Those names bring back memories of Hollinwood, Sec Mod Ann Tovey was in my year, I was at Hollinwood from 58 to 62, maiden name Wood, my brother and sister Sheila and Mike went there, does anyone remember me x
I remember going shopping in Oldham markets with my mother, there used to be a man sat on a trolley just inside the door (he had no legs I think he used to beg for money) as soon as he saw a copper he was of down the street on his trolley. The smell of the potted meat and oven bottom muffins is also a great memory.
I have found a letter from Mary Ann Balshaw (possibly Ada Mary Ann) written from British School, Patricroft in 1882 - I believe she was the sister of my grandfather. He disappeared without a trace in about 1928. The parents were Adam Balshaw and Mary Ann (nee Wilson). If anyone knows of this family I would love to hear about it. June Bartlett