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JIM SULLIVAN   Views: 1217
Jim Sullivan and Billy Highton.   Comments: 10
Photo: Eddie.   Item #: 27362  
Jim Sullivan and Billy Highton.

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  A young Jim Sullivan in Billy Highton's butcher's yard in Scholes. Year unknown.

Photo credit. Alan Baldwin.

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Comments by Keith, 3rd January 2016  
Looks like a very young Jim, so I think it could be the 1920's. l stand to be corrected but I think Jim's son was a Butcher at one time.

Comments by Alan B, 3rd January 2016  
Kieth It Was a very young Jim Suullivan and I think he married Billy,s daughter. Her brothers Eric and John? also had a butchers shop in scholes almost next door to their fathers and this is one of them with Jim

Comments by Mick, 3rd January 2016  
Alan B - yes, Jim married Eva, Billy Highton's daughter. I remember chatting with her in the years after Jim's death, and her telling me about her family.

Comments by Keith, 3rd January 2016  
Thanks for the clarification Alan B - always good to get the facts right.

Comments by Keith, 3rd January 2016  
Just to add another fact, James Kevin Sullivan married Eva Linney Highton at Wigan Register Office in 1928.

Comments by John, 4th January 2016  
Keith,are you sure they were married in the registry office? His funeral was at St Cuthbert's (Catholic church).

Comments by Mick, 4th January 2016  
John - I think Keith must have got his information from the Lancashire BMD site, where part of the entry for the Sullivan/Highton wedding reads "Wigan, Register Office or Registrar Attended".
The key phrase is “or Registrar attended”.
If they had been married in a Catholic church, they would have had to have a Registrar in attendance.

Comments by John, 5th January 2016  
Thanks Mick, that's what I thought.

Comments by Keith, 5th January 2016  
John and Mick you are quite right - my assumption is just that an assumption - since no church was mentioned. Great to know you don't get away with incorrect facts on wiganworld, keep up the good work.

Comments by Nick H, 26th April 2018  
Hi, would anyone be able to confirm if it is Billy or John Highton? I know it isn’t Eric but would like to know more if possible.

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