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Wigan Album

St Oswald's R.C., Ashton

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st oswalds boys school ashton.
Photo: brian anthony mcguinn
Views: 3,620
Item #: 12071
circa 1959

Comment by: Peter Mortel on 8th October 2009 at 13:40

Can anyone supply any of the names of the people in the photo.
Back row: Joe Lilis, John Wood, Gordon Heyes, no, no,Stephen Brennan, Joe smith, Mike Malone, no, no
2nd row: no, me Peter Mortel, John Witherington, Pat Dooney, no, Ben Houlton, Terence Whitter, no, no
3rd row:no,no,no,no,no,John Carney, David Lowe,
Bottom row: no, David Wilkinson, no, Brian McKenna, no, Chris Myler

Comment by: Phil on 8th October 2009 at 17:44

This was one year above me, but I think I can remember a couple...
2nd row between Dooney and Houlton = Norman Smith?
3rd row, 4 from left = D. Smith?
Bottom row: first left = Alan Heaton.
Ben Houlton lived next door to us in Bolton Road!

Comment by: pat on 8th October 2009 at 17:50

is it alan clark top row last on the righ has you look at the picture.

Comment by: pat on 8th October 2009 at 18:32

yes it is alan heaton phil.

how long since ben lived in bolton road?

Comment by: Phil on 9th October 2009 at 10:12

Well Pat, we moved from Bolton Road (right opposite the Cally) to Bamfurlong in about 1963! So I didn't see much of Ben Houlton after that, as he went to Eddie Arrows and I went to John Rigby...

Comment by: Phil on 9th October 2009 at 10:14

2nd row, far right, is that Francis Rose? If so he was the grandson of Harry Rose, St Oswald's grave digger and bell ringer (sexton?).

Comment by: John Witherington on 5th August 2010 at 13:58

Hi, I have been trying for many years to find out about my old school mates, and having been told of Wigan World it seems I can finally find out. Hello Peter, long time since we last spoke but would like to meet and find out how life is treating you. Sorry to hear about your father. Does anyone know what has happened to Brian Mckenna and the others from the picture. I still live around Ashton but don't see many people from the old days, occasionally I se Patrick Dooney but not many others. Anyway if you would like to get in touch you know where to find me. Tatty bye for now.

Comment by: Dave on 12th April 2016 at 23:08

What year was this please? My dad was John Carney, his friend was Gordon Heyes, who's daughter was my girlfriend many years ago

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