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Cockrell family

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Jack Cockrell (front centre).
Photo: Leanne Holmes
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Jack Cockrell (front centre), Margaret (Maggie) Hart's husband.

Comment by: DAVID COCKRELL on 10th August 2009 at 09:06

The gentleman refered to in the photograph was my Grandfather(1898-1969), my Grandmother (Maragret 1901-2002)is the lady on the right on the back row(nee Hart). Jack was born in Colchester Essex and eventually moved to Wigan in the 1920's to become assistant Baths Manager. He and his family moved back south to Enfield for several years before moving back to Wigan in the early 1930's to become the Manager (Superintendant) at Wigan Baths where he remained until his retirement in 1964. Their only child, also Jack, 1928-2006, my father, became quite an accomplished swimmer and water polo player no doubt as a result of living at the Baths.I believe the photograph was taken to commemorate my grandfather becoming national president of the Baths Managers Association in the 1950,s.

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