School Trip to Italy, 1960

Photos taken with Gracie Fields on the day of the trip from Naples to Capri during the Easter holiday, 1960. The photographs were taken shortly after a very rough crossing from Naples when the stomachs of the Aberdarians were put to a most severe test; almost everybody lost their breakfasts that morning!

The story goes that Gracie came out of her home to sympathise with the boys because it had rained all day during the visit.

from Colin Rees

Group with Gracie 1

From left to right: Bill Gabbett, ? , ? , Robert Havard, Gracie Fields, Jeff Hall, Gabe Treharne, ? , Alwyn Brooks
 Does anyone know the others?

Group with Gracie 2

From left to right: ?, Bill Gabbett, ?, Robert Havard, Gracie Fields, Jeff Hall, Gabe Treharne, ?, Richard Llewellyn?

Colin also managed to get Gracie’s signature (twice!)

Gracie's Autograph

Lynn Thomas has sent in a colour version of the same scene.

colour version

?, ?, Bill Gabbett, ?, Robert Havard, Gracie Fields, Jeff Hall, Gabe Treharne, ?, Richard Llewellyn