My father Edward Leslie Andrew Hudson

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This picture shows my father with a goat which is believed to have belonged to his grandfather Henry Hayden.
The picture was probably taken in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire

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This picture of Class I of Wantage Boys School was probably taken about 1916 during the First World War. Edward Hudson is 3rd from the right in the second row

Kelly’s Directory for Berkshire 1915.
Elementary Schools
Alfred Street (boys). built in 1885 for 176 boys; Hedley Long, master; A Garraway, assistant.
The school building is now the Wantage Masonic Hall

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Ration Book 1918
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Compositor at work
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The Bellringers of St Mary's Slough on an outing ca. 1934. The picture was taken in Billingshurst.
Edward Hudson is standing 4th from the right. Bill Birmingham is 2nd from the left.
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Around 1950 the Horlicks family donated two new bells in memory of sons killed in the two World Wars thus increasing the peal at St Mary's from eight to ten.
The first successful peal attempt on the newly augmented ring of ten bells was made on 26th March 1951 when a peal of Grandsire Caters was rung in 3 hours 19 minutes. My father rang number 8.
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