Fred Rosbottom

Started by: lesley (514)

I can’t remember Dad’s user name on this site but he did used to post on here in the past. Unfortunately Dad passed away at Christmas and I just thought I would add this post in case any of his old friends are still on here. ??

Started: 4th Aug 2020 at 13:28

Posted by: Domin0 (238)

I remember your Dad Lesley,I think is username was his real name, it's a long time since he posted though, he was on WW quite a lot, I am sorry for your loss.

Replied: 5th Aug 2020 at 14:18

Posted by: gaffer (6934) 


If you’re logged in to WW . Home page , second line down, Lesley’s home page. Members put Fred in the search box , on the list displayed fred rosbottom.
A photo of Fred and three friends will pop up.

Replied: 5th Aug 2020 at 17:06

Posted by: dougie (4730) 

Sorry to hear about your dad knew both him and his brother sorry but get them mixed up, when he was over he came to the bowling club, I remember a few of us met-up one afternoon for a chat, I gave him two nights accommodation for three people in a Travelodge up the lakes if he wished to use them why he was over and all my details just in case they asked anything as we couldn't go I felt he was a man to trust found memories of both brothers, is that you with your granddad in the photo

Replied: 6th Aug 2020 at 09:07
Last edited by dougie: 9th Aug 2020 at 00:09:58

Posted by: dougie (4730) 

this was before your dad came over.

Posted by: fred rosbottom
If Wigan was in Australia I would be able to meet you in a pub for a chat instead of coming on here.

Replied: dougie
You would be welcome to a cup of tea Fred as the club only opens at 3.30 and the bowling as finished by then, not seen your brother down this year if I do will take a photo of us having a drink will that do

Replied: 6th Aug 2020 at 09:42

Posted by: lesley (514)

Thank you for your condolences x

Replied: 7th Aug 2020 at 10:57

Posted by: lesley (514)

Hi Dougie,
Thank you for your comments.
The picture is of my Dad and my daughter Carrie (his grand daughter).
Sad to say that we also lost his brother Jimmy just over 12 months ago x

Replied: 7th Aug 2020 at 11:00

Posted by: dougie (4730) 

Hi Lesley--not bother you again but I was looking in my bowling club files and this popped up , I maybe wrong but as I said before I got to know Fred, Jimmy,and his Sister or Wife as they both bowled for the same team, have a look at the photo do you remember the one on the right hand side got to know your dad why he was over

Replied: 9th Aug 2020 at 23:10
Last edited by dougie: 1st Feb 2021 at 20:07:01

Posted by: upthetims (6577)

I met Fred when he was over in Wigan along with quite a few members from WW .I wouldn't like to guess how long since but would say about 2009.A year is only like a month nowadays.I remember him being a gentleman with a good sense of humour

Replied: 25th Aug 2020 at 19:00

Posted by: bambam (2381)

Hi Lesley, I remember sending a message to your father when he asked did anyone know his brother Joseph, I worked with joe that's the name he liked to be called for many years at Eckersleys mill in Wigan, so sorry to hear of his passing he was a very knowledgeable man.

Replied: 3rd Sep 2020 at 22:09

Posted by: anniedingle (105)

So sorry rip I met your Dad at a wigan world meet at the Bowling green pub in wigan lane a lovely gentleman take care xx

Replied: 13th Oct 2020 at 16:32

Posted by: dougie (4730) 

Your going back a good few years with that Meet-up Annie, I was also there a few of us met-up again one afternoon at the Bellingham

Replied: 15th Oct 2020 at 08:25

Posted by: anniedingle (105)

Yes Dougie I did not go to Bellingham but then had another meet up at Rotal oak at bottom of wigan lane .

Replied: 24th Oct 2020 at 19:18

Posted by: davee (61)

Hello Lesley, I new your dad & mum, Lena, when I was about 10 yrs old ( now 81) when they helped out at a Christmas party
for kids from the orphanage in Billinge, At the time your dad worked for ( I think) the DAIILY EXPRESS in Manchester and your mum worked for my dad who had a snack bar in the old market hall. After a car crash you dad wasn't expected to live

Replied: 7th Nov 2020 at 19:13

Posted by: lesley (514)

Hi David,
Thanks for your reply.
Mum talked many a time about your Dad. She loved her days working in the market hall. I have a picture of her there somewhere.
Is Brian your brother? He and his wife came to live in Sydney years ago and when I came to Australia I went to visit them several times at their home at North Rocks. They were were involved with Camp Quality.
What was the full name of the Orphanage in Billinge?
Yes we did have a very bad car crash on the way home from holiday in Weston Super Mare.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 19:53

Posted by: lesley (514)

Hi Dougie,
Took me a while to get back!
The photo did not come through.
Can you send me the photo again please.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 19:56

Posted by: lesley (514)

Thank for the info. I found the picture

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 20:02

Posted by: lesley (514)

Gaffer, sorry, it was you who told me how to look this up. Thank you

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 20:03

Posted by: davee (61)

Hi Lesley, Yes Brian was my brother who sadly died 18 months ago, Vera lives in Melbourne to be near Aaron, their son and family. she would happy to hear from you. I also have a photo of your mum and mine and at that time I had a crush on yours. Can't recall the year they moved to OZ though. years ago I hoped to meet up with your dad but holiday dates clashed and it fell thru. I was sorry to read he had died, The orphanage was ''GREENFIELDS'' regards to you and your family

Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 16:48
Last edited by davee: 9th Jan 2021 at 16:57:40

Posted by: lesley (514)

Hi davee, so sorry to hear about Brian. I often think about them as they were so welcoming when I first met them in Australia. How can I contact your Mum - is she on here or does she have an email address. I don’t know if this can be done privately. How old would she be now. 10th are you on Facebook? I have a picture of my Mum at the cafe with another lady but I don’t know who this is. Maybe it is you Mum.
Mum was one of the nicest people you could wish to meet, I still miss her every day even after 15 years.

Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 20:09

Posted by: lesley (514)

Hi Davee, Greenfields seems to be the main orphanage in Wigan at the time. However I have a memory of it as being somewhere else. This is going to be pretty vague as my memory for the names is not good but here goes.
If you drive out of WIGAN towards Woodhouse Lane direction, you pass Mesnes Park on your right.
Just past the park there was a bridge. Just under the bridge on the left there is a row of quite large houses. It was one of these houses that we would take toys to at Christmas.

Replied: 12th Jan 2021 at 20:22

Posted by: davee (61)

Lesley Hello again, both mum & dad died some years ago.
I'll ask Vera if it's ok to give you her contact otherwise,e Camp Quality could help , that is if you want. Are you living in OZ or UK ? where ever, are you coping with the lockdown ? we are just about, bored out of our heads with all of it. Had the jab and have to wait 12 weeks for the second, My wife, Barbara , has the first tomorrow

Replied: 1st Feb 2021 at 17:55

Posted by: dougie (4730) 

Came across this photo do you know her Lesley could be your Dad's Sister from way back

Replied: 1st Feb 2021 at 20:05


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