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St Paul's, Goose Green

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Walking day service
Photo: George
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Item #: 25193
Service held behind St Pauls Church after the walking day late 1940s, Vicar at the time Rev. Taplin. Faces remembered on the photo Wilf Garner - Freddie Dickinson - The Ainscough Bros - Frank Bates - Alan Mason - Stan Slater & Billy Rothwell. Can anyone name anymore?

Comment by: Albert. on 18th May 2014 at 19:28

Does any church these days have such a dedicated collection of choristers', and altar servers, as can be seen on this photograph, plus parishioners? It certainly does make you think, regarding to the future.

Comment by: John B on 19th May 2014 at 09:09

Strange 'shadowy' area, top left in picture. I wonder what it is ?

Comment by: Jimmy on 19th May 2014 at 11:36

The "strange shadowy area" is the back of the church.

Comment by: John B on 20th May 2014 at 09:18

Course it is Jimmy - thanks. Me eyes are goin'!

Comment by: Allison on 20th May 2014 at 12:28

Thanks for posting this great photo, I spotted my Dad (Alan Mason) straight away.

Comment by: George on 28th May 2014 at 16:45

Allison If your looking at this again, look back at recent additions for may queen goose green 1942, where your dad was auditioning for Watership Down. Also St Pauls goose green walking day going down to marus bridge, fifth in the choir from rear, Alans brother Norman(your uncle).

Comment by: Allison on 29th May 2014 at 17:01

Thanks for the info George, it's so special to see any photos of my dad, he died in 1973 when I was only 11. The May Queen photo is outside what is now Edna Turners house, thanks again!

Comment by: Eric alias George on 3rd June 2014 at 13:49

Just put another photo on the album under places Warrington rd Goose Green. Have you seen Alan on photo 9010 railways springs branch?

Comment by: Allison on 3rd June 2014 at 16:16

My husband put that photo on George, it's another great photo!

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