WHEN Miss I. Fogarty read Derek Birch's memories of the bygone Trinity Walks in Bolton last Friday in this column, it also brought back memories to her.

Miss Fogarty, of Greenmount Court, Greenmount Lane, writes: "I remember Mr Smith, headmaster of St Peter & Paul's school, sitting astride one of the lions on the Town Hall Square, and conducting 'Faith of Our Fathers' with a yellow and white papal flag.

"I also recall the year in which Father Leighton, much loved Parish Priest of St Peter & Paul's, died, and on Trinity Sunday all the little girls wore purple wreaths and veils as a mark of respect.

"It rained, and the purple dye ran all down onto our white dresses -- and there were no easy care non-iron fabrics in those days!"