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Wigan Corporation Works Dept. Outing, 1951.
Photo: Ken Birch
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Item #: 809
Wigan Corporation Works Dept. Outing, 1951.

Comment by: ackky on 29th December 2008 at 20:54

Ian Braithwaite.
Pretty sure Bert Braithwaite is on this photo as well 2nd left on back row, and I also think exreme right front row knelt down is the late Bob Workman, another plumber with Wigan Corporation.

Comment by: Ken on 16th February 2009 at 12:59

No accky. Bert isn't on this photo. That is Jack Atherton and the one on the end of the front row is John Smith.

Comment by: Ackky on 16th February 2009 at 19:08

You are probably right about Bert Braithwaite, and looking again it itis probably as you say John Smith, the plumber John Smith, and not Bob Workman as I thought. Can you name any more on the photo's of the Corporation Works outing.

Comment by: Ken on 16th February 2009 at 22:18

Some other names on both photos.Plumbers Jack Atherton,Ken Murray,Charlie Middleton, John Smith, Jack Cawley,Tommy Riley.Painters Charley Meadows,Bert Keenan. Joiners Jimmy Mullineaux,Bill Roberts, Norman Ashcroft. Roof tiler Bill Green.

Comment by: Ackky on 17th February 2009 at 17:55

I can make out Charlie Middleton now that you have named him, 8th in from the left. I worked with his son Charlie, who was also a plumber during my working days, but I can't make Charlie senior out on the other photo you posted.Two great photo's, what WW is all about.

Comment by: aggie on 31st January 2012 at 21:11

i think front row 2nd from the left is ronnie southern

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