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Photo: Ken Croston
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Item #: 25451
Long Tom and swings plus a little cricket.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 15th August 2014 at 01:15

A rather large slide to the left of where these Boys are setting up for cricket too. They wouldn't dream of putting a slide so big in a park these days

Comment by: Ken Croston on 15th August 2014 at 09:05

I have a picture of that slide somewhere. I'll upload it when I find it.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 15th August 2014 at 18:15

The lad stood near the bike is looking in the direction of where there was a small roundabout which was the left of the slide. Also 2 football pitches which ran away from the park in the opposite direction to the way they do today. Great pictures these Ken, you wouldn't know who these lads are would you ?

Comment by: Albert. on 15th August 2014 at 19:44

Just putting in the first goal post, or where to bowl from?

Comment by: Ken Croston on 15th August 2014 at 22:15

Don't know them. It was just one of those opportunities when I had the camera. The holes in the shoes and number 8 taped on the back make it. Hope his thumb survived!

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 16th August 2014 at 17:51

I've had a good look at this picture and I think I know the names of the 4 lads in this photo !

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 17th August 2014 at 14:05

From left to right, I think. Near the bicycle Phillip Martindale. Stood supervising Ken Charnock. Hitting the stick with the rock Shaun Norris and holding the stick, Stephen Norris.

Comment by: Ann on 24th August 2014 at 17:39

What area of Wigan is this park

Comment by: Roy on 29th August 2014 at 01:08

Ann, it's Wigan Road Standish, approaching Boars Head.

Comment by: Ken Charnock on 11th January 2015 at 13:19

great pic , loved it down ashy , until Rebel the dog showed up . lol Runnnnnnnnnnn

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 15th January 2015 at 20:55

It really had a thing for the swings. Once it got hold, it wouldn't let go

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