Through Your Archives:Sunday School a serious matter in 1910

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SUNDAY School was a serious business in the early part of the 20th century, as this image submitted by Barbara Claxton illustrates.

The photograph shows her late father-in-law, Frank Claxton, pictured fourth from right on the back row of the group of Weseyan Sunday School members at Holbeach St Johns in 1910.

Barbara, who married the late Maurice Claxton in 1959, says Frank and his wife Gladys lived in Monks Hall Cottage at Quadring, Frank working for Mr Caswell for about 70 years and becoming very well known in the village. Barbara says: “He used to get bus loads of people together to go to places and he was involved in organising whist drives.”

Barbara, who lives in Hereward Road in Spalding, says someone might recognise an ancestor in the photograph.