Gallery

Bicknor Carnival Queen and Attendants

Standing - Ted Gwillam

Thanks to Daphne Gwillam

The Rock Inn

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Symonds Yat Railway Station


Mailscott Lodge


Symonds Yat Railway Station c.1910


Play in the Village Hall

Thanks to Brian Carne

Carnival float outside Dryslade Farm

At front, L to R: Millicent Foster, Marg Gwilliam, Gertie Hall, Mrs Tintern. Seated with beret: ?Mrs Little

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Bicknor Dramatic Society. She Stoops to Conquer. 1933

L to R standing: ? , ? Douglas Matthews, ? , Ernest Gane, ? , Ted Gwilliam, ? , ? , Mrs Lilian Teague, ? , Ben Gwilliam, Henry Machen. Seated: Arthur Gwilliam, Joan Machen, Dorothy Crombie, ? To raise fund for the new village hall the Machen family started a dramatic society. Six plays ran before the war raising £100. This was the first. The first two plays were staged in the schoolroom, the rest in the hall. Mrs Betty Williams went to Eastbach in 1942 and says the Drama Society was still functioning then.

Thanks to Brian Carne

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Hubert Knight's Auster J1 which was flown from Eastbach, 1950s


Aerial photo by Donovan Wilson, Hereford c.1952-6

Given for community use by Anne Falkner (Falkner's to the Post Office in 1967). She was given them by Tony Liddiard. ?Tony's plane was used and he was given some prints in appreciation. Shows the first group of Red House Lane houses (built 1949-52), Smith House, The Row (demolished c.1956), the School House and the Pound House but do not show Arnells (built 1959).

Thanks to Brian Carne

Aerial photo by Donovan Wilson, Hereford c.1952-6

Given for community use by Anne Falkner (Falkner's to the Post Office in 1967). She was given them by Tony Liddiard. ?Tony's plane was used and he was given some prints in appreciation. Shows the first group of Red House Lane houses (built 1949-52), Smith House, The Row (demolished c.1956), the School House and the Pound House but do not show Arnells (built 1959).

Thanks to Brian Carne

Mr & Mrs Smith of Other House's Golden Wedding party in Village Hall, 17 Aug 1953

Thanks to Brian Carne

Mr & Mrs Smith of Other House's Golden Wedding party in Village Hall, 17 Aug 1953

Standing: Mr & Mrs Luther Jones, Mrs J Voyce, Mrs Locke. Sitting: Mrs Bright, Mr & Mrs H Smith, Mr & Mrs F Smith. Front left: Mrs TS Gwilliam. Front right: George & Phyllis Ambry(?).

Thanks to Brian Carne

Outside Village Hall

Harry Smith, Rev Hutton

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Bicknor Cricket Team outside Village Hall

Played in field behind White House

Thanks to Brian Carne

Bicknor Cricket Team outside Village Hall

Thanks to Brian Carne

Bicknor Cricket Team outside Village Hall

Thanks to Brian Carne

Berry Hill Cricket Team, 1953

Winners of Verderers Cup and Lady Shelley Rose Bowl season 1953

Forest of Dean Papers. Thanks to Brian Carne

Coronation Football March, Youth Team. 1953

Standing: Mr Milton, Bill Creed, Albert Jacobs, Harold Smith, Wilf Powell, Billy Farr, Lewis Helmsley (referee), Frank Williams. Kneeling: Ken Farr, Pat Moan (Milk Marketing Board), Ronnie Farr (captain), Ronnie Jones, Denis Edwards

Forest of Dean Papers. Thanks to Brian Carne

Mrs Machen presenting Coronation football trophies, at Pool Meadow (in front of Bicknor Court( 1953

Captains of the Veteran and Youth teams: D Smith and R Farr. In the background, above shoulder level: Colin Williams, Mr Short, Brian and Mrs Farr, Nelson Helmsley, Bill Creed. To Mrs Machen;s right: Michael Jacobs, Ronnie Morgan

Forest of Dean Papers. Thanks to Brian Carne

Coronation Match at Pool Meadow, Veteran XI. 1953

The Young 'uns played the Old 'uns to raise money for the children's party. The Old 'uns thoroughly beat the opposition. Such was the enthusiasium that a meeting was held 29 May at New Inn to start a village football club. Standong: Lewis Hemlsy (referee), Ralph Baldwin, Hugo Newton, Nelson Hemsley (goal), Ted Gwilliam, Joe Parry, Harry Little, Mr Milton. Kneeling: Len Lewis (St John's Ambulance), Ray Creed, Bill Walker, Don Smith (captain), Ivor Morgan, Gilbert Hoare

Forest of Dean Papers. Thanks to Brian Carne

Coronation Match at Pool Meadow, Veteran XI. 1953

Forest of Dean Papers. Thanks to Brian Carne.

Bicknor Flower Show Committee c.1956

Standing: Islwyn Waite, William Tintion, Nelson Hemsley. Seated: George Pavitt, John Hall, Henry Machen, William Walker (Secretary), Fred Yemm. The show this year was opened by Peggy from the Archers (Thelma Rogers).

Forest of Dean Papers. Thanks to Brian Carne

Bicknor Flower Show winners, 1952/3

L to R: Nelson Hemsley, Miss Lucy Smith, Harold Price, Jack Smith (Harvey Cup), Mr Carter of Cheltenham (Judge), Peter Gibbs, Islwyn Waite, Harry Helmsley. Redgate Silver Cup presented by Mrs Redgate of Bicknor House for the best entry from a child.

Forest of Dean Papers. Thanks to Brian Carne

Harry Helmsley with the Bicknor Cup at Bicknor Flower Show 1949/50

Mr Hemsley died Feb 1956. The first flower show was held 23 July 1949 and ran for 10 years. The Misses Harvey gave the challenge cup for the competitor achieving the highest number of points. The event concluded with an auction of entries.

Forest of Dean Papers. Thanks to Brian Carne

Fancy dress outside Village Hall

Smith, Ruth Pople, Jenny Cooper

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Bicknor Carnival

Gerald Gwyn, Phil Gwilliam

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Bicknor School photo, 1959

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Bicknor Carnival, Snow White float with Ted Gwilliam's tractor c.1958

Ann Butcher at front with Mum; Welsh hat worn by Lyn Baldwin

The original Village Hall bar

LtoR - ?, Dave Hemsley, ?, Julie Barrat, Daph Gwilliam, Phil Gwilliam, ?, Ted Gwilliam

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Symonds Yat Rock Lodge Motel dining room with bar

From leaflet when Motel owned by Pam and Laurie Cappell

Anniversary celebrations for Church and Primary School

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Fancy Dress Party for Church & School anniversaries

Pat and Sam Symonds

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Symonds Yat Rock Lodge Motel


Pram Race to Village Hall: St Mary's Church 700th anniversary, School's 150th anniversary

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

The first bar in the Village Hall

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Bicknor Carnival, Football Team's float c.1966

Ann Butcher to left as Queen of Poland

Thanks to Ann Butcher

Pram Race to Village Hall

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Pram Race to Village Hall: St Mary's Church 700th anniversary, School's 150th anniversary

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Bicknor School photo, 1960s

Back Row L to R: Mrs Jones, Michael Quaglia, Maurice Smith, Mervyn Long, Clifford Hemsley, Peter Turley,

Vivian Gunter, Brenda Creed, Carol Williams, Audrey Jacobs, Marie Quaglia, Janet Gane,

Michael Creed, Dennis Williams, Paul Walker, Malcolm Gwilliam

Bicknor School photo, 1960s

Row 1: Paul Jones, Christine Farr, Kevin Tomlins, Andrew Toomer, Royston Jones, Barry Robins, Anthony Harris , Denise Jones. Row 2: Norman Cowmeadow, Lynn Baldwin, Maureen Smith, Alison Roberts, Jeffrey Teague, Graham Farr, David Jones. Row 3: Hilary Johnson, Simon Harris, Lloyd Gwilliam ,David Gunter, Jeanette Madden, Jean Pavitt, Ruth Pople, Ruth Knight, Tony Creed, Ann Lewis. Row 4: May Walker, ?, Marge Gwilliam, Mrs Dowle.

School nativity play in Church, 1980

Thanks to Ann Butcher

English Bicknor Infants, 1979

Back - Mrs Pepper, Stephen Jones, Andrew Napper, Joanne Liddiard, Caroline Gwilliam, Emma Williams, Duncan Tippins, Kevin Farr. Middle: Ben Rich, Stephen Hemsley, Philip Jones, Nicky Jones, Cathy Hester, Edward Gwilliam, Paul Price, Gregory Deakin, Peter Gwilliam. Front: Rachel Butcher, Natalie Seymour, Zoe Pritchard, Sally Gwilliam, Nicolet Barret, Sarah Lander, Jessica Jupp, Andrea Oakley

Thanks to Ann Butcher

English Bicknor School teacher's retirement

Standing - Sally Gwilliam, Helen Brooks, Emma Williams, Cathy Hester, Lucy Hester, Dominic Rich, Justina Barrett, Samantha Elmsley, Debbie Creed, Nikcy Jones, Simon Walker, Derek Oakley, Joseph Butcher, Claire Price, Sarah Bedford, Natalie Seymour, Sophie Mant, Bryna Barrett. Standing to one side - Cathy Napper. Sitting - Nicholette Barrett, John Furnival, Joanne Lyddiard, Andrea Oakley, Peter Gwilliam, Edward Gwilliam, Stephen Emshey, Duncan Tippins, Andrew Napper, Rachael Butcher, Zoe Pritchard, Sarah Lander, Victoria Poll. Kneeling - Vicky Lander, Miriam Morse, Helen Gwilliam, Mark Gwynne, Philip JOnas, Gregory Deakin, Timothy Bibby, Timothy Hall, Steven Jones, Paul Price, Benedict Rich, David Newton, Wayne Jones, Lara Barrett, Anoushka Dunkley, Owen Salmon

Thanks to Ann Butcher

Bicknor Post Office Stores

Kathleen Rossiter, Ann Faulkner

Thanks to Ann Faulkner

Bicknor Post Office Stores

Kathleen Rossiter, Ann Faulkner

Thanks to Ann Faulkner

Bicknor Post Office Stores, 21 Nov 1983

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Bicknor Post Office Stores, 1983

Ann Faulkner

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Bicknor Post Office Stores, 1983

Thanks to Ann Faulkner

Bicknor Post Office Stores

Gerald Faulkner

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Bicknor Post Office Stores

Thanks to Ann Faulkner

Bicknor Post Office Stores

Ann Faulkner

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Wyedean Group WI Choir, Dec 1985

Thanks to Ann Faulkner

WI Awards, Oct 1985

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View towards Church, 16 Feb 1978

Thanks to Ann Faulkner

Works outside Post Office to put in new drain, Mar 1972

Thanks to Ann Faulkner

Road opp. Post Office in snow, Feb 1978

Thanks to Ann Faulkner

Village Hall in snow, Feb 1978

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Road outside Post Office, 1976

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Village Hall, 1976

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Post Office van in snow, Jan 1968

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Post Office & Stores, Jan 1967

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Post Office & Stores, Jan 1967

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School pupils in Church, 1980

Thanks to Ann Butcher

Village Hall interior, party for Treasurer Harold Smith

Phil Gwilliam speaking

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Bunting outside Dryslade Farm & parade for Church and School annniversary

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Fancy Dress Party for School & Church anniversaries

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Fancy Dress Party for School & Church Anniversaries, outside Village Hall

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Pram Race to Village Hall: St Mary's Church 700th anniversary, School's 150th anniversary

Thanks to Daphne Gwilliam

Queen's Silver Jubilee in Village Hall, 2 June 2003

Thanks to Harold Capsey

Queen's Silver Jubilee in Village Hall, 2 June 2003

Thanks to Harold Capsey

Victorian Supper in Village Hall, 10 Dec 2004

Mark, Chris, Jane, Rev. Val, Barbara B, Barbara W, Audrey, Dallas, John, Ken, Joan, Coreen, Joan, Andrew, John W, Mary, David W

Thanks to Harold Capsey

Victorian Supper in Village Hall, 10 Dec 2004

Ken, Joan, Coreene, Joan, Andrew, Laurence, Sue, Brian, Debbie, Hill, Brian

Thanks to Harold Capsey

Victorian Supper in Village Hall, 10 Dec 2004

Harold Capsey, Coreen, Joan, David P, Maryse, Rob, Mary, David W, John W, Helen, Jane, Dallas, Harry, Dallas

Thanks to Harold Capsey

English Bicknor School leavers' photo, 2007

Miss Hall, Mrs Alliston, Steven, Charlotte Butcher, Beth Cooper, Mr Phillips, Liam Jones, Paul Aston, Victoria Broady, Theo Scott

Thanks to Ann Butcher

Picnic and teddy drop in Churchyard to celebrate bell restoration, 8 Sept 2007

Thanks to Harold Capsey