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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Arthur's Golden Memories

Meet Arthur Drinnan – a Leyther who’s lived a full life, served his country and successfully run his own business.

Arthur was born in 1925 but isn’t content just to sit back with his memories.  The dapper chap with a twinkle in his eye told his stories to friends and families and someone said he should write them down.

The result – after much work and publishing challenges – is a nearly 400 page memoir of childhood poverty, the mysterious ‘Operation Humpty Dumpty’ of World War 2 and back into civvy street where Arthur went from helping out to running a shop on Bradshawgate in Leigh.

This week former Corporal Arthur formally presented Leigh’s current top brass with signed copies of his memoire, which is to be made available in Leigh Library and the new Wigan Library in the Life Centre.

I want to thank Arthur for taking us back to relive the fun and tears of a tough childhood and allowing us to see the debt our generation owes to the sheer hard work and perseverance of you and your peers.

Lord Smith, Leader of the Council and Cllr Chris Ready, cabinet champion for leisure, accepted a copy of Arthur’s memoir on behalf of the library service in Wigan.