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RAG and BONE MAN

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STEPTOE & SON
Photo: RON HUNT
Views: 861
Item #: 32171
I came across this photograph on another topic not used much. I thought it should be on here where more people could see it.
Richard Atherton ( Dickie ) and partner Jack Cunliffe. Real Life ‘Steptoe and Son’. RICHARD worked for P.M.ROBERTS. D.I.Y in HINDLEY GREEN later in life. Both now sadly gone. I think the horse was called DOBBIN?

Comment by: Veronica on 8th May 2020 at 11:58

Brilliant photo - looks like the late sixties to me - could be wrong. I love these kind of photos.

Comment by: DTease on 8th May 2020 at 12:31

I used to have a pair of wellies like those! You had to tuck your pants leg in ‘em ‘cos the tops would make a ring round your leg if you didn’t.

Comment by: Philip G. on 8th May 2020 at 13:59

Like the kool of the open 'top coat' and the swagger of the turned-over wellies. Dickie looks a capable chap, too, … a bag o' coal no problem for him. And poor old Dobbin … probably saying to himself 'I wish I could have been like Sea Bird ii'.

Comment by: Veronica on 8th May 2020 at 14:57

They look so proud of themselves in their wellies! ;o))

Comment by: Garry on 9th May 2020 at 00:55

The photo is on here in 2009 by Steve Sargent in item number 235. It was taken in 1968, a great photo from a golden age.

Comment by: M. Blakemore on 15th July 2020 at 20:03

The photo of the rag n bone men was taken on the avenue in Leigh just past Charles Street, it was taken by Dave Montford (a good family friend) just outside his mother's house, I have a copy of it in a catalogue of his work

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