Re: Message for Tom Barker & Mac Hardy
Posted by Tom Barker on November 13, 2021, 12:03:44, in reply to "Re: Message for Tom Barker & Mac Hardy"
Hello again Jimmy,taking up your offer of getting any messages back to Peter Atkins,l would like to take up that offer.Just recently there was a plaque put up on the out side wall of the Iona club,Michael Lynch organised the event,and donated it to the town and the families who lost love ones in the bombing raid in the Newtown during the last war. |
one of the names was a man who died was a PETER ATKINS
age 32 l just wonder if he was any relation to your friend Peter? To carry on with the story l remember quite well in the early 50s going in the family off licence in Ellison with empty beer given to my twin Robert and l from my grandad so we got the deposit to enable us to go to the GEM,l always remember a lovely ladie in the shop some times she would make up any short comings,you never forget kindness like that when things were tough in those days.the lady was Peters mother,Carnot remember peters father serving.
In a recent post Norman showed a photo of Peter and his friends out side the shop with Peter sitting on a huge bottle of maybe my Grandad tipple.
Nice little story for the weekend. Cheers