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Shevington School and Shevington.

Started by: alan cheetham (93) 

Did anyone go to Shevington Secondary Modern school (now known as Shevington High) in the 1970s? Does anyone remember me or my brothers from Shevington or Shevington High?

Does anyone remember or know the whereabouts of Alan Radcliffe (Rackers) who attended Shevington High at the same and if I recall correctly lived in Parbold. He was a good mate and I have not seen him since we left. Would love to hear from him

I have lived in Germany for some 27 years now but still go home to Wigan regualarly at the weekend. I have so little time when I am there to find old friends.

Would love to hear from anyone who knows or remembers me.Also, if anyone's parents attended the school at this time please drop me a line. I may remember them.

Thanks.

Alan

Started: 6th Aug 2007 at 13:50
Last edited by alan cheetham: 6th Aug 2007 at 17:55:37

Posted by: stuart (283) 

My dad and all his sisters went there....Hunters from Standish.

Replied: 6th Aug 2007 at 21:54

Posted by: bumper (311)

you lived in inward drive am i right

Replied: 6th Aug 2007 at 21:58

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi Stuart,

I don't remember the Hunters. What were their first names?

Alan

Replied: 6th Aug 2007 at 23:15

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi Bumper,
I did indeed.97, Inward Drive. Do I know you? You obviously know me/us.

Alan

Replied: 6th Aug 2007 at 23:16
Last edited by alan cheetham: 6th Aug 2007 at 23:18:12

Posted by: emma penn (488) 

what are your brothers called alan?

Replied: 6th Aug 2007 at 23:21

Posted by: harold (inactive)

Alan are you related to Cheetham the coal man.

Stuart was your dad Malcomm Hunter I used to sit next his sister Ann.

Replied: 6th Aug 2007 at 23:43

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi Emma,

There are 6 sons of which I am the 4th. All my brothers still live in Wigan and of course have children. My brothers' names are as follows:

Edmund
Anthony
Ian
Alan
Neil
Andrew

Edmund, Anthony and Ian lived at 79 Crooke Village before the family moved to Inward Drive, Shevington.

Replied: 6th Aug 2007 at 23:44

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi Harold,

My Dad , Edmund Cheetham was the coal man. Sadly deceased now. My second eldest brother Anthony is now the coal man. He took over the family business and lives at what was once Beech Hill farm.

So, yes, my Dad and brother are the coalmen, Harry.

Best wishes.

Alan

Replied: 6th Aug 2007 at 23:46

Posted by: ©art© (6154)

One Cheetham I recall, was Owd Wack. (Domino Demon) A regular in the Crooke Hall, his bro' was killed by a horse & cart, near t'Cat in't Window school Standish
A lot of cheethams in Crooke & SLG. Did Ian play in the Crooke band? Tom (snaff), work at Johnpit Baths? Jimmy & son John connected to Crooke Band?

Replied: 7th Aug 2007 at 01:58

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi art,

Thank you for your reply. I don't know any of the Cheethams you mentioned. I think they must have been older than I am. I am nearly 50. I never actually lived in Crooke. Only my 3 elder brothers did. I was born in Acacia Crescent, Beech Hill and moved then to Shevington.

I think the people you mentioned must be a different Cheetham family.

Best wishes from a Wiganer in exile in Germany.

Alan

Replied: 7th Aug 2007 at 08:31
Last edited by alan cheetham: 7th Aug 2007 at 08:50:27

Posted by: emma penn (488) 

no my mum doesn't know you she new some cheetham's but not yours.
nice to talk to you though
emma

Replied: 7th Aug 2007 at 10:48

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

OK, Emma. I am pleased you are so interested in this. I am sure your Mum remembers Steven Bullough who lived at the top of Crooke. also, The Banks family.I went to school with Steven Bullough and Tony Banks.They lived in the next to the last house.

Alan

Replied: 7th Aug 2007 at 13:07

Posted by: reddi8 (1107)

I worked with you at Wrightington Hospital many moons ago. Your know my sister in law Margaret Hammond who lived near you in Shevington and her daughter Adele.

Replied: 7th Aug 2007 at 14:12

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Christine Reddington? You lived outside the hospital? I remember you used to work serving the doctors lunch.

I know Margret Hammond (Culshaw) very well. We go back a long time to my childhood days before I worked at Wrightington hospital.

Is this you Christine? You used to be called Reddington in those days and I believe you married John Culshaw whom I also knew well.

I even knew Mrs. Culshaw. She was a love to all of us in our childhood days.

My eldst brother, Edmund, who is Vivienne's husband, was good friends with Jimmy and John as a child.

Vivienne is not too good at the moment.

Alan

Replied: 7th Aug 2007 at 14:31

Posted by: stuart (283) 

For harold.
Yes, my dad is Malcolm....his sisters are Ann, Sandra, Kathleen and Julie.

Replied: 8th Aug 2007 at 01:01

Posted by: ©art© (6154)

What was your job at Wrightington Alan?

Replied: 8th Aug 2007 at 10:41

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi art,

I was an apprentice cook from 1974-76. I didn't like it so I left and decided to study modern languages. And that brought me to Germany.

Alan

Replied: 8th Aug 2007 at 10:58

Posted by: bigtony (75) 

i know your brothers sammy and ian as i used to work with them i also know your brother anthony he was my coalman when the pit shut i also bumped into your dad one day at the side of giants hall colliery we spent a few hours talking about the standish coalfield what a knowledgable fellow he was.

Replied: 8th Aug 2007 at 11:49

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi Bigtony,

Thanks for writing. You know my brothers. Sammy is the youngest but we always call him "Our Andrew". Everybody else including his wife calls him Sammy.

I am pleased you met our Dad. You are right he was a wealth of knowledge and a proper Wiganer. We all miss him very much indeed.

Best wishes, Tony.

Alan

Replied: 8th Aug 2007 at 17:11
Last edited by alan cheetham: 8th Aug 2007 at 17:13:49

Posted by: tigerlily2110 (306)

Is your Sammy still into motorcross, not seen him for a while?

Replied: 14th Aug 2007 at 16:24
Last edited by tigerlily2110: 14th Aug 2007 at 20:29:30

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi Tigerlily,

Yes, he is still motorbike mad.

Alan

Replied: 15th Aug 2007 at 08:17

Posted by: debbie (4)

Hi Alan
I came on here looking for something completely different but I noticed you were looking for a Rackers. Now I dont know him or you and have absolutely nothing to do with Shevi. Why I replying to your message? Well I happen to be doing my family tree and am logged into genesreunited and friends reunited and thought I would have a look on there to see if alan radcliffe comes up and guess what he does. He lives in Wigan.
This is what he has written on the site

left school 1974, knocked around with puffa, simmy, bri jenkins and dek tomlinson (scoucer).started work at standish engineering with puffa, scouce(mark powers)and peter dean.now living in wigan.

Now I dont know how often he uses the site, obviously and it was last updated in nov last year.

If you are a member of friends re united you could contact him through there, if not let me know, let me have your email address and I will contact him for you if you like.
Debbie

Replied: 16th Aug 2007 at 21:22

Posted by: walshy (194)

reddi8
How is Wayne tell him i said hi and I am soorry if I upset him he knows what I mean
walshy

Replied: 17th Aug 2007 at 06:06

Posted by: reddi8 (1107)

Waynes been tonight he`s been busy getting the other boat built ready to sell. I know he was looking forward to taking you on his narrow boat maybe next time you come over.

Replied: 18th Aug 2007 at 00:26

Posted by: stormer (74)

Hi Alan
I was raised in Crook my Grandparents lived at 71 and I lived at 60 and 52 plus Steven Bullough is a relative of mine. My Aunt and Uncle lived in Inward Drive. my maiden name was Stella Robinson.
I now live in Australia and have not been back to Wigan since 1995
Bye for now
Stella

Replied: 18th Aug 2007 at 05:48

Posted by: tonker (28081) 

I know the Cheethams who worked at Parkside Colliery, had off-licences and sometimes call at Douglas Valley.

Replied: 18th Aug 2007 at 13:40

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi Stormer (Stella),

Thanks for your note. I went to school with Steven Bullough. We are the same age. He had a younger brother who I think was called Paul.

Do you ever hear from Steven?

Alan

Replied: 19th Aug 2007 at 10:05

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi Tonker,

Thanks for writing. The lads you know are my brothers. Probably Edmund, Ian, Neil and Andrew. And yes, they still have shops and off-licences.

Alan

Replied: 19th Aug 2007 at 10:06

Posted by: debbie (4)

Just a little nudge

Did you see my message above

Replied: 20th Aug 2007 at 12:54

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi Debbie,

I had overlooked your kind response dur to receiving so many posts. Thanks, Debbie. Do you have an email for Rackers or could you tell me where his posting is?

Thanks so much.

Alan

Replied: 20th Aug 2007 at 13:37

Posted by: debbie (4)

Are you a member of friends re-united?
you can find him on there...
It doesnt give out emails but you can contact via this site, but only if your member..
www.friendsreunited.co.uk

If you would like me to send a message on your behalf I can (saves you joining the site) let me have your details I will forward them on with a little message.

Replied: 22nd Aug 2007 at 13:41

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi Debbie,

Many thanks. I have become a member and sent a message.

Thanks for your help.

Alan

Replied: 23rd Aug 2007 at 14:43

Posted by: debbie (4)

Glad I was passing and could help.

Hope you have a great re-union...

Debbie

Replied: 23rd Aug 2007 at 15:42

Posted by: jeanie (22)

i went to shevi secondary in the 60s and remember a few cheethams and culshaws john n james culshaw

Replied: 17th Sep 2007 at 01:27

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi Jeanie,

You may remember one of my older brothers, Anthony Cheetham. My 2 other older brothers, Edmund and Ian went to Wigan Grammar.

Best wishes.

Alan

Replied: 18th Sep 2007 at 21:53

Posted by: tonker (28081) 

Does 'big tony', who replied on the 8th August, happen to be Tony Tomlinson?

Replied: 19th Sep 2007 at 00:03

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

I don't know anyone called Tony Tomlinson.

Replied: 24th Sep 2007 at 20:06

Posted by: tonker (28081) 

Tony Tomlinson used to live in Standish Lower Ground, on the estate. Used to work underground at Parkside along with Roy Green and both of them knew your brothers well. Roy lived in SLG too, next to the school, near the right hand bend, near Magnets, had a fishing shop in Standish last time I saw him.

Replied: 24th Sep 2007 at 20:19

Posted by: jeanie (22)

hi allan, ye i remember anthony, a long time ago now but some names stick in your mind or come back when memories jogged, nice to be reminded of the good old days eh ? nice talking to you allan

Replied: 24th Sep 2007 at 23:35

Posted by: jeanie (22)

does anyone rember pauline kenyon and her best mate jean haughton they both lived in crooke village and went to shevi school in th early 60s, i met up with pauline years ago she was living in the dembigh area in north wales

Replied: 25th Sep 2007 at 00:30

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Anthony still lives in Wigan, Jeanie. I moved to Germany in 1980.

Replied: 25th Sep 2007 at 14:52

Posted by: jeanie (22)

right,, hope your enjoying your life there alan, im living in north wales now, been here since the early seventies

Replied: 27th Sep 2007 at 00:33

Posted by: andie9469 (255) 

tony still lives in SLG and is a member of this site if you look on members list

Replied: 27th Sep 2007 at 12:16

Posted by: kb10975 (193)

knew tony very well lived 2 doors away from my grans and went to school with him, we used to call him 'aggman' cant tell you why though too yukky!!!

Replied: 28th Sep 2007 at 00:49

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Thank you, Jeannie.

Replied: 30th Sep 2007 at 21:07

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi Kb,

who was your Nan? I would know her too if she lived 2 doors from us.

Replied: 30th Sep 2007 at 21:08

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi andie,

My brother Anthony (Tony) doesn't live in SLG. He lives in Beech Hill. Ian used to lice in SLG. Are you sure you have the right person?

Alan

Replied: 30th Sep 2007 at 21:10

Posted by: helena (34)

My mum went shevy high, you may remember the casham family from randall ave

Replied: 1st Oct 2007 at 10:45

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

I remember jan Casham who was very gifted in training dogs.

Replied: 1st Oct 2007 at 14:57

Posted by: helena (34)

That was my mum jean, she has a sister joan and two brothers jacky and barry.

Replied: 1st Oct 2007 at 17:43

Posted by: bentlegs (5329)

I was a fitter at Parkside & worked with Ian Cheetham, The Cheethams deliver my coal.

Replied: 1st Oct 2007 at 20:41

Posted by: bumper (311)

hi helena ,i brought a babies cot of your mum 33 years ago say hello to her from me

Replied: 2nd Oct 2007 at 20:41

Posted by: helena (34)

hi alan glad you remember me for my dog training. i stilll live in wigan just round the corner from anthony luv jean xx

Replied: 3rd Oct 2007 at 14:33

Posted by: bumper (311)

jean where did kay go and live next is she still in wigan

Replied: 3rd Oct 2007 at 22:25

Posted by: bumper (311)

sorry jean where did kay go to, live who lived next door, sorry been one of those days.

Replied: 3rd Oct 2007 at 22:53

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi Jean,

Great to hear from you. I am glad you are doing well. I also remember you were keen on horse riding. I remember a small black dog that would jump through your arms.

Take care, Jean.

Love

Alan

Replied: 4th Oct 2007 at 13:13

Posted by: helena (34)

kay still in wigan works at heinz her dad died a few months ago he still lived next door to my mum i think she goes in the beech tree

Replied: 4th Oct 2007 at 21:30

Posted by: bumper (311)

thanks jean , best wishes to all

Replied: 5th Oct 2007 at 16:44

Posted by: nswaki (59)

Is this the same Anthony Cheetham that lived on Ormskirk Road at one point?

Replied: 7th Oct 2007 at 00:07

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Yes, that is my brother and yes he did live in Ormskirk Road.

Replied: 7th Oct 2007 at 01:16

Posted by: deano (802)

hi alan i went to school with your sammy .do you remember .davy sharpels and ellmer we all had honda xr 75 s them were the days

Replied: 7th Oct 2007 at 01:46

Posted by: deano (802)

hi helana i now barry casham very well does he still see paul burch and all them.tell him deany has bean askin about him.dose he still live of cornflakes.

Replied: 7th Oct 2007 at 01:55

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi Deano,

Hi Deano,

Sorry, i don't remember you. I will ask Andrew today. Maybe he can jog my memory a bit. Do you remember me?

Alan

Replied: 7th Oct 2007 at 09:59

Posted by: deano (802)

i seem to no your face from some were i went to shevy high but im younger than you [haha]do you remember mr carington i bumpped in to him last week he;s not changed.

Replied: 7th Oct 2007 at 14:38

Posted by: helena (34)

hi deano our barry is married to kath and lives in aspull hes finally grown up xx jean

Replied: 8th Oct 2007 at 11:34

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

I remember Mr. Carrington well.

Replied: 8th Oct 2007 at 11:35

Posted by: deano (802)

hi helena dose barry still work at rathbones .i saw him there once when i was doin a job. but thats a long time ago.

Replied: 8th Oct 2007 at 12:47

Posted by: helena (34)

no he works for a hire firm in bolton as a driver

Replied: 8th Oct 2007 at 14:16

Posted by: gringo (227) 

i went to shevington school 61/65 does any one remember my sisters & brothers jean terry pat (tricia) mick phillips

Replied: 9th Oct 2007 at 23:39
Last edited by gringo: 18th Oct 2007 at 18:44:37

Posted by: gringo (227) 

i went to shevington school 61/65 does any one remember my sisters & brothers jean terry pat (tricia) mick phillips weused to live in SLG

Replied: 9th Oct 2007 at 23:39
Last edited by gringo: 11th Oct 2007 at 21:13:56

Posted by: deano (802)

CAN YOU SAY THAT AGAIN PLEASE

Replied: 9th Oct 2007 at 23:40

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Everybody seems to have gone quite on Shevvy School.

Replied: 25th Oct 2007 at 10:33

Posted by: bingoshirls (3)


hello alan, my sisters and i use to live in dixon avenue just at the back of you and your brothers. came across this sight purely by accident but i,m sure you will remember barbara shirley and valerie holt. i live in southport barb lives in standish and val lives on miles lane. how are you and your brothers? i hope you are all fit and well. havent we all changed!! for the better may i say!!!!

Replied: 26th Oct 2007 at 21:16

Posted by: helena (34)

hi shirley not seen you for years hope you are well best wishes from jean casham

Replied: 27th Oct 2007 at 13:22

Posted by: bingoshirls (3)

hiya jean hows it going? still going strong i'm glad to say!! our val keeps me up to date with everything thats going on up shevy and round about you know what shes like!!! nice to hear from you

Replied: 27th Oct 2007 at 16:33

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Dear Shirley,

My word. Yes, I do remember you. How nice to hear from you. I remember you as a "tom-boy" type of girl who loved animals. I have just turned 50. It's over 40 years since I have seen and spoken to you. I would love to stay in touch with you or maybe have a coffee some time. I live in Germany (27 years now) but I am in Wigan most weekends to visit my Mum. I just got back a few minutes ago.

Please write again Shirley. Would like to leave you my email and write to you.

Much love.

Alan

Replied: 28th Oct 2007 at 17:23

Posted by: bingoshirls (3)

hi Alan, it would be very nice to keep in touch and catch up on real old times!!! i dont think you would recognise me now!! i dont recognise myself some times!!! mum said you were at wrightington for a while are you still in the same business? hope you are all fit and well speak to you soon love shirl

Replied: 28th Oct 2007 at 18:37

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Dear Shirley,

I remember your Mum and Barbara well from my Wrightington days. I moved to Germany in 1980 and have been here since. I work for BA so travel is easy and cheap. I also remember Valerie well. How are they and how is your Mum?

"Those were the days my friend, we thought they would never end".

My email is armand_60320@yahoo.com

I have so much to tell you and so much to catch up on.

Love

Alan

Replied: 28th Oct 2007 at 19:36
Last edited by alan cheetham: 28th Oct 2007 at 19:39:35

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Hi Shirley,

Just sent you a long email.

Alan

Replied: 29th Oct 2007 at 11:48

Posted by: alan cheetham (93) 

Does anybody remember the O' Brian family who lived in Shevington (Miles Lane I think) and moved to Australia in the 1960s? Neil and Ian O'Brian. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers them or knows of their wehereabouts.

Replied: 3rd Nov 2007 at 14:01

Posted by: James 747 (2)

message for a l a n c h e e t h a m i went to s h e
v i n g ton secondary school 1967 remember the teachers m r la p p a g e , miss hart, m r j ackson , mr arnold , mr ainsworth, mr croston,mr ainsworth, mr pennington , mr howcroft 2 mr lewises. mr carrington did not have a good experience there m r s littler another teacher.

Replied: 8th Nov 2023 at 13:02

 

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