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St. Catherine's Bible Class.
Photo: Irene Thompson
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Item #: 20651
The group photo is of St Catherine’s Bible class of the 30’s. My father John White of the Army stores in Hindley is on back row (will have to check exactly) and the last person on back row is his half brother Robert(Bob) Hough who had the newsagents around Rose Bridge and was very involved with the Church and Sunday School there.

Comment by: Tom Walsh on 9th May 2012 at 12:23

Sixty two people,members of the Bible class,today that number would be considered a decent congregation in many churches.Possibly the writing was in the wall as early as this photograph ,very few younger people in the class. A very sad situation,and there seems no way to avoid the haemorrhage .Surely the time has come for Ministers of religions,and their congregations to work more closely together to try to arrest the decline in attendance .

Comment by: Roy on 10th May 2012 at 09:54

Hats and strappy shoes for the ladies seemed the fashion then.

Comment by: Elaine on 10th May 2012 at 15:25

On the front row 2nd from the left, Frances Hayton, 7th left Sarah Ramsdale nee McCann, 5th right Maggie McCann.

Comment by: Derek H on 11th March 2013 at 20:42

6th from the right in the back row is George Mason looking very smart with the turned back stiff collar. More than fifty years later George was still very much involved in Church life ; he was my Scout leader in the early 1940's and was a sidesman for many years. Happy days!

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