The forge, 18 Chipping Hill. Left to right, Dick Perry, Henry Dorking (working), Frank Quy, Bob Newman (info from John Thurgood of Terling). Two little girls the McCain sisters, Maureen and Pat (later Mrs Eileen (Pat) Birchnall).
Henry’s assistant, Ken Miller, borrowed the girls from the day nursey at Brookcote across the road. They were chosen because they were so nicely dressed in matching tartan. Their hair was braided and tied up especially for the occasion by helper Lettie Upson (later Mrs Dallard).
John Tarlton took several other similar photos on the same day, which have been widely used since to illustrate ‘Old England’.
|Date taken||1950 approx|
|Source||Howbridge School. Made from slide X591.|
|Restrictions||Now copyright of the Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading,|