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L to R: Mrs Stillwell, Mary Wardale, Gladys Mae, George Holmes, Mrs Penny, Peter Penny, ?, ?, Rev Martin 'Bill' Stillwell, Audrey Platts, Betty Holmes, Mrs Penny, Steven Penny. The children at the front include Kate and Amy Stillwell and Richard Penny.
Website contributor Rev Martin 'Bill' Stillwell himself states: 'I'm the Minister in the photo; everybody has always called me Bill. The two unnamed children in the photo are our daughters - now in their thirties - Kate (front) and Amy. We left Holymoorside (and the other Methodist churches I had responsibility for, Wadshelf, Hasland, Brampton Moor and Derby Road) in 1984. George Holmes was the organist. It was here that, as I entered the church to lead worship one Sunday, a young girl in the pew pointed at me and whispered to her mum, 'Is that God?'.'