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Reply Waneinaautola
7:22 AM on March 18, 2017 
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Reply Dot
9:56 AM on April 13, 2015 
You will find pictures of Aspull Methodist School and Chapel on Wigan World
Reply Dot
9:54 AM on April 13, 2015 
s Taylor says...
Lovely pictures and information. I wonder if anybody has some pictures of Aspull Methodist school and church?
Reply George
8:44 PM on November 12, 2013 
Yvonne, I just visited the Aspull web site for the first time in a long time. I was glad to see that you were able to use my Dad's photos of the WWI memorial. Thanks for the photo credits.
George Leigh
Reply Janice Caine
10:35 AM on July 2, 2013 
RIP to Bill Hough, I cannot thank you enough for all that you and Maggie have done for me, you were like a second mum & dad to me. I have lit a candle for you and shall do always in memory of your life. A true gent with all the help and love he showed to all who had the pleasure of meeting with him. Janice xx
Reply Joan
1:13 PM on September 21, 2012 
For Ken Roocroft and son,
In 1819 my Gerrard ancestors were living in the Bent Houses, Aspull.
Me and a descendant from Tasmania found them in 2006.
Down a Bridle Track about 1,000 metres long.
There was only one standing, but the foundations of the other houses were visible in front of, and adjacent to the house still standing.
There were possibly 5 houses originally.
All inhabited as per the 1841 Census.
Joan.
Reply Joan
1:04 PM on September 21, 2012 
Ken Roocroft says...
To Yvonne and Sandra Miller,
Hi, I used to live at Bent Houses. The ones that still remain are #s 1 & 2 Bent Houses, #1 The Taylor family lived ( now it is Billy Taylors scrap yard, now run by Billy Jnr). #2 was the home of the Parrs, Bert or Billy Parr and his mother. The other #s 4 to 6 were owned by my mother Ethel Roocroft in # 6, In # 5, Mr and Mrs Donnelly lived there for a long time and when they moved I renovated the house and stayed there for a few years. In #4 Kitty Simpkin lived with her brothers Peter and ???, she married Albert Clarke. I cant recall the name of the couple in # 4 I believe she was the sister of Albert Clarke.
The only thing that remains of # 6 Bent Houses is a stone post that was part of the side gate, this is posted on Wigan World in the streets section.
Reply anonymous
8:19 AM on July 16, 2012 
Some of my ancestors 'Gibson' lived in Aspull. Two H & J Gibson are on the war memorial and I believe another planted some trees within the village and was the school truant officer. As a child I was always told of my connections with Aspull and now I pass this on to my children and grandchildren. It is still a beautiful spot to visit on the times I visit Lancashire.
Reply lynne hughes
8:15 AM on April 1, 2012 
my dad derek green was born and raised in aspull hes 78 now had a sister edna and a brother jack