"Old" Cricketers, Beeston - Outing - 1953
An outing leaving from the Old Cricketers pub on Wollaton Road, Beeston
- that is, of course, the original
building on the corner of Albion Street, before it was knocked down and replaced with the present building on an adjacent site.
The photograph is believed to be dated 1953 as the pub appears to be decorated for the Coronation
Thanks to Joseph Blackwell for supplying the photograph.
Mrs Avril Wheeler has kindly written to let us know that the lady in the middle of the front row, in the dark suit and with her bag in her left hand is her aunty, Margaret Hazzledine.
Her husband, George Hazzledine is
on the back row, third head from the right. The lady to the left of Margaret is believed to be her best friend Nell.
Thanks to Tony Rushton for identifying Bob Turgoose.
The conversation has now been joined by Lorraine Gerry who has kindly sent in names suggested by her mother Maureen Longford. The lady between Margaret Hazzledine and the lady to her left is Mrs Ousley/Housley - whose
husband, "Spider" Ousley/Housley is at the back and at the left hand end of the window, wearing a trilby hat. Also at the back, without a hat and in the middle of the window is Teddy Hill. The middle of the three
ladies, standing behind the two men kneeling down, is believed to be Lucy Husbands - and between and behind these three ladies is a lady believed to be named Christine (who lived at the top of Dennis Avenue).
We have now heard from Natalie Burley who tells us that her mum, Martine Allaway, has recognised her grandparents, George Henry and Ivy (née Gee) Wallis. The couple lived on Cross Street and
then at 18 Dennison Street, Beeston, which received bomb damage during the 2nd World War, causing them to move out for a while. Ivy was the daughter of Arthur and Clara Alice (née Dean, later McQuin). Clara Alice
taught music at Nether Street School (see photographs here) and later, after her marriage to Arthur McQuin, opened a music shop at 132 High Road, Beeston.
Richard Knox has identified his mother, then Joyce Timson, and grandparents, Harry and Louisa Timson, as well as the landlord and landlady, Mr & Mrs Burns.
As describing the position of each person is becoming difficult, each face has now been mapped and numbered.
Move your mouse over any face to reveal the reference number and, where identified, the name of the individual
Suggestions for more names would be very welcome. Please quote the reference number of the individual you can name.
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