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Winstanley Family History - a Memory of Whittle-le-Woods.

Grand parents, aunts, uncles with Winstanley surname buried at St John's.
Staying at Tootle Terrace with relatives.
Recent visit July 2010 met with octogenarians and older ones who have lived in this area all their lives.
A photograph of my dad and some friends in a club house of some kind. Has been identified as Whittle Cricket club about 1930/35 when no catholics were allowed to join.
This catholic non-catholic divide is still vivid in those of vintage years.
Would like more information about Whittle-le-woods and the Cricket Club from its inception.
If this communication is successful I have many photographs and records of my interviews.

A memory shared by Sheila Cross on Jul 20th, 2010. Send Sheila Cross a message

 Comments & Feedback

Mon Jan 19th 2015, at 1:13 am
derek_winter commented:
Whittle cricket club originally was an entity formed by the church club on preston Rd, loosely attached to St Johns church. As such it was a non catholic club, not out of any religious divide but for the benefit and enjoyment of members of the St Johns church community. Myself being well over 70 yrs of age, i can confirm that during my school days at St Johns Whittle school, the only divide between catholics and non catholics was in good humour and maybe a sporting rivalry. Most lads, parents, in the village new most others and whatever religion was represented made no difference whatsoever to personal relationships.

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