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st johns school new springs 1949
st johns school new springs 1949
Photo: Dave Lewis
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Item #: 7499
st johns 1949, my mother Lillian jones is on back row 2nd from right.

Comment by: CP, Blackrod on 9th October 2008 at 21:39

For starters :- Back row: 2nd from left Marion Brown; 3rd from left Nancy Hodgkinson?
Front Row: 2nd from left Shirley Gray; 2nd from right Eileen Derbyshire; 3rd from right Margaret Gregory (my big sister!); 4th from right Irene Caulfield; 5th from right Enid Jones.

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 9th October 2008 at 23:09

Hi cp, my mother can name a lot of them, whats your name she would be really interested for you info.

Comment by: CP, Blackrod on 10th December 2008 at 22:26

Hi,this is CP (Christine Pearson nee Gregory from Longfield Street New Springs)

Comment by: old toplock on 2nd July 2009 at 23:28

Brian Roby M row 4th from L Ronnie Eccleston.M/R 1st from R.
Harry Blinkcorn.M/R 5th from R.

Comment by: John Bishop on 24th July 2009 at 13:45

Is that Eddie Knight 5th from left middle row.

Comment by: Eileen Darbyshire on 18th October 2009 at 21:00

I remenber all this class Bk row Ann Crook, Marion Brown,Nancy Hodkinson.Margaret Saxon,Irene Clayton,Doreen Rogers,Lilian Jones, Elsie Kay. middle row Alan Hickey,Norman Rigby,Geoffory Marshall,Brian Roby,Tommy Walls,Albert Shaw,Harry Blinkhorn,Jackie Hough,Richard Green,Graham Farrimond, Ronnie Eccleston(bunny)Front Row Elsie Rutter,Shirley Grey, Ethel Haddock, Brenda and Barbara Weston, Brenda Burgoyne,Enid Jones, Rita Corfield, Margaret Gregory,myself, Vivien Hilton

Comment by: Bob Turner on 18th February 2010 at 19:27

I've been doing some research for a mate of mine - Henry Blinkhorn. Yes that's him in the picture and he is alive & well, still working his taxi in Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Comment by: oldtoplock on 5th March 2010 at 15:43

ask harry does he remember rugby on the brown patch.happy days

Comment by: Sharon Dermott (nee Calland) on 17th March 2012 at 22:12

Front Row 5th in from right Enid Calland (nee Jones) ..... my daughter just stated Grandmas never unfolded her arms since !! :-)))) Happy Mothers Day Mum love you lots xxxx

Comment by: Bob Turner on 3rd October 2012 at 12:34

Hi oldtoplock
Just seen your comment, spoke to Harry and of course he remembers it. He's still rugby mad and would like to know who you are.
You can mail me for his tel number if you want.

Comment by: bill winrow on 5th July 2017 at 02:26

hi Christine bill winrow one of the twins, I remember you very well you ended up at Hindley and abram school I think .remember a lot of the names but not faces. You lived opposite Ernest Hodkinsons, my brother Brian and I used to go about with Ernest said he died young. I remember the three of us watching your sister Margaret's wedding as st johns church ,leaning against some garage doors near Bithells scrap yard. We are both 72 had our ups and down but still alive ,I have only just found this site its more than brilliant, one of our class photos is on somewhere which I have just printed, there is a photo of Ernest Hodkinson on as well in there back yard. hope you see this the site brings back so many memories, new springs has changed so much, we lived in chapel st. there was no proper road when it rained there was puddles everywhere, its a proper road now so much change our house has gone for the clubs car park the club is boarded up now.i moved to westhoughton when I got married 1967 that will be fifty year in September a life sentence I could go on forever lots of love if you see this.

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