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Hindley walking day 1948
Photo: karen
Views: 4,591
Item #: 5272
Names anyone?

Comment by: maurice tyrer on 25th February 2008 at 00:41

The only person that I know for certain is Donald Atherton who is in the wheelchair,he ran the Lifeboys who are in the photo and the Boys Brigade.

Comment by: aitch on 25th February 2008 at 01:47

That picture house in the right foreground brings back a lot of memories, is that not the Rex, I had my first date in there in 1954, I was 15, I remember her first name was Maureen and she lived in the street facing the cinema, it was a good day except her friend insisted on staying with her, that was end of romance, you live and learn !!??

Comment by: maurice tyrer on 25th February 2008 at 11:43

It is the Rex aitch,showing it before Berts Bar was built.The building at the back,next to the brook was a betting shop later on.

Comment by: Jean on 25th February 2008 at 13:03

Now its the Monacco. Great picture.

Comment by: Dingerbell on 26th February 2008 at 00:10

The building at the back was Gladstone Meadows Florist.
Used to get flowers regularly to take to the Cemetry--Grand parents graves.

Comment by: Dingerbell on 4th March 2008 at 05:45

It looks very much like Alan Bold pushing Donald's chair.
I know Alan was in the Lifeboys at that tjme.

Comment by: Margaret Partington (Bootle) on 26th April 2008 at 08:58

Yes definitely the Rex .My dad worked as a labourer in the building of the Rex in the late 30's

Comment by: Gwen Pendlebury on 12th January 2015 at 22:15

OMG so many memories! That was the Rex cinema, it was owned by Mr. Cellini, I used to go Saturday children's session, he would have competitions between each side of the theatre who could make most noise, then it was 'ON WITH THE SHOW' and Flash Gordon....Roy Rogers and was renamed the Monaco when Grace Kelly married Rainier of Monaco.

Comment by: Pw on 11th March 2018 at 11:17

Yes that is Alan Bold

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