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Police Ball, 1950s.
Photo: Richard Humphreys
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Item #: 665
Police Ball, 1950s at Empress Hall.

They are all Police Officers except the couple fourth from left. From left to right, Ray Foster and wife.- Mike Higham and girl friend - Jim Ashurst and wife - Next couple not known. Myself and wife - John Lydon and wife - Ken Hodkinson and wife.

Comment by: Linda Maguire on 23rd June 2007 at 16:05

John Lydon! he authorised my first passport photo! and worked with my Father Alex Lyons in the police

Comment by: Evelyn on 21st July 2007 at 22:55

Is John Lydon the father of Joe Lydon of Wigan RLFC. There appears to be a resemblance.

Comment by: Charles O'Leary on 28th July 2007 at 22:26

Evelyn you are quite right. John is Joe's dad. We worked together many years on the old Borough Force.

Comment by: Linda on 2nd August 2007 at 21:49

I used to go swimming with Joe when we were both small!!

Comment by: Kathleen Walsh ( nee Davies ) on 9th June 2008 at 13:58

My late father Alfred Davies was a Police Officer at this time. The couple third from the right are Mr and Mrs Dick Humphreys

Comment by: Mary Lydon Murphy on 10th January 2011 at 12:49

Does anyone know if John Lydon is still alivc? I believe he is my father's cousin.

Comment by: Charles O'Leary on 22nd January 2011 at 19:15

No Mary, John died oh some while ago. His wife Nancy is I think because I last saw her a while ago in Asda. come to think of it, I've not seen her for a while ??

Comment by: Mick on 27th May 2011 at 23:29

Sadly, John died in late April 1981. A gentleman.

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