Item #: 32167
Photo taken 30th June outside the castle.
Left to right
John Meehan, Tom Meehan, yours truly, Colin Brindle, Maurice Hayes, David Garrington, Graham Smallshaw, Alan Cotton and Tommy Kitchen.
Sadly Maurice Alan and Tommy have passed away.may they r.i.p.
Some good lads there, Aubrey!
I served with them all apart from Maurice, who retired only weeks before I came to Wigan.
Back in 1969 I drove for Osram (GEC) and delivered all the Flood lighting to light up Caernarfon Castle where this photo was taken. Didn't get an invite though !!
Very good photograph Aubrey. I suppose you took the photograph?. I believe shortly afterwards, Wigan Borough Police was amalgamated with the Lancashire Constabulary.
Albert - this photo would have been taken shortly after the amalgamation.
Prince Charles's Investiture took place on July 1st 1969, and the Wigan Borough Force became part of Lancashire Constabulary three months earlier, on 1st April.
Albert, I am on it.
Bill Chadwick and Mick Goulding were also there, I cannot remember if there were others
Yes Aubrey. I see you now, third from the left. Recognise Alan Cotton, Maurice Heyes. David Carrington. Tommy Kitchen