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St Nathaniel's, Platt Bridge   Views: 628
St Nathaniels church.   Comments: 11
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 29874  
 
St Nathaniels church.

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  Appears to be the start or finish of a Walking Day? Date unknown  

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Comments by irene roberts, 12th November 2017  
Ron, Peter says, with the cars shown, 1940s/early 1950s.

Comments by Helen of Troy, 12th November 2017  
Interesting to see a photo of this church. Some of my Prescott forebears attended this church.

Comments by B., 13th November 2017  
The flag seems to be at half mast?

Comments by Ken, 13th November 2017  
Why is the flag at half mast does this have something to do with the event

Comments by Brendell, 13th November 2017  
I initially thought it might be tail end of "Walking Day" but not a banner in sight. We used to go to the war memorial from the church so it may be returning from that.
I think I can see the bird bath in the garden of the junior school.

Comments by Garry, 13th November 2017  
Yip I'll go along with Peter, 1940s-1950s

Comments by Brendell, 13th November 2017  
On second thoughts the trees are still in leaf so can't be November. Someone's funeral?

Comments by Garry, 13th November 2017  
Brendell it does say in the caption, Walking Day.

Comments by Pw, 15th November 2017  
I wonder if this was the funeral of the four Meadows brothers who drowned when they fell through the ice in 1954.People seem to be wearing scarves and overcoats.The trees could be yew trees.There was a long procession from St Nats up to Hindley cemetery where the were buried

Comments by Wallace Price, 16th November 2017  
Looking at the cars it's 1940/s early fifties, you cane see the bird bath in the infant school playground, the funeral of the Meadows brothers did not take place at St. Nat's, I was on it, took place in the church on Walthew Lane, I with several others walked behind the hearses, to Hindley cemetary, they were friends of mine. 21 children drowned the same day all over England, the Meadows drowned in the Perch Pit about 400 yards from the end of Webster Street., Saturday 31 January 1954

Comments by Pw, 16th November 2017  
Wallace,thanks for that information.

 
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