St Mary's Photo Album
While some of the photos are self-explanetory, for many we have no descriptions other than the file names. Originally each photo was captioned by its file name and therefore many of them are in alphabetical order rather than date order.
If you recognise any of the faces in these photos, or can give us further details of any events or groups pictured here we'd love to hear from you!
With thanks to Lawrence Gregory for supplying these photos
Original High Altar 1
High Altar 2
High Altar 3
Interior of Saint Marys 1
Interior of Saint Marys 2
Altar Boys 1
Altar Boys: 2
One altar boy in this photo has been identified by his son Raymond as Frederick Aloysius Pickles, front row, 3rd from the left.
He was born in 1900 and looks about 7 so the photo must have been taken about 1907.
Bishop Casartelli, Bishop of Salford 1903 - 1925
Blessed Sacrament Procession 1932
Bishop Holland, Bishop of Salford 1964 - 1983
Canon Morrissey's Funeral 1903 1
Canon Morrissey's Funeral 1903 2
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Monsignor Tynan and a Saint Mary's football team July 1914
(Given that World War I started only a month after this photo was taken, the picture has a certain poignancy; one wonders how many of these young men were still alive four years later.)
Centenary 1949. The then parish priest Canon Ingram is 4th from the left on the front row and Fr Heaton, the senior curate is the first on the left on the extreme back row.
Children of Mary
Consecration in 1929 by Bishop Henshaw, Bishop of Salford 1925 - 1938.
Exterior of St Mary's 1
Exterior of St Mary's 2
Exterior of St Mary's 3
1930 First Mass of Fr V Farrell
Frederick Aloysius Pickles, the father of one of our current parishioners, Raymond Pickles, is featured on this photo;
he is the 3rd from the left on the back row, aged 30.
Fr Farrell is on the front row and is the Priest next but one on Monsignor Tynan's left
Raymond writes, "I was born in 1930 and, according to family tradition, was the first baby baptized by the newly ordained Fr. Farrell,
who was a close friend of my father's. They were both telegraph boys until Fr. Vincent went off to the seminary.
Apparently, he presented me on the high altar after the baptism. Luckily for me he didn't drop me!"
Golden Jubilee of Saint Mary's 1899 1
Golden Jubilee of Saint Mary's 1899 2
Golden Jubilee of Saint Mary's 1899 3
Golden Jubilee of Saint Mary's 1899. This picture could possibly be Bishop John Bilsborrow 1892 - 1903
St.Mary of the Assumption Italian Procession
May Queen 1936. Margaret Pickles a parishoner from St John the Baptist writes: the small boy sitting on the stool at the right hand side of the picture is my brother Raymond Pickles aged 6
May Queen 1936
May Queen Lillian Cowen
May Queen Nora Smith
Mens Group 1
Mens Group 2. Members of the Kights of Saint Columba. The man second from the left on the front row is probably Frederick Pickles, father of Frederick Aloysius Pickles and Grandfather of Margaret and Raymond Pickles
Unknown Nun and Monsignor Tynan
Our Lady of Lourdes
Presbytery and part of the Convent (can you see Monsignor Tynan?)
Procession 1906 1
Procession 1906 2
Procession 1906 3
Procession 1906 4
Procession 1906 5
Procession Victoria Hotel
School Class 1905
School Class 1946
Townley Chapel - reredos untouched by Vatican II!
Turf Moor, Mass to celebrate the centenary of the building of the mother church in Burnley, Saint Mary's 5 Aug 1949
Our friend and ace detective Mike Morris writes "The cinema in the background is advertising 'Alice Adams' staring Kathrine Hepburn. The film wasnt made untill 1935." i am therfore changing the date on the following selection of photos to 1935 Many thanks Mike
Whit Walks1935 2
Whit Walks 1935 3
Whit Walks 1935 4
Whit Walks 1935 5
Whit Walks1935 6
Whit Walks 1935 7
Whit Walks 8 year uncertain
Whit Walks 9 year uncertain
Whit Walks 10 year uncertain
Whit Walks 11 year uncertain
Whit Walks 12 year uncertain
Whit Walks 13 year uncertain
Womens Guild 1956
Can you recognise any of the people in this photo?