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Blackrod, Lancashire (cf. SED Harwood)

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    Blackrod, Wigan, Lancashire: OS Grid Reference(361500,410500)

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    Smith, Phil (male, interviewer)

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    Parkinson, Hilda (b.1926, female), Parkinson, John (b.1930/0419, male, retired boatman)

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    Hilda and John recall the simple family outings of their youth and the rarity of holidays or trips beyond a few miles. They describe their first experience of travel and reminisce about trips to Blackpool, Scotland, Wales and a coach holiday through France. Rivington Pike is a high point on Rivington Moor northwest of Bolton.  Horwich is a small town to the northeast of Blackrod and Wigan a larger town to the southwest. Wolverhampton is a town in the West Midlands and Weymouth a town in Dorset on the south coast of England. Cliftonville (in Margate) and Canterbury are in Kent, in the far southeast of England. Elgin is a town in the northeast of Scotland. Blackpool is a town on the northwest coast of England.

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