Gregory family7 Comments
Photo: Graham Taylor
Item #: 29403
I remember my mum talking about Gregory's grocery shop in Belle Green Lane, where she lived as a child.
James Alfred, the only son of Roger, the brother who opened the shop in Standish, became a doctor, and went into the Royal Army Medical Corps in WW1. He was with the 12th Manchesters at the Battle of the Scarpe in April 1917, where he was fatally wounded, dying on 13th April.
He is commemorated on the family grave in St Wilfrid's churchyard, as well as on the village Cenotaph and the Peace Gate.
Graham, would John and family have lived in Hemfield Road off Belle Green Lane? My dad often spoke of Gregorys (he lived across in Francis St.)I am sure he said they were bakers
Yes, Gregory's shop (bakery) was on Hemfield Road, I remember my mum talking about it.
Graham, We must be related. John Gregory b.1829 d.1902 is my GGG Grandad. I've sent Ron a better quality scan of the model T van and driver. My dad thought the photo is c1915. Also sent Ron a photo of my Grandad John Gregory b.1908 and Great Grandad William Gregory b.1881 outside the grocers on Belle Green Lane. I knew his wife Annie d.1984 as she lived to 103!
I also believe one of John Gregory's sons set up the 1st mechanised pie factory in the Wigan area, suppling pies on match days to Wigan RLFC.