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Where's Our Susan! - a Memory of Widnes.

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I saw this photo and the year it was taken. I was born in 1960 and my mam already had my two older brothers to look after, one was 3 and the other 1. She took us all to the shops one day, this would have only been a short walk from South Street, which was at the back of the shops, my two brothers had her mithered all round the shops, she says, so she just got a few things from the shop next  door to the Co-op, called Maypole and headed back home. A few hours later my dad came home from work, looked around and asked "Where's our Susan?" - me mam says she went sick! She'd only gone and left me outside the shop!!  They ran back round to the shop - yes, I was still there in my posh Silvercross pram, 3 hours later! I love reminding her of that! So that's why I'm ordering this print for Mother's Day! And we'll all have a good laugh!. (I ended up being 1 of 6 kids in the end.)
My dad became caretaker at Simms Cross school later on (Percy Gill, he sadly died in 2006 age 70, or fell off the perch, as he'd put it!) and now that's gone and been replaced by ASDA. The road in the photo is now just for pedestrians and the shops in the photo have different names, except Woolies, but even that has sadly closed as from last month (January 2009)!


A memory shared by Susan Miney on Feb 12th, 2009.
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