More key names revealed

Local history author Christine Hill has contacted us with the names of the Old Warden folk in our Biggleswade Conservative Club mystery photo (published in Memory Lane on 31st October 2014).

By The Newsroom
Friday, 7th November 2014, 1:35 pm

In the front row, first left is Mrs Evelyn Diggle of Orchard Grange, Old Warden. In the centre of the front row, the lady wearing a fur wrap to the right of the little girl is Mrs Dorothy Shuttleworth of Old Warden Park. First right in the front row is Miss Helen Willett, secretary and companion to Dorothy Shuttleworth and in the front row, second on the right is Admiral Sir Lionel Halsey of Mount Pleasant, Old Warden.

Admiral Halsey died in 1949 so Christine says the photo must have been taken before 1950. It therefore could not have been a celebration for Lennox Boyd’s 21st year in office.

Frank Hicks has also been named. He is the man wearing glasses towards the upper middle of the group.

Biggleswade Conservative Club for web PNL-140411-141408001

Please contact Memory Lane if you have any more information.