Lots of smiling faces on this photograph back in c1987-1988. This is the occasion of the Sunday School Gala Queen at St Matthew’s Methodist Church.
Church Gate was in Church Lane, Brighouse and along with a number of other streets it was demolished and now forms part of the car park and grassed area at the side of St Martin's Parish Church. In 1912 four houses on Church Gate were occupied Number 1: Ernest Clayton Number 3: William Owen Number 5: Joseph Owen and Number 7: George Walls. Were any of these relatives of yours? Where they were rehoused after these properties is not known.
My Sunny Vale book is still selling but heck no one has ever paid £102.09p... It can still be purchased from me direct and through the online shop on this website...at £12.00 + £3 p/p.
Thank you to the almost 50 members of the Oldham and District Family Histiory Society who joined me today as the society's guest zoom speaker. The subject today was 'Memories of Holidays Past', a nostalgic look at the holidays we all enjoyed as children. We had a very interesting and enthusiastic question and answer session at the end. It was apparent from the number of questions and chat comments that were left the audience did relate well to the subject matter.