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Ashton-in-Makerfield Secondary School

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2nd year football team
2nd year football team
Photo: David Hurst
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Item #: 29229
This is taken 1963 (ish) I think. Names please.

Comment by: Broady on 29th March 2017 at 17:34

Could be Terry Gaskell in goal ( Black Dog) Was landlord of a pub on Darlington Street I think.

Comment by: whups on 30th March 2017 at 16:29

i,d like to know the line up as i was at asm. looks like peter lowe middle row 2nd left . sadly not with us anymore.

Comment by: John G on 30th March 2017 at 20:29

whups: I started A.S.M in 1964 but in downhall green juniors I used to be with a great young lad named Colin Mc pherson, he had a brother Duncan, is he third from the left back row.

Comment by: whups on 30th March 2017 at 21:07

i know the family john & yours to . i,m not sure that,s duncan as if it,s peter lowe he was about the same age as colin. i started in 66.

Comment by: John G on 30th March 2017 at 21:07

whups: I started A.S.M in 1964 but in downhall green juniors I used to be with a great young lad named Colin Mc pherson, he had a brother Duncan, is he third from the left back row.

Comment by: John G on 30th March 2017 at 22:32

whups: I started A.S.M in 1964 but in downhall green juniors I used to be with a great young lad named Colin Mc pherson, he had a brother Duncan, is he third from the left back row.

Comment by: John G on 30th March 2017 at 22:49

Thanks whups, sorry about the double post appear to have some ghosting going on!

Comment by: whups on 31st March 2017 at 16:56

no probs john. i,d still like to know the line up on here.

Comment by: pat on 31st March 2017 at 16:57

Is it Geff Aspinall holding the cup?

Alan Shaw (RIP)top right

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 31st March 2017 at 18:13

Whups, would the lad second from the right on the middle row be Billy Gough ( pronounced Goff ) by any chance?. I'm not even sure if he ever went to the central school or not, but this lad certainly has the look of Billy.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 31st March 2017 at 20:51

Or, on second thoughts, could it be Joe Boffey ( related to Billy ) ?

Comment by: g p on 31st March 2017 at 21:12

ozzy.both billy and the late joe are a good few years older than these lads,terry now lives in the Pemb area i see him most days,taking his dogs out

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 1st April 2017 at 00:47

Actually gp, at the time of posting my comment, I was wondering how old Billy would have been, and if it could possibly have been him on the photo. But if you knew Billy, then you'd have to admit that the lad in question bears more than a passing resemblance to him . I knew Billy's brother Frank had died, but I'm not sure that I was aware of Joe Boffey's demise. It's sad, as they were all good lads, really good lads. Still, looking on the bright side, they've gone to a much better place than this one haven't they?

Comment by: David Hurst on 1st April 2017 at 10:00

L to R back row Brian Green, Malcolm Evans, Roy Edwards, Terry Gaskell, Roy Postlethwaite, John Heath, Alan Shaw.
Middle Row Malcolm Eatock, Peter Lowe, Eric Anderton, Geoff Aspinall, Steven Wadsworth, David Hurst.
Front Row David Eaves, David Thompson.

Comment by: Albert. on 1st April 2017 at 11:20

Whups/Ozzy. Are you both Ashton lads?. When I worked in the tunnels, at the Maypole, Jack Sparks was the contractor. He was a councillor at Ashton in Makerfield, in the forties, and fifties.

Comment by: Broady on 1st April 2017 at 15:39

Thanks for the names. Am I correct in saying that you were an Abram lad also??

Comment by: whups on 2nd April 2017 at 12:44

thanx for that mr hurst. i knew most of them & an old mucker of mine malc evans is on it. some are sadly not with us anymore - peter lowe,alan shaw & roy edwards. yes albert i,m an ashton lad but did,nt work at maypole.

Comment by: David Hurst on 2nd April 2017 at 14:41

Yes Bill you are correct, I am an "Abram lad". Just Terry and me from Abram on this photo. So sorry to learn that so many of these lads are no longer with us. Another name to add to that list is David Thompson.

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