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St Catharine's


May Queen Carnival. Circa 1955/6
Photo: Mrs. Dorothy Hesketh
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Item #: 14840
The carnival was usually centred around the Recreation ground (Rec) behind St Catherines church.
Back L to R ? ? Me; Joyce Markland; Eileen Thompson: The May Queen is sat down, but I have no idea who the boys are.

Comment by: Malccolm Gregory on 19th September 2011 at 14:07

If memory serves me well, the boy in the centre I believe is Norman Hunter and the girl on the extreme right is Eileen Ellis(as was!!!) With me in the class of of 1950 to 55. Teacher was Eddie Rudd who played soccer for Horwich RMI and whoise father was Eddie senior, church warden.

Comment by: Malcolm Gregory on 23rd September 2011 at 20:33

Sorry for the error above. The boy seated centre is (I think)Frank Edwards and I think the boy to the right is John Sherrington. With his twin brother David and elder sister Pauline they lived opposite the workshops for the blind on Darlington Street.

Comment by: Aileen Morris on 30th July 2012 at 14:53

Hi,first girl on the left is Olga Bamber, last girl back row on the right is me Aileen Ellis (not Eileen) now Aileen Morris.
I think the May queen sat down was ? Summers.

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