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Davies family


Great aunt Charlotte
Photo: Keith Beckett
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Item #: 32409
A piece on the New Year's homours list in the Daily Express in January 1950. My great aunt Charlotte pictured with comment on her award of the British Empire Medal.

Comment by: Barbara Gratton on 24th May 2020 at 11:32

Hi Keith thank you so much for posting this article of our great Auntie Charlotte.I knew about her being honoured with the B E M but have never seen the newspaper article before. a fantastic piece of local history.

Comment by: AP on 24th May 2020 at 13:29

Whereabouts in Park Lane was Willow Street?

Comment by: Albert.S. on 24th May 2020 at 14:52

Keith. Did your great aunt work on the screens at the Maypole Colliery?.Her features seem ever so familiar to me. Mentioning Park Lane, that was the name of the lane that led to the Maypole.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 24th May 2020 at 15:44

Keith. if she did work at the Maypole, go to WORK, go down to COLLIERY LASSES, there is a photograph of all the Maypole pit brow ladies. 1949.

Comment by: Keith Beckett on 24th May 2020 at 15:47

Willow Street was off Warrington Road opposite the start of the dual carriageway on leaving the slip road from junction 25 of the M6. The old Wigan Borough boundary.
Albert auntie Charlotte worked at Landgate and the Crow pit( Long Lane colliery).

Comment by: AH on 25th May 2020 at 08:39

ASH ST,THORN ST,WILLOW ST:A49 just north of Derbyshire house farm.jct 25 m6 they were demolished years ago

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 25th May 2020 at 09:22

Willow Street is near my house on Warrington Road, Abram, not Park Lane.

Comment by: Keith Beckett on 25th May 2020 at 13:20


South of the farm.

Comment by: AH on 26th May 2020 at 11:07

Keith;oops;going towards ashton is south!

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