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Unknown Company
Unknown Company
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Got given this photograph taken by S.A.Hall Photographer 49, Poolstock Wigan. Does anyone know which company this is? It would appear some kind of Office concern? as everyone is smartly dressed. I'm sure there are some members who will recognise someone on this photo.

Comment by: Al.C. on 3rd September 2012 at 10:10

Could they be school teachers by any chance?

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd September 2012 at 13:57

Teachers tended to sit more "correctly" in those days for a school photo....the ladies sitting on the floor just don't seem "right" in that pose for schoolteachers of the time. I'm probably totally wrong; it was just a thought.

Comment by: John on 3rd September 2012 at 16:15

Good photo. When females looked like females.

Comment by: fran on 3rd September 2012 at 16:32

Possibly Town Clerk's dept , Wigan ??

Comment by: Jim Latham on 3rd September 2012 at 19:13

Can't help with the details of the photo, but the photographer, Arnold Hall, worked for the Wigan Observer (or Examiner). I went to school (Poolstock C of E School) with Marilyn Hall, his daughter. Marilyn's brother, John, still lives in the Snowden Ave. area of Worsley Mesnes, although I haven't seen him for a year or two.

Comment by: baker boy on 3rd September 2012 at 22:27

the hair styles and clothing i would say 1967/68.some real pretty girls .

Comment by: susan on 3rd September 2012 at 23:40

I think it looks like Smiths/ Shearings office staff

Comment by: RON HUNT on 4th September 2012 at 09:06

Hi Susan what makes you think that, Do you recognise anyone?

Comment by: susan on 4th September 2012 at 11:09

Hi Ron, the lady seated on the right on the first row of chairs looks like my mother in law Teresa (Trixie) lynch, the lady next to her looks like Betty Clarkson, also the man with the beard on the back row looks like Neil ?. Unfortunatly my mother in law passed away a few years ago so i cant check with her. Would it make any sense if it was Smiths

Comment by: RON HUNT on 4th September 2012 at 11:21

Hi Susan it could well be Smiths Tours before Shearings took it over. Hopefully someone else will recognise someone else on the photograph to confirm it?

Comment by: fran on 5th September 2012 at 15:55

Ron the man seated 3 from the right looks like Geoff Bannister who became deputy town clerk of Wigan. Check his photo on Wigan Grammar School web site (old Boys). I think the town clerk was Allan Royle but I cannot find a photo of him.

Comment by: Bill on 6th September 2012 at 12:05

I agree with fran definitely the Town Clerks Office.
2nd from the left at the back looks like the recently retired Harry Webster who worked all his career for the council.
Probably about 1968 at a guess.

Comment by: John Gaskell on 6th September 2012 at 15:39

I think it is town hall staff. I agree with fran it is Geoff Bannister, and I think the girl second from the right on the front row, is Nadine Griffiths who I know worked in the town hall. Probably late 60s.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 6th September 2012 at 16:28

Consensus of opinion it's the Town Clerks Office. If there is anyone on the photo that would like it, Let me know. Otherwise I'll give it to the History Shop now that I know what the photograph is.

Comment by: Mick on 7th September 2012 at 23:33

If it is the Town Clerk’s office, the gent standing 3rd from left in next to back row (next to girl in white top) could be Cuthbert McNamara, who would have retired in the mid ‘70s.

Comment by: nick on 23rd July 2014 at 19:46

Yes It is Cuthbert McNamara. My grandad. A fine man.Fond memories.

Comment by: Allan Williams on 21st August 2014 at 09:33

This is a staff photo of the Wigan Town Clerks department ...taken in the late 1960`s. Allan Royle is seated in the center of the second row. I am second from the right on the back row. I remember all of them very well. Allan Royle was a true gentleman...as was Cuthbert McNamara .

Comment by: Jean on 5th April 2015 at 09:01

Is this the same Trixie Lynch who worked at Douglas Valley Finance Company in Millgate? I remember she lived in a flat in Wigan Lane and had a little boy

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