Brooks Family9 Comments
Item #: 28619
When was this photograph taken?. Knew Ivy well, from my days in the Wigan Borough Police. A great lady, with a great sense of humour. Always got on well with Ivy, as I did with all of the other Wigan police ladies.
Sorry i dont know the answer to that Albert the photo was found in an album belonging to my mums aunt Annie (pictured with the flowers) the info as written on the back
It would have been in the early to mid 1980s Albert, I don't recognise the venue.
Ivy was Inspector at Pemberton for a short time in 1977/78, before going to work at force headquarters. A real lady and a good 'boss'.
Mick. When I was at Wigan Central, in the late fifties, early sixties. The police ladies were, Sergeant Alice Jewel. Ivy, (I forget her maiden name, that was, then.) Amy. Christine, she married Insp. Basil Whittaker. Margret Higham, she transferred to Lancs. County, on promotion to sergeant. Kitty Holden. There was also one other, Ina, the name Duxbury seems to jangle about in my brain, but I can't be sure. It is such a long time ago. They were just their own small unit, not involved with any particular section.
Albert - I believe Ivy was Ivy Russell, before she married Joe Brooks.
I worked with Kitty Holding for a few years, she was one of the communicators on our shift. She retired in 1986, I think.
Some of the other names ring a bell, but I never served with them.
Mick. I know that Amy passed away, I went to her funeral, and I visited her a couple of months previous to her passing. Do you know anything of the others?.
Albert - the only one I have seen or heard news of, is Kitty Holding, and that was about two years ago, when I saw her at a funeral.
I did hear the sad news about Amy. Although I never worked with her, I remember her well. A lovely lady.
Thank you Mick for your update.
Totally agree Mick, a lovely, friendly, easy to get on with person, sad to hear she passed on. A complete contrast to some of the others we worked with.