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Ince Park, 1962 or 63
Photo: irene roberts nee griffiths
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Item #: 11740
The swings in Ince Park in 1962 or 63. The skateboarding area is on the site now.

Comment by: Joseph on 9th September 2009 at 19:17

Hope you realise that swing was 'Elsie's' favourite swing.
Anyone else remember her?

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 9th September 2009 at 19:43

Hi, Joseph, we've talked nice to talk to you again! I didn't like to mention Elsie as I don't know if she is still with us, though I certainly hope so. I have mentioned her in a couple of "Past Forward" articles; I remember she used to swing so high that we always feared she would go over the top bar, but she never did, as far as I know. Thankyou so much for your comment.....isn't it good to share memories?!

Comment by: Joseph on 10th September 2009 at 09:08

Hello Irene, yes it is good to share memories and the older we get the more vivid they become. I am almost positive I saw Elsie a few months ago around town with some careres, I enquired on Wigan World about this and one or two people confirmed that it was her and she is living with her sister in Wigan.

Comment by: Ruth on 10th September 2009 at 21:05

Hello Irene. Lovely photo. Bet they were both proud of him.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 11th September 2009 at 09:47

Hello, Ruth, Colin lives in Halewood near Liverpool now, and young Colin in Skelmersdale. He and his wife have no children, but Colin and Pat's daughter Allison has a little girl who will be one next month, so Colin is at last a Grandad, and Pat a Grandma,even though she didn't live to see baby Holly.

Comment by: Gerry on 7th October 2009 at 21:40

I remember Elsie too.. she was harmless but always seemed to sit behind us in the bug and tell us what happens next in the big picture... I remember one film called how to make a monster... we were Frikund Dee-uth

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