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Leyland Historical Society.
#41
In the very early days it started in Fox Lane then did a curcuit up Church Rd ,Balcarres Rd, Hough Lane and Towngate finishing I belive on Vicars fields.In the 50s to 60s the same curcuit but starting on the Rec behind the war memorial on Church Rd finishing on Worden Park. It was in the late 60s before starting on Centurian Way.In the 60s onwards it was always on the first Saturday of June so that Ex Leylanders always knew when to come back to see the spectical. In the film on the Historical Society site you will see the diverse sight of the Leyland people joining in with the fun, it is a special film for me as I found sight of my mother in the crowd in Worden Lane, just before she died a day later.

frank h.
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#42
that's a good find for you Frank, it must have been a very poignant moment for you. I wasn't aware there was a video on the historical site i'll look it up later. We also had the annual church walking day, St. Ambrose and that used to go down Woodville st. and up Mill Street stopping at the top right by my parents' house to sing a hymn. What a procession that was when I look back. Nowadays I doubt there is one.
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#43
Noel:

As I understand, although the Farington/St.Ambrose Walking Day was organised as a church event, it was founded to commemorate the return of US-grown cotton to the UK after the Civil War. In the original parade, a bale of US cotton on a horse-drawn cart led the parade. I'm not sure where I saw the article - it's quite some time ago.


Frank D.
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#44
Church Walking Days, all denominations used to walk the roads around their parish bounderies and roads would be policed for traffic. Today you can't get the police permission and health and safety wont let you do what you want. Most Churches just walk around the Church property as my Church did last Sunday, a sign of the times.

frank h.
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(07-Jun-2018, 03:31 PM)anacortesdamp Wrote: Noel:

As I understand, although the Farington/St.Ambrose Walking Day was organised as a church event, it was founded to commemorate the return of US-grown cotton to the UK after the Civil War. In the original parade, a bale of US cotton on a horse-drawn cart led the parade. I'm not sure where I saw the article - it's quite some time ago.


Frank D.

never heard that one before Frank, must try and look it up, must be somewhere on the internet

(07-Jun-2018, 08:04 PM)frank h Wrote: Church Walking Days, all denominations used to walk the roads around their parish bounderies and roads would be policed for traffic. Today you can't get the police permission and health and safety wont let you do what you want. Most Churches just walk around the Church property as my Church did last Sunday, a sign of the times.

frank h.

same thing that's virtually ended the scouts st. George's day walk, police.
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