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St Catharine's


St Catharine's Walking Day circa 1950ish
Photo: John A Hankin
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Item #: 18305
The Saturday walk showing the Sunday School infant boys and banner passing Garden Row or Thicknesse Row (I think it was called) at the bottom of Platt Lane just before turning onto St Catharine's Recreation Ground for the "Field Treat"

Comment by: Donald Underwood on 5th September 2011 at 21:29

It was Thicknesse Row but known locally as the Garden Houses
My dad was born there in 1899

Comment by: JohnAlan on 6th September 2011 at 17:47

Thanks for that my dad, uncles and aunts and parents lived in the row for a time probably in the 1920/30's. Their name was Hankin. They moved some time later to Mint Cottage, Mint Court, Scholes

Comment by: roy thompson on 12th January 2012 at 02:13

What a great photo of the row of houses where i was born, i lived in the end house on the left where the gas lamp is in fact i think i am in the picture of little boys, second line fourth from left and it was Thickness row lovingly called the garden row because of the lage gardens on the other side of the houses which was actually the front facing St Catherines rec this photo shows the back of the houses. I lived there untill the great community destruction of the fiftys and sixtys and re housed at marsh green but i must admit having a bathroom with hot and cold running water inside was space age stuff to me no more tin bath in front of the fire hoping nobody is going to visit and not having to go outside in the middle of winter in the rain and snow hoping the pipes havnt froze and there is enough esso blue in the heater to keep the chill off, how managed with the little squares of newspaper i will never know

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