My great aunt Sally Johnstone, nee Watkinson. She was quite a well known character, born in Tawd Bridge. She was completely deaf, but never handicapped by this at all. She was the best lipreader I have ever known and could also speak very well, and nothing ever stopped her from enjoying life. She is seen here at the door of her house in Tawd Bridge holding one of her great-nephews.
When my family and I emigrated to Australia, Aunty Sally was always a regular letter writer and kept us well informed of all the local goings on. She loved to go out and take photos of anyone and anything, so she sent us a lot of nice photos over the years. Some of these have already appeared on this website in other galleries, but I am going to post some here as well.
The following photos were all taken in the early 1960s.
Tawd Bridge locals, Mrs Muldoon (left) and Mrs Mary Anne Pennington, sitting at the bus stop on the corner of Spencers Lane and Ormskirk Road. (I am a bit surprised that these ladies consented to have their photos taken while wearing their “pinnies”!)