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Bamfurlong Station
Photo: charnock
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Item #: 14295
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Comment by: W.P on 31st March 2010 at 22:33

The chimney pots on the extreme left of the photo belong to the houses of Cross St known locally as "long row" this is where I was born.

Comment by: Liz Middlehurst on 1st April 2010 at 22:00

My mum live in Cross Street with her mum and brother, there name was Hurst, the house belonged to her uncle Sam Heslip who worked on the railway in Bamforlong, her was a linesman.

Comment by: Eddie farrell on 21st December 2010 at 14:54

Liz Middlehurst If you are who I think you are Your mum and dad spent their honeymoon in my house in Keresley near Coventry where I was working at the time> Was your dad Bob Radcliffe? If so we used to keep the Platt-Bridge Legion and the Platt-Brige Inn going wityh our contributions.

Comment by: Eddie Farrell on 23rd December 2010 at 11:28

I am sorry to contrdict wp but the chimney pots to which he refers were of houses on Lily Lane and a shop was on the corner that is visible. I had the chip shop at the opposite end of the row. Cross st ran parallel to the railway with the outside privies overlooking the railway

Comment by: Eddie Farrell on 7th January 2011 at 11:54

Liz Middlehurst, It would appear that you are, in fact the daughter ofBob Ratcliffe and Molly (Elizabeth) Hurst Old and fondly remembered by me! I was actually working together underground when your dad was injured by a pit prop which flew out and hit him. It left a mark on his ear which he was told he would carry his whole life.I remember your uncle Sam very well especially when it was foggy which it was a lot at that time) and he used to put FROGS (fog signals to warn trains) and a few times if he had had a drink he would put two down to wake up the long row. Your dad Harry, ended his working life at a silk factory in golborne but I have forgotten the name. (Harbens I think) I lost touch with your mum and dad when I re-married and moved to Cleveleys where I have lived since 1979. I have nattached my email should you wish to cotact me. Best wishes.

Comment by: Liz Middlehurst on 1st August 2011 at 22:56

Mr Farrell, Thank you for the comments, Bob and Molly Radcliffe are my mum and dad, dad passed away in 2001, mum still lives in Abram and remembers you very fondley. I have tryed to get your email but not had much luck, mine is should you like to get in touch. Thank you again. Kind Regards Liz

Comment by: Wanner on 20th February 2012 at 14:27

Eddie.. If you enlarge the photo its quite clear that the chimney pots to the left of the photo are running parralell with train lines.

Comment by: Sarah on 10th October 2012 at 18:59

Was this station ever called Bamfurlong junction?

Comment by: William Davison on 12th November 2014 at 20:04

As a schoolboy I travelled daily into Wigan from Bamfurlong Station before the waiting rooms were demolished (on the left hand platform) and remember holidays in Blackpool in the late forties, starting from this platform. My Bamfurlong schoolmates were Eric Beasley, John Guery and Brian Wallace

Comment by: Maureen Kenyon nee Jones on 29th January 2017 at 13:46

can any one remember the Bamfurlong hotel if so you may know my Dad Maurice Jones he spent a lot of time in there he was in the fishing club and was well known for always whistling and sometime singing c

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