St Patrick's Walking Day6 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 29194
Thanks to Tom Penman
Is the smaller blonde girl in the second row not Ann Connor, who was tragically stabbed in her classroom a couple of years ago? She was in my brother's class. So the girls here would have been about nine years old. They are wearing long dresses and it looks like they were the crowning group.
It does look like the same girl. I remember her as child as her grandparents lived in John St.
The girl front left looks like one of the Atkinson's from Scholes, I think here name was Irene or Doreen. Her father Harry played for Wigan and then Barrow and was a regular in Morris St. Working Mens Club. He was also shown on a picture in Eddie Waring's book on Rugby League with the comment " A three pronged Wigan attack on Barrow's Harry Atkinson ". I think the year was 1951 and Wigan won 10-0.
I'm almost sure the girl's name was Eileen Wiganred! I do remember her from school.
Definitely Irene Atkinson at front and Ann at back of her God bless her xx
Defo ann connor iren atkinson and ann Topping