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Jazz Band at Lydbrook Recreation Ground on Coronation Day (1953).

Jazz Band

Back Row: 1 Iris Brain, 2 Mary Jordan, 3 Janet Yemm, 4 Phyliss Harper, 5 Hazel Jordan, 6 Joan Hatton, 7 George Jordan, 8 Sheila Jordan. 9 Margaret Morgan, 10 Christine Taylor,11 Murral Alford,12 Janet Short,13 Grace Brain
Front Row: 1 Gwinneth Dix, 2 Ann Carter, 3 Mavis Whitehouse, 4 Patricia Parry, 5 Julie Penn, 6 June Evans, 7 Kathleen Smith 8 Francis Matthews, 9 Margaret Jones

Iris recalled : "The Lydbrook Jazz Band was formed for the Coronation of H.M. The Queen in June 1953. They wore blue skirts and red bow ties, homemade pill box hats with red white and blue ribbons to tie them on. Things were in short supply then so thank goodness for the white school blouses".

Thanks also to Chris Jennings and Margaret Wilce.


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