A History of Preston

in Hertfordshire

A Generation of Preston People from the 1950s/1960s

Here are eleven photographs of Preston people, old and young, from the 1950s/1960s. Some are identified. Many are not. Are these names correct? Can you name anyone else? If so, please contact me: Contact page

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Preston Cricket Club Dinner, 1950 1 Mick Harper; 2 Alec Currell; 3 Arthur Marlow; 4 D Kimber; 5 ? Jenkins; 6 Horace Jenkins; 7 Frank Pugh; 8 Margaret Meadows; 9 Cliff Tomlin; 10 Bill Stanley

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Preston School Group circa 1952  1 Ray Whitby; 2 Chris Newell; 3 Jean Perry; 4 Rosemary Crawley;

5 Mr ‘Freddie’ Orchard headmaster;  6 Arthur Baker; 7 Ted Harper; 8 Jim Jenkins?; 9 David Crawley;

10 Mike Woodhams; 11 ? Mardell; 12 ? Mardell; 13 Malcolm Newell

 

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St Martin’s, Preston Young Wives on their fifth birthday, 1962  1 Mrs (Spindle) Smith;

2 Joyce Garner ?; 3 Clarice Bryan; 4 Betty Palmer; 5 Eileen Newell

(Note: some of these ladies lived in Langley)

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The Chequers Outing, 1950  1 Mr Dobbs; 2 Bill Woodhams; 3 Mary Woodhams; 4 Mike Woodhams;

5 Johnny Woodhams; 6 Brian Woodhams; 7 Rosemary Crawley; 8 David Crawley; 9 Nan Wray;

10 Cecil Jenkins; 11 Maggie Jenkins; 12 Bill Bailey; 13 Jean Perry.  Also among the standing adults are  

Mrs Crawley; Mick Waller; Bill Walker; Mrs Dobbs and Dorothy Bailey. Among those in the front row are

John Perry; Les Walker; Doug Crawley; Ted Harper and Mrs Perry.

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St Martin’s Sunday School outing early 1950s 1 Robin Freeman; 2 Clarice Bryan; 3 Elaine Yallop;

4 Doris Freeman; 5 Pat Salisbury; 6 David Crawley; 7 Peter Reid; 8 Helen Baker; 9 Martin Yallop?;

10 Michael Woodhams; 11 Peter Woodhams; 12 Brian Woodhams; 13 Douglas ? Crawley;

14 Margaret Meadows. Also in the group are believed to be Peter Freeman; Rosemary Crawley;

Pauline Salisbury; Diane Jenkins; Peter Waller; Pat Salisbury and Ruth Meadows.

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A Preston Junior School Class circa 1952  1 Mrs Nunn; 2 Peter Lane; 3 Freddy Baker; 4 Arthur Baker;

5 Julie Mardell; 6 Elsie Mardell; 7 Tony Mardell; 8 Chris Newell; 9 Ray Whitby; Gilian Whitby; 11 ? Mardell;

12 Helen Baker; 13 Peggy Mardell; 14 Joanna Metrovitch; 15 ? Mardell

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St Martin’s Sunday School Outing early 1950s  1 Jean Perry; 2 Freddie Baker; 3 Pat Reid (nee Currall); 4 Win Salisbury; 7 Mrs Yallop; 6 Margaret Meadows; 7 Elaine Yallop; 8 William Stanley; 9 Donald ? Reid; 10 ? Altham?

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The marriage of Rodney Philip Bolan and Jacqueline Margaret Woodcock (aka Jacki Currell) at St Martin’s Church, Preston on 3 October 1964 1 Alec Currell with one of the Currell twins;

2 Sylvia Currell with the other twin; 3 Mark Currell

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Another St Martin’s Sunday School outing. 1 Clarice Bryan; 2 Margaret Meadows; 3 Pat Reid and others include Mrs Hollingsworth; Boby Salisbury; Sally Cross; Jackie Woodcock; Peter Meadows, Philip Reid; Malcolm Yallop and Susan Salisbury

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Still another St Martin’s Sunday School outing. 1 Eileen Newell Others include Betty Watson;

Erica Turrell; Susan Turrell; John Turrell; Mike Garner; M Kimber; Susan Currell and Mrs Newell.

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An event on The Green in the early 1960s 1 Robert Sunderland; 2 Eileen Newell; 3 Mrs Armstrong; 4 Barbara Newell. Others include Mrs Currell; Audrey Massey; Tom, Marilyn, David and Vi Kimber; Jockey and Emily Peters;Margaret and Ruth Meadows; Sid and Pamela Raffell; Erica Turell; Derek Miles; Mr and Mrs Fallowfield; Mrs, Leslie and Liz Mardell and Doris Freeman

Is there anything more frustrating than a photograph of people - without a caption?

I am grateful to Roz Welch, Chris Newell and Peter Meadows for their contributions to this article

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