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Alice Brown
Photo: Dennis Seddon
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Item #: 20649
John Jackson and his wife Alice Jackson nee Brown about 1924.

Comment by: Kath Arkwright on 9th May 2012 at 21:24

Dennis this is another lovely photo and I am happy with the grown up Alice. I wonder if this was taken when they got married on 1 December 1923 at Haigh, with John Henry the bun in the oven. John Jackson was only 19,looks as if he's not even started to shave and is far too handsome to be a coalminer.

Comment by: ken on 14th May 2012 at 00:25

Kath, what have looks got to do with being a coal miner?. Is it because he is not covered in coal dust. They did wash you know.

Comment by: Kath Arkwright on 15th May 2012 at 17:15

Of course coalminers washed but there were no pit head baths then and he's oviously been in the tin bath before posing for his picture with the lovely Alice. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and John Jackson is every bit as handsome as the hearthrob of the day, known to us all as Rudolf Valentino! The dust going into his skin and scarring him is why I say 'too handsome to be a coalminer'.

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