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Windy Arbour opencast colliery   Comments: 9
Photo: David Allen   Item #: 26176  
 
Windy Arbour opencast colliery
 
  Windy Arbour opencast Winstanley.
My uncle Jack Allen, C. 1950? 3rd from left, front of photo.
He was a plant fitter, now aged 97 & originally from Old Skelmersdale.
 

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Comments by Orrellite, 14th March 2015  
when I worked in Skelmersdale in the seventies Jack (Jackie) Allen worked then as a plant fitter for Cain and Vosper on many road and sewer contracts, I am sure it is the same person. If so he would remember, hopefully, others as Walter Green and the Ledworth brothers. He would not know me but was one of the Engineers who got in the way. Sincerely hope he makes the ton.

Comments by David Allen, 16th March 2015  
thanks for that Orrellite, yes I recall he worked for Cains. Are you able to identify who is who in the photo?
He is still very fit for his age and lives in Upholland.
I will mention the names when I see him.

Comments by orrellite, 16th March 2015  
David,
as confident as can be that the gentleman on the right is Jimmy Brown originally from Woodhouse Lane,Railway Street and Hunter Road Marsh Green. He certainly worked on that job and went on to work for Jack Case at Haddock. Just poor chance that I know him from a relative ,sorry the others are a mystery.

Comments by Orrellite, 16th March 2015  
just a little more on Jimmy. Ingram Street Woodhouse lane, Hampden Place Marsh Green
NB poor should have read pure

Comments by Mike B, 17th March 2015  
How times have changed, not a hard hat or high vis vest to be seen anywhere. 3 great photos though, thanks for posting them.

Comments by John G, 20th March 2015  
As a young lad just left school in1968,I got a job at Jack Case in Haydock with the idea of being a diesel fitter,but they had me cutting up surplus army stock for spares and scrap.The chap in charge as foreman was Bill Brown could that be the same guy Orrellite.

Comments by Orrellite, 20th March 2015  
as far as I know Jimmy Brown was ever a machine driver and never a foreman.

Comments by Roger Allen, 9th June 2015  rallen859@btinternet.com 
David..We have a bulldozer that was supplied new to cain & V. in 1968 It's a Challenger 33. Hope that Uncle Jack had his spanners on it. Have tried to find out about C & V but no joy , are you or uncle able to help please.

Comments by Barry Case, 27th September 2015  
Great to see this picture, remember Jimmy Brown the dozer driver, Ken Brown burning the ex army wagons in Ram pit yard. I've just opened a new face book group Jack Case (Ashton & Haydock) to share pics, stories and memories if any one is interested, please join

 
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