Gathurst amusement park.11 Comments
Photo: Albert Short
Item #: 25413
It's over exposed not faded. At least your seen Albert.
Albert; I remember going to see these swings. Was 9 years old in 1937 and livng in a brand new semi-detached house in Queensway, Wigan which cost £400 in 1936. Don`t remember any spring or having a ride on the swings. Did gipsies live in this area?
Hi Ernest. I cannot recollect any gypsies living on the site, but it such a long time ago. It may be, at nine years of age, you may have felt too old to go on the swings. I do vividly remember the spring. Surprising what the memory does retain.
Thank you for your expertise Garry. I am not very well up, on intricacies of photography.
Nice one Albert, wouldn't have recognised (you without uniform), but there is a likeness from your father
I'm told the swings and other attractions were owned and ran by a chap called Robinson, and that the traveller's van was the property of a man who was a keen angler, and used it as a base for his fishing trips to Dean Lock.
Albert, My Mam told me about going on trips to Gathurst on a canal-boat from Wigan, about having a picnic and about the Swing-boats. I wish with all my heart that she could see this. Thankyou!
Aubrey; Are you being facetious? Albert is sat in the swing.
Ernest, Yes, I am aware that Albert is on the swing.
Ernest. Thank you for your concern for me. I know Aubrey very well. We worked together many years ago, in the Wigan Borough Police, and I know. No way would he be facetious towards me.