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Photo: Norman Latham
Item #: 25368
Harry Bentham on the right?
I can't recognise the stone building behind the group, any ideas?
I think it is the old gas showrooms corner of Parsons Walk and New Market Street with the technical college in the far background
Norman, you are absolutely right, when I first looked it appeared to be a stone building but using my magnifying glass I can see it's brick , before it was The Gas Showroom, it was used for a while as Pendlebury's Department Store ,after the fire in its Standishgate premises, prior to that it was the head office and central warehouse for R&O Rushtons Grocers .
Thanks for that very detailed information Tom about Wigan, as I was born in Appley Bridge and now live in Bolton I don`t really know Wigan that well.
With regard to the photo I got it from my mother years ago and I don`t know the other people on it and I am sure it is not Harry Bentham as Bob suggests as I played under Harry for many years in the band world.
Anyway Tom thanks for your input
This is St.Johns parish. The man in grey is Jim Howarth and Harold Siney is on the right wearing black. I don't know the man on the left.
I am also sure it's not Harry Bentham in the picture. I played under Harry at Wigan Boys Club, Crook Miners Welfare and Leyland bands. I finished playing when I was 18 (now 72). Anyone got pictures of these bands under Harry ?
Best wishes to you all