May 09

Going for a Walk

  My mother often looked back with nostalgia to the good old days before   television when people enjoyed the simple pleasure of going for a walk. Often, on a nice summer evening after chapel, a whole group of friends would go out for a walk together.

Here we have a group of people from Digmoor Chapel. I’m sorry I do not know all the names.

1. John Myers,  7. Gladys Johnson nee Myers,   8. Clifford Johnson (Gladys’ husband)    9. Mary Olive Davis nee Lockwood,    10. Hazel Hesketh nee Speakman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the left:

Walt Nixon, Mary Hesketh,

Mabel Ashurst, Eric Ashcroft,

Eva Myers, Ernie Pennington,

at the front, Eric Watkinson and

John (Jackie) Myers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 09

Choir Trips.

 

I grew up hearing lots of stories from my family about all the fun they had on the Digmoor Chapel Choir outings they had each year. This one looks to be in the 1920s, and the ladies look very elegant. The one in the centre is Cath Moss, the only one I know for sure. The lady just behind her in the darkest coat I think looks like Peg Watkinson, who was married to Walt Watkinson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Choir trip was to Morcambe, they look like they are having fun!

From the left: Edie Roscoe (nee Lyon)  Hilda Bannister, Lizzie Middlehurst (standing at the back)  Lizzie Lawson,  Ada Rowley, Ivy Sharrock.

 

 

 

Choir trip to Southport.

From the left:

Nellie Myers, Sarah Lawson, the bus driver, Nellie Finney, Edie Lyon.

The face in the bus window is my grandfather, Tom Myers.