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Crompton's Pantomime
Photo: Mike Morters
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Item #: 10565
Crompton's put on a Pantomime every year mainly for orphaned children. This one was Aladdin, my Dad, Joe, was the resident Widow Twankey.
He is 3rd from right standing on the top photo and in the centre of the three sitting on the bottom photo.
The cast always received boquets of flowers and Dad would pass this to Mum who would be sitting on the front row with my two brothers, Brian and Terry and myself.

Comment by: Ged on 22nd April 2009 at 16:16

Mike. I remember your dad very well, i worked at Cromptons from 1951,I also remember the Aladin pantomime , i was working behind the stage,

Comment by: Mike Morters on 23rd April 2009 at 17:27

Hi Ged,
So glad you got to see this as you were involved. I have a few more pics from that time, I'll look through them and see if there are any other than on stage. You never know.
Good Times!!

Comment by: ANNE CAULFIELD PICTON) on 26th April 2009 at 19:59

I ALSO HAVE THE SAME PICTURES. I WORKED IN THE BOX SHOP AT THE RECORD MILL AT THE TIME OF THE PANTO, WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER. I WORKED YEARS LATER IN THE OFFICES IN GERARD STREET

Comment by: David Winstanley on 16th May 2009 at 20:05

The girl in the top photo fourth from the left is my cousin Sheila Wood who used to live in Haydock before moving to Downall Green. her father was James Wood who worked for Cromptons for many years if not all his working life.

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