Children from Bilson School Nativity Play c. 1971. at Cinderford Baptist Chapel
L – R:
Pulpit: Left- Elizabeth Endy, Middle - Joanne Clarke, Right- Caroline Price
Stage: (on steps)1 Catherine Hooke, 2 Nicky Bower (in bishop’s mitre) 3
Martin Knapman Michael Greenman, 4 David Graham, 5 Gillian Eagles, 6 Judith Pritchard, 7 Helen Belcher, 8 Christopher Evans, Shepherds = 9 David Duggan, 10 Chris "Chippy" Walding 11 Robert Brookes, 12 Jeff Jones, 13 David Jones (on step just in front of Jeff Jones)
Front row: 1 Martin Hale, 2 Nicky Hill, 3 Beverley Cresswell, 4 Lesley James, 5 King = Paul Worgan, Angels = 6 Carol Birkett, 7 Angela Morgan, 8 Jane Harris, 9 Sally Mills, right hand side of steps = 10 Jan Matthews, 11 Carolyn Ward, 12
Carol Jones Clare Davis.
Adrian Close added: "... I was one of the wise men in this picture. If I remember rightly Mrs. Mitchell was in charge of the play".
Thanks also to Jeff Jones.
Jeff further added: "... Beatrix Richards (daugher of Rev John Richards at St Stephens in the 1970s) thinks the girl at far right is Carol Jones. Also please say hello to Adrian Close who's posted, hope he's well. He gained fame when an ape swiped his glasses during a Bilson trip to Bristol zoo !. We played together in those days, especially in the orchard at his house on top of Littledean Hill/Dockham. Adrian's right, musical events were led by Mrs Mitchell, helped by Mr (Cliff) Bonser at the piano. Other names I remember from our year at Bilson were Richard Harris, Russell Bowles(became goalie at Cinderford Town), David Meek & older brother Leslie, Jenny Cargill, Rita Partridge ?. ".
Kim Turner added "... the Blonde shoulder length hair girl with tartan like skirt looks like Sandra Wheeler".
(Added April 2018): Below are the names recorded at the time by Gillian who added: "... I made a copy of all the names at the time. Obviously I had a very thoughtful mum who anticipated this moment and have her to thank for encouraging me".
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