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Various Womens Institutes gather at the Dilke Hospital 1953.

Various Womens Institutes Gather at Dilke 1953.

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1 Mrs. Tom Witts , 2 Mrs Elsie Musstoe, 3, 4 Mrs M Drew, 5 ,6, 7 Mrs. Burris , 8 Mrs Bird, 9 , 10, 11, 12 Enid Healey nee Whitmore, 13,14 , 15 Nell Ricketts (nee Gwilliam),16 Gladys Meredith,17 Mrs. Hattie Moseley , 18 Mrs. Tingle ,19.20, 21, 22 ? Teague, 23 Mrs 'Dick' Brown, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Mrs Jones, 30, 31, 32 Miss Merry , 33 Mrs G Joiner (nee Hart), 34 Mrs Mason 35, 36 Mrs. Cannock?, , 37, 38 Mrs. Enid Healey , 39 Mrs Bishop , 40 Mrs. Bishop , 40a , 41 Mrs Wincup (bakers’ wife Coleford), 42, 43, 44, 45. 46 Mrs Margaret Sleeman, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53 , 54 Mrs Burborough (butchers’ wife Coleford), 55 Nancy Moore, 56 , 57 Barbara Jeffries, 58 Elizabeth (Betty) Giles , 59 Stella Luker, 60 , 61 Matron, Miss Dorothy Pirie. 62, 63 Mrs. Olaus Jones , 64 Mrs Davies, 65 Miss Cole (Headmistress St Johns Primary School Coleford), 66, 67 Mrs. Butcher, the wife of the Deputy Headmaster (EDGS), 68 Miss Matthews , 69, 70 Mrs. Llewellyn , 71 , 72 Small child at front.
Thanks to Royston Pritchard for the following (Jan 2007): "The occasion was the opening of the Bus Shelter at The Dilke Memorial Hospital in memory of the coronation of H. M. Queen Eliazabeth II in 1953. The ladies are members of Coleford W.I. (Womens Institute) and Bilson W.I."

Ruth Howes added (August 2010): "... The matron in the front row is I believe my mother Mrs Winifred Kirby. I have a photo of her in this costume in a Cinderford W.I. production. She was not a nurse".

Simon Wood added (November 2011): "... The Matron No. 61 is definetly Miss Dorothy Pirie. Miss Pirie was a great friend of my Mother Nurse Gittings and we were in contact years after she retired and met her years ago in Brighton where she had retired too".

Adrian Whitmore added (Sept 2013): "... no 12 ... is my great aunt Enid Healey nee Whitmore and her father was Arthur Whitmore who ran the water board in the Forest including Green Bottom pumping station".

Thanks to Susan Mustoe Cox, S Wood, Maureen Miller, Royston Pritchard, Sue Mclean and Margaret Baldwin (nee Penn) for help with the names.

This photo appeared in 'The Citizen' on Nov 23 2008 when the current 30 members of Cinderford W.I. celebrated the 80th year of their branch..

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