PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE
TOC H REVELLERS
22 FEBRUARY 2006
reference to the TOC H Revellers on the front page of the February 2006
issue, I think the gentleman lying down, and also featured 3rd from the
left on page eight, is Mr. Sammy Cartwright who lived in The Croft,
Knottingley. I can remember him entertaining at concerts in the
Congregational Schoolroom playing the ‘spoons’ or ‘bones’.
gentleman on the extreme right in both photographs is Reverend E. Sunter,
the Minister of the Congregational Church (now the United Reformed Church)
in The Croft.
Sunter and his family lived in The Manse, Marsh End, which I believe is
now an elderly peoples care home. Mrs Sunter was a nurse, and they had two
children - Graham and Julie. Graham was a great schoolboy friend of my
brother, John Coward.
and Mrs Sunter were great personal friends of my parents, Mr. John Coward
and Mrs Hilda Coward. My father and mother served the Congregational
Church at Knottingley in various capacities for many years.
remember Mr. Sunter’s involvement in the Toc H movement, and I believe
their Knottingley Headquarters were in The Croft.
Sunter family left Knottingley in the 1940’s and moved to Warwickshire
where Mr. Sunter took up an appointment as Minister to a group of
Congregational Churches near Rugby.
22 February 2006