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Cockrell family


Jack Cockrell (Jnr)
Photo: Dave Cockrell
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Item #: 17235
A photo of my late father, Jack Cockrell with some of his Trophies. He was a great swimmer in his day, winning many Cups, Shields ans Medals for his endevours in Swimmimg, Water Polo and Life Saving. His father, (also Jack), was the Manager at Wigan Baths for over thirty years until the new (now demolished) Pool was opened in 1966. My Father therefore had an advantage over everyone else, since they actually lived in a house within the Baths Complex and was able to train morning, noon and night. He was probably about 16 or 17 when this Photo was taken around 1944.

Comment by: trewyth on 27th February 2011 at 17:13

Dave,I remember your grandfather, he was a friend of my dad's.
Also remember you too from WGS

Comment by: Graham on 28th February 2011 at 11:18

Hi Dave,I worked with your dad when I was an apprentice at De Havilland (Hawker Siddley) Lostock he was my mentor for about 3 months. I also knew your grandad from learning to swim at the baths when at Thomas Linacre. Great memories.

Comment by: Margaret on 28th February 2011 at 12:35

A picture to be proud of, a fine looking young man.

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