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This page shows people connected with the church in Speke.  If you click on a photograph, you can see an bigger version..  If you can fill in any of the missing information or dates, please let me know through the Guestbook. My thanks to Joe Guy Junior for the photos with his Dad on who is remember by many Speke folk with affection.


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1 - Newspaper cutting of All Saints Badminton Club - with thanks to Joe Guy (Junior!)


2 - Joe Guy, Verger of All Saints


Tony Williams tells me these young ladies are Linda Rose and Ann McLean, bridesmaids at his wedding to Pam Rose on 15th June 1963.


3 - Joe Guy

4 - Joe Guy 


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5 - Rev Alleyne  - Norman Lea - Joe Guy - Andy Gibson - Henry Littler MBE - Rev Derek Clawson - Reg Gorton - Jimmy Reid - John Goodale - with thanks to Joe Guy Jnr (See also photographs 26, 27 and 28 below)


6 - Church Social in the Church Hall  (Lots of familiar faces on this one, including me and some of my family!) - with thanks to Joe Guy Jnr


7 - Jimmy Reid and Joe Guy


8 - Rev Wade's Bible Class 1847- with thanks to Joe Guy Jnr


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9 - I don't recognize anyone on this one - ANY IDEAS?  


Paul McDonough tells me that the man on the back row, top left is Ronnie Lunt.  Any others....?


Colin Patterson believes that is Joe Guy on the extreme right of the photo and a closer look confirms he's right!


10 - All Saints Football Team - with thanks to Joe Guy and Peter Crompton (Goalie was Peter's brother Bobby). Also in this photo is George Bayley of School Way who married Joan McDonough, Paul's sister. They emigrated to California but sadly, George died about 12 years ago.  


My thanks to Les Lunt who has given me all the names of the football team: "The photo is taken in 1947. My brother Alan,  (Alan Lunt who was a pal of Len Rossiter... both went to Liverpool Collegiate) is on the extreme right of the photo."
The names are:   

on the left:  GEORGE    RONNIE       JOE      BOBBY          Rev BILL     BILL         BOB          ALAN
                  BAILEY     ROBERTS     GUY     COMPTON       WADE      FERNS    FOSTER     LUNT
                 ERIC       GEORGE       JOHN      RONNIE     STANLEY
               KETTLE     FREEMAN     FERNS     WYKE      BOWAN
"The only name my brother isn't too clear about is RONNIE WYKE or is it Wickie?"


11- This is Miss Adelaide Watt who had All Saints Church built for her 21st Birthday whilst living at Speke Hall.  Miss Watt was the last land owner to live at Speke before it was sold off for housing.  I was fortunately and very kindly given this picture by Speke Hall.  It is taken from a book of Congratulatory messages from all her estate workers and their families for her birthday and is seldom seen as the book is now becoming fragile.


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12 - Matt Moneypenny, my Dad and Churchwarden of All Saints


13 - The Good Old Days, a show produced and performed by members of both congregations and community


14 - Thank you to Tom Whatmore for this photo of All Saints Choir in 1932 - with names!


15 - PCC of 1916: From left, back row - Billy Wyke, possibly another Wyke, ???, ???, Richard Leadbetter, George Wyke

Third row back - ???, Mrs Quint, Evelyn Leadbetter (wife of Richard), Ada Swift (later wife of Rev Paterson), Ada Swift's sister

Second row - Mr Quint, ???, Rev Paterson, Mr Lea, Mr Leadbetter Senior

Front row - Jim Latham, Richard Leadbetter Junior, Mr Smith (School Master) Sam Taylor

There is a note on the back of this photograph -'Richard Leadbetter top row is Aunt Maggie's son, two sisters married two brothers.'  Aunt Maggie must have been a Leadbetter so I am making the assumption that these names were written by a Leadbetter too.


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16 -  This photo was taken around 1960 and show the Curate, Russell Twyford, the Verger Joe Guy, and sidesmen Reg Gorton and Jimmy Reid      

17 - This next photo is dated approximately 1964 and again shows Jimmy Reid and Reg Gorton, with the Curate Frank Parkinson and Joe Guy.  The man in the middle is Ted Pickett who was Church Warden for a time, and was still a regular at All Saints until he sadly passed away in October 2001.  He is missed by all who knew him.

18 - This photograph shows , Norman Lea, Rev Derek Clawson, Jimmy Reid and Joe Guy on the front row. Back row shows Andy Gibson, Henry Littler (see below)  with Reg Gorton and John Goodale. It was lovely to hear from Tim Littler from Lisburn, Northern Ireland in 2006 who spotted his grandfather, Henry Littler MBE second from the left on the back row, behind Rev Clawson.  Henry received his MBE in the 1960's and is also on the Photographs page 3 in photos 5 and 6. Henry lived in Speke until he died in the early 1980's.

19- All Saints Sunday School outing to Helsby in 1954 - boys and 1 girl!


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20 - All Saints Sunday School outing to Helsby in 1954 - girls and 1 boy!

21 - Church outing - Top Row L to R - ???, ???, Doreen Rive, Evelyn Rive, Mercy Smith, Mrs Roberts, Doctor's wife, ???, ???, Mrs Roberts, ???, Mrs Frazer

Middle Row L to R - ???, ???, Mrs Green, Queenie, Mrs Fryer, Mrs Pocop, (spelling?) Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Webster, ???

Front Row L to R - Mrs Greenhalgh, Amy Pickett, Mrs Williams, the Coach Driver, Mrs Davies, Sister of Mrs Mayman who is next,  and then Sue Smith

22 - L to R - Evelyn Rive, (Auntie Evie to me), Mrs Barbara Crewe, Enid Moneypenny (Mum), Mrs Worthington

23 - Mother's Union trip to Llandudno, 14th June 1960. L to R - Mrs Lanigan, Mrs Brothers, Enid Moneypenny, Mrs Worthington, Nell Bennett, Evelyn Rive, Mrs Crewe

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24 - Mother's Union trip to Llandudno, 14th June 1960. L  to R - ???, Mrs Lanigan, Mrs Brothers, Enid Moneypenny, Mrs Worthington, Nell Bennett, Mrs Walmsley, Evelyn Rive

25 - This is a photo of the joint Sunday School which took place at St Aidan's once a month.  I am the little scared looking one 4th from the right!  The Minister is Rev Malcolm Beale.

26 - Olive Adams, Betty Cartledge and Flo Challoner dancing at a Church Social at All Saints! 

The next 2 photos are taken from the Speke Messenger for June 1945. 

27 - This is the Church Council.

Standing up: Messrs Fazakerley, Buckley, Edwards; Mesdames Sutton and Fraser, Messrs Cartwright, Searle and Healey

Sitting down: Mesdames Hughes, Freeman and Gould; Mr Brew the Vicar, Mr Critchley, Mesdames Blease, Prescott and Timms


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28 - Here is the Central Committee.

Standing up: Messrs Jones, Edwards, Bradshaw, Chester, Critchley, Hunter, Riding and Rylands

Sitting down: Messrs Staniforth, Dods, Brew, Buckley, Staton (Secretary), Groves (Chairman), Councillor Williams, Fisher, Rhodes, Fraser and Holding. 



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