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My mother.


My mother. Mrs Short.
Photo: Albert. E. Short.
Views: 840
Item #: 32584
Photograph of my mother, taken in 1972, in the lounge of my mother’s home. 7. Winchester Grove, Lower Ince, Wigan.

Comment by: Mick on 6th July 2020 at 18:50

Albert what was your nickname when you was growing up ?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 6th July 2020 at 18:52

That's lovely Albert. My Auntie and Uncle and cousins lived on that estate after their house in Frederick Street was demolished. I think it was Cheltenham Avenue. Your mother looks a lovely lady.

Comment by: Albert..S. on 6th July 2020 at 20:24

Irene. You certainly hit the nail on the head there, relating to my mother. If you turned left on leaving my mother’s, you came into Cheltenham Avenue.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 6th July 2020 at 20:27

Mick. I was either called Bert, or Albert.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th July 2020 at 20:38

That sideboard is very familiar, well polished too. Lovely photo Albert.

Comment by: Edna on 6th July 2020 at 22:48

Nice photo of your mum.Happy memories for you Albert...Yes Veronica we had a sidboad like that, my mother's pride & joy.

Comment by: Mick on 7th July 2020 at 10:02

I thought it would have been Albert

Comment by: Albert.S. on 7th July 2020 at 11:33

Mick. So long as nobody called me early.

Comment by: Keith on 7th July 2020 at 16:15

Albert, for the first 5 years of my life I was living at 6 Cheltenham Avenue. My parents having just married. They lodged with Annie and Jim Rawson from 1941 to 1947. The Fosters lived opposite, I still have vivid memories of the Avenue.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 7th July 2020 at 20:20

Keith. We moved there 1949/50, next door to Fosters.

Comment by: Edna on 7th July 2020 at 22:43

Doe's anyone from this area remember Kay's who lived on Manchester Rd.Across from were Cresta car spares is now.I am trying to do a family tree.

Comment by: Aubrey on 8th July 2020 at 08:27

Nice photo. Only ever knew you to be referred to as Albert. Keep well.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 8th July 2020 at 09:05

Nice to hear from you Aubrey. Hope each of you, and the rest of your family are keeping well. Keep safe.

Comment by: glenis on 8th July 2020 at 13:09

albert was your mothers name DOLLY if so I remember her well from going in lower ince labour club she was a friend of my mothers I now live in Cheltenham ave

Comment by: Rev David Long on 8th July 2020 at 13:22

Edna - does Sapper Arthur Kay, son of George and Mary Ann, appear on your family tree? I've just entered details on the War Memorials Register of the family grave in Ince Cemetery where he is commemorated - and where his nephew, Sgt Jack Hartley RAF, is buried.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 8th July 2020 at 14:54

Yes glenis , she always answered to Dolly, although her name was Cicely. In the lounge she had a tall bureau positioned in the corner where there was a window that faced Chapel Street. Before I was married, she would put my police helmet on top of it. She said it would deter burglars. She was probably right.

Comment by: Edna on 8th July 2020 at 20:18

Thank you David for. Comment.May Kay was my mother in law.Her parents were George and Mary, She had a brother Joseph,sister Nancy and Beatrice.But I have not got Arthur.George and Mary are buried in Ince cemetery.But I have not got Arthur.Were they lived in Manchester Rd.. the house at the time was a shop..

Comment by: James Hanson on 12th July 2020 at 20:45

"Were they lived in Manchester Rd.. the house at the time was a shop".

If Albert Short and the (ex) Rev David Long went as partners in a shop, what would they call it ?

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