Whit Walks

Churches have walked in this part of Lancashire for some 150 years. They were in fact very competitive events, churches vied for having the best bands and banners. Well over a thousand walkers from one church was common. There was no cooperation!
After the walk, there was often a sports day and the traditional drink and a bun
Today walkers are much fewer and the Audenshaw churches walk together as a group, stopping to sing appropriate Whitsuntide hymns

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