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St Mary's, Standishgate


St Mary's early 40s
St Mary's early 40s
Photo: Mr George richards
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Item #: 29860
Wife ( Mary price) at school front row 1940s

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 8th November 2017 at 18:30

A very nice photo Mr Richards. And perhaps Mary and her classmates are shown using their water-soluble pencils, as they're certainly taking part in some sort of detailed work. The girl at dead centre, having a 'peep', and the two girls on the extreme left, lit up by artificial light, provide other nice touches to your charming photograph. The two girls on the left remind me of the young girl in the centre of Tom Roberts's painting 'Shearing the Rams'; she almost steals the show.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 8th November 2017 at 20:30

The 'tarboy', in the centre of Tom Roberts's painting, had been modelled on 9-year-old Susan Bourne.

Comment by: Albert. on 11th November 2017 at 14:12

My era, but St Mary's, Lower Ince.

Comment by: Mr X on 6th December 2017 at 23:29

Is this St Mary's CE in Lower Ince? That church near Wigan and Ince cemeteries was demolished in the 1970s. I initially thought it was St Mary's RC in Standishgate.

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