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Induction of Revd. Bryden in 1953 at Christchurch


Pearl wrote: "Sent to my mother Marjorie Dickinson by her friend Lil Baldwin. On the back is the stamp of Gerald J.M. Smith, Photographer, 19 Newland street, Coleford, Glos and the inscription: "Taken after Induction service. I have marked Vicar and Wife and Child."As Lil and my mother belonged to the Mother's Union at Christchurch, Berry Hill, I assume that this is a new Vicar for this parish. The Vicar marked by Lil is standing in the back row, against the window, to the left of the girl with blue biro on her coat".

Maurice Thomas kindly added: (June 2006) "This one's a puzzle for identification. The young man on the left is Bob Aston, the organist. Most of the others are I suspect visiting clergy and their families. Bob is now probably in his seventies so the picture was probably taken around fifty years ago"

Angela Horton (nee Freeman) added (August 2008): "This photograph is the Induction of Revd Bryden in 1953 at Christchurch. The lady with glasses in the centre is Ethel Freeman - ( my grandmother.) Hettie Dunkley wearing the large hat and dark coat to the right of the photo with Liz Dunkley and Pearl Sollars to her left.  Avis Jones sitting at bottom right with hat and glasses. Mr John Roberts 5th gent on back row from right. Bob Aston on left side, Bill Greenway 2nd from left, with Lem Dunkley immediately behind. Roy Farr - head only- looking over Lem's shoulder. The young girl in buttoned coat is Christine Bryden the vicar's daughter.This photo has been in my family all these years as my grandmother was a member of the Mothers Union".

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