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St Patrick's Walking Day

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St. Pat's Walking Day 1968
Photo: Tom Walsh
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Item #: 27966
Newspaper Cutting 1968 Any names?

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 10th June 2016 at 10:35

If anyone has any photographs of Whit Monday I would be grateful if I could take copies,also anyone interested in taking part in audio memories of the day please contact me . I'm organising an exhibition of the day. The last joint Walking Day was 1968. It's important that part of our heritage is remembered for future generations to be able to reference . The audio will give a flavour of what the day was like. Who knows your memories may be listened to by generations still unborn !

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 10th June 2016 at 11:07

Looking at this again it's clearly before 1968, note the gas lamp, I think it's more likley to be 1958. I'll check the corect date and post it later

Comment by: watchalot on 10th June 2016 at 12:30

the girl front centre looks very much like margaret winstanly

Comment by: Joseph on 10th June 2016 at 13:21

Thomas(Tom)Walsh, there re lots of photos of the scholars walking days on here under ST Patrick's.

Comment by: watchalot on 10th June 2016 at 13:27

looks like it was taken at bottom of rupert st girs school on left fait outline of st pats church at back

Comment by: Vb on 10th June 2016 at 14:15

I would say late 50's for this photo Tom. The girls were in a class below me. I recognise 2girls 3rd from right lived in Gee St. Another girl was called Kennedy from around Cambridge St. She is 3rd from left.

Comment by: The Lad on 10th June 2016 at 17:41

The men on the right are Sil Lyons and George Coates.

Comment by: mac on 11th June 2016 at 13:10

the man on the left could be paddy waters

Comment by: Joseph on 13th June 2016 at 16:14

The clothes and headdress look similar to the ones worn in 1960.

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