Item #: 20840
These look like the gates at the Ashton Cross entrance.
This shows my great grandfather, Henry Sixsmith, on the right with the sash. Through wiganworld with Ron and Frances' help Imhave found more of the family. If anyone knows Trevor, Raymond or Colin Williams also Keith and Kevin shaw it would be appreciated
I have seen this same picture with an original typed caption underneath which states 'Ashton Fire Brigade outside gates of Garswood Hall. Driver Fred Ogden: Fire Chief Mr Roberts.
There is an extract in the Wigan Examiner 3/11/1900
Homecoming of Lord Gerard
Presentation of an Address
Christening of a Fire Engine
Quote 'The proceedings started with Lady Gerardchristening the Town's new fire engine THE GERARD only just arrived from the makers in Manchester.
I think that the driver Fred Ogden was my great grandfather.
Vada,I hope it is Vada from Ashton Grammar?I have been trying to contact you, please get in touch. Edna Harris (Hurst)
Hi Vada, haven't seen you for a while. I hope you are keeping well
... and Wally too.
Hi kenny read your post on ww. Nice to hear from you. Hope you well. Not see wally for ages. Still visit ashton to see sue.she still lives in bryn street.