In my neglectful absence, David Evans has been busy gathering material as he does, and he sent me the following, very generous and lovely photographic donation from local lady Shirley Downes regarding Annie Thomas.
Now I believe Annie was a well known character and respected lady in the area, and also think she may have been a noted pianist, often in Friezland Lane Working Mens Club, an institution I’m still desperately trying to find material about – and which we did recently have some success with – see this post here.
David said of the donation
I would like to thank Mrs Shirley Downes for her immense generosity in offering these amazing images and adding the notes. I wonder if we can name some of the good folk seen at the social event in the club?
I, of course echo David’s sentiment in thanking Shirley, and would ask readers what they recall of Annie and if they can expand on any of the images, or what they recall of the club in that period?
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