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Woodfield Infants School Wigan c1946
Woodfield Infants School Wigan c1946
Photo: charnock
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Item #: 14582
David Garswood (extreme left back row)

Comment by: Helen on 19th April 2010 at 09:17

I was looking to see if I could see myself in this photo but it is a year or so to early. I was at Woodfield for a short time in 1947/48. I remember the house & how we used to lie down on oval mats for a rest/sleep after dinner. The school was opposite St Clements Rd where I was living with my Granny & Grandpa.

Comment by: John Barbour on 8th September 2012 at 22:56

I think we have David Pardey and David Morton in the photograph.
Any other names would be helpful

Comment by: John Barbour on 9th September 2012 at 12:27

On reflection I think we have Billy Brookwell there also his brother David appears in another picture.They lived for a time in the cottages across the river Douglas from the bottom of the seventy steps in Brockmill before moving to the bottom of Red Rock.

Comment by: John Barbour on 13th October 2012 at 22:34

Anybody remember Janet Taylor

Wigan Grammer School headmasters daughter

Comment by: John Barbour on 30th December 2012 at 20:59

I think Janet is in the Brownie outfit at the back a little friend of mine.

Comment by: David Morton on 29th January 2013 at 17:00

I am on this photograph taken in 1946/47. It was taken at the end of the last year of being taught at Woodfield before we attended Marylebone School (a block of Flats built now on the site) for 3 years. We were taught at Marylebone but walked back to Woodfield each day, on our own, for school dinner (orange stew! horrible). David Pardey and Neil Harvey went on to Public School the next year.
While I tend to forget what I did last week, I can remember most of pupils on this photograph as though it was yesterday.
Left to Right:
Top Row : David Garswood, David Lee(twin), Pat Smith, Janet Taylor,? Wilson,Pamala Sharock.Neil Harvey, Unknown, Miss Gould (Head Mistress).
Middle Row: John Lee(twin),John Bretherton,Keith Tyrer,David Morton,David Pardey,John Turner,Gilbert Harrison,Billy Brookwell.
Bottom Row: Sheila Mcleod,Helen Kirk,Rita Jarvis,Pamela Owen,Gwyneth Williams,Rosemary Potter,Unknown,Jacqueline Holland.
Happy Days!

Comment by: John Barbour on 20th February 2013 at 23:02

Well done David you've certainly filled in the gaps,like your comment that your long term memory is good and short a bit iffy me too !!

Comment by: Pamela Bentham formerly Sharrock on 12th July 2013 at 20:58

Top row 3rd girl in is Helen Kirk,then Christine Ellis,Ann Wilson, last boy is Anthony Austin.The next row, next to David Pardey is John Turner then Gilbert Harrison. The next to the end on the bottom row is Anne Gregory

Comment by: John Barbour on 19th July 2013 at 23:06

Nice Pam for filling in a few gaps...ps Long time no see !

Comment by: John Barbour on 2nd February 2014 at 20:22

The little girl in the Brownie uniform is Christine Ellis.
Thank you Pam

Comment by: John Barbour on 27th June 2016 at 20:29

Just great to live in the past for a few moments....now 2016

Comment by: John Barbour on 22nd February 2019 at 23:00

Helen...Is that Helen Kirk who once lived across Wigan Lane from David Morton and became a vet..

Comment by: John Barbour on 12th November 2019 at 10:35

I remember our treat was to sit cross legged on the floor and listen to the radio !!
Also remember putting salt into a little girls glass of water over dinner and being made to drink it myself ...

Comment by: John Barbour on 2nd May 2020 at 09:11

Hi folk of this generation...anybody remember Janet Taylor maybe 1945 or 46.
I remember her in the Brownies and the big wooden mushroom they would dance around...the family I think left Wigan about 1947..(a little friend of mine)

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