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Abram Walking Day


Abram walking day
Photo: keith pennington
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Item #: 8312
Gordon Kenedy holding banner,back second left Dave Bridge,front fourth from left my cousin Alan Gorrie

Comment by: Keith Bowen on 16th December 2008 at 20:58

Hi Alan, I have or had relatives living in Abram at one time on my mother's side of the family, they were Gorries and I know from research this is an uncommon name, would you like to get in touch?

Comment by: Keith Bowen on 16th December 2008 at 21:34

Apologies I should have Hi Keith!

Comment by: broady on 16th December 2008 at 22:43

Hard to tell but I think I see Jimmy Housley, Sammy Marsden, Brian Housley, Mick Duffy, Kevin Vince and Michael Chadwick. Apologies if I am wrong.

Comment by: Paul Lange on 17th December 2008 at 20:07

Broady - not sure about Michael Chadwick, but I think that is me on the left, plus Trevor Thomas below Kevin Vince

Comment by: Paul Lange on 17th December 2008 at 20:08

David Ashcroft to the right of Alan Gorrie

Comment by: keith pennington on 18th December 2008 at 07:31

hi Keith,sadly Alan Gorrie died trying to save a friend from drowning.He was about ten when he died,and is buried in Abram cemetary.The only one left is his sister Christine Liptrot.As you say ,its not a common name,and there was only one in Abram.Christine lives close by to me,and when i see her i'll mention your name,cheers Keith

Comment by: Mary Sayers on 11th January 2009 at 21:53

Back row 3rd from left is I think Brian houseley; my cousin Sam Marsden is on front row, 3rd left.

Comment by: Martin on 4th February 2009 at 15:52

Hi Paul, Guess who that is next to you on the front row?

Comment by: Paul Lange on 5th February 2009 at 20:12

Martin - it isn't you - it's Brian Housley. !!!!

Comment by: Linda M. Carter(Ashton) on 22nd August 2009 at 16:47

I stumbled upon this photo as I was surfing see Alan again- wow!..all those lovely curls....
He was a wee bit older than ten when he died...I think we were all at seconday school...Golborne Girls/Boys...
It was a terrible tragedy.... and for some of us it was a turning point in our lives...there was a group of us that used to hang around together..Alan being one...he had a lovely laugh,great sense of humour and could run like the wind ..I have some good memories .

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