Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 8th December, 2019)
Rectory Road Remembrance
Photo: David Long (Sony SLT-A65V)
Kevin will look after them
You could spend a good couple of hours avinagudroot in there, looks to be very interesting displays.
Kevin's place.. Very interesting place to visit in Downall Green...
I remember the Soldiers and Sailors Club in Ashton and I love this tribute to the Soldiers and Sailors themselves. I think everyone knows my love of the forties and I was really taken aback when I typed into photo-a-day this morning.
David--I know Kevin will have given you the history of everything in the photo, we both knew the man that gave Kevin all is genuine ex army ww2 kit, Well worth a visit its free to look round but helps him if you bye a plant or something
Marvellous exhibits amongst that lot for stage plays. The War Memorial looks as if no expense was spared with the gold lettering and flowered border. Initially I thought it was an attic or similar
Looks interesting and well done for saving the Memorial.The club in Atherton was the Sailors and Soldiers club as I recall but always called the Soldiiers(Sowdyers) Did these type of clubs have two names
Kevin and Carl were very hospitable - gave me a cup of tea 'on the house' - and proudly showed me their own Monument to the fallen.
Pw - most clubs were set up before the British Legion was formed out of existing veterans' organisations - so the clubs carry their original names. The former British Legion club in Dicconson Street - on Friday I photographed the memorial they left behind there when the Club closed about ten years ago - was originally known as the Comrades' Club.
A bit more of Rectory Nursery
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David ,thanks for that,so I presume some were Sailor and Soldier clubs and some were Soldier and Sailor clubs.
Pw - there was a 1917 organisation for demobilised Sailors and Soldiers, and a post-war one for Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen - so it may depend on a particular Club's history.