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St Nathaniel's Platt Bridge   Views: 718
Christening 1920's/ 30's   Comments: 12
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 29495  
Christening 1920's/ 30's
  Christening by the vicar the Rev. Arthur Dean 1920's/30's  

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Comments by Maureen, 30th June 2017  
What a beautiful photo for the people involved.

Comments by Linda massa, 30th June 2017  
I was christened there in the 40's.

Comments by cliff, 30th June 2017  
so was i only time i was there

Comments by Brendell, 1st July 2017  
Brought both my boys back here to be christened in 1977 and 1980 although they were born in different parts of the country. I was also christened here and many more of my family. I always think this is a lovely font.

Comments by Lyndon, 2nd July 2017  
My Grandma,Nelly Crompton who lived opposite Farrimond's shop near the LUT Depot, always referred to him as Canon Dean. I remember she was very upset when he died in the 1950's.

Comments by Wigwann, 2nd July 2017  
Canon Arthur Dean died,if memory serves, during the Walking Day sometime in the mid-fifties. Those with clearer memories will no doubt fill in the rest of the story.

Comments by Veronica, 4th July 2017  
Lyndon my maternal grandmother was Edna Crompton and my mother took me to a Nelly Crompton's house in the 50s in Platt Bridge. I remember it as if it was yesterday. I wonder if it is the same person?

Comments by Lyndon, 7th July 2017  
Veronica, if Nelly Crompton's house was in Liverpool Road near the bus depot, I suspect they are the same. My grandad came from Hindley and his parents were Samuel Crompton and Mary Winnard.

Comments by Veronica, 7th July 2017  
Lyndon it's the same family! Edna's father was Samuel Crompton born in Hindley as was his father also named Samuel. I have done some research with the family tree which takes them back to Bolton. I am still trying to find a connection with THE Samuel Crompton! I remember your grandmother who gave a photograph of Edna to my mother who died quite young. I'm not quite sure of the connection between them but obviously she was related to your grandfather. The photograph is going to come on here soon! I remember your grandmother's house it was lovely and she was very kind. In fact the elastic in my knickers snapped and she mended them!!! She also wrote to my mother and sent another photo with a man and child on it. I don't know what happened to it.

Comments by . Ozymandias ., 7th July 2017  
Flippin' 'eck Veronica, it strikes me you're a little bit accident prone. What with getting yer yed fast i't railings, then snappin' yer knicker 'lastic. Blinkin' blimey, what next ? I ask myself........ The mind boggles.

Comments by Veronica, 11th July 2017  
I was always getting in lumber Ozy....worse than my brother!

Comments by Wallace Price, 16th November 2017  
I was christened at this spot, Sunday 4 August 1940 by Vicar Dean, my godparents were Clifford Hill, My Mum Jane Price, and my Dad, William Price from 81, Nevelle St. I was born in the front bedroom, nurse Pollitt delivered me., she lived in Moss Lane

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