From John Lawrence - "Attached is the football picture - circa 1907 around the time that my Grandparents ran the Crown public house so they may have been hung on the wall there (pictures not Grandparents!). My Grandfather (James George Lawrence) is third from the left (as you look at the picture - has a moustache). Also attached is a picture outside the Lion Pub at Stiffords Bridge - Licensee Sarah Jane Lawrence c. 1920. Also at Stiffords Bridge - a car with my Great Grandmother Charlotte Lawrence and her daughter Beatrice (great Aunt). Also attached Mathon WI - c. 1950 taken outside the Village hall. House I was born in can be seen behind them."
Members of Cradley Quoits Club - Cup Winners 1907 - 1909. Submitted by John Lawrence, at Cradley school from 1952 to 1958. (Mr Keep - Headmaster). His Grandfather ran the Crown Inn at Cradley in 1913 and subsequently moved to the old Mill house in Mathon. . Message received 4 July 2006 - Sir: Viewing the recently posted Quoits Club picture, I recognized my Grandfather, Richard Blight, (bottom row, on the right). Mr. Blight, a gardner and quarryman, was a long-time resident of Cradley. He was a veteran of the First War. He enjoyed the Crown, the New Inn, and the Cliffe in Mathon. Mr. Grandmother, Fannie Blight, nee Pitt, was from Cradley. My grandparents lived in the Firs, which was across from the Crown, just behind St. Catherine's. My Mother was born in the house. In 1944, My Mother and my Dad, then an American GI stationed with an Army hospital near Malvern, were married in Cradley church. In the 1950's, my Mother and I would visit Cradley from America. My Grandparents are buried in Cradley churchyard. Incidentally, the older gentleman at the top row, left, in the picture is Mr. Fred Fincher, who lived at Fincher's Corner. I enjoy the Cradley website. Sincerely, John George, Texas.