Identify the curates and deaconesses

Canon Guy Landon (sitting in the front row), the Rector of St Mary's Church, Alverstoke, with the Rev Ronald Sedgewick standing behind him (second from the right)
Canon Guy Landon (sitting in the front row), the Rector of St Mary's Church, Alverstoke, with the Rev Ronald Sedgewick standing behind him (second from the right)
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This picture was unearthed during research for a new book about Alverstoke which was featured here yesterday.

It came from St Mary’s Church there and features the rector, Canon Guy Landon and his staff of four curates and two deaconesses in the 1920s.

The book’s researchers know that the priest standing second from the right is the Rev Ronald Sedgewick, but would like readers’ help identifying the others.

According to the book, An Alverstoke Alphabet, Canon Landon’s reign at St Mary’s spanned both world wars.

He lived in the old rectory for 40 years and a tunnel connected his home with the church.

The book says: ‘Canon Landon is believed to have used it regularly, often for his own amusement, waving at his parishioners on their way to church and then dashing through the tunnel to arrive in the church ready to greet them again.’

The tunnel was filled in in the 1960s.

An Alverstoke Alphabet is published by St Mary’s Church at £15 and will be launched at the church at 10am on September 24.