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Belle Green Lane, Ince


Walking Day Belle Green Lane c1958
Photo: dk
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Item #: 19059
Walking day passing the Oak Tree Inn.

Comment by: halsall on 1st December 2011 at 16:23

hi dk. do you know who the little girls are. the one on the right looks like me. and the one on the left looks like Lynda Gaskell. but cant be sure it was a long time ago nearly 54 years ago. Irene was right everyone made it a special day. all the family would come and mam would put on a boildham tea. and they would take their chairs down to Ince Bar so that grandma could sit down.

Comment by: dk on 1st December 2011 at 20:09

I'm sorry Halsall I don't know, but I hope it is you. You'll be able to watch yourself walking down the lane!
The only thing I can be sure about is the date is 1958.

Comment by: halsall on 2nd December 2011 at 10:06

please tell me how dk.

Comment by: irene roberts on 2nd December 2011 at 11:37

I agree the girl on the left looks like Lynda Gaskell.

Comment by: irene roberts on 2nd December 2011 at 11:50

dk, as you said to Brenda that she will be able to see herself walking down the lane, does this mean there may be a chance you can put these films onto a disc? That would be absolutely wonderful! If it IS possible, (and please don't think I'm trying to be clever, ......I am useless with modern technology and commenting on the Wigan World Album is about my limit!), but I have a copy of a St. Williams Walking Day which was put onto dvd from a video of original cine-film by Gerry Mawdsley; as with most old cine-film, the quality wasn't brilliant and Gerry deliberately did it in slow motion which makes it much easier to make out people and landmarks than if it was in its original speed. Just a thought, dk, and please put me down for a copy!

Comment by: dk on 2nd December 2011 at 17:17

Brenda, Irene: please see my comments on Iron Bridge pic. One way or another you will get to see these, I promise.

Comment by: Maureen Rutter (nee Green) on 1st January 2012 at 20:05

The girl in the middle is Carol Cunliffe, then I think Anne Halsall and the lady on the right is my Auntie, Milly Appleton from Petticoat Lane, I seem to know the girl on the left but can't put a name to her

Comment by: halsall on 9th January 2012 at 13:04

Hi Moureen, the first little girl is Lynda Gaskell, then Carol Cunnliffe then me Brenda Halsall, our Anne is eight years younger than me. hope your ok.

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