Scrubbers

Yes, literally scrubbers! That is to say people scrubbing the floor and here they are.

Volunteers scrub the floor at Easterton Village Hall

Volunteers scrub the floor at Easterton Village Hall

The location is the Easterton Village Hall and we assume this was in the 1950s. I’m afraid we are not all that good on people but we reckon Tom Jefferies is on the left in the front row and Gladys Windo is fifth from left in the back row. We rather hope and expect that other names will now be forthcoming.

We note, with interest, that it was clearly the right thing for men doing this work to have the standard collared shirt and tie and a waistcoat. Some had covered up a bit with overalls.

What a lovely picture of the way things were done in the past.

Update

It doesn’t take long to get a list of names. Thanks Jim

Back row L-R,  Alec Chapman, John Dodge, Peggy Chapman, Gladys Moore, Gladys Windo, Mrs Snook, Mrs Sheppard extreme right back row, wife of baker Jim Sheppard.

Front row L-R, Tom Jefferies, Brenda Holmes, Lizzie Smith, Mrs Hale, Mrs Luker, Fred Burgess, Wilf Moore.
Peggy is Alec Chapman’s daughter. Gladys is Wilf Moore’s wife. Brenda Holmes is Lizzie Smith’s niece.

 

 

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5 Responses to “Scrubbers”

  1. Jim Spencer Says:

    I think this is right:
    Back row L-R, Alec Chapman, John Dodge, Peggy Chapman, Gladys Moore, Gladys Windo, Mrs Snook.
    Front row L-R, Tom Jefferies, -, -, Mrs Hale, Mrs Luker, Fred Burgess, Wilf Moore.
    Peggy is Alec Chapman’s daughter. Gladys is Wilf Moore’s wife. Sorry, can’t think who the other two ladies are.

  2. Jim Spencer Says:

    Sorry, missed out Mrs Sheppard extreme left back row, wife of baker Jim Sheppard. Lady next to Tom is Breda Holmes I think.
    Look at the photo of Easterton Village Hall committee on your blog September 20th 2012.

  3. Jim Spencer Says:

    Just been talking to Brenda, second from left front row and she tells me that the lady next to her is her auntie Lizzie Smith.

  4. Jim Spencer Says:

    Sorry Rog, Mrs Sheppard is extreme right. Think I would know my right from left by now….

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