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Wigan Corporation Painters c1935   Comments: 1
Photo: Andy Swift   Item #: 30759  
 
Wigan Corporation Painters c1935

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  This photo has been taken from our family album.
From what I can gather this is the Wigan Corporation Team of Painters taken in the mid 1930ís.
My Grandfather Charles Swift was a painter and decorator by trade is seated on the back row RH side.
What the significance of the large Bovril jars is I donít know, perhaps just a bit of fun.
 

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Comments by Jarvo, 27th September 2018  
I remember the council painters of the early sixties. Some of them wore army berets, obviously from their time doing NS. There were some right characters, but they were all excellent tradesmen. One young bloke was the spit of George Best. He ended up painting our kitchen as a foreigner. Did a brilliant job. Happy days in Pem.

 
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