It is impossible to say how Thomas Shires's undoubted talent for photography would have evolved over the years.
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But sadly his life ended in 1905 at the age of 28.

 

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The Old Red Lion Ainsworth

The Old Red Lion Ainsworth

The Old Red Lion was situated behind the Unitarian Chapel in Ainsworth, the pub has gone but the cottage next door is still there. The wall behind the children on the left can clearly be seen on the new picture.



New picture taken in November 2006



Credited to Bob Shires

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