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St Thomas's Walking Day


Clifford Gibson
Photo: Anne Melling
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Item #: 27952
Smart boy ready for Walking Day at St. Thomas'
Approx. 1949 My lovely brother Clifford.

Comment by: Eddie rowland on 8th June 2016 at 23:50

Good photo of thomas,shame about the dolly tub creeping into the picture.

Comment by: Anne Melling on 9th June 2016 at 10:17

Yes Eddie, but that was life in those days we shared a yard with 3 other families, the dolly tub was the only means of washing, we only had 1 gas light in all the house. Mam had to boil water in a large gas copper boiler Mam worked really hard we are so lucky to have washing machines and hot running water

Comment by: eddie rowland on 10th June 2016 at 01:21

Yes anne i agree with you about them days i to was brought up then as well,my point was that whoever took the photograph could have just moved the dolly tub out of the plcture.

Comment by: Anne on 6th May 2018 at 20:55

A lovely photo Anne, I remember we had a dolly tub as well growing up in Ince. My late mother-in-law, Kitty Fairclough lived near to you in Bradford Place, Chapel Lane before being re-housed at Marsh Green in 1961.

Comment by: Anne Melling on 18th May 2018 at 19:13

Anne, I knew Kitty and all the family very well.

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