Wilstone school ( thought to be 1937/38) Some existing Wilstone residents can be identified. viz – Douglas Ives, Tom Chappin, Daphne Bonham, Jeff Rodwell. Many others live locally such as the Edmonds, Butlers and Brackley families.
Apart from the Wilstone children, those from Drayton Beauchamp, and a cluster of cottages (known as the White Houses) on the side of the disused Wendover Arm canal attended the school. This entailed them walking home/school morning and evening, summer and winter in all weathers. Their usual route was along the banks of the reservoir.
Wilstone football team (also thought to be 1937/38) Photograph taken in the yard of Mr. W. F. Jeffery, Wood and Coal Merchant, by Wilstone Bridge. The building with the double doors was used for the team’s get togethers etc.
With the valued help of Mrs Vera Rance it has been possible to identify all except one of those in the photograph. viz – Back Row – Bill Brooks, Horace Rodwell, Don Bignell, ? Dick Ainsworth, Bill Lovell, Roy Waterton, Sam Cutler, Jim Dover, Arthur Edwards, Bert Bunker. Front Row – Bert Bussey (Treasurer), William Jeffery, “Bon” Gregory, Les Brackley, Howard Ross (President), Bert Herridge, Ron Higgs, Arthur Cartwright. (Our thanks to Jeff for lending us these excellent pictures. More welcome. Ed.)
from Jeffery Rodwell, with assistance from Vera Rance