Photo: Keith Guest
Item #: 611
This photo was taken when Picture Post came to Wigan just before the start of the second world war. It was set up by the photographer. The man and the children are unrelated. The man was not a miner.The photo did not appear in the Wigan article published on 22th November 1939.
I believe the young boy in Michael (Mick) Hand, but I would need someone else to clarify that. I used to work with him, and I recall this being in the local press, with somebody pointing him out.
Indeed, the little boy was Michael Hand who died a few years ago aged around 70. The girls name was Winnie and she died young.