Young Men in Sutton circa 1913/1915
With thanks to Roger Davy who sent these scans with the following notes:
I attach two further photos from my family archives. The first one taken on the steps of the old Baptist Chapel includes my
father and some of his friends who formed a group at the Chapel which went under the wonderful title of the 'Young Men's Mutual
Improvement Society'. I'd like to have a copy of the subjects of their meetings, obviously no girls were invited. They had
all grown up together in the village and were closely associated with the life of the Chapel. I think the photo was taken a
little later than the one I sent of the Chapel bi-centenary in 1911 as my father now looks about nineteen. The gentleman
in the centre may have been the minister.
The second photo I believe was taken in 1915 because some of the young men are already in uniform and my father who is also
there joined the Navy in 1915.
Some the young men appear in both photos, and in the bi-centenary photo with the girls. Can anyone supply the missing names
or correct any mistakes?
- - , - - , - -, - - , Walter Davy, Frank Whitaker, W. Hargreaves
Raymond Whitaker, Norman Davy, - - , - - , - - , - - , John Davy , W Shepherd
Arthur Bottomley, Willy Preston, Leonard Davy , Cyril Midgley, Charlie Knowles.
W(illy) Laycock, Will Midgley, Walter Greenwood, Raymond Whitaker, Arthur Bottomley, Frank Midgley, - - , - - .
Charlie Knowles, W Shepherd, Alfred Bancroft, Willy Preston, W Hargreaves, Walter Davy, Cyril Midgley, - - .