Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan

Wigan Album

McDonald Family


Mum and Dad
Photo: Edna
Views: 786
Item #: 32639
Blackpool 1962

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd August 2020 at 20:46

Just how I remember your mam and dad Edna. All dressed up for the seaside. xx

Comment by: Edna on 2nd August 2020 at 22:27

I know Veronica,it's how they dressed, even for a day on the beach.Dad never without his tie, miss them so much.x

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd August 2020 at 22:45

I think most men who had served in the Forces were very smart in civilian life Edna. It must have been drilled into them. My dad was the same.

Comment by: Jean Minett nee Pennington on 7th August 2020 at 17:46

Looks so similar to photos of my parents. Minnie and Jack Pennington, Hemfield Road Ince. As a family we attended Belle Green Mission. Morecambe was their favourite. Dad died at 49- Mum lived in Southport and I have lived and worked in Valencia for 30 years. Such a different life to living in Wigan?? But love my memories.

Comment by: Edna on 7th August 2020 at 23:09

Thank you for the comment Jean, sorry to hear about your dad.He was so young, but the photos do bring back memories.I think most people who leave Wigan have fond memories.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 9th August 2020 at 08:55

Jean. Was your brother Jack Pennington?. If so, and he attended Spring View Boys’ School. Knew him well. Went to that school at the same time. 1945/49.

Comment by: James Hanson on 9th August 2020 at 19:25

Was that the same Jack Pennington, I wonder, who was Training Officer at Parkside Colliery?

Comment by: Edna on 9th August 2020 at 21:59

James,did you know Frank McDonald from Parkside Colliery?

Comment by: jean on 16th August 2020 at 17:52

Jack Pennington was my father. He went to Belle Green School as did I-His brother was Corney. Dad followed in my Grandfather´s footsteps as a Signwriter and decorator.I was born in 1938. Dad was born in 1908 and died ini 1957.

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