Memories recalled at the Wigan Fellowship

It was a wonderful afternoon of memories at Wigan Group Fellowship meeting at Pemberton Masonic Hall, when Brian Hallworth from Stockport entertained the members and guests with his PowerPoint presentation, ‘Do you remember’. Brian’s talk was a walk down forget-me-not-lane and in particular he took everyone back to the 1960s with popular music from various artists including; Cliff Richard, Helen Shapiro, The Dave Clark Five and The Hollies, just to mention a few.

Brian addresses his audience.

Brian addresses his audience.

His presentation included some other notable features of the era showing extracts from TV shows such as Coronation Street and he gave the background of those who took part in the early series along with shows such as Dr Who (starring William Hartnell), who some regard as unsurpassed in the part and is the ‘real and only’ Dr Who.

Brian also reminded everyone of a very outstanding event which took place during the 60’s, the death of President Kennedy and he posed the question: “Do you remember where you were when his assassination was announced?”, and quite remarkably a good number of the audience did remember exactly where they were at the time.

Any tribute to music of the 1960s had to include the four boys from Liverpool, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, ‘The Beatles’ of course and this concluded Brian’s presentation, which was extremely well received by all present.

The Wigan Group Fellowship meets on the second Tuesday of the months of September through to June at Pemberton Masonic Hall at 2pm. Retired Masons and the widows of Masons are welcome to come along and enjoy a varied programme and the fellowship of good company. As a bonus, it only costs 50p for tea or coffee and biscuits and there is a raffle at every meeting with a variety of prizes.

The audience - the Wigan Fellowship - glued to the screen.

The audience – the Wigan Fellowship – glued to the screen.