Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 14th July, 2020)
Beautiful cottage in an idyllic location.
A lovely cottage, driven past it thousands of times, and it’s in a great spot. Lovely photo Dennis.
There is a photo on Wigan World that you took with my brother Bernard called three amigos, when you were kids. Hope you are well.
Hi Kath H, I’m fine thanks, hope you are the same.
I think we were both in the same class at Aspull Secondary Modern weren’t we? 2A, 3A, and 4A. I seem to recall that there were a few Kathleens in that class, Kathleen Crompton, Kathleen Tate come to mind. Irene Burns, David Marsden, David Hammond and Olive Groves are a few others that I recall, wonder where they all are now.
What a lovely cottage,all my life I’ve dreamt of living in a cottage like that one,even visualised what furniture I’d have..but it wasn’t to be..ah well.
Surely there must be plants far prettier than the burgeoning ivy, to deck the wall - veils of blue I'd fancy. But what a place; quite unworthy of ploughs, spokes and charm in a churn.
Hi Dennis. Yes, there were five Kathleen’s in our class, must have been the name of the time. I’m like you though only remember the other two. I’m still in touch with Kathleen Tate and Olive Brown. You’re getting mixed up, it was Jean Groves and Olive Brown. Looking back, they were happy time’s and a brilliant school. I remember all the teachers well. We’d never seen anything like Mr Firth though. I was with our Bernard on Sunday, will mention you next time I see him. He lives in Haigh now, I assume you still live in Aspull with all the photos you have been taking. Nice to chat. Kath x
Youv also dreamt of living on a canal boat, living next to the sea, living in a forest, and living in upmarket Parbold
Lovely shot Dennis :)
The Wigan Observer managing director lived at Glassbrooks cottage during the 1950s. Lovely property and location.
One can dream can’t one.
I don’t recall saying anything about Parbold nor a forest though. I can’t stand creepy crawlies and Parbold does nothing for me.
It might have been a night after, you had been supping owd Dave free booze.
Yes Maureen,couldn't agree more about Parbold,BORING????
Your right Kath H, it was Jean Groves and Olive Brown but, considering it was nearly 60yrs ago I was pretty close wasn’t I?
How could anyone forget Mr Firth? He smoked Capstan full strength and was mad on Brass Bands.
I still have that little blue Report Book that they gave us and, as Headmaster he managed to add a disparaging remark to every Report in mine.
Never mind, he wasn’t too bad has Headmasters go.
Like you say Kath, happy days.
Thanks Dave, much appreciated.
I’ll have you know I never as you say “Supped Owd Daves ale” thank you very much..I’ve never supped ale neither.
I’ll tell you something else too..if you speak to me again like that I’ll report you to admin.
‘Charm in a churn’. Gem , Philip .
Dennis. I also still have my blue report book in the attic somewhere. We had never seen anything like Freddy Firth walking along the corridors in his cap and gown. Keep to the left!!!!