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Monday, November 3, 2008

Gloucestershire & Avon Life July 1983

The Phillpotts archive is full of jewels: Terry Courtney, three in from the left in mid-picture, with a catbasher dangling from his right hand: anyone recognise anyone else? At least two non-standard issue buckets front left: there were a few green ones but I think the yellow one is a plant ...

"Gloucestershire & Avon Life" began, according to the Cheltenham Reference Library catalogue, as "Gloucestershire Countryside" and was published between 1931 and 1967. Thereafter, under the new title it appeared between 1967 and July 1993 after which I can find no trace.

Jim Irvine helps out: "The old eyes aren't too good these days but may I postulate? Thank you! How about Mr Noakes at the top right with what looks like beard and dark glasses. Also just below him in what appears to be a red cap with white wings may be Peggy Poole - who later became Mrs Mike the Whale. Even less certain, if that is possible, what about Les Capon in blue rainwear on top of the bank directly above Terry? And even lesser certainer - Mike Sims next to Terry? I believe he still has and uses that jumper."

You're spot on about Paul Noakes. Well done for seeing through the disguise: the toolbelt is the clincher. I've compared this with the Phillpotts 1982 series and now suggest that the two women in white safety helmets at the bottom of the picture are Gail Boyle and Rhian Locke but I don't know their surnames.
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Jim said...

The old eyes aren't too good these days but may I postulate?

Thank you!

How about Mr Noakes at the top right with what looks like beard and dark glasses. Also just below him in what appears to be a red cap with white wings may be Peggy Poole - who later became Mrs Mike the Whale.

Even less certain, if that is possible, what about Les Capon in blue rainwear on top of the bank directly above Terry?

And even lesser certainer - Mike Sims next to Terry? I believe he still has and uses that jumper.