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Higher Ince Walking Day


1960s walking day, Higher Ince.
Photo: irene roberts nee griffiths
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Item #: 11394
Procession passing Local Board Street.The dark-haired girl is Freda Ramsdale whose Mum made the walking-day posies, and the smell of fresh flowers in her house on walking day morning will live with me forever.The shop on the corner was Annie Britton's off-licence.

Comment by: Gerry on 6th August 2009 at 18:37

was it Annie Brittons Daughter (blonde hair in a bun) that worked in Prentices Dentists across the road?

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 6th August 2009 at 20:03

Hi, Gerry. I don't know if she worked in the dentists.....wasn't it Milner's?.....but she did have blonde hair in a bun. She was quite artistic and used to do the shop-window out beautifully with crepe paper decorations.

Comment by: Gerry on 9th August 2009 at 18:36

It was Milners, When I went there was a dentist named Prentice (Prentice the Dentist)Thats how I remembered it and Miss Britton was the lady that led you through to man himself then another nurse held me down while she applied the gas mask I hated it !!!

Comment by: kathleen devine (McSorley) on 1st September 2009 at 15:19

How well I remember Annie Britains'. Always the smell of parafin when you went into the shop.

Comment by: mary roberts ( Shaw ) on 20th April 2012 at 15:57

i remember annie britton's well, i was in there buyin some toffee the day president kennedy got shot and it came over the radio. The shock on her face !!

Comment by: Elizabeth Fairclough on 10th March 2016 at 19:47

My mum,Stella Hurst is the lady in the centre of the photo,Joan Forshaw is immediately behind her.Elsie Simm is right at the front,her husband,Billy Simm was a well-known plumber in Ince.Brian Hill is the man at the far left,he was an excellent singer.

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