Schools Festival in Castle Grounds (picture)

May 1956

South Yorkshire Times May 26, 1956

Schools Festival.

The annual Conisbrough United Sunday Schools Festival was held in the castle grounds on Monday after St Peters Church.

Miss N. Kirk, crowned the new Sunday school Queen, Noreen Weaver, of St Andrews Mission.

Nearly 400 children from Wesley, Methodist and Baptist churches took part in the procession from the Welfare Hall to the Castle grounds. The procession was led by St Peter’s church choir.

The chairman of the service was the Rev. R. E. Kendall of the Wesley Church. The address was given by Mr Alfred Jones of Rotherham Sunday school union, and prayers were said by the vicar, the Rev. G. F. Braithwaite.

A collection for the United Sunday school funds was taken at the service. After the service children were given tea in their own schoolrooms. Instead of the usual sports children were entertained by film show held in the Wesley Church schoolroom. Over 250 children were present at the show and a collection of over £17 was taken for United Sunday School funds.

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Noreen Weaver of St Andrew’s Mission being crowned by Miss N Kirk