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This newspaper article shows a digging party in action to ‘save’ the chapel from being flooded. But we are not really sure where they are digging!  Can anyone enlighten us? Unfortunately the newspaper clip is undated but we think it is possibly early 1960s?

As far as we know the men in the photograph are as follows (from left to right):

Jack Green, Harry Rogers, (unknown), Reg Clarke, Wilf Miller (known as ‘Knock’), Les Rogers and Bert Walker.

(Newspaper clip: Jane Williams).

Click on the image below to see the full picture:

UPDATE: We think now that this is perhaps not Reg Clarke but Stan Loveday in the picture.  Can anyone confirm this either way?

chapel digging party

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