on the picture to see the invitation
seventy-fifth anniversary of the Translation of the statue from its
shrine in the parish church to its home in
the newly-built Holy House on Thursday October 15th 1931 was celebrated
in Walsingham on the weekend of Saturday October 14th 2006.
Another 75th anniversary was celebrated in 2006. In
1931 the League of Our Lady (founded 1904) amalgamated with the Confraternity
of Our Lady (founded 1880) to become The
Society of Mary. The League played a vital role in the
revival of pilgrimage to Walsingham, from its first pilgrimage in October
1922, three months after the statue was set up in the parish church.
Some of its officers were original Guardians of the Shrine. A souvenir
book of photographs has been published: this contains many photographs
with Walsingham connections.
LITTLE GUIDE: October 1931: Fr Patten's first Guide to
the newly-opened Holy House: full scanned text including ground
plan of the building |
PATTEN'S PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF THE BUILDING OF THE HOLY HOUSE
Patten compiled this ("number 8") album as a record of
the building of the Holy House and covering church from June 27th
to October 16th 1931. It has 34 pages, with 165 pictures. He dated,
numbered and captioned 110 of them. All the photographs, except
duplicates, are on the website, in their original order. Click
on the picture to view the album.
Keddie is always at the National, and in 2007 he gave a bench
seat in the Sunk Road to commemorate the fact that he was present
at the opening of the Holy House in 1931. He was one of two pupils
sent to represent St Michael's School, Otford on the day.
click here for pictures
ENGLAND George V was on the throne, Ramsay MacDonald
was Prime Minister, Cosmo Lang was Archbishop
of Canterbury and Bertram Pollock was Bishop of Norwich.
It was the year in which England left the Gold Standard,
there was a Census, and Whipsnade Zoo
opened. In NORFOLK the East Anglian earthquake shock was
felt throughout the county, there was the largest cliff fall
for thirty years, the first letter was delivered in Norwich by air
mail, and you could come on pilgrimage to Walsingham by