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Me and Joe Ball with pike caught from Figure 8
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 11459
A photo. of me and Joe Ball with two pike we caught from the Figure 8 near Winstanley Hall. Although the photo is dated 1963 it could have been 1962? I can remember that day ( Sunday) as though it was last week. Photo taken in Joe's Dad's front garden on the Green at Pemberton.

Comment by: Ian McL on 11th August 2009 at 16:36

About 3 doors down from my Aunty's place ( plaice? :) ) #7!

What a debonair chap you were Ron - and still are of course!

Comment by: RON HUNT on 11th August 2009 at 16:59

Hi Ian, what was her name? Do you remember Ralph Ball? he was Joe's brother and a bit backward(Is that still politically correct to say that?) He was a real character and he worked at May Mill for years. He died a few years ago. He was always calling at my mum's in Howard street. She used to give him a few bob for doing odd jobs for her.
There was also two other brothers, John and Tom. I saw Joe a few months ago. I took him a copy of this photo. I hadn't seen him for 40 years. Apart from being grey he hadn't changed a bit.

Comment by: Ian McL on 12th August 2009 at 17:20

Hi Ron

Her name is Joan Grundy; She and her family husband Jack, son Carl and daughters Janice and Andrea moved there in 1971 from Queen St. I remember the Ball family but didn't really know them well. Jack died but Joan Car and Andrea still live there.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 13th August 2009 at 16:30

Hi Ian sorry I don't remember them, but it was a bit after my time. I didn't have any contact with people in that area after about 65/66

Comment by: RON HUNT on 13th August 2009 at 16:30

Hi Ian sorry I don't remember them, but it was a bit after my time. I didn't have any contact with people in that area after about 65/66

Comment by: Tom on 20th August 2009 at 15:26

does anyone know the history behind the pow willock on lommera

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