Photo: Stephen Oakes
Item #: 25626
Mrs Haddock was my Grandmother remember those back yards well playing as a kid, there was also a Clogger (Frank,) a side door to a Shop I think,and a billboard facing the Crown we would climb.
Hi Wayne, what was your grandma's first name? My mum can't remember. I've been scanning all our old photos, and I have one with the billboard you used to climb, and you can see part of the Crown in the background. I also remember Frank's shoe repair shop. You could enter his workshop from that side door. I also remember going to the outside toilet at night in the dark with an old WWII torch my grandma kept :) I'll upload a few more photos which might bring back some memories.
Wasn't there a few related families of Haddock's in the New Springs area, I knew a son and daughter from the Haddock family that lived in The Packet House who worked at Wigan Co-op in the 1960s, Stan and Ethel.
Did you see much of your grandad,Captain Haddock, Wayne or was he always at sea?
Your grandma was my great auntie Edna, Her husband Syd was my Grandad's (Joseph Hodkinson) brother. I remember your grandma well - a lovely lady.