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Sadly died a couple of years ago
Used to work with Amy in the sixties. She was a lovely woman, very well liked by her colleagues. This pic brings back loads of memories.
She's a Wigan legend.
I can remember when my mother worked at Tescos in King Street. Oven the most hard nosed shop-lifters quailed when they found out it was 'Big Amy' who was coming in to deal with them. My mum told me a tale about one of them... he was not bothered, he was belligerent, mouthy... but he soon shut up when this lady came through the door!
Look at the shine on those shoes. Those were the days when it was smart to have well polished shoes. Just look at the state of the MAJORITY of kids coming out of school these days, their shoes never see polish from being bought to being binned, same with the appearance of their uniforms.
I remember her for her kindness to many
That pic was taken across the road from where Amy Holt lived on Park Rd Springfield. Is her husband Graham still living?
I remember Amy on point duty at the Market St, Wallgate junction.
Remember Amy very well, was a typist with the police. Another policeman I remember was called Bill. He was a member of the police water sports team. He once told the tale of being on duty in Scholes when they always walked in pairs. He used to take off his glove and put a stone in each of the fingers and if anyone misbehaved he would clout them with the glove. Try doing that today. Good memories.
I was a typist, Linma. What is your name?
Hello Barbara Linda Massa that was used to work in CID in Crawford Street but King Street if and when needed.
As a 19 year old fresh faced bobbyI had to take my first body to the Police Mortuary in Sovereign Rd. This was in 1963.Amy and Ivy Brookes took pity on me and came to show me what to do. Amy was a lovely lady.
I met Ivy Brookes at Pemberton when in my early days, she was the station Inspector for a while circa 1980. I must say,that she also was a really lovely caring lady as well. Together with Joyce Mellor and Claire Entwistle. Wonder where they are now?
Loved my Aunty Amy Dearly! Was lovely to read all the nice comments and storys about Amy too. I'm So proud of her and i'm honoured to be apart of her family. Joannna Percival
I remember Amy well. She was a lovely aldy and worked with my dad, PC76 Lol Connelly, who died in 2009, aged 90 yrs. I also rember Ivy (Brooks?) Didi she marry Joe and go to live near Rhyl/Towyn? They dont make em like that anymore!
Also remember the third girl of the trio: Alice Jewell - also a lovely lady
she worked with my dad srg walker
Met her many times, she worked with my dad Sgt. Wilf Eatock, in the 60,s
Such a lovely lady. She worked with my dad PC Alfred Davies for many years.
Amy used to frequent my old pub every saturday with her husband such a lovely lady
Joyce Mellor was one of my class Sergeants at Bruche in 1974.