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Errata. The Urmston schoolboy who went on to design the Lancaster bomber was of course Roy Chadwick not Roy Dobson (what am I like!) He worked for A V Roe as did my grandad. Jolly decent of him to give the crew four escape hatches.
Thanks to Bob Potts!

Ive just put some info on regarding Brian Burgess just put is name in the search it will take you there.
Thanks to william addison!

In response to Leslie Welsh and Ken Dutton - yes the Heyes (not Hayes) family did move to Massachusetts in the USA in 1968 when I was 14 years old. My oldest and youngest brothers are still in Massachusetts. I am the middle child Gerald (also known as Jed) and live in Illinois. My oldest brother Pete was a friend of Ken as I recall. My sister June was a friend of Leslie. I remember and shared many of the personal histories you have shared - the Thunder bridge, the smelly canal, the ferry and more. We lived at 35 Ascot Drive in Flixton and I went to Welacre boys school. One day I recall running across Irlam road to get an autograph from Peter Noone of Hermans Hermits at the pub. I lost it but years later here in Illinois I saw him perform and got it again. My mum Nora Heyes (nee Taylor) is now 89 years young (as of January 2017) and is still in touch with Ken's mum. I can be reached at gbheyes1 at icloud dot com.
Thanks to Jed Heyes!

In or around 1956 a young lad named as Brian Powell joined the Urmston Council as a trainee in the Parks and Gardens Department. Retiring after 50 years he was honoured by council for this long service. If anyone knows of his whereabouts it would be appreciated as he must have so much local knowledge I would be delighted to make contact with him for my historical record.
Thanks to David Smith!


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