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Carnival Memories Revived

CORLEY GAURDIAN, Published on Wednesday 14 November 2012 16:05 A few Retro and Flashback readers have been in touch about some photos of Adlington Carnival which we published in the paper last month. Jeanette Lowe spotted herself in this pictiure (right), and emailed the Guardian to name a few of the other people in the picture.
Adlington Carnival-photo by Ken Chapman, She said: “The photos were taken in August 1987, when Bill Owen (Compo) and Kathy Staff (Nora Batty) from Last of the Summer Wine were the star guests. “The man on the far left was Coun Idris (Ted) Rees, president of the carnival committee, the ladies in the centre were the Mayor of Chorley, Coun Mrs Edna Shone, JP, and the Mayoress of Chorley, Mrs Jeanette Lowe (myself). “The Town Mayor of Horwich is on the far right on the photo.” And reader Eric Cadman recognised the back of his dad’s head in the photograph. The late John Cadman is wearing a blue jumper in the shot, and can be seen taking a photograph of the people on the stage. “You can’t miss that bald patch,” Eric said. “It made me chuckle a lot when I saw it. “My dad went to a lot of festivals in the area and enjoyed taking photographs. “He was a boiler man at Eaves Lane Hospital for a long time, and people used to call him Doctor John. “He was also Father Christmas at a garden centre, and lived in Higher Wheelton.” Eric identified the Carnival Queen as being Monique Duffy, and said the Princess was called Joanne, and the Rosebud was named Nicola, but he doesn’t know their surnames.