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Airship
Photo: Bill Eatock
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Item #: 17330
Airship passing over Lower Ince. Approx year 1992.

Comment by: dave b on 13th March 2011 at 15:44

are you sure it is not something more sinister

Comment by: Dougie Yates on 13th March 2011 at 18:41

I knew a Bill Eatock years ago worked at Reeds not you by any chance

Comment by: John on 13th March 2011 at 20:12

It's just an advertisement baloon for the new houses that were being built.

Comment by: Bill Eatock on 13th March 2011 at 23:47

Never worked at Reeds, Dougie. I used to work at Singers in Market Street, Wigan. Servicing and selling sewing machines.

Comment by: Bill Eatock on 13th March 2011 at 23:50

Not an advertising balloon, John. It was an airship returning home after televising a rugby match at Central Park. It was hovering around most of the day.

Comment by: Dougie on 14th March 2011 at 18:44

Thanks for your reply Bill, its just that I worked with him before I finished work and he came from that area

Comment by: Bill Eatock on 15th March 2011 at 10:22

I wonder where the Bill Eatock you worked with is now, Dougie? Be interested to know as I'm researching our family tree.

Comment by: John on 17th March 2011 at 09:14

In the early days Sky TV use to film Wigan Rugby from a balloon, it was called eye in the sky.

Comment by: Moz on 17th March 2011 at 21:53

I know the Reeds Bill Eatock and his details, married to Jean, he worked with my Dad, they were good mates at Reeds / SCA for 30 odd years, Bills retired, my old mans still there at now Sieca, If you want details Bill, I'll give you them via Brian - cheers!

Comment by: Bill Eatock on 18th March 2011 at 10:37

Thanks, Moz, that would be great. Obviously I won't go pestering Bill. Its just a matter of trying to discover if the Bill you knew is in the same family tree.

Comment by: julie lowe on 7th March 2014 at 12:40

hi iremember you do you remember me i lived in banner street lower ince when i knew you wigan has changed alot i know live in blackpool

Comment by: Bill Eatock on 5th June 2017 at 23:50

I certainly do remember a Julie Lowe from Banner St. When did you move to Blackpool?

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