Church group’s party

This photograph was bought in the Mercury office by Joyce Bettis.

It shows St Giles Church Group in Matlock in 1951.

The group of smiling children pictured with Scout leaders and smartly dressed church members are celebrating a party of the Guides, Brownies, Scouts and Cubs.

Joyce, who was a member of the Guides, can be seen in the picture.

Her older sister Jean Henshaw, also in the photo, was a Guide leader.

Joyce said: “It was like a family group in those days

People pictured in the photo include Ken Bowler, Janet Allen, Mary Kidd, Joyce Allen, Margret Smith, Jean Allen, David Cooper, Beryl Bishton, Mrs Smith.

People seated inlcude Reg Ross, Mr and Mrs Henshaw, Father Ferals and Mrs Frais.

Can you put a name to the other people?

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