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Cross Border Health Care In Stroat

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 19/03/2015

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Cross Border Health Care In Stroat

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as a resident of Stroat one is singularly well provided for in terms of the NHS!

I, like others in the immediate vicinity, which includes Beachley, Tutshill, Sedbury, Woodcroft etc., have the advantage that we can utilise Doctor’s practices in Chepstow OR those in Lydney!

In choosing our house, as a long term cancer patient, we did not wish to change medical practices, having been a patient on the books of a Chepstow practice the thought of changing to new Doctors and utilising new hospitals was concerning as I know the urology department at the Royal gwent well after almost 18 years of cancer care from that department and although Velindra is almost 40 miles away I can not speak too highly of their services.

As long as we purchased our new home after 30 years of living in Chepstow, from 1983 in the center of the town, we could remain with our Doctors and access to the same Consultants and their staff as long as we did not venture beyond the Woolaston turn off on the A48!

We now have the best of both world with a local Doctor with a surgery facility in Sedbury and able to have treatment at the Monmouthshire and Welsh hospitals (where certain services are dismal due to devolution and Labour’s foolish desire to stamp its impramature on the service at obscene cost to the NHS budget that has harmed many services), where we are not entirely happy our Doctors, due to our Gloucestershire location, can access services in the Gloucestershire region, including such excellent facilities as the Cheltenham scanning and radiography center of excellence at The Cobalt Health Centrer CLICK HERE or HERE or HERE etc.

We also have access to the new Southmead Hospital, the BRI, The Royal Gloucester, etc. etc.

It is also hugely convenient to have the Minor Injuries facility at Lydney Hospital as there is no A&E left at Chepstow Hospital, probably due to mismanagement of the budget by the idiotic EU regional National Ass. for Wales (so aptly abbreviated!).

As a result of this cross border facility and having known David Davies for many years I had a particular interest in the inquiry he chaired, on the subject, which has just been published:

End health confusion

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

•The inquiry into cross-border health arrangements was led by Monmouth MP David Davies.

•The inquiry into cross-border health arrangements was led by Monmouth MP David Davies.


HEALTH chiefs on both sides of the border need to do more to ensure thousands of patients in the Forest and Wye Valley get the care to which they are entitled, say MPs.

The Welsh Affairs Select Committee said it was “concerned” that many people are unaware that being registered with a GP based on the other side of the border could have affect on their care later.

The committee, chaired by Monmouth MP David Davies, spent some three months taking evidence from patient groups, health professionals and policy makers about the impact of cross-border health arrangements.

The report, published last Thursday, was welcomed by Forest-based campaign group Action4OurCare which has pressed for the right of patients living in England to be treated according to English NHS standards – although the group has concerns about how long it will take to implement the committee’s recommendations.

Some 20,000 people living in England – around half of whom live between Sedbury and Ross-on-Wye are patients of GPs registered in Wales.

Campaigners say they want to stay with their Welsh GPs but changes are needed to ensure English residents have all the rights to which they are entitled.

The select committee found many of them did not realise that were differences in policy on issues such as waiting times set by Department of Health in England and the Welsh Government.

Mr Davies said: “Since devolution there has been an increasing divergence between the healthcare systems of England and Wales.

“This can cause confusion for patients, particularly those who rely on healthcare facilities on either side of the border from where they live.

“During our inquiry we sought to bring clarity to a number of issues and to examine what services cross-border patients are entitled to receive.

“Our inquiry has not been concerned with the merits of the healthcare system in Wales, which is devolved the the Welsh Government, or England.

“Instead our report focused on areas where there was a need for essential and detailed systems of liaison to be in place to guarantee consistent cross-border co-ordination.”

Among its recommendations the committee called on the Department of Health and the Welsh Government to work with healthcare professionals, particularly GPs, to ensure that patients are better informed of the differences in healthcare policy between England and Wales.

“Patients must also be made aware of the impact of choosing a Welsh or English GP and the implications that might have for later care.”

The MPs also welcomed a commitment from Welsh health minister Mark Drakeford not to allow the border to become a barrier.

That will be of interest to people whose cases were highlighted by Action4OurCare such as the family of a boy from Tutshill who was forced to travel to Swansea instead of Bristol and the owner of a St Briavels art gallery who was denied specialist treatment in Bristol and was given an appointment in Wrexham.

Chair of Action4OurCare, Pam Plummer, said: “Many of the committee’s recommendations such as compatible IT systems, proper patient engagement and information about the differences between the services in Wales and England are eminently sensible and should be acted upon.

“However, given the time it has taken for the government to confirm the legal status quo, Action4OurCare remains concerned about how long it will now take to implement the practical changes necessary to ensure that all English residents can be treated equally.

“This fair and balanced report clearly acknowledges the underlying problems still faced by thousands of English residents up and down the Anglo/Welsh border who even now are being forced to wait longer for diagnostic tests, operations and have no access to the Cancer Drugs Fund.

“Never again can Gloucestershire-resident patients be forced by NHS Wales to go primarily into Wales for hospital treatment for purely financial reasons, which was reversed only after a public outcry led by Action4OurCare and never again can this injustice be swept under the carpet.”

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Cross-border health arrangements between England and Wales

Inquiry status: closed. Report published.

The Welsh Affairs Committee announces a short inquiry into Cross-border health arrangements between England and Wales, to follow-up its previous 2009 report on this matter.

Since the Committee last examined this issue, there has been increasing divergence between the healthcare systems of England and Wales, which has implications for patients in border areas who rely on healthcare facilities on the other side of the border.

In April 2013 the NHS Wales and NHS Commissioning Board England agreed a Protocol for Cross-border Healthcare Services (PDF 368KB) to ensure smooth and efficient interaction between the NHS on either side of the England-Wales border, but it is not clear how well this has been functioning to date.

The Silk Commission has also made recommendations to improve cross-border health delivery, and the Government is preparing its response.

The Committee is also conducting a web forum to hear the experiences of patients who rely on services on the other side of the border and the views of medical professionals and social care practitioners.

Welsh Affairs – Third Report
Cross-border health arrangements between England and Wales

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee.

The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 10 March 2015.

Contents
Terms of Reference

 

Summary

1 Introduction

2 Cross-border health services

Primary care

Secondary Care

Tertiary Care

Devolution and policy divergence

Internal Market

Foundation Trusts

‘Patient voice’ and ‘Patient choice’

Waiting time targets

Cancer Drugs Fund

Free Prescriptions

3 Funding and Commissioning

Commissioning arrangements

Structure of the NHS in England

Structure of NHS in Wales

Cross-border Protocol

Compatibility of the Cross Border Protocol and NHS Constitution

Funding

Primary services

Secondary and Tertiary services

4 Cross-border problems

Access to Services

Tertiary Services

Information technology compatibility

GP Performers Lists

5 Waiting times

Dealing with different targets

6 Cross-border engagement and coordination

Cross-border patient engagement

Raising awareness

Patient engagement

Engagement between Local Health Board and CCGs

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex: Summary of public events in Newtown and Hereford

Formal Minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

Unpublished evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

You can also read the full report if you CLICK HERE

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FoD Council Apologises For Squandering £1/2Million

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 14/03/2015

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FoD Council Apologises For Squandering £1/2Million
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Council forced to apologise after squandering £500,000 renovating reception and demolishing empty buildings

  • Forest of Dean District Council was criticised for its ‘scandalous waste’
  • Authority spent nearly £400,000 renovating reception area at offices
  • Another £120,000 was used on demolishing a building they failed to sell
  • It was attacked for shutting tourism offices and imposing waste charges
  • Apology has been posted on authority’s website and in press releases 

A council has been forced to issue a ‘complete and utter’ apology for squandering over £500,000 of taxpayers’ money.

Forest of Dean District Council accepted a humiliating motion criticising it for ‘scandalous waste’ over the past eight years after an ambush by Labour members.

They forced through the vote, demanding an ‘unqualified apology’, when the ruling Conservatives were left short of numbers at a meeting this week.

Forest of Dean District Council was forced to apologise for squandering over £500,000 on renovation work

Forest of Dean District Council was forced to apologise for squandering over £500,000 on renovation work

The council was criticised for spending nearly £400,000 on renovating a reception area at its offices and another £120,000 on demolishing a building which they failed to sell and which has lain empty for four years.

It was also attacked for shutting the district’s tourism information offices and imposing charges for pest control, bulk waste and garden waste collections and car parking.

The apology has already been posted on the authority’s website and in press releases.

Labour councillor Di Martin, who introduced the motion, said the Conservative administration, which has run the council in Gloucestershire for eight years, ‘has failed miserably to listen to the people of the Forest of Dean and as a result they have been badly let down, an unqualified apology is due’. 

Tory council leader Patrick Molyneux explained his party had abstained from voting against the embarrassing motion

Tory council leader Patrick Molyneux explained his party had abstained from voting against the embarrassing motion

She added: ‘An apology is needed for the scandalous waste of taxpayers’ money on the refurbishment of the district council’s reception area [at a cost of £383,320].

‘The cost of refurbishment was meant to be recouped by the sale of Lawnstone House, which is now to be demolished at a further cost of £120,000.’

Last night Tory council leader Patrick Molyneux explained why his party had abstained from voting against the embarrassing motion, which he dismissed as a ‘blatant piece of electioneering’.

‘We didn’t take part in the debate. We were down on our numbers and we weren’t sure we’d have the support to win in the chamber so we didn’t vote,’ he said. ‘We don’t regret it because it’s a stupid motion – it’s ill-founded and if anybody should hang their head in shame it is Di Martin.

‘We were voted the most-improved council in the country in 2013 and if that’s something we should apologise for, she’s completely lost the plot.’

Mr Molyneux added that the renovation work to the council’s offices – which included £13,550 to replace a CCTV system – was essential as it made the building more accessible to the disabled.

‘It does seem like a lot but the old block where the reception was wasn’t disabled friendly. If she thinks that’s a waste of money, she’s missing the plot.’

Independent members of the council criticised the ‘mud-slinging contest’ between the two main parties.

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It is also interesting to note how the local press handles this matter:
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Forest Council – an apology

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

THE Forest Council has issued an apology for its own record over the last eight years.
The opposition Labour group successfully put a motion to the council that it issue a “complete and utter apology to the people of the Forest of Dean”.

Usually, critical motions are voted down by the Conservatives, the largest single group on the authority, but last Wednesday the numbers were against them and so a terse, four word apology appears on the council’s website.

It explains that the council passed the motion, out down by Labour group leader Cllr Di Martin (Cinderford East) and, after the statement in full, it simply adds: “The council therefore apologises.”

Leader of the council, Cllr Patrick Molyneux (Con, Woolaston and Hewelsfield) defended the council’s record – and branded the motion “a political stunt.”.

Cllr Martin attacked what she called the “scandalous waste” of taxpayers’ money on revamping the reception area at the council’s headquarters in Coleford.

She claimed that the cost was meant to be covered by the sale of Lawnstone House in Coleford but that building is now to be demolished at a further cost of £120,000.

The Labour leader also highlighted:

• the closure of tourist information centres.
• “higher and higher” charges for pest control.
• charges for bulk waste collection “that has led to an explosion in fly-tipping”.
• charges for garden waste and for car parking.
• the “refusal” of the Conservative administration to make policy changes voted for by a majority of councillors.
• the “shabby” treatment of the public at council meetings.
• staff reductions “leaving the Forest exposed to…scatter gun development opportunities.”
• The haste with which the 20-20 project for shared services with other councils is being moved forward.

Cllr Martin said: The existing Conservative administration has failed miserably to listen to the people of the Forest of Dean and as a result they have been badly let down. An unqualified apology is due.”

Cllr Molyneux said: “A bunch of our members and some we look to on the Independent party weren’t present at the meeting which had resumed – had it been on the Thursday we would have robustly defended the motion carried by Di Martin.

“Her argument is an obvious political stunt which aims to embarrass us as a party but it was her very party who put the council into special measures in 2007, when we took over, forcing us to make tough financial savings. We have since not only turned this around but saved the council £4million.

“The council should absolutely not have to apologise, but they have, and done so, by posting a statement on its website. If Cllr Martin thinks it’s a ‘scandalous waste’ for us to waste money making the reception area more disabled-friendly then they need to get their priorities right. I hope that people will see through this. We will recoup the money from Lawnstone House once we get a better understanding of how we can do this.”

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Severn Salmon Fishing From Stroat

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 13/03/2015

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Severn Salmon Fishing From Stroat

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Severn’s last salmon fisherman says the authorities will drive him out of business as he faces court for catching one fish too many 

  • Nigel Mott has been fishing with traditional basket traps since the 1970s
  • Livelihood was thrown into doubt by 2012 Environment Agency diktat
  • 71-year-old argued he could not get by catching just 30 salmon a season
  • Challenged the ruling by presenting 31st fish to EA and was prosecuted
  • High Court ruled in his favour but case will now go to Court of Appeal
  • Nigel, of Stroat, Gloucestershire, argues his ‘putcher’ traps have  minimal impact on salmon levels in the Severn as fish can easily swim past them

The last salmon fisherman on the River Severn is embroiled in a legal battle with the Environment Agency – after catching just a single fish too many.

Nigel Mott, 71, has been catching salmon in traditional basket traps since the 1970s and once netted up to 600 fish a year worth £100 each.

But his livelihood was thrown into doubt in 2012 when the Environment Agency ruled that no individual fisherman could land more than 30 in a season.

Nigel Mott is the last remaining commercial salmon fisherman on the River Severn and claims it is impossible for him to make a living if he is restricted to catching just 30 fish in a season

Nigel Mott is the last remaining commercial salmon fisherman on the River Severn and claims it is impossible for him to make a living if he is restricted to catching just 30 fish in a season

The River Severn. Nigel's home in Stroat, Gloucestershire, is around six miles from the town of Lydney, off which he fishes. The 71-year-old used to catch up to 600 salmon a year worth £100 each 

The River Severn. Nigel’s home in Stroat, Gloucestershire, is around six miles from the town of Lydney, off which he fishes. The 71-year-old used to catch up to 600 salmon a year worth £100 each 

Defiant Nigel continued to use his putcher rank – an array of 650 basket-like traps – and hit the quota in just 26 days.

As a protest he presented his 31st fish to the local Environment Agency office – and was duly prosecuted.

He won his case but the agency has now announced plans to appeal the decision.

Nigel said: ‘When I caught the 30th fish, I rang them up and told them I was going to fish in excess of the 30 – I even brought them my 31st fish.

‘They seized my fish and warned me of a prosecution – which is exactly what I wanted because I was very anxious to get my evidence before a court.’

The Environment Agency introduced the new quotas amid fears that the salmon population in the Severn was dangerously low.

Nigel, of Stroat, Gloucestershire, has won his case, but must face another hearing in the Court of Appeal

Nigel, of Stroat, Gloucestershire, has won his case, but must face another hearing in the Court of Appeal

After catching his 31st fish Nigel was prosecuted for breaching his licence and the case was heard at the High Court in London in February.

Nigel, of Stroat, Gloucestershire, argued that the unreasonably low quota threatened his livelihood and would put him out of business.

He claims his form of fishing has minimal impact on salmon in the Severn, as his putchers stretch out just a couple of hundred metres from the riverbank.

That leaves a mile of open water for the fish to swim past his cages, he argued, allowing plenty of space.

Despite winning the case his legal battle still shows no signs of ending as the Environment Agency has vowed to take it to the Court of Appeal.

A spokesman said: ‘Although the judge has at this stage ruled in Mr Mott’s favour, we will be seeking leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

‘All of these sites are designated to protect salmon, and these populations are currently under threat.

‘We impose restrictions on salmon fishing for all fisheries in these areas because of the need to protect the designated habitats and fisheries.’

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Chase School, Rosemary Lane

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 09/03/2015

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Hi,

my thanks to G.K. Davis who has, and does, host the pictures, which are attributed to him, on his web site @ SunGreen.co.UK and to those who provided them to him.

I would much appreciate any other photographs of the school, or if you can help provide any missing names.

I am also currently looking for ANY old photographs of Stroat, or the people who have lived here, over the years – with details of which houses they lived in etc. Right up to the present time.

Also any stories and anecdotes of people or events pertaining to Stroat – The more comprehensive this site can be made for those who live in Stroat or have lived here in the past the more interesting it will become to them and also to visitors and those with a passing interest in the hamlet.

The site will in time increasingly become a memorial and In Memoriam to those who have passed, giving a touchstone to the history of both the hamlet and the immediate area.

Sadly, for want of recording the facts, we bury our history at every funeral, death takes memories to the grave that are of value to the future!

Your help in any way would be appreciated, particularly if you can provide other picturef of classes at the school or at the moment the names of the 1925 class below. Thank you to anyone who can help.

PICTURED & IDENTIFIED SO FAR: (at Chase School, Rosemary Lane)

ADAMS, Les
ADAMS, Rosemary
ANDREWS, Ronald
BALL, Bert
BALL, Mary
BETTERINGE, Bessie
BETTERIDGE, Ella
BETTERIDGE, Stewart
BIRCH, Tommy
BLUNT, Connie
BLUNT, Dorothy
BOUNDS, Allan
BOUNDS, Betty
BOUNDS, Dorothy
BOUNDS, John
BOUNDS, Ken
BOUNDS, Margaret
BREND, Ivy (Teacher)
BRYANT, Les
BURROWS, ?
DAVIES, Audrey
DAVIES, Edgar
DAVIES, Ernest
DAVIES< Gracie
DAVIES, John
DAVIES, Norman
DAVIES, Olive
DAVIS, Jean
DAVIS, John
DAWE, George
DORRINGTON, Les
DUFF, Peter
ENGLISH,
ENGLISH, Eileen
ENGLISH, Ernie
ENGLISH, Joe
ENGLISH, Queenie
ENGLISH, Ted
ENGLISH, Violet
EVANS, George
FRYER, Eileen
GUEST, Bill
GUEST, Jack
GUEST, Nellie
HAINES, Audrey
HAINES, Bill
HAINES, George
HAINES, Gladys
HAINES, Iris
HAINES, Phyllis
HAINES, Tom
HILL, Trevor
JAMES, Desmond
JONES, Cyril
JONES, Gordon
JONES Ken
JONES Reg
JONES, Violet
KELLY, Joyce
KNIGHT, Evelyn ‘Queen’
KNIGHT, Luin
LEWIS, Cath
LEWIS, Eric
LEWIS, Frances
LEWIS, Herbert
LEWIS, Hilda
LEWIS, Mary
LEWIS, Reg
MURPHY, Bryan
MURPHY, Rosie
OSBOURNE, ?
PARKER, Lil
PHIPPS, Joan
PICKETT, ?
PROSSER, Ellen
PROSSER, Wilf
PUGH, Violet
RAVENHILL, Ken
RAVENHILL, Linda
RAVENHILL, Violet
REEKS, Phyllis
SMITH, Nancy
TAMPLIN, Phyllis (Teacher)
TYRELL, Charlie
TYRELL, Joe
TYRELL, Nelson
TYRE, ?
VOYCE, Tom
WILKINS, Daisy

Do you know any details about ANY of the above, birthdates, where are they now, who did they marry, children, parents, where did they live, are they still alive – any other photos etc.?

Tidenham Chase C of E School 1936

A photo of pupils at Tidenham Chase school in 1936

Courtesy of: Mrs Audrey Vaughan. Uploaded: April 2015

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Back Row (L-R): Herbert Lewis, Ronald Andrews, Tom Voyce, John Davis,
Bryan Murphy, Ernie English, Gordon Jones.
Middle Row (L-R): Betty Bounds, Mary Ball, Joan Phipps, Violet Ravenhill,
Audrey Davies, Rosie Murphy, Jean Davis, The teacher is Ivy Brend.
Front Row (L-R): Gracie Davies, Audrey Hames, Bert Ball, Norman Davies,
Eileen English, Margaret Bounds.

The photo was taken by the Scholastic Souvenir Co. Ltd., Blackpool.

Chase School 1933-1934

A photo of pupils od Chase School 1933-1934

Courtesy of: Mrs A Vaughan.

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Chase School (Tidenham) c. 1933-1934 Back (L-R) Charlie Tyrrell , Les Jones, Ken Ravenhill, Mary Lewis, Violet Ravenhill, Olive Davies. Middle: Ted English, John Davies (High Hall Farm), Ellen Prosser, Cath Lewis, Rosemary Adams, Violet English, Desmond James, Allan Bounds, Tom Haines.

Front (L-R) Edgar Davies, Ernest Davies, Jim Voyce, Reg Jones, John Bounds, Joyce Kelly, Hilda Lewis.


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Tidenham Chase School 1926

Tidenham Chase School 1926

Courtesy of:  Jo Watkins.

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Jo wrote (Jan 2008): “Tidenham Chase School taken between 1924 and 1926. My mother, Phyllis Tamplin is the teacher.” Row 4: 1 Lil Parker, 2 Nellie Guest, 3 ? Osbourne, 4 Dorothy Blunt, 5 ? English, 6 Les Adams. Row 3: 1 Wilf Prosser, 2, 3, 4, 5 Reg Lewis, 6 ? Burrows, 7 Ken Bounds. Row 2: 1 (teacher Phylis Tamplin, 2 Eileen Fryer, 3 Queenie English, 4 Joe English, 5 Evelyn (“Queen”) Knight (married George Evans), 6 Linda Ravenhill, 7 Iris Haines, 8 Queenie Tyrell, 9 Jack Guest. Row 1: 1 Luin knight, 2 ? Burrows, 3 George Evans, 4 Cyril Jones, 5 Eric Lewis, 6 George Haines, 7 Tommy Birch. The board says “Chase in Tidenham Infant Class St. I II” Thanks also to Luin Knight. Some children from the West side of Woolaston (Ashwell Lodge, Gumstalls) walked to Chase School


Tidenham Chase School c 1925

Chase School 1925

Courtesy of: Jo Watkins.

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A photo of pupils taken about 1925 at Tidenham Chase School. Row 5: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Row 4: 1 (teacher), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Phyllis Tamplin (teacher). Row 3: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Row 2: (all seated) 1, 2, 3 , 4 , 5, 6, 7, 8. Row 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 . Miss Phillips

Miss Phillips of Tidenham Chase c 1924
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Jo Watkins added::
“My mother, Phyllis Tamplin, lodged with her when teaching at the Chase School”.


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Tidenham Chase School c 1924

Tidenham Chase School

Courtesy of:  Jo Watkins. Uploaded:

Hat tip to SunGreen.co.UK

Jo thinks that this photo of Tidenham Chase School was taken around 1924.

Row 4: Stewart Betteridge, Peter Duff, Dorothy Bounds, Ella Betteridge,
? Pickett, Bill Haines.
Row 3: Les Dorrington, Phyllis Reeks, Violet Pugh, ? Burrows, Bessie Betteridge,
Violet Jones, Phyllis Haines, Joe Tyrell.
Row 2: Gladys Haines, Daisy Wilkins, ?, ? , Nellie Guest, Frances Lewis,
Connie Blunt, Nancy Smith
Row 1: Bill Guest, Nelson Tyrell, Les Bryant, ? , Trevor Hill, George Dawe.
Thanks also to Mrs A Vaughan.
The above photo appeared in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review with the following text:

“… The pretty girl extreme right, second row up … is my aunt Nancy Smith aged 9. Nancy went on to become both Alvington carnival queen and ‘Queen of the Forest’ in 1935 and a very keen actress in local amateur drama productions. This talent was somewhat thwarted by being the youngest daughter, and having to look after ailing parents and later her brother. However, her local appearances continued, and after becoming Mrs Rickards, Nancy joined Woolaston W.I. and continued her acting career with them. She lived in Woolaston all her life and her last home was just yards from the house where she was born in Parkhill Lane. Nancy had a phenomenal memory, and if she was still alive today would be able to name every child in the photograph and tell you stories about them!”. – Nancy’s family lived at the bottom of Parkhill Lane (near Edge Farm) Trevor Hill was unfortunately killed in a motorcycle accident.


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