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Bethel Church Walking Day 1953
Photo: Keith
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Item #: 33048
With thanks to Bob Aspey who posted this some time ago. I've "enhanced" it using the My Heritage algorithm facility.
Here are the list of names Bob gave :-

Bethel Church Walking Day, 1953.

Back row (L-R): Gordon Housley, Bob Aspey, Ian Rayner, John Liptrot, Ken Parkinson, Abel Jones, Derek Blackledge, Brian Yates, Brian Winnard, Les Charnock, Maurice Monk.

Front row (L-R): Eric Yates, Arnold Gore, Harry Prescott, Keith Platt, Alan Bishop.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 2nd April 2021 at 16:29

The trilby, usual headgear, for that generation, at this specific period of time.

Comment by: Keith on 2nd April 2021 at 17:50

I enjoyed enhancing the above photo but only after reading the names that Bob listed on the original submission did I see the name Abel Jones. Jones of course very common, Abel not so.
It just happens that I have a few Abel Jones's on my mother's family history side, (Earlestown, Golborne etc.,).After some early research, which I will have to check, but it looks as if this Abel Jones might well be a 3rd cousin.
Extremely satisfying from a family research point of view.

Comment by: Edna on 2nd April 2021 at 18:51

This is lovely to see, so many young men ready to join the walk.I wonder how many would join in today?

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