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Woolaston people at Parkhill Chapel outing in 1927.

Woolaston

This photo was taken by Roy Workman of Woolaston.

A very similar version of this photo appeared in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review with the following text: "... Jean Mills - nee Adams (that's me!) is the third child from the left in the second row. My brother Colin Alfred Adams is the first child on the left in the third row. I think the woman standing behind him with her hand on his shoulder is Elsie Dawe, she was a maid to the Adams' at Madgett Farm. She lived at the bottom of Madgett Lane in one of three houses with her father who was a carpenter. Her mother, sister Betty and brother George was in the photograph of Tidenham Chase School. It would have been she who would have taken us to this event".

13 Jean Adams, 16 Harold Godwin?, 18 Colin Adams, 21 Selina Smith, 23 Winnie Haines?, 26 Nancy Smith, 27 Elsie Dawe, 28 Laura Haines, 30 Ivy Smith, 48 Emmie Smith

Thanks also to Judith Kelman who added (April 2016: "... Number 48 looks like ... Emmie Smith, later Ball. The girl in front, 26, I'm sure is her sister, ..., Nancy Smith, later Rickards".

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John Vaughan added (December 2011): "... I have a poor copy of this photo - via Queensland, Australia with '1927 Parkhill chapel outing' written on it. No. 23 looks like Winnie Haines, later Mitchell, married 08/02/1944. No. 16 looks like Harold Godwin of Slade Farm, Woolaston.

 

Parkhill Chapel, 2011
Parkhill Chapel, 5th November 2011

Photos by John Vaughan.

The stone above the door reads:

PARK HILL
CHAPEL
1835

In the churchyard is a memorial to "Joshua Lewis late Minister of this Place who died May 29th 1856 Aged 71 Years Also of Ann Lewis Wife of the above who died Oct? 8th 1857 Aged 78 Years"

Peter Davis added (December 2011): "... I have special memories of Parkhill chapel. There is a grave in front of the entrance door where my ancester is buried and my family and myself used to attend Sunday services at one time. This chapel had the best view of the Severn estuary".

Park Hill Chapel, 2011

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