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Byron Watkins and Prince in Lydbrook.

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Iris added (August 2006) ".... Mr Byron (known to us as Byrum) Watkins used to live by himself near the Band Hut in Lydbrook. Each Saturday morning he would come down through the village and sell vegetables and fruit from his cart which was pulled by Prince. On his return the horse would make straight for our house as we gave him bread.
As you can see we are outside the Co-op.
(Top Photo) - Mr. Byron Watkins, sitting on the horse is Janet Bowkett.
(Bottom Photo) - Mrs. Aston (our neighbour), Iris Brain (me), my sister Grace Brain, and Janet Bowkett on Prince.
I can only guess these were taken 1951 when I would have been 14. (I'm backed against the wall as the horse kept coming forward and I was getting a little frightened)".

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