Men's Sunday Guild, Beeston - cir 1908

Men's Sunday Guild

The Men's Sunday Guild, cir 1908
Taken at Church Street Schools where the guild apparently met..

Photograph kindly supplied by Judith Huntridge

The man standing on the extreme right is Judith's maternal grandfather, Edward Marshall (1883-1935)
Edward also played for the local railway football team. Click for a photograph and more details of Edward's life.
It can perhaps be assumed that, as its meetings took place away from church premises, the guild was a non-demominational self-help group

Avril Wheeler has kindly let us know that the tall man standing at the back on the left of the photograph (with the large flower and hanging watchchain) is her great-grandfather Samuel Skipworth - in 1901 he was operated a shop in the Square (where Raferty's handbag shop is now) before moving to the corner of Wilkinson Ave (now a hairdressers) by 1911.

The photograph has been dated provisionally as cir 1908 based on Edward Marshall's age and a comparison with the dated football team photograph.

Other suggestions for names or information about this guild would be most welcome

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