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Abram Walking Day


Abram Walking Day
Photo: Keith Pennington
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Item #: 7985
Abram Walking Day 1952

Comment by: Keith Pennington on 17th November 2008 at 22:10

my sister Sylvia Pennington in the centre

Comment by: ste on 18th November 2008 at 12:22

hi where in abram is this

Comment by: Broady on 18th November 2008 at 14:05

It looks as though it could be opposite Lee Lane.

Comment by: Mark Calter on 18th November 2008 at 16:44


Comment by: Wendy Sumner nee Prescott on 18th November 2008 at 19:48

Looking at the photo's of abram walking day brings memories flooding back. My Grandma lived in May Ave, and I loved watching all the little girls go by in their fancy dresses, Happy Days.

Comment by: keith pennington on 18th November 2008 at 20:25

right Mark, Polly's shop was across across entry (now knocked down).

Comment by: anne bretherton on 19th November 2008 at 12:45

That is Whitthams shop on the left.

Comment by: keith pennington on 22nd November 2008 at 19:23

hi Wendy i used to mate around with Alec Sumner,is he any relation

Comment by: bluesman on 23rd November 2008 at 21:18

Hi Keith,
Polly Cookes'shop was across the entry.

Comment by: bluesman on 23rd November 2008 at 21:23

Hi again Keith,
Iremember Harold Sumner{Alices brother]is this the one you are thinking about.He used to mate about with Alan Ashurst.

Comment by: keith pennington on 24th November 2008 at 10:25

Hi Phil ,Harrold moved away to the north east somewhere i think.What became of Alice ?i know she got adopted late in life by the chap who had the paper shop(can't remember his name ,he married one of the twins from the prefabs in Parklane.

Comment by: bluesman on 24th November 2008 at 10:51

Hi Keith.
Tommy Farrimond was his name.The person who had it before was called Jimmy ? Seddon.He left and became the landlord of the Bluebell in Downall Green.Finest pint of Magee's S.M. mild in Lancashire.

Comment by: brenda atherton on 8th March 2009 at 13:48

yes folks thats warrington road abram top end of lee lane , just in front of mrs wittam,s shop old polly cook.s shop was pulled down yrs ago .

Comment by: keith pennington on 29th March 2009 at 21:04

can anyone tell me why Polly Cooks was knocked down .i used to go for our loaf there when i lived at 277 warrington road .

Comment by: Edina Worthington on 28th June 2011 at 12:30

The lady in the flowered dress in the front leading the banner was my Aunty Irene,she was a lovely lady and spent her life helping with all the children at church with sunday school and the wonderful walking days, my sister Pearl Ascroft and myself Edna Ascroft (then) have wonderful memories of those wonderful days we were brought up properly and had a lovely wonderful childhood.And thank all our family for that,we lived at 487 Warrington Road my sister still lives in Abram in Maple Grove (Pearl Cunliffe),I got married and twenty eight years ago we moved to live in Plymouth and have a lovely life here, but look back with fond memories of our chilhood in Abram.

Comment by: Barbara Flitcroft on 30th August 2011 at 20:38

Tha lady in the flowered dress is my gorgeous mum, sadly she died in 1985 at the age of 55.

Comment by: Brenda atherton on 28th July 2021 at 22:21

I lived on Lee lane no 24.went to Abram school. Great times. Was in walking days .

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