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Wigan Corporation


Group with the Mayor
Photo: Jean
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Item #: 20951
I think this photo was taken in the 1950's
I'm not sure why this group was with the mayor but I suspect it was either a group of Wigan Corporation workers or members of the Plumbing Trade Union. Charley Middleton is 5th from the right.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 28th June 2012 at 19:34

I think it's a group of the town's bookies - and the Mayor is being sent off with a bag full of dosh won from the miserable-looking chap to his left (our right).

Comment by: geoffrey shryhane on 1st July 2012 at 16:45

The Mayor was Alderman Harry Hancock whose portrait was painted by J Lawrence Isherwood.

Comment by: Sheryl B on 3rd July 2012 at 05:55

Rev!!! I am shocked! lol however, you are probably right.. erego nothing much has changed, no matter where you live, has it?

Comment by: ken on 16th October 2012 at 00:02

The man at the front 2nd left is Jack Cawley foreman plumber, and the man on the front 2nd right was the foreman painter, can't think of his name.

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