother). Apologies to all concerned, there's simply no beating father time.

Comments by Graham, 10th May 2018  
The Hilton's lived at 9 Sycamore Ave. There were 4 children, Ian 1943, David William 1945, Robert 1947 and Kathryn 1953.

Comments by Keith, 11th May 2018  
Thanks once again Graham, you've confirmed for me that it was Ian since he was two years younger than myself, I knew him simply because we often found ourselves on the same bus travelling to school.

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