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Cinderford Young Liberals / Woodside St Cinderford

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Cinderford Young Liberals
From left to right: 1 David Elliot? , 2 Dave Andrews Malcolm "Mac" Reynolds, 3 John Beddington , 4 Brian Moore (sunglasses), 5 David Marfell, 6 Mike Dunn .

Mike Dunn added (April 2018): "In the Young Liberals photograph number 2 is not David Andrews but is Malcolm "Mac" Reynolds a school colleague of mine at Monmouth whose father ran the garage in Llandogo and was the proud owner of the Morgan Sports Car. To answer John Phillips' point the picture was taken at the bottom of the hill leading into Lydney from the Elton Corner direction. Lydney Young Conservatives were holding a Treasure Hunt and we had entered individually and then turned up with our cars bedecked with Young Liberal posters".

Woodside street Cinderford in the 1950s

Woodside Street, Cinderford in the 1950s.

John's father was Forest poet and author Harry Beddington. Thanks also to Ken Butcher.
Carole Harapetian added (Sept 2010): "... John Beddington is now UK Chief Scientist Sir John Beddington".

John Phillips added (December 2015): "... The picture of Woodside Street must be a lot earlier than the 1950s. Look at the cars - there are only two of them and they are both pre-war models. Also the clothes worn by the two ladies leaning against the window of The Dairy are definitely older than the 1950s. No I think more likely to be the 1930s I can't work out where the picture of the Young Liberals was taken although I recognise all the people in the photograph".

Below is a letter-head used by Madame Claire, the hairdresser at the right of the photo

image: madame Claire letterhead (23k)
Letterhead Courtesy of Ian Pope of LightMoor Press

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