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Pilling family


Tommy's travels.
Photo: Joan Harrison
Views: 1,394
Item #: 12567
This is a photo of my dad Tommy Pilling,taken in June 2005 at the top of Billinge Hill,he went there on his bike aged 80years old.

Comment by: Peter Mason on 21st November 2009 at 18:04

I still cannot understand why "yobs" deface old buildings with graffiti. It does my head in.

Comment by: Jarvo on 22nd November 2009 at 01:27

Seems like there are folk on here who condone it. Grrrrrr.

Comment by: Helen on 22nd November 2009 at 08:31

Not sure where this is, when you say Billinge Hill do you mean Ashurst Beacon ? If so I am shocked...where has the pinnacle gone ??

Do ever think what your council tax spent on...knocking down buildings have have only stood a few years & letting heritage fall to bits ?? When's your next Council election?

Comment by: dave johnson on 22nd November 2009 at 13:12

Helen this is Billinge Hill in Billinge not Ashurst Beacon. The Beacon is still there although like most old monuments around the UK, people tend to deface them for no apparent reason.

Comment by: Beverley on 23rd November 2009 at 12:05

This is a cracking photo of my Grandad Tommy, I don't know how he made it all the way up there on his bike at eighty, I know one thing, I wouldn't be able to do it. I am very proud of him, to me he is a legend, long live Grandad!!!!!!!

Comment by: angela kinnaird (grandaughter) on 25th November 2009 at 18:14

this is a top photo of my grandad tommy,fit as a butchers dog,im only young myself and he would outbeat me any day.

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