Five young Eydon lads on a night out at Wincotts Tea Rooms, Banbury in the early 1950s.
From the left we have Biddle (Ronnie Fairbrother) who lived at 9 High Street, John Dowson, who was a fireman on the railways and lodged in the village with Miss Sharpe, Peter Edwards who lived in the old council houses, Syd Gooden who lodged with Teddy Hogg at Home Farm on the High Street, and Ronnie Puplett, who lived in the since demolished house next to 15 High Street.
Peter Edwards died shortly after this photo was taken, aged only 25, only a year after his younger brother James. For a night out it all seems rather tame just cups of tea on the table. Wincotts, which seems to have featured in several villagers early social life, was at the top of Parsons Street in Banbury. The same premises are now the Thai Orchid Restaurant.
Image lent by Mrs Margie Davies
Connected photos KL120, IB030, IB023, IB029