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Wiltshire Life Magazine
75th Anniversary edition
October 2021
Sent by Purton Museum for inclusion (1946)

A letter dated April 1946 to Jack Gunter, Secretary of Purton Football Club, from Cyril Cox requesting a petrol coupon to travel from his home in Reading to Purton to play a match for Purton Football Club.  The accompanying photograph is of Purton Football Club 1946-47 and you'll see that they were Wiltshire League Champions in the seasons 1945-46 and 1946-47.  Jack Gunter and Cyril Cox are in the photograph that was taken at The Play Close.  Both are in the front row:  Cyril Cox 6th from left, Jack Gunter 8th.  
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Purton & Braydon Women's Institute Concert Society in a sketch of Widecombe Fair.  Each member had a short piece to say in dialect. From left to right: Annie Godwin, Marjorie Shailes, May Hussey, Isabel Lawrence, Jeanne Walker, Pamela James, Vera Conduit, Mrs Gunter and Beatrice Kilby.  One of these members, Marjorie Shailes, is still in the village.

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