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Wigan Market Square
Photo: Norman Latham
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Item #: 25368
I am the one in the Crook Band uniform but would be interested who the other people on the photograph are

Comment by: Bob on 20th July 2014 at 12:25

Harry Bentham on the right?

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh . on 26th July 2014 at 20:52

I can't recognise the stone building behind the group, any ideas?

Comment by: Norman Latham on 27th July 2014 at 12:26

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 Latham

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 27th July 2014 at 13:58

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 .

Comment by: Norman Latham on 27th July 2014 at 18:37

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

Comment by: jack on 21st June 2018 at 15:20

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.

Comment by: David Killinger on 25th September 2020 at 15:01

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

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