Photo-a-Day (Monday, 9th June, 2014)
Walking Day, Aspull
Photo: Ron Dawber (Canon Exus 850s 500 sec at f5.6 200 asa.)
Nice one Ron. Where was this on the route? Good that all the Churches get together.
Good photo, I think I recognize my niece and her husband. They attend the Methodist Chapel.
Bolton Road Ken ,almost opposite where I reside.
How lovely to see a walking-day again! They used to be massive affairs, one of the highlights of the year. My Aunty Mary used to put a posh on at Walking-Day, but she always got her h's in the wrong place, and would say, "Oh, 'ello Vicar, hisn't it 'ot?" Then she would spot some church "high-up's" little lad "leading out" carrying a crook, and she would revert back to her normal broad Lancashire and say, "Ey-up, Ah thowt yon mon 'ud 'at be a Shepherd!". I never can see a walking-day photo without thinking of her and smiling!
I agree Irene.big affairs once upon a time, no need for several churches to join up. Many happy memories.
Ap.ologies all round to the Platt Vbut I just spotted little Chloe holding up the banner. I guess it's a long way to see from Abbotsford to Aspull.
whatever happened to shirts and ties?
In my day on walking days all the uncles and aunts etc would come out and give you cash as you were walking. Does this happen now? I'm going back 50 year plus.
Fantastic to see a walking day again.
They were a big event. Chairs put out on the pavements overnight. Pubs open all day!
Many a reputation was shredded by neighbours sitting on those chairs waiting for t'banners, David! Who'd "done a moonleet", who was "livin' o'er t'brush". Jack, the ladies who made our walking-day dresses used to make a little "Dorothy-bag" out of a piece of leftover material to hold the threepenny bits and sixpences people ran into the road to give us.