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Two Wigan Grandfathers
Photo: Keith
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Item #: 33180
I posted a small photo in 2008 of Crispin Arms customers circa 1951 standing outside the pub, the link is
Two Wigan Album viewers saw their grandfathers in the group photo. They were "Sandra Moore" and “xxStuartxx”.
Technology is always changing and now I have an “enhanced" portrait of their grandfathers. I know Sandra especially would welcome this since it’s the only photo she has of him. Dick was a veteran of the Gallipoli campaign, he told my father that when they waded ashore they felt like tin ducks in a fairground shooting range with nowhere to hide, how he survived is a miracle.
Anyone “out there” who could help me get these to their grandchildren? Thank you.

Comment by: Veronica on 30th June 2021 at 18:04

I wonder if my Grandfather knew Mr Prescott, he was also wounded at Gallipoli. I can believe they were like tin ducks wading ashore. I remember my dad telling me when he came back from there his hair had turned white.

Comment by: Tom on 1st July 2021 at 08:49

Well done Keith I used to go in the Crispin in the 1960s with the lads from st Catherine's boy's club

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