Frank Rees of Clearwell and Fetter Hill stone quarry near Coleford, Gloucestershire.
Above: "Fetter Hill" quarry near Coleford - in 1904, Frank Rees is third from the right.
Frank added: "Please find attached 2 photos of my maternal grandfather, Frank Balch Rees, 1883 - 1972. He lived in "Porch House", Clearwell, from 1904 until his death. He married Ethel Harper (1883 - 1954) of Coleford, in 1909 and they had 3 daughters, Marjorie, Edna Grace (my mother), Joan and 1 son, John.
Frank served in the "Royal Field Artillery" during the Great War and was a very well known and liked character in and around Clearwell (Tom ..., who lives near the "Cross", still remembers him). Frank was a quarryman & manager and a stonemason, had a wonderful old house, orchard and walled garden and liked a pint in "The Lamb" and the "Wyndham".
The 2 photos were taken at "Fetter Hill" quarry near Coleford - the first in 1904, Frank is third from the right and the second in1908 and he's the right hand man.
I hope this is of interest to you and others in the "Forest".
Above: Fetter Hill stone quarry in 1908, Frank Rees of Clearwell is the man standing at the far right.
If you wish to comment on this photo or can supply names of people please click here
WANTED: Old photos, old postcards, ephemera and memories of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. U.K.- please click here to make contact.