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Item #: 33204
Gratispool....now there's a name I'd forgotten! I seem to recall a "Long John" when I was a little girl in Ince but it could have been a nickname for a tall man bearing the name John in various districts, and not necessarily the man in the photo. This photo is what this site is all about; thankyou for posting it.
I remember Gratispool as well after using my Corona camera. It was cheaper than going to the chemist and you got a free film with your photos. I don't think I ever had a set of photo without duds. They were either fuzzy or dark. I still have them ! The photo is typical of the 50's - how people were and how it was at that time. So homely and familiar.
My great grandmother owned the lodging house on Birkett bank in the 40s and 50s then my great uncle Tommy ( Burtney ) took over after she passed
Did the lodging house become a youth club for St Catharine's Church?