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Group in Front of Christ Church …

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Christ Church Group _RTP_SFW_11 July 13

Now I know for a fact that this was made in front of Christ Church on Wright Street, HOWEVER, as usual, I do not have a clue who the group is.  I would venture a guess and say that it is some type of youth group and I would also imagine that it was made sometime  during the summer.  My father used to make photos at several churches when the church would sponsor these retreats during the summer.  These ” kids ” would come from areas in the southeast and would want a group photo to take home.  I can remember photographing several groups during the summer on one day and then making 100 or so 8×10’s over-night to deliver the next day back during the ’70’s.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

July 29, 2013 at 3:19 pm

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  1. It was probably the annual EYC diocesan summer retreat. At that time, the Diocese was all in Florida, from Pensacola to Jacksonville, and the Cathedral was in Jacksonville. Not sure how far south it went. Best, Dixie Newton Sansom



    May 8, 2016 at 4:30 pm

  2. Frank,

    I have this photo at home, also. It was a youth weekend at Christ Church. May have been 1956. The kids were from all the local Episcopal churches, as well as from Pensacola to Jacksonville. I can identify a few:
    Front row on the right end is Kurt Bonifay. Next to him is Vincent (Sonny) Currie.

    Peter Lee is 8th from the left on the front row. I am in the back row of kids, 2nd from the left in a dark jacket. I think that’s Carolyn Griffin on the very back row next to the tall man. Next is a priest whose name I can’t remember. Dr. Hodgkins is in the center, and Van Davis is the priest on the right. A little farther to the right, the tall boy next to one of the columns is Charlie Crawford. If you look at the right column and come straight down 2 people, the girl with dark outfit and a printed scarf is Gail Allen.

    Cynthia Green Dean

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    Cynthia (Green) Dean

    August 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    • Thanks Cynthia for the help. I am most interested in finding out what the group photo was taken for, but any faces that you can identify is much appreciated. It seems like years ago ( 30 or 40 ), these youth church retreats were popular in the area. I can remember photographing a few back in the 1970’s when I started working with my father. Thanks again for the comment and please check back … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 12, 2013 at 10:04 am

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