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St William's RC Primary School

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first comunion
Photo: josephine pennington nee beckett
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Item #: 12617
i am not sure if this was walking day,or comunion or as we used to say walking round i think its comunion as girls are in white dresses &veils thats me in middle in front of dark haired girl who is kathleen brennan year poss 1957.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 24th November 2009 at 17:11

I remember the girls of St. Williams taking part in The Crowning of Our Lady or something like that and they used to tell us non-catholic friends a little about the ceremony but kept it a kind of "secret".Thanks for these photos of Ince Josie, so near to my childhood home. I live in hope that one of these days one will appear that shows our row.

Comment by: Irene Brown nee Walsh on 25th November 2009 at 18:45

Hiya Josie, You haven't changed, you still look the same. Is the girl at the front on the right Carol Cowburn and the boy behind her Anthony Cunningham? I think it must have been First Communion because the boys are wearing sashes. These photographs are great, keep them coming please.

Comment by: josephine pennington nee beckett on 25th November 2009 at 23:51

HIYA IRENE UR RIGHT,THE BOY AT FRONT RIGHT IS PETER BOYLE BACK OF HIM IS CAROL COWBURN WITH CHRISTINE SEDDON,BACK OF THEM IS ANTONYCUNNINGHAM WITH CHRISTOPHER MOOR, BACK OF THEM ME WITH KATHLEEN ASPLEY,THEN KATHLEEN BRENNAN WITH PAT HOLCROFT, THEN TERRENCE PHILLINGHAM WITH THINK HIS NAME TONY ? AT BACK IS ANNE DAVIES WITH CHRISTINA WINSTANLEY.HAVE U ANY PHOTOS IRENE?

Comment by: Glenys Cunningham (nee Mangnall) on 30th November 2009 at 21:30

Hi Josephine I am Anthony Cunningham's wife and can confirm that he is in the photo
Its a lovely photo do you have anymore?

Comment by: josie pennington nee beckett on 5th December 2009 at 00:50

hi glenys ,i have no more pics like this sadly i did put pic on schools but anthony isnt on it dont know why but some of the others arnt on either?

Comment by: josie pennington nee beckett on 7th December 2009 at 01:58

hiya glenys ,does tony remember me i always think do my school friends remember me as when u r young i always thought nobody will remember me espesially the boys as i think at that age girls didnt bother with the boys & vice versa, till we were teens& then didnt see a lot of school friends i married alan pennington in 1971 he lived in conniston ave ince a rose bridger we have two children boy1971/girl 1974 ,two grandchildren so far& very happy have u children glennys& grandchildren? & did u live in ince?

Comment by: Glenys Cunningham (nee Mangnall on 7th December 2009 at 21:45

Hi Josie Tony says that he can remember your name and has an image of you from St Williams but doesn't remember you at Cardie Did your husbands parents or grandparents live on Canel Street before Coniston Avenue and did Alan ever work at John England Engineers in Ince? I am an Abramer and we still live there. We where married in 1970 we have 3 Kids 5 Grandkids and a Great grandchild

Comment by: JOSIE PENNINGTON BECKETT on 8th December 2009 at 17:02

hi glenys,no alans parents never lived on canal st & he didnt work at at john englands there was another alan pennington though lived somewhere near the grove ince, my husband was born at conniston ave ince 1951,not far from tony was he born at langdale ave i remember occasionally playing with kathleen & josie when we were younger,i was born top of bell green lane untill 1962 then i lived in levens place back of kendal rd ince , cant beleive you are great grand parents how lovely.

Comment by: Glenys Cunningham (nee Mangnall) on 8th December 2009 at 21:00

Hi Josie Tony was born in 1951 at his Grandma's house which was Canal St and remembers the neighbours being Pennington's he moved to Langdale when he was about two Tony thinks he remembers your husband was he a stocky lad with fair hair I will ask Kathleen and Josie do they remember you when I next speak to them ,do you still live in Ince

Comment by: JOSIE PENNINGTON BECKETT on 8th December 2009 at 22:06

NO GLENYS ALAN WASNT FAIR HE WAS VERRY DARK HAIRED STILL IS WITH A BIT OF GRAY SHOWING NOW ,HE HAS A DARK COMPLECTION HE MATED WITH ALAN HOUGH,GERRY ADAMSON ,ROY NAYLOR,CLIFFORD GASKELL,GRAYHAM METCALF TO NAME BUT A FEW,HE WAS A MOD HA HA & RODE A SCOOTER,GOOD TIMES ARE YOU ON FACE BOOK GLENYS.OH I LIVE IN SPRING VIEW LOWER INCE.

Comment by: Glenys Cunningham (nee Mangnall) on 8th December 2009 at 23:40

Hi Josie funny you should ask about facebook I have just sent you a friend request at least I think it is you haha

Comment by: Mariyam Rourke (Sandra Becketts dtr) on 11th July 2010 at 00:49

the one in the middle is a definate Beckett ...it must be you Auntie ....X

Comment by: cath mather was cunningham on 4th August 2010 at 14:47

aww what a lovly pic of my brother and thats chris moor at side of him

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