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St Pat's   Views: 854
May Queen 1957   Comments: 10
Photo: Tom Walsh   Item #: 30427  
 
May Queen 1957

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  Christine Campbell May Queen. see Photo a Day 10th April 20018  

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Comments by Veronica, 10th April 2018  
I recognise a good few faces but only remember 2or 3 names.
Jimmy Hitchen on the left and John Halliwell my friend Pat's brother in the middle. The Queen is the girl on PAD today.

Comments by Veronica, 10th April 2018  
Philip Corner at the front a cousin of mine!

Comments by Elizabeth, 10th April 2018  
Lovely photo, brings back memories of May Queens.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 10th April 2018  
Nice photo Tom. Thanks.
And further thanks to yourself and Veronica for the lead to PaD - tripping along from one version to the other by just a 'click', gives further enjoyment. Christine will be pleased to see her dress exhibited at The Wigan Museum of Wigan Life.

Comments by irene roberts, 10th April 2018  
A vague memory of an old rhyme I once read comes to mind: "Wake me early, Mother, dear, For I'm to be Queen of the May". I don't remember where I heard that but it has obviously stayed in my subconscious and has come to the surface on seeing this lovely photo.

Comments by Weatherwax, 10th April 2018  Jawoood@googlemail.com 
Irene, The poem that you half remember is "The May Queen" by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Comments by irene roberts, 10th April 2018  
Thankyou, Weatherwax.

Comments by tuddy, 10th April 2018  
was this photograph taken in St Patrick's school yard? Looks like the entrance to the cloak rooms behind the crowning group.

Comments by Veronica, 11th April 2018  
You're right Tuddy the old schoolyard with the cloakrooms attached....

Comments by tuddy, 11th April 2018  
I remember them well.

 
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