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wiganers week at blackpool 1958


Wiganers on holiday
Photo: Dougie Yates
Views: 32,330
Item #: 8962
Photo taken on hotel steps in Douglas Isle-of-Man 1958

Comment by: CK on 28th January 2009 at 08:55

The bloke smoking a cigarette just behind the guy with glasses loks uncannily like my Uncle Bill Anders

Comment by: Dougie on 28th January 2009 at 12:59

No thats Tom Hilton from Downall Green

Comment by: Jeff on 28th January 2009 at 19:52

The lad on the left leaning on the rail looks a lot like Tommy Woodcock, he lived in the Miry Lane area of Wigan.

Comment by: Dale Woodcock on 28th January 2009 at 21:42

Yes, the bloke on the left does look a lot like my dad, but it isn't, I don't ever recall him saying he's been to the Isle of Man.

Comment by: Dougie on 28th January 2009 at 23:02

The first lads name wasn't Tommy the lad above him was Jimmy Gilligan from Bryn,I can only name four of the lads on the photo forgot the names of the rest

Comment by: jeff on 12th February 2009 at 10:33

It says the pic was taken in the IOM but it also says Wiganers on holiday at Blackpool. Maybe Tommy Wodcock was in Blackpool and not IOM, cos that picture certainly looks like him. I used to see him often in the Miry Lane area and if its not him then he has a lost twin!

Comment by: alan banks on 11th December 2009 at 19:05

the three young women from left to right are margarie ashurst, nee dunlop, my cousin may brown, nee herring , and jean dunlop sister of margarie , they all live a stones throw away from were they were born ,, bradley village ,,

Comment by: debbie geelan on 14th November 2010 at 09:44

dear duggie,im sorry to trouble you,but i just wondered if you are related to a joseph yates,he was born in 1919 and married annie pownall in 1931 at wigan register office.thank you for yoour time debbie

Comment by: debbie on 14th November 2010 at 09:47

sorry i got yoour name wrong. up to my eyes in paper and i've been looking at duggie;s picture.

Comment by: Dougie on 3rd January 2011 at 18:13

Jeff-Sorry it was the I.O.M not Blackpool I knew their names at the time and they came from Wigan thats all, but Tommy could have said they was going to Blackpool LOL

Alan thanks for the names if you see them ask if they remember the photo

Debbie have no relations named Joseph or Annie

Comment by: alan wink on 20th April 2011 at 04:34

the photo taken in isle of man bill anders has he a brother

Comment by: alan wink on 20th April 2011 at 04:36

has bill anders a brother john

Comment by: peter on 15th November 2014 at 20:47

the name of the hotel was concord house,
on queens prom douglas, landlord was
ernie hall from st helens.

Comment by: Dougie on 22nd November 2014 at 18:07

Peter it was but how do you know that lol as I didn't remember till you put it on here, was you there by any chance

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