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Party Held By The Mercer Family

Party Held By The Mercer Family

Photograph Taken: 1945
Photographer: Mrs. Kath Bryszklewski
Catalogue Reference: 510
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This archive entry is © Longridge and District Local History Society.

This archive entry is courtesy of Mrs. Kath Bryszklewski.

Party held for the neighbourhood by the Mercer family at their home, The Limes in Berry Lane, where Mrs. Bryszklewski was then in service.  She remembers Thomas and Ginette Mercer (pictured  centre right with hat) running The Limes as small holding with arable land, two cows and a few hen s.  The reared turkeys at Christmas and made their own butter, the whey from which was sent across to Mrs. Willacy in her sweet shop, where she made the best ice-cream in the business.

Top row l/r - Mrs Jones, ? Mrs Hammond, Thomas Mercer, Mrs Hutchinson, Mrs Helm, and ladies unknown.

2nd row down l/r - Kath herself, ?, ?, ?, ?, Mrs Peg Bateson.

3rd row down l/r - Sarah Mercer, Ivy Blake & baby, Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Booth, Mrs Mercer, Bobby Booth, and Ena Park.

4th row down l/r - David Parker, Mrs Nichols, John Mercer, Vida Woods, Gladys Jones, Julia Mercer, Mrs Chownes.

5th row down l/r - Keith Jones, Lance Hutchinson, Elizabeth Mercer, Miss Hutchinson with son John.

6th row down l/r - Peter Jones, Ruth Mercer, Tony and Malcolm Bateson, and the Hutchinson family.

per "The News 19th May 1995  

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