St John's, Pemberton9 Comments
Photo: Michael Ardern Mason
Item #: 33546
My sister in law lived in one of the houses on the left, in the middle of the second row going down.She married my brother, in this church. They have been married 65 yes next month..Did you know anyone called Lancaster Michael ?
The top photo mentions "The Sermons". I lived in Ince but Walking Day was held in all areas of Wigan, and "The Sermons"was an open-air Service, usually on the second Sunday of "The Walks" as a kind of "finale" until the following year. We always seemed to have a guest speaker who didn't know when to stop, and my Dad would mutter, "Owd Mon.....that corn't PORR 'im off!" Eventually the speaker would run out of steam and we all went to either Ince Park or a local playing field for the "field treat". This consisted of pop and crisps, or maybe tea and biscuits, a good gossip for the Mothers, and games with prizes for us children. I once won a little autograph book at Rose Bridge field-treat and pestered the neighbours all week for their autographs, as well as the lollipop man and the road-sweeper. Even our coal-man signed it with a sooty flourish! Such happy days, everyone, weren't they?
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Ronnie Lancaster lived in Church st.
ttd Richard ( Dick) Lancaster lived there as well.He had a daughter, my sister in law, and a son Leonard Lancaster. But sadly Leonard passed away.
They are lovely memories Irene. I remember going to the field treats with my friend, who wa.,Ed with St Catherine's, on the Rec, at the bottom of Lorne St.They used to walk Sat and Sun.
I knew Joe at the Temple Church
He passed away some years back
I don't know if Ann his widow is still here.She was a Kitt Green girl ,maiden name Antrobus
Joe's parents kept the Miner's Arms(or is it Miner's Lamp) on Orrell Road
Donald Underwood - I have been told Joe Robinson's widow Ann is no longer with us.
They were both friends of my late mother, who worked with Ann (or Annie as she knew her) in the office at Colliery Explosives, Hawkley Hall, in the 1950s.
Mick LD Thank you for letting me know