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Lydbrook Church of Holy Jesus c. 1935 - 1936.

Lydbrook Church c1935 - 1936 (46k)

The path in the foreground comes down off the Hangerberry road through a group of Oak trees. Mr Sidney Miles the Headmaster of the schools which lie directly behind the cottages far right had the boys of the school (one of whom was me) dig out a path as a shortcut to school for himself and his wife. The wide expanse of the hillside behind the church was known as "The Slips". The cottages on The Slips were located on what was known as "Timber Tump". The word tump was widely used in the forest to describe a hill or mound. The large excavation on the tump was known as Scott's Quarry. The area is now covered in conifers.

- Ken W Sollars

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