Fred Wells, butcher.
Geoff wrote: "Though born in the Black Country I spent half of my childhood living with my paternal granddad until he died in 1962, we lived in a cottage on Staunton Road near Roddy Miles farm. I remember well the steam loco's and the lovely Red & White buses operating all round the forest, and have very fond memories of the area, particularly Coleford and surronds. My dad and his brother were both born and bred and worked in the forest until they enlisted in the RAF in WWII. My dad was Kenneth Noel Wells who left school at 14 and worked at Marions brickyard, by Robinswood junction with Staunton Road. He then worked at Coleford Brick and Tile into he volunteered for the RAF. He met and married my mom in the war and settled in the Black Country as mum didn't want to leave her family and live in the forest His brother, my uncle was Fred Wells who worked at London Meat until he volunteered for the RAF, and when he was demobbed was an Ambulance driver at Coleford Ambulance station. He then opened his own butchers shop, and also opened shops round the forest and had a mobile shop too".
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