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What happened to the Brookmans Park URC Wives Group?
« on: October 21, 2017, 09:09:03 am »
What happened to the Brookmans Park United Reformed Church (URC) Wives Group? Pictures from local historian, archivist and photographer, Mike Allen's Images of North Mymms.



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Re: What happened to the Brookmans Park URC Wives Group?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 04:44:07 pm »
I don't know the answer to your question but I would have thought the second picture was much later than 1953!  Probably more like the 70s
(I recognise at least one person in it!)
 
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Re: What happened to the Brookmans Park URC Wives Group?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 07:27:55 pm »
I don't know the answer to your question but I would have thought the second picture was much later than 1953!  Probably more like the 70s

I agree. Perhaps someone at the URC can date the second picture for us?
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Re: What happened to the Brookmans Park URC Wives Group?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 02:24:01 pm »
I recognise a few ladies who are still active in the church today, albeit in their 80's now. I would say it's definitely the 70's ....
 

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Re: What happened to the Brookmans Park URC Wives Group?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 04:38:30 pm »
I was talking to one of the ladies in the front row in the CoOp the other day, she is still very much alive - so can't be the 50's.  ;D Another was a 'Dinner Lady' at Brookmans Park Primary School in the 1960's and was on playground duty each lunch time. Sadly, she did pass away a while ago, but I have fond memories of her and her care for me and my fellow pupils.
 

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Re: What happened to the Brookmans Park URC Wives Group?
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2017, 08:19:11 pm »
I have a feeling that they were known as 'Young wives' - even when the ladies were in their 70s and 80s!!
Perhaps Mermaid would know.
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Re: What happened to the Brookmans Park URC Wives Group?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 06:08:23 pm »
Hi

Having known three of the ladies in the photo , I contacted the surviving one and she said it was 1977.
 
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Re: What happened to the Brookmans Park URC Wives Group?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 06:49:35 pm »
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Having known three of the ladies in the photo , I contacted the surviving one and she said it was 1977.

Thanks Wendy, that sounds about right. David
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