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Bream School pupils c 1922

Bream School c 1922

Teacher: Mr Billings
Row 4: 1 , 2 Reg Baker, 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 Jack Ridler, 8 Walter Sillett, 9 Ron Hewlett.
Row 3: 1 Ivor Phillips, 2 Ron James ("Candle"), 3 Percy Meek, 4 Dennis Cooper, 5 , 6 ? Preest ("Sharper"), 7 Ivy Birt , 8 , 9 Ron Ford, 10 Ralph Watkins.
Row 2: 1,2, 3 ,4 ,5 ,6 ,7, 8 ? Isles, 9 Mary Lewis? (Clements End) 10 Clarice Wintle, 11 Kath Callow.
Row 1: 1 Lloyd Elsmore, 2 Dennis Davis , 3 Tommy Peglar, 4 George Davis, 5 Ossie Lucas? or William Arthur Pitcher?, 6 Jackie Moore?, 7 Norman Watkins?, 8 Albert White, 9 Ron Callow, 10 Billy Camm.
With thanks to Hylton Miles and Bob Peachey.

Thanks also to Pauline Brain (nee Pitcher) who added (November 2007): "I think boy holding the plaque may be my father William Arthur Pitcher of Woodside (Bream)".

Thanks to 'Kiwiceltic' who added (July 2008): "Lloyd Elsmore became Mayor of Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand and receieved a knighthood. Sir Lloyd Elsmore OBE JP, 16 January 1913 - 12 November 2007".

Thanks also to Christine Ford who added (Aug 2009): "Ivy Birt is my mother. In 1922 she would have been 9 or 10 years of age".

Alan Rainey added (October 2015): "... Ossie Lucas was my grandfather. Osborne Lucas was born in Bream around 1911 and sadly passed away in 1976. He moved to Birmingham in the 1930s and met my grandmother Hilda Cope. They raised a large family: Arnold, Ray, Graham, Derek, Pamela, Wendy and Sandra. If you have any information about the Lucas family in the Forest of Dean, please contact me". (use the link below - Ed.)

J.W. a site visitor added (January 2017): "When I attended Newnham Primary school in the late 1940s early 1950s, we used to have an annual summer walk to Bream school. I never questioned the reason. But seeing that the teacher in the photo appears to be the same Mr Billings that was headmaster at Newnham when I was there, that may well explain the affiliation".

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