Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan

Wigan Album

St Pat's


Walking Day
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Item #: 32711
Date Unknown c.1950's?

Comment by: Veronica on 4th October 2020 at 12:22

The old boy's school in the background, with Mr Finney (Jim) holding the pole of the banner. I recognise 2 of the children , younger than me. I would say 1956. The girl in the middle is 4th from left Rosaline Hart's (nee Hanley) daughter Judith. They had the shop at the top of Higham St.

Comment by: Edna on 4th October 2020 at 17:19

I may be wrong Veronica, but when I first saw this photo I thought the girl 4th from the left was Margret Forshaw. Bernadette Forshaw's niece. The lady who used to sew the dresses for walking day. Also I remember Lillian Hart from the shop near were you lived,but not Judith.Correct me if I'm wrong.xx

Comment by: Veronica on 4th October 2020 at 19:32

It's definitely Judith the shop was across the road from our house. She was younger than us Edna. Lillian had an older brother and her sister was younger.

Comment by: Maralyn Watkinson on 4th October 2020 at 20:30

This photo was taken in 1961, it is already in the Walking Day section showing some of the names.

Comment by: Edna on 4th October 2020 at 20:47

I didn't know Lillian had a younger sister Veronica,sorry. I can't remember any of the other girls though.

Comment by: Marina Hanley on 17th March 2021 at 16:38

That little girl is Judith Hart, there is an older sister Lillian and an older brother Anthony -they are my cousins.

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