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L.M.S. Railway.


Retirement Gift
Photo: Ray
Views: 638
Item #: 33178
This wooden fruit bowl was given to me by the family of Joseph Aspinall
shortly after he passed away a few years ago. Joseph was a very keen
railway enthusiast. The script on the brass plate reads..." Presented to
Mr John Goulding by his workmen on his retirement after 42 years service "
L.M.S. Railway 1-6-1929. The L.M.S. Railway was formed on 1-1-1923, so
I am assuming that John Goulding started work as a railwayman in 1887,
either on The former London & North Western Railway, or the Lancashire
& Yorkshire Railway.

Comment by: Ged on 24th June 2021 at 11:33

My uncle won a bowl just like the one shown, He won it in 1926 at the Wigan Police sports day.

Comment by: Dougie on 29th June 2021 at 21:00

Ged don't know if it's you or not, Was that your Uncle Jimmy for running

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