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Zion Methodist Church


Zion Methodist Church, Platt Bridge, late 1950s
Photo: Arthur Pilkington
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Item #: 18367
from left to right: Audrey Monks, Jean Rimmer, May Gwilliam, Mary Stringfellow, ? Howarth, Ruth Sharrock(Face hidden), Hilda Rudd, Mrs. Milner, Mrs. Howarth, Mrs Rimmer, last lady not known.

A Tom Gerrard photo, looks like Walthew Lane. Tom Gerrard of Hall Lane, Hindley, was a local photographer who covered all walking days in the Hindley area, the resultant pictures being placed in a local shop window where an order could be placed. I seem to remember the photos being displayed in John Gregory's shop window opposite the King Billy. John Gregory sold dog foods, etc. and at one time had a battery re-charging service for the low-tension batteries which operated many early wireless (radio) sets.

Comment by: maggie on 5th September 2011 at 09:15

May gwilliam was my Sunday School teacher for some time. Mary Stringfellow was my Mum's cousin - they were a lovely family. I treasure the toy her Mum gave me when I was little.

Comment by: Sylvia Houldsworth.nee Draper. on 21st September 2011 at 12:04

Audrey Monks was my cousin,Sydney Draper and Nellie Draper nee Meadows,my parents and Eileen Gee,Nee Draper my sister.All members of Zion Methodist Chapel and so proud of it.Dad died 2007 age 99,Mum died 2003 age 92,but still so proud of coming from Platt Bridge.What lovely days they were.

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