Beeston Baptist Sunday School Procession, Beeston - ? Jubilee 1935

Baptist Procession

This photograph shows a group from the Beeston Baptist Sunday School in a procession, possibly as part of the celebrations for King George V's Jubilee in May 1935.

The parade is passing the Anglo Scotian Mills on Wollaton Road (apparently decorated for the event) and the cottages to its left (which boasted what is claimed to be the tallest private chimney in the country (it was extended to reach above the mill and can still be seen today - although the cottages were demolished some years ago).

The lady on the right in the darker dress, holding one of the support ropes to the banner, is Hilda M Ratcliffe, one of the Sunday School teachers. Hilda was born in Beeston in 1913, the daughter of George Arthur Ratcliffe and his wife Rose (née Bevin). In 1945, she married Edward Grummitt and continued to live in the Beeston and Bramcote areas. She died in 2008, aged 95.

Another photograph of Hilda Ratcliffe with the banner, probably from the late 1920s, may be seen here

Any further names would be very welcome

Thanks to Hilda's son, Ed Grummitt for supplying the photograph and biographical details

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