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union meeting
Photo: whups
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union meeting . johnny roberts left front . joe critchley 3rd left. ronnie gallagher center right with john burns beside him . anyone know the remainder ? .

Comment by: tuddy on 28th September 2020 at 18:29

Ronnie Gaskell and Frank Gormley at the right hand side.

Comment by: whups on 29th September 2020 at 11:29

your right ste . do you know any of the others ? .

Comment by: tuddy on 29th September 2020 at 22:07

I know a few more faces but I can't put names to them.

Comment by: Pete Barker on 30th September 2020 at 18:31

I can recall going into a pub on the market square in the later 1970's and Joe Gormley was drinking in there. I can't remember the pubs name.

Didn't Joe Gormley get 'outed' as he also worked for MI5/Special Branch ?

Comment by: tuddy on 30th September 2020 at 21:14

Joe Gormley wasn't ousted, he retired about 1982 ish. That's his son on the photo right hand end. Was the pub on the market square the Park Hotel?

Comment by: whups on 1st October 2020 at 11:41

i dont think you got it right ste as he said "outed" & not ousted ? .

Comment by: tuddy on 1st October 2020 at 20:39

Well spotted Brian.

Comment by: Alb on 9th October 2020 at 11:44

I think unions are about useless as a chocolate fireguard, maybe not back then but certainly now with all the nonsense going on. Where are all the unions when it comes to having our rights stripped away and having the right not to wear a face covering (a face nap) during work?. So much for unions hey. May as well jump if the government tells us and say "how high?".

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