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Cunliffes from School Street   Views: 704
Joseph Cunliffe and his children   Comments: 9
Photo: Graham Parkinson   Item #: 31203  
 
Joseph Cunliffe and his children
 
  My grandfather, Joseph Cunliffe and his children, my mother Joan and mum's brother Norman. They lived in School Street and Bold Street but I think this is the former.  

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Comments by Veronica, 9th May 2019  
What a great photograph - this is what WW is all about. Bringing the past back for a few moments. It looks like dad's on leave.. I remember School St- cut down there many a time to go 'up- town'.

Comments by Graham, 9th May 2019  parkinsongraham@hotmail.com 
As far as I can remember Grandad Cunliffe was in St Johns Ambulace Brigade and I think that's the uniform he is wearing in the photo. He saw many a game at Central Park while he was 'on duty'!

Comments by Donald Underwood, 15th May 2019  
Look at those rubbing stoned doorsteps.Norman is a contributor to this website I remember his mother's shop at,I think,32 Millgate.We joined Was together in 1943,he from St George's,I from St.Catharine's

Comments by Norman Cunliffe, 19th May 2019  ncunliffe1@hotmail.com 
Hello Donald, I remember you well at WGS. Am I correct in saying you lived just round the corner at the top of Greenough St? There is an annual WGS Old Boys Dinner every year.Why don't you come to the next one, April 2020?

Comments by Donald Underwood, 20th May 2019  
Norman.Yes,I lived for a wh ice at 162 Scholes.I have appeared a couple of times at the Reunion but, now in London,rather like good red wined not travel well.There is the class photo of 3A 1943-44 on this site.Sadly some are gone Booth,Duddle,Eccles,Hewitt,Horrocks,Lown,Seddon,Swalwell,Turner & Unsworth for sure.Russell Parsons has kept me in touch in recent years,thogh now in Stafford.Was I right about the Millgate address?

Comments by Norman Cunliffe, 26th May 2019  ncunliffe1@hotmail.com 
Yes Donald, you were quite right about the Millgate address. I just wonder how you knew! Very sorry we didn't meet at the Re-Union Dinner.Quite possibly I wasn't there; I have missed several because I live in Thailand part of the year. If ever you are in the Wigan area, please let me know. We've reached the age when rolling back the years is a real tonic.

Comments by Donald Underwood, 30th May 2019  
I have no idea why I retain this info.I never visited there nor wrote to you& it is not as if I remember many Wigan addresses.I do have an amazing memory though.I can recall all 32 of those I started St Catharine's with in 1937

Comments by Norman Cunliffe, 13th June 2019  ncunliffe1@hotmail.com 
My Dad played for the Wigan Highfield Rugby League Club in the 1920's. When the Club moved down to London, my Dad stayed in Wigan and joined the St.John Ambulance Brigade.
He was on duty for all Wigan R L home games and took me with him to sit in the Dugout on the River Douglas side of the field. It was the time when Clubs didn't have Physio's etc. and when a player was injured, a St.John's man went onto the field with the 'Magic Sponge' to attend to him.I was 6 years old when I used to sit in the Dugout and my blood still has red and white stripes in it 81 years later.

 
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