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May Croasdale (Grundy)


May Croasdale (nee Grundy)
Photo: Philip Croasdale
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Item #: 32572
30th June 2020 would have been my late mother's 100th birthday. Here she is, along with younger brother Albert, ankle-deep in snow in Chorley Road, Standish. This would be late 1930's/early 1940's. Uncle Albert still lives there!

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 29th June 2020 at 17:36

I like how their faces lit-up in the snow Philip. Oh, and if you're the gentleman who'd posted the Bake-A-Cake card (Item 32086), perhaps you might like to tell me if the tip I gave had been of any value [?]

Comment by: Edna on 29th June 2020 at 23:34

What a lovely photo of your mother Philip.Happy memories for you.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 30th June 2020 at 14:35

Hello Philip, what a lovely photograph. Rosalind looked so much like your mother don't you think?
Hope you're all keeping well.
Very best regards,
Eileen and Tommy.

Comment by: Mr X on 30th June 2020 at 22:31

Chorley Road, Standish near the railway bridge. We have had no snow in the last winter, but bad snowy winters in the last century were 1940, 1978/79, and 1981/82. The most notorious were 1946/47 and 1962/63.

Comment by: Philip Croasdale on 3rd July 2020 at 11:22

Philip G., thanks for your response. As a long-time card collector myself I was aware of the rarity and value. I was more interested in finding out something about the issuing company, Bake-A-Cake Ltd, i.e. where they were in Wigan and what happened to them.

Comment by: Philip Croasdale on 3rd July 2020 at 11:25

Eileen and Tommy, I agree there is a definite resemblance between my mum and Rosalind. I'm keeping fine and trust you and yours are too in these difficult times.

Comment by: ADMIN on 3rd July 2020 at 11:39

Philip I think the company where located in the Chapel Lane/Poolstock Lane area?
I have some cards that I will be selling ,maybe you could give me some idea of their value? email me

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 3rd July 2020 at 11:49

Thanks Philip. Hope you complete the set.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 4th July 2020 at 08:00

By the looks of the clothes it could be the 1940s. We came home from foreign parts in 1947 & that winter was the first time I had seen snow in my life.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 4th July 2020 at 14:35

Places: Lower Ince - Page 1, Item 13322.
Work: Thompson's Poolstock - Item 14263.

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