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St George's C. E. Junior School, Wigan


Class photo 50s
Class photo 50s
Photo: Alan Adlington
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Item #: 6538
St Georges Class photo 50s

Comment by: cliff Higham on 5th July 2008 at 19:49

WAW! I never knew I had a dickybow,
who,s best dressed Eh!
young Cliff.

Comment by: RON on 5th July 2008 at 21:30

Tony Bennett is my cousin. I'll tell him about the picture

Comment by: cliff Higham on 5th July 2008 at 23:08

Knew him well Ron

Comment by: Percy Pendragon on 6th July 2008 at 12:40

The one down as Anne Hinds is actually Anne Birch.

Comment by: kath byrne on 7th July 2008 at 16:17

Next to Lois is Barbara Gaskell Cliff you were a right little poser then.

Comment by: cliff (bloo) on 7th July 2008 at 20:06

still am Kath alas but I cant find my dickybow oh and get urself down to the Royal Oak on thurs WW meet up I,ll buy you a drink.

Comment by: Sheila on 10th July 2008 at 13:31

Thats only a little dicky Cliff. I think you'll find they are a lot bigger these days.

Comment by: Ron on 10th July 2008 at 13:34

Kath, are you sure thats Barbara Gaskell next to Lois. It looks like one of the Jones family to me.

Comment by: kath byrne on 10th July 2008 at 14:24

Ron not sure now you could be right but I still can see Barbara,I remember the name a Jones was she a Kathleen.Sheila are you the one on the picky.Has anyone else got any piks of the Rose Queens that used to take place every year in the school yard.I am sure there are some around somewhere.All have a good rummage we will all love to see them.

Comment by: Ron on 11th July 2008 at 08:29

Kath, I think you are spot on. Kathleen Jones. Didn't she have a couple of brothers at St Georges a tad older. I think they came from the Boyswell Lane area.

Comment by: kath byrne on 11th July 2008 at 11:05

Hi Ron I think Kathleen Jones did have 2 brothers 1 older and 1 younger not too sure about age though but I cant remember their names.Do you by any chance have an old street map of Scholes and the surrounding area just to get my bearings.

Comment by: cliff Higham on 11th July 2008 at 16:36

Kath, Geography was never one of your strong subjects at school I remember one Geography report it said "Does well to find her way home"

Comment by: cliff on 11th July 2008 at 23:42

now then Shiela, behave I eventually grew and got myself a big dickybow , its a belter I have it everywhere I go, I cant be without it its the best thing my mom ever brought me, now behave !!

Comment by: Ron on 12th July 2008 at 10:27

Is the lad between Walter Whitaker and Tony Bennet, Edward Hutchinson?

Comment by: cliff on 12th July 2008 at 20:08

Ron, there is a Kenny Jones on the 1954 st georges pic

far right top row

Comment by: Ron on 13th July 2008 at 10:19

Kath. I have no old maps of Wigan. I only have vague memories but I think Boyswell Lane ran from Greenough St, parallel to Scholes down to the Waterside near the Little Theatre. Streets like Upper Morris St, I think ran from Scholes down to Boyswell Lane.
Cliff. Kenny was a little skinny lad and I think that he had a sister Sylvia Jones. Kathleen Jones and her brothers were much bigger kids - if my memory serves me well. I could be wrong though...?

Comment by: Ron on 13th July 2008 at 18:17

The lad 3rd from left top row, named Arnold Swain. Was his name not Lesley something.

Comment by: cliff (bloo) on 13th July 2008 at 20:21

Ron I dont think its arnold Swain I cant remember him in this class.

Comment by: kath byrne on 14th July 2008 at 18:43

Cliff was there someone called Bayliss in our class its just a name at the back of my mind.And before you say anything I did use both brain cells to bring it to the front I am worn out now.

Comment by: cliff H on 15th July 2008 at 00:31

yeah Kath, Bayliss rings a bell. Robert Bayliss I think it was I cant remember him in our class, I have met him since schooldays in the late 70,s, I was doin some work for Allen Bros in Cale Lane he was bit of a boss I think, nice lad and waw! where did you dig that name up from Kath Id,e forgotton him I think he lived in Mount Street, I can picture him now. your memory is not as bad as you say.

Comment by: Ron on 18th July 2008 at 11:00

Who is the little girl next to Sheila laughing her head off?

Comment by: cliff H on 18th July 2008 at 15:45

thats bubbly Catherine Stevens Ron she was always laughin
bet she still is Oh and she is still giggling on the other class pic

Comment by: Ron on 18th July 2008 at 21:39

I dont mean Catherine cliff I mean the little girl next to Sheila.

Comment by: cliff Higham on 20th July 2008 at 02:29

sry Ron, not a clue you got me wonderin now.
I cant even give a guess. hope someone will tell us.

Comment by: Ron on 21st July 2008 at 20:14

Could it be Janet Green, Cliff.

Comment by: kath byrne on 22nd July 2008 at 11:04

I thought Janet Green went to St Marys but could be wrong.

Comment by: cliff on 22nd July 2008 at 20:18

could be Ron but I honestly dont know.

Comment by: cliff H on 5th August 2008 at 00:26

I think your right there kath I cant remember her at St Georges

Comment by: N. Taylor on 8th August 2008 at 08:46

No..no..no. Rons right. Janet Green went to St Georges. Same class as C. Higham & K. Bridge. Passed 11 + . Went on to High School. Defintely. Don't beleive me? Ask her.

Comment by: cliff H on 8th August 2008 at 18:20

yes yes sorry guys your right if she did go to our school that is probally her, I knew her well as a teenager and lookin at that face again your right, thats our Janet
I just couldnt recall Janet at St georges, SORRY JANET, I still luv ya.

Comment by: Sheila on 9th August 2008 at 19:08

What hapened to John Ashcroft. Is he the dad of that singer Richard Ashcroft.

Comment by: cliff H on 15th August 2008 at 20:28

who,s Richard Ashcroft sheila ?

Comment by: N. Taylor on 16th August 2008 at 20:41

Richard Ashcroft, a Wigan lad, is the lead singer for Verve, Where av you been for the last ten yars Cliff.

Comment by: cliff (bloo) on 17th August 2008 at 00:10

oh ok,Verve eh? been there done that, its not nice I had a trapped Verve in the neck and boy was it painful when I got out of hosi my son took me to a big Gig at Haigh
Hall it was ok but that verve wasnt completey gone but it was an enjoyable experience,I was impressed with that band 'The Nerve' I think they was called , anyroadup I dont know any Rich Ashcroft.

Comment by: Sheila on 19th August 2008 at 14:28

I'll forgive you for all that rambling Cliff. Its your age. The memory fades. Anyway the point is, you knew John Ashcroft. Try to remember - in your own time luv. Is Richard, of the Verve his son, no rambling allowed.

Comment by: cliff H on 20th August 2008 at 21:54

if my memory serves me well Mr Verve lived in Earl st off Wigan Lane with his Ma an Pah and no I dont think John Ascroft had a verve.

Comment by: Sheila on 23rd August 2008 at 14:59

Cliff get back to your nursing home before they miss you.

Comment by: cliff (bloo) on 23rd August 2008 at 21:12

its in Lathom, no buses. behave

Comment by: C. Higham on 28th March 2009 at 19:40

The lad named as "unknown" next to Tony Bennett could be Edward Hutchinson who lived in Marsh Lane near St Gerges Church. Keith West also lived there.

Comment by: Mary on 19th June 2009 at 10:55

Yes Cliff - think you are right. By the way - luv yur dicky.

Comment by: cliff on 26th June 2009 at 22:30

all the ladies tell me the same, dunno why? a dicky is just a dicky, I have one bigger than that now,I just use it on special occasions.

Comment by: Evelyn on 18th September 2009 at 16:42

Cliff I think that dicky makes you very distinguished. You are the best looking lad on the photo.

Comment by: Sheila on 27th October 2009 at 18:34

I thought Alan Addlington was best looking Evy.

Comment by: Babs on 19th January 2010 at 12:09

Yes Al was definitely the cutest lad in thge class.

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