Tewkesbury in the 1950s
A delightful photograph from presumably the 1959 General Election sent in by Bill Treen. You can just see the subtle family advertising but in those days Treen's were in big demand to provide electrical entertainment of various kinds. The photo also brings together to the two mutually antagonistic branches of the Conservative Party. Starring is Harold Macmillan, a believer in One Nation and Consensus who proved in the late 1950s that we had never had it so good but behind him is the then young local MP, Nicholas Ridley, who became one of the architects of Thatcherism which discarded Macmillan's tradition. Bill tells us that the photo was taken on the front steps of the Sabrina Cinema where the library now stands.
Jill Bryant has kindly sent us some more photos of Tewkesbury in the 1950s:
They are of Barton Road Junior pupils and their parents queuing for the bus for a trip to Belgium led by Mr. Griffiths.
Cottages on St Mary's Road, 1901
From the Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic newspaper.
This photograph was taken in 1911 in Tewkesbury. Children (some barefoot) performing for boat-trippers in the hope of getting some pennies. Healing Mill in the background.