These photos are of a Whit walk procession circa 1912-1914.
The rather splendid men at the front wearing top hats are (from left to right)
The Rev Theobald from Union Street Congregational Church ,The Rev Henry Enfield Dowson from Hyde Chapel and The Rev Burgess from Flowery Field United Church. The man just behind them, walking next to the man with the umbrella is George Brownson Esq.
Rev. Henry Enfield Dowson had Dowson Road and Enfield Street named in his honour..
So respected was he that after spending over 58 years as the minister there now lies buried INSIDE Hyde Chapel and not in the Graveyard outside.
More about The Rev. Enfield Dowson at a later date.
A Whitsuntide parade down an, as yet, unidentified Street.
We believe them to be walking past an early Shepherds Call Pub on Market Street!
The children during the parade down another unidentified Hyde Street circa 1912-1914.
Now believed to be Thomas Street
I'd love to know where they are walking. If anyone knows or has any ideas, let us know !