LOOKING BACK - May 5 edition

St Andrew's Parish Church Choir about 1949
St Andrew's Parish Church Choir about 1949

Murray School 1951-52

Thank you to John Wells for the two pictures this week. The one above is of Murray School (St Andrews Church School) in the 1951-52 season.

The boys pictured were the school’s 1st XV rugby team. John, of Chapel Lane, Lilbourne, is second from the right on the front row and he can name nearly all of his team mates.

Can anyone remember the two players John doesn’t know?

On the back row (from left) were: Mr R Salmon, John Smith, not known, not known, Gibbons, Mr R Taylor (Head Master), Roy Garner, Bill Ellis, Don Watts, Dobbie Reynolds and Mr J Watson. And on the front row, were: Brian Griffiths, Peter Parker, Brian Mead, Alec Claydon, Guy Beardsley, Don Garrett, Dinga Bell, John Wells and Marshall.

The second of John Wells’ pictures is of St Andrew’s Parish Church choir around 1944 onwards. The Rector Mr Baines is in the centre, with John Wells second from the right in the middle row.