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Whit Walks in Ashton under Lyne 2009

The annual Procession of Witness takes place in Ashton each June. They are still usually known as "Whit Walks" although they have now moved away from their traditional date during Whitsuntide.

Find out more about the tradition of Ashton's Whit Walks here.

This page shows a selection of photos from the Walk that took place on 21st June 2009.

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St Gabriel's Sunday School walk down Penny Meadow.
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The procession from Christ Church approaches along Wellington Road.
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The church congregations assembled for a united service at Cowhill Lane car park where Ashton's MP David Heyes did the first reading.
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With Mr & Mrs Heyes on the platform were Tameside's Deputy Mayor Susan Quinn and consort Councillor Keiran Quinn along with Rev. Lee from Christ Church.
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St Michael's and St Gabriel's lead the united procession down Penny Meadow at the start of a route around the town centre.
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The procession turns up Penny Meadow.
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Mossley Hollins School Band regularly takes part in the Ashton's annual Walk.
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The procession reaches Stamford Street.
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Stamford Street.
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St James' Parish banner.
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From Stamford Street, the procession turns into Booth Street, after which each contingent turns either left or right along Old Street as they make their way back to their own churches.
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Christ Church parishioners head back along Oldham Road and across Wellington Road.

Read more about the Ashton's Whit Walks here.

Photos of the 2010 Ashton's Whit Walks here.

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