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Old ambulance station in Ashton, c1940s/50s.
Photo: Eric Jones
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Old ambulance station in Ashton, c1940s/50s.

Comment by: peter spencer on 23rd June 2008 at 13:11

My Dad William George Spencer (he was called Mark by everyone)was in the Ambulance Service. Any info on him please?

Comment by: June Hilton. (nee Heywood) on 19th July 2008 at 12:18

The one in the middle was my brother John Heywood known as Johnny

Comment by: marjorie on 5th November 2008 at 14:05

i thnk the one on the right is a cousin of my mothers,jackie burnett

Comment by: Kenee on 17th October 2010 at 14:52

The Ambulance Station wasn't manned after hours, there was a push button next to the door for emergencies, presumably connected to the emergency services. Not many phones then.

In the late fifties a young man was found on the floor here, he had been stabbed, must have tried to ring the bell. I think he was dead or died soon after being discovered.

Comment by: Ged on 30th January 2011 at 13:16

Remember Jonny Heywood & Eric Jones 's dad on the right,

Comment by: Kenee on 13th April 2015 at 10:38

Regarding the stabbing, I have been told that one Edwin Towns was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 8 years in prison.

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