Ginger Dawson’s: The Railway Tavern, Thornley
Meg & Ginger Dawson

Thanks to William Dawson’s grandson Bob Dawson for this very evocative photograph of the Railway Tavern, Thornley. The photograph was taken when William’s son Robert (standing in the forground) was 17 which dates it as around 1930. Below is a photograph of Meg and ‘Ginger’ Dawson on their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

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A close up enlargement from the photograph of Ginger’s son Robert.

A close-up from the photograph of the Tavern sign: ‘To Be Consumed on the Premises.’

A 1943 POW Group photograph featuring William’s son Bill of the 4th Battalion the Green Howards, who was captured in the desert and who was a prisoner of war in Italy and Germany in 1942-45.

The Railway Tavern, Thornley