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Lydney Boys School - rugby players in 1951.

image: Lydney Boys School 1950s

Row 3: 1 Tony Gibbs, 2 George Staite, 3 ?, 4 David Coles, 5 Gary Cooper, 6 Mr Samuals (sport teacher).
Row 2: 1 Johnny Walker, 2 Ray French , 3 ?, 4 Keith Butcher (holding rugby ball), 5 Stanley Ball, 6 ?, 7 ?
Row 1: 1 Tony Cook, 2 Jackie Long, 3 Archie Smith, 4 Dougie Barnett.

Allen Preest added (November 2014): "... Lydney Boy's School in 1950 was in fact Lydney Secondary Modern School, before that it was Lydney Craft School. This also applied to the girls because it was a mixed school. The boy who is fourth on the rugby photograph is David Coles".

Thanks to Allen Preest, Graham Long, Ray French, James Remnant and Kelly Imm.

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