This picture was taken in 1961 or 62 outside Riggs Pie Shop in Lancashire. We were on a trip organized by Jack Heaney to play bowls, darts and dominos (with 9s and 12s). This was lunch!
My name is Nigel Beacroft and I am third from the right in the picture. I was 17 or 18. We went on the trip in an Austin A 40 and a Bedford minibus of the day. I bought a round of drinks on the trip. It cost me £1. 6 shillings (£1.30p). I only had £5 for the day!
I can name most of the people, from left to right:
Owen Taylor, Frank Wilkinson, Frank Mumby, Jack Heaney, Barry Wright, Owen Cook, Brian Jallands, Ted Pedge, Arthur Short, ? MacDonald, Me, Eric Wright. The person on the extreme right could be Albert Cooper.
Albert Cooper lived at 12 Grantham Road, opposite the Red Lion. I now live next door. My mother and father were the Landlord and Landlady of The Red Lion.
Does this bring back memories for anyone?