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Mawdesley Street Hindley 1923

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Hindley "Happy Kids circa 1925"
Photo: Walter Southern
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Item #: 25014
Kids playing in Mawdsley Street, Hindley, the little boy on the left with a hat on is John Davies 1923 -1996

Comment by: Henry7 on 26th March 2014 at 17:18

Lovely photo. I wonder if the little lad on the left with the hat on, had a dad who worked on the railways?

Comment by: walt (North Yorkshire) on 26th March 2014 at 20:02

You are right Henry, one of his family was on the Railways but his dad was a miner. When he was older he did become a railway fanatic and built the most beautiful model railway you could imagine, he gave it to my son for a present it took up half his little bedroom, brilliant !

Comment by: Helen on 27th March 2014 at 08:12

Lovely bunch of kids...& the dog ! I love these old photos they conjure up such stories.
Thanks Walter.

Comment by: henry7 on 28th March 2014 at 16:35

Walter, that's a lovely story. John must have had high ambitions regarding the railways.

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