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Ashton

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Wigan Road.
Photo: Ron Hunt
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Item #: 950
Wigan Road, Ashton in Makerfield. Scanned from an old postcard.

Comment by: Norman Hurst on 2nd November 2009 at 14:43

Evans County Primary School (British School) on the left. When I was a pupil (1950- 57) it wasn't steps up to the school, but a slope which started a bit further down Wigan Road. I seem to remember my mother telling me that in the early days one block was the girls and the other the boys. Anyone remember collecting jam jars and then being stored in the space under the classrooms?

Comment by: Frank Walford on 5th July 2010 at 13:28

Hi Norman the steps you are referring to led up to the two houses above the shops,not the school.I remember one of the families who lived there was named Witherington

Comment by: Kenee on 18th August 2010 at 13:33

Notice Crompton's factory chimney in the background ?

Comment by: margaret prescott, that was. on 22nd August 2012 at 03:56

i went to the british school, from , 1956 to 1960. mr fallon was my last teacher. and mr pilling was our headmaster. he was cruel to some of the boys, allways caneing them.

Comment by: Jane Levine on 1st February 2015 at 20:36

I went to the school from 1958 to 1961. I remember the slope really well . There was a rope climbing frame in the playground and the school always smelled of carrots !

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