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Lydney Rugby Club on tour in Germany - early 1960's

A team photo of a Lydney rugby team

Back (L-R): 1 (wearing tie) Cyril Bailey, 2 (wearing tie) Brinkworth, 3 (1st player) Jeremy Williams, 4 Brian Parker, 5 Ken Hyde, , 6 Winston Morris, 7 Tony Evans.
Middle: (L-R) 1 , 2 (1st player) Derek George, 3 Graham Wright, 4, 5 John Morris, 6 John? Pugh, 7 Cleddwyn Davies, 8 John Hoskins, 9 Owen James.
Front: (L-R - kneeling) 1 Colin Thomas, 2 James (Jim) Bendall.

Cledwyn wrote: "... Lydney RFC played 3 matches on this tour. The photo was taken at RAF Butzwelletof and we also played at RAF Gutersloh. We played 3 matches won all of them against RAF Butzweiierhof, RAF Gutersloh and a combined Forces team".

Dave Dunn added: "... I was a neighbour of Cledwyn and remember him, he played for England schools. I know Lydney played a team called 1908 Rickingen and the man top left is Cyril Bailey who ran the touch line and told me he took a pass from the winger as he ran alongside so touched down".

Brian Gardiner added: "... I played rugby with most of those on the photograph. Played with Cleddwny Davies and Winston Morris at LGS. Photograph names: Cleddwyn Davies is middle row number 7, Number 8 is John Hoskins".

Brian further added: "... I think that the first player n the back row is Jeremy Williams - later to become Chairman of L.R.F.C.. Second player in back row is possibly Brian Parker. Brian was in the RAF at Innsworth. I suspect that he was person who organised the tour".

Thanks also to Adam Slee.

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