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NCB training group at Low Hall, Platt Bridge, September 1953.
Photo: Arthur Culshaw
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Item #: 604
NCB training group at Low Hall, Platt Bridge September 1953. There's some Abram, Platt Bridge & Bickershaw lads on it.

Comment by: colin houghton on 7th March 2008 at 10:33

i was at low hall in january 1958.i remember it well.

Comment by: Ivan Taylor on 14th May 2008 at 13:07

I'm the lad on the left with my arms folded. Can't remember any other names, but I remember Low Hall well.
I left Bickershaw and emigrated to Australia in 1969 and am now a retired Deputy Mine Manager. We hope to visit Wigan/Leigh again in 2009.

Comment by: Art on 22nd June 2008 at 17:50

As far as I recall, this is the line-up:
Back row: ?, ?, Mick Clare, John baldwin, Eddie Caddick,?, ?, Me, Fish.
Middle five: ?, ?, ?, Al Burrows, Winstanley.
Front Row: You, Toothill, ?, Les Dickinson, ?, ?

Me? I'm the name at the top responsible for sending the pic in ;o)

Comment by: Fred Sentance on 23rd June 2008 at 18:17

Arthur.Remember you now from your picture,2nd from right back row.I think we all did some training at Low Hall.

Comment by: Art on 23rd June 2008 at 19:25

I'd just turned fifteen then, them were the days..;o)

Comment by: chris g on 29th June 2010 at 09:32

I'm pretty sure that the lad 6th from left, back row is Brian Johnson from Ince Green Lane.

Comment by: thiek c on 29th June 2010 at 09:45

did les dickinson mick clare and eddie caddick all work for the gas board

Comment by: Art on 1st July 2010 at 15:29

I was at Gidlow Sec Mod with 'em, same year Keith.
Don't know what Les & Mick are doing now, but Eddie Caddick died a few years ago :o(

Comment by: Peter Francis on 19th December 2010 at 23:14

Hi Arther, Yes I remember You and Dennis at John Pit,Loved the toast at Taylor pit on the open fire. Did you know Jacky Partington At Giglow S M. He was a friend of mine, is he still around

Comment by: roland on 3rd August 2011 at 19:42

Middle row l to r second lad is, I think Harry Muscroft from lower Ince he went to Spring View sec. mod.

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