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St Nathaniel's, Platt Bridge

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ST.NATHANIELS CHURCH.WALKING DAY
Photo: HARRY PENNINGTON
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Item #: 12734
PHOTO SHOWS,ELIZABETH FOSTER AT BACK,GERALDINE WHITESIDE,PARTIALY HIDDEN,BOY IN SAILOR HAT IS PETER SUTCH,FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT,PAULINE SMITH,STUART SUTCH,JACQUELINE CLOUGH.
DON`T KNOW THE YEAR.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 4th December 2009 at 13:06

This is lovely, Harry, set in the cobbled back entry. All the little girls used to carry those posies, and we used to have a big hem on the dresses so they could be let down as we grew.If there was a bit of material left, it was made into a "dorothy bag" and people would dash out into the procession to give us threepenny-bits or sixpences to put in it.Lovely memories!

Comment by: W.P on 4th December 2009 at 19:59

Stuart looks to be about 5-6yrs so I would date this around 1962-3

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 5th December 2009 at 07:05

Ah but... does anyone know where it is?

I do... not telling just yet.

Harry, a lovely photograph, you have stired a few memories for me this last few posting.

Comment by: CK on 5th December 2009 at 15:19

I'm sure Geraldine lived on Walthew Lane. Looks like it could be in between Walthew Lane and Sydney Street and the road you can see at the top would be Neville Street

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 5th December 2009 at 20:25

Yes, it is around that area...I used to walk our dog around there.

Comment by: stuart sutch on 5th December 2009 at 22:02

CK Your right its at the back of our house in Sidney Street.Brought a smile to my face seeing our kid in that hat.

Comment by: jackie prescott nee clough on 5th December 2009 at 22:33

harry were have you found these photos and i cant remember the year either but its a long time ago

Comment by: HARRY PENNINGTON on 6th December 2009 at 19:05

HI JACKIE THE PHOTOS HAVE BEEN IN A DRAWER FOR YEARS.I TOOK THEM AND DID A BIT OF PHOTOGRAPHY THEN.YOU LIVED NEXT TO US ON WALTHEW LANE WHICH WAS MR AND MRS CLOUGH`S.OPPOSITE LIPTROTS COACHES.I GAVE THE SNAPS TO GERALDINE ON HER STALL AT WIGAN MARKET.WHO I SEE QUITE A LOT.

Comment by: jackie prescott on 6th December 2009 at 20:20

Hi Harry i do remember you and your mum not seen Geraldine for years but next time you see her will you tell her Ronnie died last month.

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 7th December 2009 at 05:26

I have walked down those backs many a time coming home from Moggy Lane School. I lived just off Victoria Road... but those backs were handy to walk down... we could have our ciggies out of the way!

Comment by: W.P on 7th December 2009 at 22:45

Stuart. was i close with the year?

Comment by: HARRY PENNINGTON on 8th December 2009 at 16:33

HI JACKIE,SAW GERALDINE THIS MORNING,I TOLD HER YOUR SAD NEWS.SHE WAS SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT IT.AND SAID SHE HAD`NT SEEN YOU FOR YEARS.I DON`T IF YOU REMEMBER,BUT MY DAD USED TO GIVE THE THREE OF YOU A SMALL BAR OF CHOCOLATE EACH,NOW AND AGAIN.

Comment by: Jackie Prescott on 8th December 2009 at 20:12

Thanks Harry i cant recall your dad only you and your mum seen a lot of the photos you have put on here but was quite surprised to see these.I usually come on here at night to see whats been put on.

Comment by: Stuart Sutch on 9th December 2009 at 21:53

W.P. I think its 1961-62 our Peter is either 10 or 11 when the picture was taken.Great picture it brings back loads of memories.

Comment by: jackie prescott on 9th December 2009 at 22:52

Long time Stuart you keeping ok

Comment by: stuart sutch on 18th December 2009 at 20:31

I'm ok jackie thanks for asking, i've changed a bit since that picture was taken though,hope your keeping well.

Comment by: jackie prescott on 19th December 2009 at 22:34

Im fine Stuart i put a photo on of St Nathaniels boys brigade a while back my husband Ronnie Prescott was on it i think your Peter was as well.

Comment by: JAMES WALKER on 20th December 2009 at 08:16

STUART DO YOU NOW DEREK WALKER HE WAS IN THE BB

Comment by: stuart sutch on 20th December 2009 at 22:06

Sorry James, I can't remember a Derek Walker when i was in the BB.

Comment by: james walker on 23rd December 2009 at 05:00

stuart we lived in sydney st at number 40 my gran granddad lived at the top end of sydney st at 38 my mam was vi and my dad tommy he work on the buses at lut.

Comment by: linda pendlebury (massa) on 13th October 2010 at 16:26

I used to live on Walthew Lane but used to go to Lunns for a loaf for a gentleman called Bill, I think his surname was Bithell. Loaf was unsliced and wrapped in tissue paper as they were then and I was told I used to bite all the corners off the loaf before I gave it to him. I also remember the house had no electricity but a gas mantle in the front room.

Comment by: linda pendlebury (massa) on 14th October 2010 at 15:26

Bill lived in Sidney Street. (Senior moment - forgot),

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