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Runaway Pony.   Views: 1044
Runaway Pony.   Comments: 12
Photo: Maureen Andrews   Item #: 29472  
Runaway Pony.
  Letter Re.Runaway Pony.  

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Comments by Maureen, 21st June 2017  
Albert,here is the letter that you wanted to see..and now Paul Foster is laid to rest on the same row as my Dad..albeit about seven graves away.

Comments by Albert., 21st June 2017  
Thank you Maureen. You must set great store, by keeping this letter. A brave man. A courageous act, stopping a run away horse.

Comments by Cordy, 21st June 2017  
Maureen, our teacher at Thomas More School was Paul's son Tommy Foster. Around 1956 I remember him taking time off for his dad's funeral. Tommy was the Science teacher and quite popular

Comments by Maureen, 21st June 2017  
Thank you for that cordy..every comment builds up a story doesn't it.

Comments by irene roberts, 21st June 2017  
Fascinating, Maureen! x.

Comments by Maureen, 21st June 2017  
Thank you Irene...he did stop another one later on,but I've forgotten where that one took place.

Comments by Veronica, 22nd June 2017  
It makes you wonder where a runaway pony would escape from in a town centre! There were a lot of horse and carts about at the time though and I remember the 'horse muck' in the roads as well. Your dad was another brave Wigan man Maureen.

Comments by Maureen, 22nd June 2017  
Thank you Veronica..my Dad was a big gentle man..and I can only hazard a guess that the horses were spooked by something or other..the poor things.

Comments by MarieM, 22nd June 2017  
How fascinating. When I first saw it I just saw McGovern and Gt George St. I was going to Email you til I saw the messages.

Comments by Elizabeth, 22nd June 2017  
It is a lovely story Maureen, and it was very commendable action of your Dad.I know you have great memories of your parents and growing up in Great George Street, good of you to share this.

Comments by Maureen, 22nd June 2017  
Thank you very much Elizabeth and Marie.

Comments by MarieM, 22nd June 2017  
Maureen, What a treasure for your family. I have traced my family tree on one side to 1800 in Ireland so I love anything like this.

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