St Chad’s By Humphrey Spender - April 1938

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St Chad’s Church during construction, Longworth St, Bolton. The building is still in use as a church today (2012).
The Mass Observation Archive holds several accounts of the foundation stone laying ceremony for St Chad’s. This was a ritual which fascinated Tom Harrisson, leader of the early Worktown Study. He saw a parallel with the ceremonies which he had observed whilst living with cannibal tribes in the New Hebrides.

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