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Sunday, 11 December 2011

Working on the level crossing in 1950




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My brothers and I remember going over this footbridge. However, in 1968 it had to be removed. My father Eric, his brother Herbert, and others, worked through the night with a large mobile crane to dismantle it.  The job had to be carried out between 12 midnight and 6.00 am,  in time for the first trains to start coming through again.

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  1. Used to cross the bridge whenever a train came through and stood there until all the smoke and steam had gone. Went to St Joseph's but most of my pals then went to Hoghton Sch.

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