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Orrell british legion


On a mans day out
Photo: bumper
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Item #: 16253
Coach trip from orrell legion , anyone know anybody on here

Comment by: Mick on 1st November 2010 at 18:54

Looks very much like Bill Rostron standing 3rd from right.

Comment by: bumper on 1st November 2010 at 20:28

yes it is Bill a nice man

Comment by: Bill Hart on 1st November 2010 at 22:09

Standing 5th left is Stan Gaskell - a butcher at Hitchen Bros in Orrell. Worked with my dad.. got me the job as resident drummer with Elgar Mathews on Organ.

Comment by: indalo on 2nd November 2010 at 06:29

I, think the person on the far right is Jack Meadows he
used to work at Pemberton Caravans,and lived in Orrell.

Comment by: mj on 2nd November 2010 at 19:31

The ist man standing on the left looks like the late Frank Carruthers.

Comment by: km on 2nd November 2010 at 22:18

Man in middle of back row with the light suit on I think is John(?) Heaton. Lived in Kitt Green

Comment by: farrie50 on 2nd November 2010 at 22:20

i believe the bloke kneeling middle front row is Bert May ,he was a welder at walmsley"s when i was a lad

Comment by: Mick on 3rd November 2010 at 02:10

You are right Bumper - Bill was a true gent.

Comment by: bumper on 5th November 2010 at 17:31

The men on the front row on left are Edward Davies and Jack Evens

Comment by: David Halliwell on 17th February 2011 at 14:38

That's my granddad Billy Halliwell 8th from the right on the back row.

Comment by: bri on 6th September 2011 at 05:15

orrell legion. i remember going there as akid on "family nights", fridays i think was good fun. then i grew up n went in quite regular, dont think my dad (brian lowe) was best pleased tho as he was a regular himself,

Comment by: Dave Garner on 6th October 2011 at 21:30

I was the resident organist there 1983,4,5 and a bit of 86.i think i recognise a couple of faces in the photo.

Comment by: Darren Halliwell on 30th December 2012 at 23:31

Yes Dave thats our Grandad William, I think Arnold Ashcroft if the first on the left kneeling down too I know quite a few of the faces too

Comment by: Debra Ratchford on 12th September 2015 at 15:21

What year was this please? I recognised Bill Rostron

Comment by: Neil Chisnall on 30th December 2016 at 09:15

What a great pic. I used to live opposite the club and was a glass collector from around 74 to 77. great memories
think that's Joe Berry 9th from left on back row who went on to be the steward. Bert May on front row and Stan Gaskell and Bill rostron are correct. I will remember a lot of the other names later and post what I can

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