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Ashton Grammar School


Ashton Grammar School 1948
Photo: Freda Chorlton - Monks as was.
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Item #: 7099
Final part of the school photo, does anyone recognise themselves?

Comment by: Freda on 22nd August 2008 at 19:47

I should have said does anyone recognize their ancestors, after all it's 60 yrs since this photo was taken !!

Comment by: woodentop on 28th August 2008 at 22:42

freda recognise arthur eaves,george harrison, jack bromilow, frank sutton, brian merry, derek knowls & ? latham

Comment by: woodentop on 29th August 2008 at 09:20

I think it was reg latham, also on there on looking closer,ken grifiths,& alfred sudworth

Comment by: Paul Sudworth on 5th September 2008 at 12:45

I think my father, Tom Sudworth , is on here. The lad at the end of the middle row (4th row up). He would be about 15 yrs old on this photo.

Comment by: Hannah Tate on 6th February 2014 at 23:27

In the third row from the front. Middle boy or sixth from either side Archie Tate - my dad.

Comment by: Hannah Tate on 6th February 2014 at 23:31

Email for anyone who remembers Archie Tate.

Comment by: Paul Bromelow on 18th June 2018 at 10:01

Fairly certain that is my father John Bromelow (Jack) Second row down from the top. He died on 14 May 2016 after a career as an engineer, starting at Naylor Bros in Golborne, as a draughtsman, but eventually as the lead project design engineer on a bunch of massive projects. Usually some kind of mineral processing, whether collieries or quarries, my dad designed and led the construction of huge structures in steel. In the end he was using computers and AutoCAD but he started with a slide rule and a pencil. I remember clearly the drawing office upstairs in Naylors. My mother, Jean, going to pick my father up from work at his office. I would go in and ask the Telephonist if she could call my dad and he would come down, take me past a time clock and sit me on his tall chair at his drawing board letting me draw or stencil on the edge of his tracing paper while he packedup! He was the kindest most generous and honest man I ever met and my hero! Never crossed the road when someone needed help, never took advantage of someone when they were down or used anyone for his own benefit. In April 1948 he was 14 and would have been 15 on 23 November 1948. Great to see this picture.

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