New Springs9 Comments
Photo: Graeme Lindsay-Foot
Item #: 32666
Lovely family group photo.My great-grandparents on my Mum's side came to live in New Springs from Worcestershire for the work.
That is a great family photo Graeme enhanced by the touch ofcolour.the building at the back reminds me of my Uncle Fred Foster's chicken shed in Pemberton.
Colour gives them life, they become even more real in the link to us than the distant relatives in black and white.
I like this photo. No strain or tension in the folk.
That's a wonderful nostalgic photo, they liked growing poppies too and I'd imagine it to have been a superb display of colour when they were in bloom.
What a lovely family photo.To be able to see your great grandparents.
Thanks again Graeme. I haven’t seen this one before. I suspect you’ve confused some names, and I can see why.
The lady on the far left is my Grandmother, Mary Alice Houghton (nee Foot). The little girl directly in front of her is her daughter, Annie Houghton, my mother.
The lady between our Great-Grandparents is Charlotte Rigby (nee Foot). Somewhere I have a silver lidded crystal glass jar, presented to Charlotte when she left the service of the Earl of Crawford, of Haigh Hall.
The little girl in arms and the child on the far right, are the daughters of Lily Foot. Lily was married to Ernie and they moved to Warrington. Was Lily taking the photograph I wonder?
Slowly wigan world is on its way out,poeple are not sending their
Photographs in,reason being all this interference with flashing adds.
Thanks for the clarification, Keith - of course, you'd recognise your own Grandma! And the other little girls are indeed young Evelyn and Lilian. I'm in contact with Evelyn's daughter Julia, and am sharing these photos with her. More to follow soon if I can. And the memento to Aunty Lottie is something wondrous - I'd love to see that.