Thursday, 11 February 2010


George Owen says, “This photograph shows Glyndwr School Chess Club in 1954, a motley group hosted by Mr. Gumley who is sitting in the front row wearing a suit (next to headmaster Matthew Jones).

“Mr. Gumley was a very popular teacher and used to tell us stories about time he’d spent in the USA which in those days sounded very glamorous. I’m in front row and third from the right; first on the right is John Williams.

“In the middle row, 2nd from left is Brian Luke who became a captain in Merchant Navy and is now retired and living in Prestatyn; also in the middle row, furthest right is Neil Dorrington.

"Back row, first on the left is Terry Stanier. The rest I can’t remember. Note the shortpants - wouldn't do today!"