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and Historical Society
Wiltshire Life Magazine
75th Anniversary edition
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.
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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