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Bream Male Voice Choir - 1951

Bream Male Voice Choir - 1951

Bream Male Voice Choir - 1951. This picture was taken in what is now the Rugby Club car park following a contest at Ruardean

Back Row - 1 Arthur Underwood, 2 Harry Merry, 3 Joe Dobbs, 4 Denley Adams, 5 Mr Adams, 6 Will Evans, 7 unknown , 8 Bert Brookes, 9 John Earl, 10 Fred Morgan, 11 Maurice Tye, 12 Len Preest, 13 unknown, 14 Norman Cooper, 15 Les Nelmes, 16 Roy Morgan, 17 unknown.
Middle Row - 1 Ingo Morgan, 2 Dick Beach, 3 Arthur Preest, 4 Geoff Wildin, 5 Frank Brain, 6 Jack Porter, 7 Harvey Jenkins, 8 Sam Brown, 9 Len Miles, 10 Charlie Williams, 11 Terry Mabberley, 12 Reg Preest, 13 Roy Watts, 14 Tom Cox.
Front Row - 1 Harry Preest, 2 Harold Miles, 3 Charlie Thomas, 4 Randall Phillips, 5 Arch Higgins, 6 Newton Adams, 7 Mrs W.O. Davies (conductress), 8 Percy Thomas, 9 Don Adams, 10 John Powell,11 Reg James, 12 unknown, 13 Mr Nelmes, 14 Fred Kear
Thanks to Sue Mabberley, the daughter of Terry who adds the following :
We have deduced that this photo must have been taken in the summer of 1951, as my father's family left the Forest not long after this event took place.

After the Second World War, Mrs W. O. Davies was asked by a group of local men to form a Male Voice Choir. She obliged and remained the Conductor of the Bream Male Voice Choir for 38 years. In 1951 the BBC made a recording of the choir in Bream church.

Thanks also to B Nelmes. John Wilcox and Mrs Frank Brain.

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