Drayton Remembers

DRAYTON REMEMBERS – HERBERT ALFORD – 27148 – SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY

Herbert Alford was born in Drayton in 1889, one of eleven children. His parents were James and Sarah, nee Hodges. They lived in North St.  In April 1911 Herbert was at home in Drayton for the 1911 census, but just 3 months later he was getting married to Louisa Willey in Chipping Sodbury. Their first …

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A Day At The Seaside

Every now and then we are given a photograph which makes me smile. This is Toby and Ellen Alford, their daughters, Barbara and Gwen and Gwen’s (future?) husband Sid Petty. They look determined to enjoy themselves despite being wrapped up against the cold! I wonder what is in the case? From Richard Petty’s family album.