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Item #: 29732
The family story is that under her wedding dress in October 1928 she wore this cycle outfit so she and father were able to go on honeymoon on the tandem straight from the reception. My parents moved straight into a house 3 days later in Poplar Avenue Pemberton. They moved to Standish 1940.Mum died in 1972.
Barrie, they were a hardier breed in those days.
In 1925 Tom Hughes, born in Salford but lived in Wigan, worked the equivalent of 375 shifts in the Pit (more than one shift per day) and still managed to cycle 9981 miles in the year.
In the sixteen years between 1926 and 1941 Tom recorded a total of 149,136 miles cycled. In four of those years he topped 10,000 miles.
Your mother's generation were amazing people.
Barrie: Your mother looks very happy perched on that bridge in 1928. Good photo and family story.