An anniversary at Whitecroft Methodist Chapel in 1936.
Whitecroft Methodist Chapel, 1936
A Sunday School Anniversary Photo from 1936.
Peter Essex added (Mar 2009): "Whatever year it
was, the photo was probably taken around Pentecost (Whitsun) as all but one
of the hymn numbers on the hymn board are from the "Holy Spirit" section
of the old Methodist Hymn Book (1933)".
"Although I do not recognise the Minister in the photo, I do remember (and this could be relevant to the earlier photo of the congregation in these postings) when growing up in London in the early 1950s that there was a retired Minister living locally by the name of the Revd W Bertrand Smith, who had been stationed at Whitecroft at some stage".
Paul Morgan sent in the following (taken from a newspaper cutting): "This is Whitecroft Methodist Church Sunday School in 1936. The names were supplied in a newspaper article by Mr Ron Aldridge. Back Row left to right: Mr Coombs, Marion Humphreys, Ella Morgan, Eileen Cox, Frances Morgan, Dolly Wilding, Mabel Vedmore, Ron Aldridge, Horace Morgan, Lloyd Wilding, Garnett Watts, Angus Luker, Dick Akers, Percy "Nipper" Davies, Ivy Dowle, Rev Challenor, Jean Coldrick, Frances James, Liza Morgan, Harry Morgan, Harold Brown, Ted Akers, Rosemary Morgan, Betty Rickards, Jean Newman, Derrick Aldridge, Winston Vedmore, Mrs Mary Hook, Tola Denning, Maise Lewis, Phyllis James, Dawn Phipps, Mildred Morgan, Barbara Watkins, Roy Robbins, Keith Phipps, Len Rickards, Cyril Adams, Ray Phipps, Gerald Morgan, Jack Morgan, Wendy Symonds, Edna Lee, Barbara James, Marjorie Aldridge, Joan Morgan, Joan Ambrey, Daphne Morse, Olive Phipps, Eve Morgan, Sheila Phipps, Marion Luker, Glyn Harris, Yvonne James, Avis Watkins, Doreen Willets, Mrs B Phipps, John Craddock, V Morgan, Victor Cox, Eileen James, R Lee, Nancy Hook, Sylvia Willets, Josie Morgan, Betty Craddock, Esme Thomas, Peggy Lewis, Nesta Probert, Jean Brown, Maureen Harris, Nancy Morse, Mrs Turner".
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