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Clearwell AFC at the Butchers Arms c.1925

image:Clearwell AFC c.1925

A Clearwell football team outside the Butcher's Arms around 1925.
Back row (Row 3) -- 1 ?, 2-Powell?, 3 M Brooks?,4 Henry James, 5 Cliff James, 6 ?.
Mid row (Row 2) -- 1 Alfred Powell, 2 W.Worgan, 3 ?, 4 ?, 5 ?, 6 Alan James , 7 Leonard Hudson, 8 Milson Dovey.
Front row (Row 1) --- 1 Ambrey Brooks (in tie), 2 ?, 3 Bill Addis, 4 Eric Watkins, 5 Reg Thomas, 6 Ray Howells, 7 Joe Selby, 8 William (Will) Driver, 9 Mike Morgan (in tie).
"Mike Morgan is the landlord of the Butchers. Millson Dovey later married Mike Morgan's daughter & they become landord/landlady of a pub in Redbrook then later took over the the Butcher's after his father in law finished".

Melvyn Jacobs added (Jan 2008): "Mr and Mrs Dovey were landlords at the Bush in Redbrook which was at the bottom of the hill from the Forest, on the corner as you turn right for Monmouth. First stop on the way home from Monmouth. Oh happy days".

Thanks also to Ivor Ellis, Paul Merry and Phil Hudson.

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