EDGS vs Bells, April 1960

EDGS bed race

Courtesy of: John Phillips. Uploaded: September 2011

Back Row 1.Ken Butcher 2.Michael Popejoy, 3.Tom Howells, 4.Roger Buffery, 5.John Phillips, 6.Pauline Hines, 7.Peter Dawson, 8.Michael Burcher, 9.Arthur Wallis, 10.Peter Baker.
Front Row 1. Jennifer Cooke (Passenger) 2. Rob Wheeler (Chief Mechanic)

John wrote: "... We (EDGS) challenged Bell's Grammar School to a bed-pushing race starting at The Triangle in Cinderford and ending in The Market Place in Coleford - via a route of some 10 miles, including The Long Hill from Mireystock to Edge End! We collected money en route and the proceeds went to World Refugee Year. East Dean Grammar school won the race all hands down!"

Note the Unicorn pub in the background and Coleford Town Hall still standing to the left.

Thanks also to Peter Gazzard.


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