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Morning Service at St Mary's in The 1960s

St Mary's Parish Church c1965, Cheshunt
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Like many young folks of the 1960s who grew up in Cheshunt churchgate area, when the time came to marry you almost always chose St Mary's as the place to have your wedding. It is a lovely old church. I also have happy memories of going to church on Wednesday mornings as I was a student, or pupil as we were called back in those days, at St Mary's School which was (and still is for a little longer before it is pulled down to make way for a bigger school further on up the road) - part of the school life for those of us at St Mary's, and it made a welcome break from practical maths and English lessons. If I cast my mind back to school days of the 1960s I can still taste that high church incense that would be used during the morning sevice and also hear dear old  Mr Stan Mansfield snoring at the back of the church. Such happy days.

Written by Dave Spooner. To send Dave Spooner a private message, click here.

A memory of Cheshunt in Hertfordshire shared on Thursday, 29th January 2009.

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RE: Morning Service at St Mary's in The 1960s

I remember Wednesday morning services at St. Mary's church, we had to walk over from the school, along the footpath into the churchyard, whatever the weather. Mr. Green was the Vicar, anybody remember the church youth club, or the Easter Monday walk to St. Albans? Did you work at PERME in Waltham Abbey in recent years Dave Spooner? I remember you from School, tall with quite bushy hair?

Comment from Janice Soons on Tuesday, 5th November 2013.

RE: Morning Service at St Mary's in The 1960s

Does anyone in Chestnut know any of the Jamiesons and the Comraids Club in Waltham Cross? Bill Jamieson was the secretary. Please contact me: email address is My maiden name is Jamieson, daughter of Fred Jamieson. Also if anyone knows Beryl Emerson or Len Emerson, Beryl had a son who was in the Navy, I believe. Please get in touch at the above email address.

Comment from Beryl Clark on Sunday, 2nd February 2014.


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