Purton through the years

Photograps of Purton residents

By Dick Woodward

Most of the people in the photographs shown here are named.  Can you give the missing names or can you add any detail to the notes given?

Photo:1929.  Friends at Purton Bank.  Starting from the left in the back row - Arthur 'Dick' Woodward then 6 years old, now 86, ? , Dave Organ, Bob Ekland, Jean Organ, Doug Meers, Myra Organ, Clara Fryer, Marion Woodward, ? .

1929. Friends at Purton Bank. Starting from the left in the back row - Arthur 'Dick' Woodward then 6 years old, now 86, ? , Dave Organ, Bob Ekland, Jean Organ, Doug Meers, Myra Organ, Clara Fryer, Marion Woodward, ? .

Donated by Dick Woodward

Photo:Dick Woodward

Dick Woodward

Donated by Dick Woodward

Photo:Village pageant celebrating the Coronation, thought to be in 1937.  Taken at the Berkeley Arms, then owned by Tom Keedwell.  Starting at the left - Diane Pullen, / Long, Dick Woodward (14?), ? Taylor, Dianna Butcher, Dave Organ, Nora Summers.  The clothes were made by 'old' Mrs Organ.

Village pageant celebrating the Coronation, thought to be in 1937. Taken at the Berkeley Arms, then owned by Tom Keedwell. Starting at the left - Diane Pullen, / Long, Dick Woodward (14?), ? Taylor, Dianna Butcher, Dave Organ, Nora Summers. The clothes were made by 'old' Mrs Organ.

Donated by Dick Woodward

Photo:41.  Taken at the Berkeley Arms, Tom Keedwell publican.  Starting with the backrow at the left - Melvo Robbins, Albert Smith, Jack Wakefield, Herriwood Collett, Frank Driver, John Ship, Dick Woodward, Elton Walkley, Vick Collett, Front row from the left - Jim Smith, Mr Eweby, Ivor Phillips, ? , Frank Pullin, Johnny Collett, Albert Fryer, Bob Roberts, Buzzy Phillips, Ron Mills, Ron Reece.

41. Taken at the Berkeley Arms, Tom Keedwell publican. Starting with the backrow at the left - Melvo Robbins, Albert Smith, Jack Wakefield, Herriwood Collett, Frank Driver, John Ship, Dick Woodward, Elton Walkley, Vick Collett, Front row from the left - Jim Smith, Mr Eweby, Ivor Phillips, ? , Frank Pullin, Johnny Collett, Albert Fryer, Bob Roberts, Buzzy Phillips, Ron Mills, Ron Reece.

Donated by Dick Woodward

Photo:1953.  Bunny Hunt cutting Johnny Wathon's hair.  Bunny was the Bridgeman at Sandfield Bridge and had served on the crane barge Briton Ferry.  Charlie Dangerfield came from Purton.

1953. Bunny Hunt cutting Johnny Wathon's hair. Bunny was the Bridgeman at Sandfield Bridge and had served on the crane barge Briton Ferry. Charlie Dangerfield came from Purton.

Donated by Dick Woodward

This page was added by Iris Capps on 09/06/2009.
Comments about this page

How lovely to see a picture of my late father Ivor (Jock) Phillips. Picture 41 Thanks Mr Woodward

By Gerald Phillips
On 03/07/2009

My grandmother was born at Frampton on Severn and her nephew was Bunny Hunt who was also my mother's cousin, I am now living in Purton, family have not moved far in all those years.

By malcolm phillips
On 18/10/2011

The last of his generation. It is with the greatest of regrets that the Friends of Purton announce the sad passing of Mr Arthur ‘Dick’ Woodward on 29th October 2011 aged 88 after a short illness. Known for his boundless enthusiasm and continued support of the Friends in his role as our inaugural honorary President, Dick will be fondly remembered for his wonderful sense of humour and a willingness to share his extensive knowledge of his experiences whilst actively beaching the collection during a long and distinguished career working for British Waterways as the suction plant operator. The society is deeply saddened as a result of his passing and would wish to pass on our sincere condolences to his family.

By Paul Barnett
On 01/11/2011

Hi there - My Grandfather Lionel and Great Grandfather Thomas were both publicans at the Berkeley Arms - does anyone have any photos of them?

By Sarah Keedwell
On 21/01/2014

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