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Western Tyre Staff taken in the late 1950's

Photo: Martyn Griffiths   Item #: 419

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Western Tyre Staff taken in the late 1950's

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  This photo shows far right top row Norman Griffiths, proprieter Western Tyre, from 1946-1969, in center Jack Lowe ( Western's Wigan Manager ) Western Tryre was originally located in Lord Street Wigan and Moved to Warrington Road in the late 1950's. The site was formerly a stone Masons and was falling down when Western took it over. martyngriff(at)gmail.com  

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Comments by Ken Ormshaw, 23rd May 2012  
Young lad on the front row is John Birch who started work at Western Tyres aged 15yrs so this photo must have been at Lord St. Swinley Wigan

Comments by Martyn Griffiths, 29th May 2012  martyngriff@gmail.com 
Ken,thanks for your note, I have no photos of Lord Street but lots of Warrington Road, even a clipping taken from the local paper saying they were moving from lord street to Warrington Road. I remember as a lad the fitters setting off across the rugby or football field and over the rail embankment to go swimming at lunch time, a quich look on Google shows those ponds or flashes are still there, do you know if John Birch is still alive ? Thanks

Comments by john birch, 29th October 2012  
still alive and living in hindley brings back a lots of memoires

Comments by Eric shaw, 8th February 2017  Ericshaw70@icloud.com 
Hi John don't know if you remember me I started at western tyre in 1962
I remember you and Keith and Stan and bob and Kenny and tommy
Hope you are well

Comments by john birch, 10th March 2018  
im good, 76yrs young, hope your well

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