Thomas Crompton Plaque by Tony Haslam (Kodak Easyshare DX7630)
Thomas Crompton Plaque. Situated in Gerard street on the wall to the entrance of the Gerard Shopping Centre. Made as a tribute to Thomas Crompton and Sons who where the Lock and hinge makers in Ashton for many years. The plaque marks the spot where the works was.
Comment by Dougie Yates on 21st October 2007 at 13:40
Photo of the houses that Thomas Crompton lived in upto 1920 before he moved too behind the park in Wigan Road
Comment by Graham Riley on 11th November 2018 at 01:15
When I was a young lad, 6yrs old my 1st memory in 1958, I used to visit TC's in Gerrard St. and latterly in Haydock. Since retiring I have been able to begin researching my family tree. My mother died 6yrs ago my father last year and while clearing their home I have been able to gather more family information. My link to TC's is through my mother who is John Crompton's eldest daughter, Margaret "Joan" Crompton.
If anyone has any information they could give me or vice versa I can be contacted on email :- email@example.com
I do not live in England anymore so my visits to the area are infrequent although I did visit Thomas Crompton's grave at Holy Trinity Church last month. Any information would be most gratefully received.
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