Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 25th November, 2018)
Nice photo, Philip. I don't know this area but it looks very pleasant.
I can only see Pingot road on the map,
It might be one of them lanes that runs up towards Bispham Hall
I don't know this rear either, Philip, but it looks like a nice place to walk.
I only know about Billinge as my mother said she 'found' me there under a bush. The things they told you in those days - unlike now - children know everything as a fact. You jogged my memory there Philip! ;0))
Glad you like my Photo' Irene.
The Pingot is situated about a hundred yards away from The Stork Hotel.
The wooded area on the left had been our dingle-cum-Bull Hey during the late 1950s, while the area of wooden posts ('bottom left') is where we had sat; overlooking play and waiting for our turn to bat. And despite the dingle being no more than twenty-five-yards wide, Fours and Sixes were sometimes hotly disputed. Great Days!
Phillip did you know a Maurice Gaskell, Phillip Curner and Tony Littler when you was living in Billinge, I used to work with them at Pem. Caravans
Philip,that's a lovely photo.
Thank you, both, for your kind response to my Photo'.
At Pingot Road's junction with Main Street, The Pingot's entrance can be seen just thirty yards to the right - its cart track leads to Ash Grove Farm.
You're right: They told us owt, didn't they. And here's another little piece of whimsy; the judiciously placed windblown branch on the cart track doesn't half add to my Photo's composition - no day too long for WW.
I still live in Billinge. I also remember the late Philip Curner, and Tony Littler, while the name Maurice Gaskell, certainly rings a bell. Thanks.
Maureen. Thanks for your kind response to my Photo'.
I didnt know that Philip was dead, but I havent seen him for 50 years
I think Maurice brother was the landlord of the Holts Arms
Then Maurice's brother and landlord of 'The Foot', was indeed Joe Gaskell - I remember him well.
Please see two of Chris McVeigh's photos, which include 'Curly': Items 11824 and 11891. Thanks.
Thanks Phillip I can Curley on the photos
I knew Joe Gaskell and his wife Alice.
For the first 24 years of my life I lived in Crank Road, facing the Foot, from 1947 to 1972