EBBW VALE v DOVER GRAMMAR 1957
“I was looking at the Ebbw Vale School website and saw a link to you. I read with great interest the article about the trip by the rugby team to Ebbw Vale in 1957 (The Pharos No 123)
During the war (1939 1945) boys from Dover Grammar School were evacuated to Ebbw Vale and one of them (a boy called Gordon) stayed at our house for a number of years. We lost touch with him. I was only about four years old at the time.
During the season 1956/57 I was vice captain of the rugby XV (the captain was Graham (WG) Davies, a Welsh dragon who went to South Africa – the big fellow described in the article in Pharo). I was also the Secretary and in fact was instrumental in getting your visit off the ground.
It was indeed a very enjoyable experience and I forward a photo of some of the participants. I am seated in the front in the centre.