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Royal Navy Reserve Fleet Ships Photo c 1952 (Cardiff/Penarth?)

Royal Navy Reserve Fleet Ships Photo c 1952 (Cardiff/Penarth?)

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Royal Navy Reserve Fleet Ships Photo c 1952 (Cardiff/Penarth?)
Date: 1952
Size: 8.5 x 6 cm
Reference: PA04/9161209/W33
Condition: Good, no creases, some white marks to sky where developed.

There is no Penllyn Collectables watermark on the original photo.

This is an original photo from the D.W.S. Evans collection, an amateur photographer with an interesting career. Mr Evans lived in Stanwell Road, Penarth in the late 1960s. He was presumably born circa 1920, had scouting links and we have photos of him in the 1930s and 1940s at scout camps and a photo of him as flag holder in 1939 for 25th Cardiff troop. He appears to have gone to Nottingham University, but at one stage he played an extra in a WWII Chetnik Resistance propaganda film (Undercover, 1943) when he was wounded by a bayonet! After the war he was employed by Boots in Nottingham, although he was also a Civil Defence Scientific Intelligence Officer and attended the Home Office Civil Defence School at Easingwold in 1959. In later life he was a mason. He was married in 1951 (to Audrey) and had two children (Philip and Robert). The last photos in the album are dated 1968.
Interesting photos include
1930s and 1940s scouting photos
the August 1957 World Scout Jamboree at Sutton Park
Undercover battle scene and wound treatment
1953 Coronation procession
1951 Festival of Britain
1959 photo of Nottingham Forest FA Cup procession
Various ships and aircraft (both military and civil
Parachute school Fair Oaks in 1960
Civil Defence trips to Denmark and Holland 1962/3
Fire brigade training
Beachey Head Radar 1958
Boots Swimming Club
Windermere Hound Trails 1958
Pease Tunnel locomotives