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Ashton in Makerfield Fire Brigade
Photo: STJ
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Item #: 20840
Outside the gates of Garswood Hall. Early 20th Century. The horses used belonged to Painters who had the "Robin Hood" in Ashton and were also funeral directors. The horses were normally used for pulling the hearse dressed with large black plumes for headgear.

Comment by: Kenee on 16th June 2012 at 23:33

These look like the gates at the Ashton Cross entrance.

Comment by: Shirley Dean on 27th June 2012 at 15:15

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

Comment by: Karin on 19th January 2013 at 23:32

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.

Comment by: vada taylor on 18th April 2014 at 19:55

I think that the driver Fred Ogden was my great grandfather.

Comment by: Edna Harris on 25th May 2014 at 16:09

Vada,I hope it is Vada from Ashton Grammar?I have been trying to contact you, please get in touch. Edna Harris (Hurst)

Comment by: Ken Eden on 26th May 2014 at 13:21

Hi Vada, haven't seen you for a while. I hope you are keeping well
... and Wally too.

Comment by: vada taylor on 4th July 2014 at 09:11

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.

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