Miss Dorothy Clyde, cheesemaker to Lord Bledisloe
L-R: Lady Bledisloe, Lord Bledisloe (Charles Bathurst), Dorothy Clyde.
Queen Mary visits Lydney Thursday 2 May 1940
(The Citizen 4 May 1940)
... a call was made at the local Cheese Dairy (in Aylburton) which has been in charge of Miss Dorothy Clyde, who, latterly has been asssisted by Mr. P. Haddock.
Produced by Miss Clyde, supplies of cheese have occasionally been sent to the Royal Family as a gift of Lord Bledisloe. On the wall in one of the rooms of the building hangs a framed letter*, signed by the former Lady-in-Waiting, Lady Bertha Dawkins, who congratulated Miss Clyde on the quality of the cheese on behalf of her majesty.
During the short time that the party were inside the building the process of producing the cheese was explained and Queen Mary asking questions on various points showed herself to be most interested. Before they came away the visitors each received the gift of a package of cheeses.
* It may be the frame behind Lady Bledisloe?.
The Cheese Dairy in Chapel Hill, Aylburton
Cheese making equipment
Cheeses on the shelves.
H. K. Fox of Gloucester took the mounted photos.
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