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Ashton-in-Makerfield Secondary School


Ashton Central School Girls
Ashton Central School Girls
Photo: Minnie Picton
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Item #: 6573
Ashton Central School Upper 2 Form 1947-48

Comment by: fred bryan on 17th July 2008 at 08:39

Minnie this was my year at ashton secondary,& I recognise many of the pupils I only remember one Minnie from that era her maiden name was Minnie Sudwoth, I knew both her brorthers Sam who died in a motor cycle accident, & Stan,my mother was also a good friend of mrs Sudworth Ruth is this your family,& if so did you go on to marry Freddie picton who is also on the football team photo,I first knew fred from evans school his best mate there was tommy prescott & they both came from the Stubshaw cross area

Comment by: fred bryan on 17th July 2008 at 08:56

hi minnie, is that you sat on the front row second from left i recognise, joan sheperd, olive walker, reenie walsh,margaret foster,margaret walker doreen prior,cliff hills sister,ronnie wards wife,& walt corleses sister

Comment by: minniepicton (nee sudworth) on 17th July 2008 at 19:52

yes that is me front row second from left and my mother was friendly with your mother all those years ago, i did marry fred picton but sadly he died 2years ago he is on the other photo the football team

Comment by: marjorie hayes on 12th October 2008 at 16:40

hi minnie,glad to see you on here.sorry about fred

Comment by: minniepicton on 22nd October 2008 at 19:58

hi marjorie how are you and how is eddie

Comment by: marjorie on 4th November 2008 at 15:27

we are all ok.all the family is here around us, 4 grandchildren.how are your family.i keep in touch with margaret halliwell.she has not been well lately.

Comment by: minniepicton on 4th November 2008 at 16:07

hi margery got twin grandsons 2andhalf and one granson coming up to 20 i know about margaret she does the flowers at holy trinity church and think she is much better now

Comment by: marjorie on 4th November 2008 at 17:34

how lovely.lots baby sitting!!our eldest g/daughter is 19.others are 8.6.3.i think the've finished now.(i hope)margaret had an op on her knee.i only get to ashton to see my mam.

Comment by: marjorie on 4th November 2008 at 17:43

how lovely double trouble.lots baby sitting?yes margaret had an op on her knee but i wasn't successful so she is now waiting for a knee replacement.our eldest g/daughter is 19.the others are 8.6.3.

Comment by: minniepicton on 11th November 2008 at 17:52

no not really marjorie antony lives in glossop so i only see them every fortnight i was there last weekend though and i sort of did a bit of babysitting then and loved every minute of it

Comment by: marjorie on 11th November 2008 at 20:24

oh.i see.ours are settled all around us now.my e mail address is on here if you want to use it.hows your stanley +hilda?

Comment by: minniepicton on 15th November 2008 at 21:07

hi marjorie our stan is ok he is 88 now but sadly our hilda died 2 weeks after fred august 2006 very sad time for me and all the family

Comment by: Antony Picton on 19th November 2008 at 22:10

Hi nan...i checked the pictures, recognised you and grandad in both quite easily. I've saved them onto my computer so i have a copy aswell now...see you soon x

Comment by: Margaret Potts on 21st August 2009 at 20:12

Now I am in my dotage, as must be most of the people in the photo, I recognise a lot of faces and remember a lot of names but am having trouble putting names to faces,can anyone jog my memory, I was Margaret Owen, in the photo I am next to the end,on the left ,on next to the back row,I am wearing ghastly NHS specs.Thanks fo any info.
Margaret Potts (Owen)

Comment by: minnie picton on 15th November 2009 at 17:13

hi margaret potts ne owen i can give you some of their names top row-doreen prior-eileen bentham-phyllis pritchard-marion atherton-sylvia simm-margaret hodson-gwen robinson-second row-rene walsh margaret walker-margaret foster-marie smith-joan hill-third row-olive walker-sheila croft-eileen roby- front row-joyce corless-joan hickson-and margaret pilling. thats all that i know if you get to know any more would you leave a comment please minnie picton nee sudworth

Comment by: e hill on 2nd December 2009 at 13:07

Isn`t that Jean Hamilton on the right at the end of the front row.

Comment by: Jean Postle( Picton) on 4th December 2009 at 01:45

Hi aunty Minnie great to see you in your school uniform I shall hop over to the football photo to see if I can spot uncle Fred.

Comment by: Steven Driscoll on 6th October 2013 at 16:42

Hi does anybody know how old the girls were in this picture

Comment by: Barbara Stonex on 25th April 2021 at 03:56

I Know live in New Zealand.
And shiela Croft is my mother, mum is 87 years old, all by herself, as her second husband has passed away, her sisters, Lucy, Edith, and Yvonne, all went to the same school, and so did I, my maiden name was halliwell.
Would love to hear from anyone I went to school with.
Have a lovely day.
Take care.

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