Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan



Wigan Album

Billinge

6 Comments

Billinge father and 12 sons
Photo: Keith
Views: 2,066
Item #: 28087
I have recently “discovered” Billinge History Society Archives on the internet - I found it a fascinating site, with many tales of the characters, stories and events of times gone by.
I hope they don’t mind but I “lifted” the above photo from many which are on the site, which shows a Billinge family, a father with 12 of his sons, enough for a football or cricket team and one reserve. No year or name given.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 30th June 2016 at 22:43

There doesn't appear to be a vast difference in their ages God help his poor wife, Looks like it was a child every year.

Comment by: Jinksi. on 30th June 2016 at 23:31

Keith,looks like he didn't have a Telly.

Comment by: pete barker on 1st July 2016 at 03:18

I can recall a family at St. Cuthberts in 1965 that had 20 kids on Norley Hall IIRC. I won't mention the name of the family, except to say that their home was not too far from St Cuthberts.

Comment by: GW. on 1st July 2016 at 06:26

A handsome sturdy lot them Billingers. And thanks Joe Taylor.

Comment by: Linda massa on 1st July 2016 at 06:52

Keith, you say 'with 12 of his sons', did he have more than 12?

Comment by: Keith on 1st July 2016 at 11:17

It may have been a child every year Ron, unless it was two in the case of twins, Sorry I don't have any other info' so it's possible there may have been more in the family - my own great grandparents had 12 children but unlike the above it was a case of 6 of each.

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.