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Hughes family


Tom Hughes and Teddy Ashton.
Photo: Ron Hunt
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Item #: 2280
Tom Hughes and Teddy Ashton. Scanned from an old postcard.

Comment by: sheila on 21st January 2008 at 00:54

hughes from ashton or bryn i knew a tommy hughes wayne hughes chris hughes lez hughes and alot i cant remember there names there was that many

Comment by: mark on 17th June 2008 at 20:01

its not from the family your thinking sheila as thomas hughes is my dad and chris ,les, wayne n rest of them are my cousins, and uncles so dont know who this man is unless he,s related long distance

Comment by: Heather Bassham on 1st February 2009 at 03:24

My great-great grandfather was a T.W. Hughes
from Wigan, and looked a bit like the man on the left.
What year was this taken? He last visited in 1928, when he was an old man.

Comment by: Frank Malley on 8th January 2013 at 15:24

The cyclist on the left is Owd Tom Hughes , 1866-1950. He founded theAutumn Tints a national cycling club for over 50's. He was the father of Tom Hughes the cycle dealer of Wallgate & Mesnes St.
Teddy Ashton was a noted Lancashire dialect writer a keen cyclist. They cycled to Wembley in August 1924, does anyone know the event thy would be attending?

Comment by: Andrew Rosthorn on 14th March 2014 at 11:57

That trip to Wembley in 1924 would be to the British Empire Ehibition, opened by King George V on St George's Day, 23 April 1924. The British Empire contained 58 countries at that time, and only Gambia and Gibraltar did not take part. It cost £12 million and was the largest exhibition ever staged anywhere in the world with 27 million visitors.

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