A day trip to Goodwood for Castle Bannerman regulars

Off to Goodwood - regulars from the Castle Bannerman pub in 1934

Off to Goodwood - regulars from the Castle Bannerman pub in 1934

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These two photographs, probably from 1933 and 1934, come from Ray Childs of Milton, Portsmouth.

The first shows regulars from The Castle Bannerman which stood in St Mary’s Road, Fratton. They were all on a day out to Goodwood.

Regulars from the Castle Bannerman pub on their 1933 day trip 'over the hill'

Regulars from the Castle Bannerman pub on their 1933 day trip 'over the hill'

To the left in the straw hat is Robert Lucas, Ray’s late father-in-law. He retired from the Royal Navy as a stoker between the wars.

Third from the left sitting down is a woman wearing a white hat holding a child. This is Robert’s wife, May, who, Ray believes, is holding her daughter. May was the daughter of the landlord of The Castle Bannerman.

The second picture features another group from the same pub a year earlier on a day trip to Southwick, Boarhunt and Waltham Chase – villages which were just over Portsdown Hill, but in those days seemed like miles away and were indeed a day out.

Robert Lucas can be seen sitting towards the left, holding that hat again. May, again holding her daughter, is over his left shoulder.

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