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People at Lydney Docks in the 1930's.

Lydney Docks

Peter wrote: "... These photos come from an album compiled by my grandparents for Clara Sterrey nee Pritchard of Albert Street Lydney who died in 1943. Comparing them with pictures in the book "A Glance Back at Lydney Docks" and estimating my grandparents' ages I reckon these two scenes at Lydney Docks are from the 1930s".

"The R.H. shot shows my Grampy Frank Essex (born 1887) and Grandma Frances nee Sterrey (1888) with a cargo boat in the background which although it looks flat-bottomed also looks rather big for a trow. Perhaps somebody will recognise it?. This photo was taken near Art and Rose Sterrey's old house before they moved down to what is now Lydney Yacht Club. Frances was one of Art's sisters. Clara (nee Pritchard) was their mother".

"The L.H. picture was taken directly outside that earlier house and shows from left to right Frank Essex, Rose Sterrey nee Houldey, Doreen Sterrey (died 1946, daughter of Rose and Art), Arthur "Art" Sterrey and Frances Essex. I believe the house was demolished a good while back".

"By the time of the 1911 census Art and Rose were living at Station Cottage Newnham-on-Severn with their son Bert aged 1. I don't know when they moved down to the docks but they and Bert worked there for many years with Art and Rose taking over the shop that was previously run by the Gardiners. Bert and his wife Kitty nee Baxter set up home in Ridler Road Tutnalls."

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