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These choir boys climbed to the top of Durham Cathedral

These choir boys climbed to the top of Durham Cathedrals main tower to sing hymns in the ancient tradition of Royal Oak Day on May 29, 1957.
They sing from three corners to the North, South and East

NCJ / Kemsley
NCJ Archive
Mirrorpix
England

Media ID 21418431

© Mirrorpix

1957 Choir


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In this print from Memory Lane Prints, we are transported back to the enchanting year of 1957. A group of choir boys fearlessly embarked on an extraordinary journey, climbing to the pinnacle of Durham Cathedral's majestic main tower. Their purpose? To honor the ancient tradition of Royal Oak Day in a truly awe-inspiring manner. As they reached their lofty destination, these young choristers stood proudly at three corners - facing North, South, and East. With voices harmoniously entwined and hearts filled with devotion, they unleashed a symphony that reverberated through the hallowed walls of the cathedral. The image captures not only their physical ascent but also their spiritual elevation as they offer hymns in reverence to centuries-old customs. The innocence radiating from these children is palpable; their youthful enthusiasm breathes new life into age-old traditions. This photograph encapsulates a moment frozen in time when music transcended boundaries and united generations. It serves as a poignant reminder that art has no limits or barriers – it connects souls across time and space. Let us cherish this nostalgic glimpse into history: an era where entertainment was found not in screens but within the purest form of human expression – singing together with unwavering passion and unbridled joy.

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