Upchurch Cherry Picking Gang

Cherry pickers in an Upchurch cherry orchard; including the "bird scarer" with the gun. Picture taken just before 1914 war - those marked with (x) never returned to Upchurch. Top, left to right: Ted Muggeridge(x), Tim Osbourne, Peter Belts. Left to right, Fred Blewitt(x), Charlie Witherden, Bill Clarke(x), Wally Edmunds & Nuulty Wickenden. This group all joined up together .

(Ted Muggeridge and Fred Blewitt were both killed in action 3rd May 1917 at Arras).

This photograph © Mike Gunnill

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