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Laundry Workers' Outing 1950s

These are pics of my grandmother with her colleagues outside the laundry she worked at in Conway Place. The coach is parked outside St Barnabus Church Hall.

In the James Gray photograph, the coach stood where the white car is parked. The road layout has been changed since, but the church hall was opposite the church as Conway Place started outside St Barnabus where it joined Clarendon Road.

Workers outing, photographed outside old St Barnabas Church Hall
From the private collection of Terry Hyde
A composite picture of Conway Place, St Barnabus Hall and Clarendon Road
Image reproduced with kind permission of The Regency Society and The James Gray Collection

Comments about this page

  • Wonderful picture I have a picture somewhere of me at a child’s party aged about seven showing the inside of St Barnabus Hall will try and post it on the site one-day

    By Dennis Fielder (05/01/2013)
  • I also have a picture inside St Barnabas Hall of a street party from around 1954/55 time. I think I was around ten at the time. We lived in Princep Road off Sackville Road.

    By Jenny Bainbridge (Bleach) (28/02/2013)
  • I came across this accidently but knew my grandmother Bet Ratley worked in the laundry around that time and she is in the photo – fourth from the left. I don’t know any of the other people but it was great to see this old photo.

    By Sue Smith (25/02/2014)
  • Jenny Bainbridge – are you related to Freddie Bleach?  He was a great spinner (of the wool and spindle!). He visited us in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1970s.

    By Chris Byrt (03/06/2014)
  • Chris Byrt (a very long shot that you’ll read this after so much time has lapsed). Freddie was my Great Uncle (brother of my Grandad) – you reminded me that he was famous for his spindle! Tracey (nee Bleach)

    By Tracey Gates (08/02/2023)

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