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Ashton-in-Makerfield Secondary School

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Ashton Central School Boys
Ashton Central School Boys
Photo: Minnie Picton
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Item #: 6574
Photo taken around 1947? 1948? of Ashton Central School Boys form.

Comment by: Alan Hunter. on 11th August 2008 at 23:38

Thanks Minnie for posting this picture,its the only photo I have got of me at that age..(First on left in next to back row.)

Comment by: minniepicton on 14th August 2008 at 18:56

hi alan glad you liked the photos their is another lad named hunter he is the one on the right sat on the floor fred my husband called him dags hunter did you know him?

Comment by: minniepicton on 14th August 2008 at 19:06

hi alan glad you liked the photos their is another lad named hunter he is the one on the right sat on the floor fred my husband called him dags hunter did you know him?

Comment by: joe chisnall on 1st September 2008 at 16:52

dags,s name was bill hunter. met alan hunter on 30th aug.first time he had ben to bryn in 50 yrs..can noone put names to these guys?I know fred sixsmith, alan coombs(vaso),mr. heston, don langford, bill cunliffe,alan woodward,tom prescot(prek),albert rimmer,?ashurst,alan hunter,malcom cowley,fred picton.I recognise others but have forgotten their names.I was in this class but had recently left to go to tech college

Comment by: minniepicton on 3rd September 2008 at 09:29

hi jo their is joe clark as well but i dont know of anymore i have heard fred mention don langford but i never knew him

Comment by: bryn156 on 3rd September 2008 at 15:42

Hi Minnie..Re an Email from Fred Bryan.
Back Row..Malcolm Eden,Tom Brown,Tom Tinsley,Fred Picton,Jack Cunliffe..3rd Row..Alan Hunter.(Me),Leonard Crompton,Paul Howsley,Malcolm Cowley, ????,Dennis Twist,JimmySummers..2nd Row..John Ashton,Ken Gross,Albert Rimmer,Tom Prescott,Joe Clarke,Dennis Twiss,John Austin..Front Row..Joe Green,Malcolm Coombes,Arthur Edwardson,Jack Sudworth,MR HEATON,Don Langford,Jack Davies,????,Alan Woodward..Sitting..Edward Thompson & Billy Hunter.. Any errors please advise....

Comment by: woodentop on 3rd September 2008 at 17:10

bryn156,re your comments--??? next on alan woodwards right is billy cunliffe, just one left to identify now

Comment by: woodentop on 3rd September 2008 at 17:47

bryn156, just remembered the very last name it is, algy banks, so now you have the full set.

Comment by: minniepicton on 5th September 2008 at 18:26

thanks fred for filling us in with the names i think you have named most of them. its nice to look back on these old photos

Comment by: bryn 156 on 7th September 2008 at 19:52

Thanks from me too Fred,the photo shoot is now complete

Comment by: Joe Green on 5th October 2008 at 20:13

I have the original copy of this photo, haven’t looked at my old pics for years but have now so I’ll post a few on the site, not many from school days but a few from my pit and band days.

Comment by: woodentop on 21st October 2008 at 13:20

joe,will look out for your pit & band photos, who knows I may be on one or two as we were both NCB trainees at the same time, Low Hall & the Elms on Wigan Lane

Comment by: alan hunter on 1st August 2015 at 19:19

I wonder if any one beside me in this photo is still alive and kicking. I am now 81..

Comment by: Mick on 16th October 2015 at 21:13

My dads still knocking around, he's Joe Green.

Comment by: Alan Hunter on 17th August 2019 at 22:54

Just looking at the school photo, pure nostalgia, how time flies, I am now 85 yrs old, still alive, but not kicking very much these days.

Comment by: Alan Hunter on 23rd October 2020 at 17:24

Re Minnie Picton's picture, I wonder if anyone of the pupils like myself is still in the land of the living. Also, I wonder what happened to Woodentop?

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