Names recognised from Milwards Centenary Dinner

By Richard Whitehouse   |   Local Democracy Reporter   |
Thursday 6th September 2018 7:00 am
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Stuart Preedy contacted the Ross Gazette, after seeing this photo of Milwards Centenary Dinner featured in last week’s paper, August 29th.

The photo was taken in 1957 or 1958, at William’s Central Cafe, which is now where Costa Coffee is located on Broad Street.

The Milward family (seated in the front row) owned a string of shoe shops, two of which were in Ross-on-Wye. One on the corner of Church Street and the other on lower Broad Street.

Stuart identified the man situated far left in the second row as LHS Jim Griffiths (who travelled from Hereford for the dinner), and the man sat next to him as Les Preedy. In the second row, far right, is Vic Preedy.

In the back row from left to right, he identified, Bert Trotman, Trevor Brown and his brother Richard.

Seventh from left, Alfie Hall, and next to him Tom Flowers, and next along, Norman Davies.

The Ross Gazette also received a phone call which helped identify Raymond Phelps as the man who is pictured standing in the back row, third from the right with his hand near his chin. Raymond was the Manager of the shoe shop on Broad Street.

Eric Nash was also identified as the man far right of the back row, wearing the stripy tie. Eric worked in the shoe shop on Church Street.

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