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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 9th June, 2014)

Walking Day, Aspull

Walking Day, Aspull
Saint Elizabeth's, Saint David's, Holy family, and the Methodist Chapel all walked together.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon Exus 850s 500 sec at f5.6 200 asa.)
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Comment by: Ken R on 9th June 2014 at 00:05

Nice one Ron. Where was this on the route? Good that all the Churches get together.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 9th June 2014 at 02:37

Good photo, I think I recognize my niece and her husband. They attend the Methodist Chapel.

Comment by: Ron D on 9th June 2014 at 08:02

Bolton Road Ken ,almost opposite where I reside.

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th June 2014 at 09:53

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!

Comment by: Anne on 9th June 2014 at 13:48

I agree Irene.big affairs once upon a time, no need for several churches to join up. Many happy memories.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 9th June 2014 at 15:54

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.

Comment by: Gem on 9th June 2014 at 20:19

whatever happened to shirts and ties?

Comment by: Jack on 9th June 2014 at 21:34

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.

Comment by: Andrew on 9th June 2014 at 21:37

Fantastic to see a walking day again.

Comment by: David on 10th June 2014 at 14:54

They were a big event. Chairs put out on the pavements overnight. Pubs open all day!

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th June 2014 at 09:42

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.

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