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Wigan Colleagues at Coppull Mill


1959 Tea Break in Cellar, Coppull Mill.
Photo: Peter Worthington
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Item #: 21365
Tommy ? (Wigan), Jack Higham(Wigan),Me Peter W.(Standish),Bill Southworth(cotton wash chargehand.

Comment by: Wanner on 31st August 2012 at 23:36

My dad was a supervisor here during the 70's

Comment by: Peter W. on 1st September 2012 at 00:43

I think it closed during the late 70's or early 80's, I had the oportunity about 1984, to have a look round the mill with the security person, every machine had been removed.

Comment by: mavis higham on 1st September 2012 at 12:44

Thank you for putting this photo on here Peter. Jack is my husband so you can imagine how surprised and pleased I was to see the handsome young lad I married all those years ago. I showed him the photo and he remembers Tommy ? (he can't remember his surname either) and also Bill Southworth but he says he can't place your face. He also remembers Lambert Babb from one of the other photos. They used to travel together on the coach. Jack left Coppull Mill about 1960/61 (saving to get married and money not very good there)and went to Duroclad concrete products in Appley Bridge, then to Stringfellows who were bought out by Pickfords. If it is Ok with you Peter I would like to print the picture to show his 95 year old mother. Thank you, you have made my day. Mavis.

Comment by: Peter W. on 2nd September 2012 at 01:14

A very delightful surprise to receive and read Your comment.
You can copy the photo if you wish, I don't mind in the least. Jack may not remember my face but I'll never forget our tussles, and how on one occasion he swung me round as though I was a rag doll, my legs collided with one of those iron pillars you can see behind us, they very nearly went all the way round, and I could still walk afterwards.Please give my sincere regards to Jack; and Thank You Mavis for making my day.P.S.Tommy used to make raspberries.

Comment by: mavis higham on 17th September 2012 at 14:23

Hello again Peter. I have only just seen your reply as we have been on holiday for two weeks. Your memories of being swung round the iron pillar like a rag doll made me laugh, I can well imagine it. Moral of story-: never tussel with JH, throws his pals around, then claims he can't remember. He now thinks that Tommy's surname name was Andrews. Does that ring any bells with you? Jack sends his regards and says thanks for posting the picture. His mother will enjoy seeing it. Mavis

Comment by: Peter W. on 18th September 2012 at 02:10

I could have known his name at the time Mavis but as time rolls on, you know how it is. I did know the surname of Jerry, even that has been lost; I seem to think that Jerry lived in Lower Ince. I did see Archie Andrews on Wigan Hippodrome, he was with his mentor/tutor, Peter Brough. My Regards to Yourself and Jack.

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