Early motorcyclists outside the Smithy, Chapel Lane
This photo would have been taken around 1956
My father, Eric Miller-Crook, is on the left, centre, John Wilmer, followed by Fred Ormerod on the right (from Hoghton Tower Cottages). The three were good friends and would go out riding together. Judging from the white line they have painted on the ground, perhaps they were going to have a race?
Brennand's Farm, Station Road, can be seen in the background and the entrace to the Boar's Head and Gib Lane on the right.