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In Days Gone By - Bertha
Crocker & Geoff Tittershill
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Parish Church, St. Marys the Virgin. First communion
after confirmation in 1928. This was the first group
to be confirmed in the present church.
photographs, taken in the 1930s, show part of the procession
which wound its way round the village on the occasion
of the Annual Rufford Tea Party.
The parade would start and finish at school, with all
the different groups in the community represented in various
intervals in the procession.
Mr. Griffin, the local policeman, can be seen walking
ahead of the Church banner, while the Morris Dancers pave
the way for the Rufford Band as they walk past `Grey Gutter
was a great family day out which culminated in a huge
party tea in the school-room, followed by games, races
and a tug-o'-war in the park.
On the following day, the Annual Flower Service was held
in Church and many of the villagers would again be celebrating
in their family groups.