Loosely based on my family history, hopefully to have a more historical theme to it. Please feel free to download any photographs that you find interesting. The photographs have been reduced in size and quality! Please acknowledge them in the comments box. Continuing to add some more information all the time and tweak the design. Bit more colour too. Plenty more photos and information to add. Now living in a Linux world. Its making life so much easier!
This is a mystery.
My mother was into singing in a big way.
However all I have is 2 photos of her with people who are not really her generation. The people seem similar and the place where they were photographed were similar too. The only clue on the back is a Stamp with Birkenhead on. My mother was known as Pat Lomax at the time. I don't recall any links with Birkenhead. She is the one that is so obviously youthful as compared to all the others. The date would be late 1940's I guess
Hope I am not transgressing an ancient copyright! I probably am, but I
am publishing the March 1980 copy of Lancashire Life that has the article on Tottington - That makes 32 years. Pictures and
captions first followed by the text. (My comments in brackets). A copy of the PDF can be found here. It is a very large file sorry! I will transcribe the rest shortly!
The start of the transcription starts here: The italics are mine!
It's hard to think of
Tottington as being a part of Greater Manchester. The long straight
road leading to the town out of Bury is lined on either side with
splendid terraces of houses, stone-built and and fortress-solid, so
that driving between them is like passing through a spacious railway
cutting. And although you will find that Messrs Wimpey and their ilk
have erected modern estates which differ not one brick from other
modern estates any where in Britain, the terrain is different, and
the view is different, and the place has an almost intangible
Hopefully I have added this school picture in the right area of the blog. It refers to the Wesleyan school in 1909.
My Grandfather Tom Lomax is top right.
However there are some other names on the names on the reverse which may help people.
These are the ones I can make out, starting from the top left. F K Kenyon, Fred Lonsdale, Warburton, Ger. Anson,Tom Lomax,
J Winterbottom, Ella Danes, Alice Shaw, Annie Howarth, Robin Nuttall, Lizzie South, Ethel Howarth, Arthur Butterworth, Eleanor Holt, Edgar or Clifford Pilkington, Nellie Howard.
The Teachers were Mr W H Stanton and Miss Florence Holding.
This is a scan of the piece of paper attached to the rear of the photo. This is my mothers writing - I suggest that this info could easily be 50 years after the event - so it wasn't current at the time. I suspect that my aunt Irene or even my Grandfather Tom (Lomax) was grabbed by my mother and asked to fill in this info. My mothers writing never varied during her lifetime. - However My fa…
Managed to purchase three old photographs of Tottington on the web. I believe they are all dated about 1900. There is a little history behind each one, hopefully others will add to them too. Apologies to anyone who bid against me, I was determined to own them! Do not hesitate to download or copy them. I have considerably better scans than the one's on the web. Please ask if you intend to publish them!
The comments seem quite correct - the left hand side of the road has not altered.
I may add to this posting - I just wanted to add the pix. I think I also need to add links into the important pages it relates too.