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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 6th October, 2015)

Garswood Hall Bowling Club


Garswood Hall Bowling Club
10 old ex-Reeds employees from the factory at Goose Green Wigan 30/40 years ago.

Photo: Douglas Yates  (AGFA-DC1030s)
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Comment by: Ken R on 6th October 2015 at 03:03

Nice photo. Lots of genuine smiles, and probably pleasant memories of an afternoons bowling, well done.

Comment by: Mick on 6th October 2015 at 05:26

Dougie what age are you all now if that was 30/40 years ago.

Comment by: Aubrey on 6th October 2015 at 07:57

Was this a re-Union of ex Reeds' employees? I do recognise a few from current bowling teams at Garswood Hall, but not all.

Comment by: Dougie on 6th October 2015 at 12:12

Aubury-- Not a reunion in the way your thinking it's just two bowling teams playing each other last week at the club and I couldn't resist getting them all together for this photo,

I've had two reunions at the club so far, it would be nice to have another some time

If anyone would like to add just one name please do so,from left to right 1 to 9 with number 10-being stat on the floor

Comment by: John Wogan on 6th October 2015 at 14:49

Few old faces on there I'm number 9

Comment by: jont65 on 6th October 2015 at 16:02

I worked there 40 years I recognised Dougie Gordon Dukes, Brian Lowe, Ralph Yates and after a long hard look think John Wogan and /malcolm Maunder met Malcolm in the doctors surgery he had to tell me who he was he's changed a lot.
Dougie met your old mate Teddy Roberts in Coppull the other week

Comment by: Mick on 6th October 2015 at 16:12

Number 10 is Dougie Yates

Comment by: Dougie on 6th October 2015 at 19:23

Sorry jont65, You've got the better of me with your name but I know in October 1999 I was the first person to do 40 years service for Reeds at Wigan.

There's still four to go

Comment by: Mortarmillbill on 6th October 2015 at 20:45

No 6 is Derek jones

Comment by: jont65 on 6th October 2015 at 21:16

Yes i only got 40years in long after you.
The last time i saw you was at a computer fair Robin Park i think you was looking for a printer.

Comment by: Dougie on 8th October 2015 at 08:04

No 7--Alan Yates, Come on only two to go 2&4

1-Gordon, 2-?-,3-Brian, 4-?-,5-Ralph, 6-Derek. 7-Alan, 8-Malc, 9-John, 10-Dougie

Comment by: Dougie on 10th October 2015 at 15:53

Last two names 2-Denise Lowe, 4-Jack Govin

Comment by: Mo on 17th February 2016 at 00:43

I think its Billy on the left from
Jo's café. Not sure though, looks like him.

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