Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan



Wigan Album

higher ince

17 Comments

Ince St. Williams R.C. Church old folks outing
Photo: Jack Lawton
Views: 2,406
Item #: 23744
Some of the 250 old folks who were entertained in the Parish hall. Possibly about 1960.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 31st July 2013 at 15:31

Jack, the entertainment couldn't have been to good. They don't look happy. Especially the woman second left front row with the head scarf L.O.L.

Comment by: irene roberts on 31st July 2013 at 15:40

What year would this have been? Is it in The Parochial Hall down by the side of the church? I didn't attend St. William's school but lived next door to the presbytery and I went to many a jumble-sale in the schoolyard, (or the parochial hall if the weather was bad), with my Mam. My friend Christine and I also attended Miss Dunne's "socials" in the hall as children in the sixties, They were such lovely, homely evenings. I remember it was 1/- entrance and 3d for tea and biscuits.

Comment by: Jack Lawton on 31st July 2013 at 16:45

I think they are all waiting for their bottle of Mackeson.

Comment by: tony on 31st July 2013 at 18:37

my grandma magaret quinn front 2nd from left with the
scarf on, she was'nt well, she died in 1961.

Comment by: Bill on 31st July 2013 at 21:37

Really good picture Jack ,I remember your grandad now.
A sad comment from Ron really!

Comment by: Jack Lawton on 31st July 2013 at 23:03

Bill, my grandfather and grandmother are also on the other photo I posted about the Walmesley Arms Hotel. I have another one of the Engineers Arms but for some reason it won't upload.

Comment by: Gerry on 1st August 2013 at 08:21

Josie is that our grandma? Which one? I think I found her. What do you think

Comment by: ttd on 1st August 2013 at 10:19

Gradley folk who lived through through 2 wars. I agree with Bill re Rons comments.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 1st August 2013 at 11:48

Bill, ttd, get a life man, it was just an observation that they were at a "DO" and they looked miserable. What is sad about that???They were probably laughing their heads off two minutes later. It was the moment that the camera captured.

Comment by: Sam on 1st August 2013 at 14:44

As Ron says the camera probably caught them at the "wrong" time but nothing takes away their dignity which shines through.

Comment by: Albert. on 1st August 2013 at 18:21

They certainly supported their C.Y.M.S.I don't think you could have got any more in the hall.

Comment by: tony on 1st August 2013 at 21:04

no offence taken ron, i think its The Parochial Hall,
and the stage would have been at the front of the photo
and i think i see my dad tommy cunningham top right at
the back of the hall.

Comment by: josie on 3rd August 2013 at 19:49

Gerry the first thing I did when I saw this photo was look for grandma mawdsley im'e not sure but I would say is she on right ,behind the lady first row right? x

Comment by: Gerry on 4th August 2013 at 07:52

That's the one I picked too

Comment by: Eileen (boyd)Parr on 24th October 2014 at 14:50

My GRANDMA is on the front row second on the right, she was Ellen Sayers who worked at Ince Wagon Works in the canteen when she was 75,she also cleaned the Offices at night as well,God Bless her she was a wonderful Grandma to Eight of us.

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.