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Standish people   Views: 979
Miss Bessie Cotterill   Comments: 2
Photo: Barrie   Item #: 29732  
Miss Bessie Cotterill
  With ref #29724, this photo is of my Mother 2 months before she married my Dad in 1928. The bridge is Lymm Bridge Cheshire. Similar to Wrightington Fish ponds bridge in style.She is wearing her cycle outfit. (Long stockings and shorts)
The family story is that under her wedding dress in October 1928 she wore this cycle outfit so she and father were able to go on honeymoon on the tandem straight from the reception. My parents moved straight into a house 3 days later in Poplar Avenue Pemberton. They moved to Standish 1940.Mum died in 1972.

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Comments by DTease, 16th September 2017  
Barrie, they were a hardier breed in those days.
In 1925 Tom Hughes, born in Salford but lived in Wigan, worked the equivalent of 375 shifts in the Pit (more than one shift per day) and still managed to cycle 9981 miles in the year.
In the sixteen years between 1926 and 1941 Tom recorded a total of 149,136 miles cycled. In four of those years he topped 10,000 miles.
Your mother's generation were amazing people.

Comments by TD,., 18th September 2017  
Barrie: Your mother looks very happy perched on that bridge in 1928. Good photo and family story.

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