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Ashton-in-Makerfield Secondary School


Annual school trip.
Annual school trip.
Photo: . Ozymandias .
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Item #: 29134
Pupils from Ashton central school visit R.A.F. Valley on Anglesey during a week's holiday in Llanfairfechan. The character on the floor is encapsulated in some kind of life raft evidently. The year would possibly have been 1962 or thereabouts. RBG archive.

Comment by: whups on 28th February 2017 at 15:20

when was this took ozy & do you know any of them ? .

Comment by: derek evans on 28th February 2017 at 18:51

I went to Llanfairfechan with ASM about 1962 ( it was the same time Wigan played Saints at Wembley because we watched it in the digs. But don't remember going to Valley. Is the big guy Peter Carroll third from left might be Wilton. I would have been in 1B or 2B at the time

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 28th February 2017 at 20:09

I'm guessing at '62 Whups, but I could be out by a bit, and no, I don't know any of the lads in the photo as I didn't attend the Central school, in fact I didn't attend my own school that much if I could avoid it.

Comment by: derek evans on 28th February 2017 at 21:51

I have looked on the net and wigan played saints in 61.
I think these are first years. Only first years went to wales. I think the lad with the glasses might be Ronnie Clark.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 28th February 2017 at 23:54

I'll be seeing Ronnie next week at Ernie Phythian's funeral ( 8th of March 1400 at Holy Trinity if anyone's interested ). I'll show him the photo to see if he recognises anyone.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 3rd March 2017 at 23:50

O.k., I have a few names. Lad on extreme left, Trevor Lowe, third from left, someone with the surname Prescott, the guinea pig in the life raft, Clive Richardson. The lad with the specs isn't Ronnie Clark as he never went to Llanfairfechan evidently.

Comment by: g p on 7th March 2017 at 19:13

hi Derek was'nt Clive at Barlows when you was there,he had just left when i started

Comment by: derek evans on 7th March 2017 at 22:29

The more I look at this photo the more it looks like Ronnie.
I remember Prescott but I couldn't say its him and I definitely don't recognise Clive. I didn't know Clive worked at Barlows either.

Comment by: g p on 10th March 2017 at 14:31

Trevor Lowe was running an haulage company out of Trafford Park afew years ago,because Barlows supplied a lot of trucks to him,he had a contract with Kellogs at the time.

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