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Hindley & Abram Grammar School, Hindley

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Hindley & Abram Grammar School, 1947.
Photo: Derek Bell (Brisbane)
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Item #: 258
Hindley and Abram Grammar School, the same year as the one submitted by John Cartwright, but of class 3B, 1947.

Comment by: Margaret Partington (Bootle) on 26th April 2008 at 08:53

My cousin John Dickinson is front row extreme rt.
John became a champion golfer and died (on the golf course)in the early'90s

Comment by: Ernest Makin on 23rd March 2010 at 19:17

Back row of boys on extreme left is Don Smith, Don an excellent centre forward when there weree such animals in the soccer world played in every age group team and we both graduated to the first XI together and enjoyed prolific scoring experiences.

Comment by: Alan Halliwell on 27th August 2010 at 16:28

Derek Bell and I are third and foutth from the right on the second row.I have met Derek on two occaisions in Brisbane where he now lives. I suspect that Derek submitted this photo since he gave me a copy when we first met in 2007

Comment by: Alan Halliwell on 20th July 2011 at 10:48

Derek Bell who submitted this photograph died in Brisbane in May this year(2011) I visited Derek twice and was well looked after. I will miss him.

Comment by: Alan Halliwell on 1st July 2012 at 12:18

I never could count, Derek Bell is 4th from left and I am to his right.
B/row, L to R Margaret Millar, Barbara Holt,Kathleen Seddon,Margaret Grundy, Margaret Forshaw,Alma KershawJoan Blackburn.
nd RowL to R Don Smith, Jack Govan, Albert Cherrington, Derek Bell, Alan Halliwell, Jimmy Lyon, Les Collier, John Higham.
3rd Row L to R Lilian Ashton, Joyce Atherton, Barbara Grundy, Alice Ellison, Mrs Fotshaw, Jean SeddonJoan Mort, Sylvia Highton, Joan Bates.Front Row L to R Bill Fisher, Ken Eatock, Danny Podmore, Ted Rose, Geoff Fothergill, John Dickinson.
Betty Smith was absent when the picture was taken.
Are any of you out there?

Comment by: Jeremy Higham on 14th January 2013 at 19:49

John Higham is my father and lives with his wife in Cumbria
where they have an antique shop, having had a career in History teaching and writing local history books.

Comment by: Margaret Johnson (Forshaw) on 28th June 2015 at 00:30

Derek Bell, Kathleen Seddon and I had a reunion near Carlisle a few years ago when Derek was over from Australia. I also had a reunion with Joan Blackburn the same year.

Comment by: donald smith on 8th July 2015 at 10:45

great to see this school photo of us all as youngsters.
I will soon be a young eighty year old in September. No use for playing football now. I am living in Nottingham but like to visit Wigan from time to time. Would be good to hear from someone.

Comment by: Alan Halliwell on 2nd April 2016 at 14:13

Don Smith,,good to hear that there are still some of us alive and kicking. I am now living in Standish . Do you remember going on holiday to Blackpool with me?

Comment by: Alan Halliwell on 2nd April 2016 at 14:38

Hi, Donald. Good to hear that there are still some of us alive . I have been living in Standish since 1963. You would not recognize Giants Hall Road now. Lots of new houses have been built there recently.

Comment by: Val Trim (Cotton) on 7th July 2016 at 16:27

Looking for Margaret Millar. I trained with her at R.A.E.I in the late 50s. Lost touch when I came to Canada in 1961

Comment by: Margaret Smith on 4th September 2020 at 21:14

Hi
Alan I am Don Smiths wife
I went to HAGS met Don there if. I know a few years have gone by since you put a message on the website and I hope you are still alive sadly Don passed away beginning of June 2020 he was a great fan of Wigan rugby never forgot his home town

Comment by: Margaret Smith on 7th September 2020 at 13:06

Hi
Alan I am Don Smiths wife
I went to HAGS met Don there if. I know a few years have gone by since you put a message on the website and I hope you are still alive sadly Don passed away beginning of June 2020 he was a great fan of Wigan rugby never forgot his home town

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