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Mrs M Bisbrown was our form teacher. I am on the top row 6th from left.

Comment by: ann aspinall on 4th March 2012 at 18:51

can anybody put names to the photo nice one LYNN

Comment by: ann aspinall on 4th March 2012 at 19:17

can anybody put names to the photo nice one LYNN

Comment by: Albert Wilson on 4th March 2012 at 23:19

Thats me bottom left. Bottom right is Robert Turner. I also recognise Alan Guest second row down second fromn the left, Geofrey Nichols Bottom row third from the left (R.I.P.)Frank Dawber (I think), Lyn Nelson (Sudworth) Rita Winstanley second row from the ottom far left. I recognise a lot of the others but the names escape me. Too old!!

Comment by: ann aspinall on 5th March 2012 at 15:47

Thanks Lynn for photo,was glad to see it.I remember you.I thought Mrs Bisbrown was my last form teacher at school 14 to 15yrs old 1961 to 62 Form 4b.Have i got this wrong.Albert i remember you too. Did'nt you live near me? I lived in Dean Crescent, Kitt Green as did Susan Green and Kathleen Melling.I am on the photo 2nd row from back far left.I can name quite alot of faces,the others i recognise too just can't get the names. BACK ROW L to R .1 ---- 2 JACQUELINE WHEALAN 3---- 4 MARGARET TROUGHTON 5 ---- 6 LYNN NELSON 7 JOAN FAIRHURST. 2nd ROW 1 ME, 2 GORDON BIRCHALL, 3 KENNETH DAWBER, 4 ---- 5 DAVID HEATON, 6 ---- 7 JIM RICHARDSON,8 ----9 ALAN GUEST, 10----. 3rd ROW 1 RITA WINSTANLEY, 2 ---- 3 BARBARA LILLEY, 4 ROSELYN HATTON [i think] 5 MRS BISBROWN, 6 SUSAN GREEN, 7 KATHLEEN ASHCROFT, 8 KATHLEEN MELLING, 9----FRONT ROW 1 ALBERT WILSON, 2 DAVID HEATON, 3 GEOFFREY NICHOLS, 4 DAVID TAYLOR, 5---- 6---- 7--- 8 ROBERT TURNER. The two David Heaton's we used to call BIG Heatie and LITTLE Heatie because one was quite alot taller than the other.Does that jog any ones memory ?o

Comment by: david w heaton (little heat) on 5th March 2012 at 21:56

Hi Lynn, here is my list - hope they are correct
Front row L-R: 1.Albert Wilson, 2.me, 3.Geoff Nichols, 4.David Taylor, 5.Geoff Peters, 6.David Johnson, 7.Mark Baldwin, 8.Robert Turner
Second Row L-R: 1.Rita Winstanley, 2.Jean Taberner, 3.Barbara Lilley, 4.Rosalyn Hatton, 5.Mrs Bisbrown, 6.Susan Green, 7.Kathleen Ashcroft, 8.Kathleen Melling, 9.Joyce??,
Third Row L-R: 1.Ann Aspinall, 2.Gordon Birchall, 3.Kenneth Dawber, 4.Billy Fairhurst, 5.David Heaton (Big Heat), 6.John Darbyshire, 7.Jim Richardson, 8.Brian Lee, 9. Alan Guest
Backrow L-R: 1.??, 2.Jacqueline Whelan, 3.Jean Thorpe, 4.Margaret Troughton, 5.Jean Taylor, 6.Lynn Nelson, 7.Joan Fairhurst (Fairhurst Petshop Pemberton),
Just started to receive my pension like most of us. Where did all those years go!!. Enjoyed my time at school in form 3B and playing for school football team under Mr Magnall and Bob Jones (Happy Days)

Comment by: David Heaton (little heat) on 7th March 2012 at 10:23

Hi Ann+Lynn
just remembered 2 more names 2nd row l-r 9 joyce thompson
3rd row l-r 10 carol shuttleworth
hope iv got it right still not sure about 1st girl back row
i still have this photo,icame from pemberton behind the queens pictures still see 1 r 2 in photo,kenny dawber was my best man in sept 1969,moved 2 sherborne rd kitt green 1973 but have lived in shevington from 1984,still working
plumbing+heating since 1963,nice 2 see names+faces againa

Comment by: Albert Wilson on 12th March 2012 at 10:01

To Ann Aspinall
To Ann aspinall
Yes Ann I used to live near you.I was in Bell Lane no. 174. Living in Australia now
Cheers Albert

Comment by: ann aspinall on 12th March 2012 at 18:03

Hi david
When i commented on there being two David Heaton's in class i never expected to hear from one of you.
Big Surprise!
So you have this photo too,same as Lyn. Might there be a date on the back.
Is it year 3B?
If so i've got it completely wrong. I was so sure Miss Bisbrown was our last form teacher at school.
That would make it 4B, 1961/62.
Lyn has'nt made any further comment so i'm hoping that you will. You would'nt happen to have any more class photo's would you David. It would be great to see them if you do, as i do'nt have any at all.
Good to see all those familiar faces again, and just as i remember. Could have been only yesterday.

Comment by: Kath Millett (nee Powell) on 12th March 2012 at 22:31

Does anyone remember Geoffrey Nichols? 3rd from left on front row? It couldn't have long after that photo was taken that he was killed in a tragic accident. He was on a tractor near Porters Wood when it overturned and trapped him underneath. He lived a few doors away from us and my brother was one of the group of lads who were with him that day.

Comment by: Albert Wilson on 13th March 2012 at 20:57

I was also with a group of lads in porters wood on the day Geoff Nicholls was killed. Something that has stayed with me all my life. Geoff's grave is in St Johns graveyard in Pemberton

Comment by: ann aspinall on 14th March 2012 at 21:49

Hi Albert
Thought you lived in Bell Lane but was'nt sure.
When you mentioned Geoff Nichols in your previous comment, it jogged my memory and i thought something happened to him when we were young.
Have just read the comment by Kath Millet,and now i remember
so sad. I did'nt know Geoff well, but i'm thinking he lived in Dean Crescent too' or have i got that wrong?
Porters Wood, is that off Springs Road behind Pennington House or have i got that wrong aswell? Bye Albert

Comment by: Albert Wilson on 15th March 2012 at 08:15

Hi Ann.
Porters Wood is just behind the heinz factory on Spring Road. you can google it on google maps just type in Porters Wood Wigan. Me and my mates spent many a summer day climbing trees and making swings in Porters. Happy days indeed.

Comment by: Albert Wilson on 15th March 2012 at 08:21

Another thing I remember about Geoff was that he had a small patch of white hair toward the front of his normally dark hair,it was quite distinctive and unusual.
Regards Albert

Comment by: david powell on 18th March 2012 at 21:20

hi ann.your right geoff lived at no.33 dean crescent,i lived at no51 and a mate of geoff,i remember one of my first holidays after leaving school was camping in the lake district with geoff and jackie heyes(jackie lived in latham lane)bye dave.

Comment by: ann aspinall on 1st April 2012 at 22:11

Hi David (Powell) Geoff lived next door to Eileen Heyes then. I used to call for eileen every morning when we both worked together at Heinz.I remember Jackie from Lathom Lane and i remember your name too but not that you lived in Dean Crescent.Which class were you in, i left in 1962. Bye Ann

Comment by: rachel farrimond on 11th December 2012 at 13:05

does anyone remember my mum in their school years her name is kathleen miller her sisters tracy carol and marie miller if anyone has a picture of them can anyone send them to me it would be a big help thanks! merry xmas everyone x

Comment by: LYNN SUDWORTH Nee NELSON on 19th May 2013 at 15:25

Just reminising at photo - R.I.P. Kathleen Ashcroft and Rita Winstanley - two lovely girls, will remember them with love xx

Comment by: Chrissie eccleston on 8th April 2014 at 16:07

Hi , was wondering if anyone knows where Jacqueline whelen lives last time I heard she was nursing in culcheth and I don't know what her married name is . Thanks

Comment by: Stephanie Butler on 9th April 2020 at 20:00

My lovely mum, Joan Fairhurst (back row, far right) passed away on 6th April 2020.
Forever in my thoughts.

Comment by: David Heaton(littleheat) on 10th January 2023 at 18:04

Sorry to read of
Joan Fairhursts passing,
didn’t know. She was the daughter of Henry Fairhurst ,who had the pet shop on Pemberton all those years ago . RIP

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