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Pupils of Tidenham Chase School c 1924.

Tidenham Chase School

Jo thinks that this photo of Tidenham Chase School was taken around 1924.

Row 4: Stewart Betteridge, Peter Duff, Dorothy Bounds, Ella Betteridge, ? Pickett, Bill Haines.
Row 3: Les Dorrington, Phyllis Reeks, Violet Pugh, ? Burrows, Bessie Betteridge, Violet Jones, Phyllis Haines, Joe Tyrell.
Row 2: Gladys Haines, Daisy Wilkins, ?, ? , Nellie Guest, Frances Lewis, Connie Blunt, Nancy Smith
Row 1: Bill Guest, Nelson Tyrell, Les Bryant, ? , Trevor Hill, George Dawe.

Thanks also to Mrs A Vaughan.

The above photo appeared in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review with the following text: "... The pretty girl extreme right, second row up ... is my aunt Nancy Smith aged 9. Nancy went on to become both Alvington carnival queen and 'Queen of the Forest' in 1935 and a very keen actress in local amateur drama productions. This talent was somewhat thwarted by being the youngest daughter, and having to look after ailing parents and later her brother. However, her local appearances continued, and after becoming Mrs Rickards, Nancy joined Woolaston W.I. and continued her acting career with them. She lived in Woolaston all her life and her last home was just yards from the house where she was born in Parkhill Lane. Nancy had a phenomenal memory, and if she was still alive today would be able to name every child in the photograph and tell you stories about them!".
- Nancy's family lived at the bottom of Parkhill Lane (near Edge Farm)

Trevor Hill was unfortunately killed in a motorcycle accident.

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