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Pupils of Ruardean School c. 1920.

Ruardean School 1020s

Rob wrote: "Attached is a photo (taken about 1920), of pupils of Ruardean school".
"The lad standing in the centre row, on the extreme right (as viewed),and in front of the gentleman ,is my father, Francis Thomas Leslie Davies (known as Les). He was the son of Frank Davies. In later years he ran a dance band known as "Les Davies and the Kestrel boys".
"Also centre row, and in the centre of the picture, the shorter lass with the large white bow in her hair is my dad's cousin-Daphne Marfell. Daphne also lived on Pettycroft (all of her life). She was the Ruardean schoolteacher for many years, and in later life married to become-Daphne Hunter-Booth".

Nick Duberly added (April 2022): "... I think my uncle Jasper (aka Jack) Idrid Duberley born Dec 1912 would have been at this school when the photo was taken. Hard to be sure, but the third boy from the left in the back row looks like him".

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