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Walking Day, Atherton Road, Hindley   Comments: 6
Photo: Bill Eatock   Item #: 12687  
Walking Day, Atherton Road, Hindley
  Plough pub in background. Captured sometime in the early or mid 1960s. Copied from super 8 film.  

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Comments by irene roberts nee griffiths, 29th November 2009  
Smashing pics, Bill,and I can see the ice-cream van parked up...they used to vie for the best "speck" on Walking Day. In Ince Green Lane, Ince, people used to put chairs out on the pavement and sit gossiping long before the banners appeared . My Auntie Mary used to put a posh voice on as the Vicar's contingent passed by, but she always got her h's in the wrong place and would say "Oh, 'ello Vicar, hisn't it 'ot"? If she spotted some "high-up" church lady's little lad "leading out" carrying a beribboned crook, she'd mutter "Ey up...Ah thowt yon mon ud a't t'be a shepherd"! Feelings ran high on Walking Day!

Comments by Jo 90, 29th November 2009  
Hi Billy are you wed to Jean

Comments by Bill Eatock, 30th November 2009  
Hi Jo 90. Wife's name is Janice. She used to live in Lord Street, Hindley.

Comments by Bill Eatock, 30th November 2009  
Mr Whippy Ice Cream, Irene. I used to love it! (When we could afford to buy it...)

Comments by stephen mclaughlin all saints, 4th February 2012  
that takes me back i remember it well 55 and still laughing

Comments by Marian Jones, 29th May 2015  
Lady in pink is Margaret Powers nee Liptrot, lady in blue is me Marian jones nee Dawber

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