George and Edith come up trumps over photo

Employees of the Butser Turf Company, presumably at Horndean, about 1930. Picture: Paul Costen
Employees of the Butser Turf Company, presumably at Horndean, about 1930. Picture: Paul Costen
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It was a long shot, but 80-year-old George Tomlinson and friends have come up trumps with this picture of Butser Turf employees.

George, of Middle Park Way, Havant, is 80 and e-mailed to say that his 95-year-old friend Edith Prior, recognised the man standing beside the lorry as her late brother William Woods.

Edith, of Herriot House, Waterlooville, who lived at Catherington for about 80 years, said that for some reason William was always known as Dick.

George says that she remembers that before the turf job he delivered large logs to London – the days when that drive really was a test.