Christchurch Men and Lads union 1931
From Left to Right.
Back Row: Frank Greenway, Bill Tomlins, Bernard Taylor, Bernard Jones (brother), Albert Ambury (cousin), Alec Jones (cousin) Stan Dickinson, Cyril Dickinson, Ron Taylor, Tom Jones (cousin) Reg Martin.
Middle Row. (arms folded) Tom (R)bborn, Harold Gwilliam, Roy Ambury (cousin), (tie outside jacket) Leslie James Tomlins, Jack Tye, Fred Duckley, Frank Ambury (cousin), Bill Jones (cousin), Mr Tomlins and Mr Fletcher.
Front Row. (standing) Roland ?, (the remainder are seated) Alfred Jones (brother), Mr Sollars, Mr Short, Hedley Ambury (cousin), Fred Young, Revd Hoyle, Mr Vanstone, John Roberts, Mr Bert Powell, Bill Greenway, Hubert Jones (brother).
Pearl added "On the back is written. Mens and Lads Union. H.R. Jones, ? Vale View, Christcurch, Nr Coleford, Glos. Feb-18-1931."
(The names and relationships were provided by Win Jones, sister of Hubert (H.R.) Jones.)
Thanks also to Christine Gazzard (daughter of Leslie Tomlins).
Royston Pritchard added (Feb 2006): "This appears to be the Christchurch Branch of the Church of England Men's Society. The badge on the banner confirms this. There were only two Branches of the Men and Lads that was Coleford and Broadwell. I was chairman of the Broadwell branch for a few years in the 50's" .
Pearl Ager added (April 2012): "... Royston is correct. I have just found Dad's Certificate for the Church of England Mens Society dated 6 July 1930. Christchurch Branch Diocese Gloucester. Signed Wyndham Jones President and Geo D Vanstone Hon. Secretary".
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