Lancaster nostalgia

Caton Gala committee 1926, by Terry Ainsworth.
Caton Gala committee 1926, by Terry Ainsworth.

This image from 1926 shows a community at work and how events like the Caton Gala were so successful.

Thirty-eight people from Caton were willing to give time and effort into making their annual event a success.

Most of them would have had wives who also contributed to the day.

Can anyone recognise a grandfather, Terry’s is second from the right on the back row, Jack Stackhouse.

Front Row from left: - T Burrow, W Fairclough, R Taylor, J Haythornthwaite, W Till, Sir William Priestly, Fred Brodrick (headmaster of Caton School), J Postlethwaite (licensee Station Hotel), R Mashiter, Bob Sayce (licensee Ship Hotel), E Burrow

Middle Row from left: - T Parkinson, J Mason, E Meadowcroft, J Garnet, W Shaw, J Mashiter, F Parker, J Williams, C Thornton, R Dunderdale, J Garnet, G Brewer, W Atkinson (licensee Black Bull)

Back Row from left: - H Relton, I Johnson, J Thexton, R Gorst, J Rawsthorne, T Walker,

W Irving, W Murray, H Muncaster, W Haythornthwaite, W Hall, Bert Kirby, Jack Stackhouse, Pat Burrow

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