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Bickershaw Walking Day


Bickershaw Walking Day, 1953.
Bickershaw Walking Day, 1953.
Photo: Tom Jackson
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Item #: 41
Me at Bickershaw walking day. I was 4, it was 1953. The other lad is Jimmy Maudsley with his Mam. We were lining up in the square at Bickershaw. We looked back because the Boy's Brigade had kicked off with bugles and drums. Mrs Eaves, had made my suit. Her son John, his headmaster at Abram Colliery School now, in Bickershaw Lane.

Comment by: phyllis on 23rd June 2011 at 19:33

Knew you and Jim very well. Mrs eaves was my relation. RIP both little boys x

Comment by: doreen (ainscough) catterall on 17th July 2011 at 11:18

I knew both boys. well tom really well at junior school, and jimmy really well not long ago - i used to talk to him at my dads garden gate sometimes with my dad and sometimes on my own. he remembered me from school, but i couldnt recall him. i do remember telling him to go to the doctors not long before he died, he said he had been breathless a lot. year 2000 until his death

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