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Re: Identification of person in photo please
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 08 July 20 10:25 BST (UK) »
I'm beginning to think that he can't be that famous with the difficulty we're having  ;D ;D

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« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 08 July 20 12:59 BST (UK) »
So, Henry Bucknell, Barry Blofeld and the mystery man from the Daily Express and I claim my 5

if that pic was 60s or 70s it can't be 'Blowers'
Henry Calthorpe Blofeld, OBE (born 23 September 1939)
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« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 08 July 20 14:55 BST (UK) »
You people all look the same tae me?  ;D

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Re: Identification of person in photo please
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 08 July 20 14:59 BST (UK) »
Well he is a dead-ringer for a farmer in my Village!

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Re: Identification of person in photo please
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 08 July 20 18:40 BST (UK) »
My next thought was Colin Cowdrey, but he was born 1932 so if 1960/70 is correct for the photo's date it can't be him.  How sure are you about the date ?
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« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 08 July 20 19:03 BST (UK) »
Sorry to always appear negative, but there's no way that is Colin Cowdrey.
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Re: Identification of person in photo please
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 09 July 20 03:08 BST (UK) »
He was more well known as I said, I would not call him famous.

Yes you are right, Ian, it cannot be Henry Blofeld, wrong age.

Whoever it was must have been in their late forties or in their fifties when this was taken as we can all see. If this was taken say in the middle sixties for want of a closer date then the suggestions come down to:

Barry Bucknell born in  1912  which would make him 53 in 1965.
Brian Johnson  born in  1912  which also make him 53 at that date
Hugh Greene   born in  1910  which makes him a couple of years older.
Percy Thrower  born in 1913  which would make him 52 then

I do not think it was Hugh Greene or Percy Thrower, which leaves us with Barry Bucknell and Brian Johnson. 

Bit further forward perhaps!!

Thanks everyone for helping, it is appreciated.


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Re: Identification of person in photo please
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 09 July 20 03:41 BST (UK) »
As you thought he might have been a cricket commentator I googled them and came up with this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cricket_commentators

It might jog your memory.
James -Victoria, Australia originally from Keynsham, Somerset.
Janes - Keynsham and Bristol area.
Heale/Hale - Keynsham, Somerset
Vincent - Illogan/Redruth, Cornwall.  Moved to Sculcoates, Yorkshire; Grass Valley, California; Timaru, New Zealand and Victoria, Australia.
Williams somewhere in Wales - he kept moving
Ellis - Anglesey

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Re: Identification of person in photo please
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 09 July 20 11:46 BST (UK) »
As you thought he might have been a cricket commentator I googled them and came up with this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cricket_commentators

It might jog your memory.

I found that list and looked through it a few days ago as I thought that he looked like Tom Graveney, nobody on the list is anywhere near the Ops image

I posted his image on the 7th but nobody has picked up on it.
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Lancashire:-Lamb, Gorst, Hardman, Threlfall, Lawson
Westmoreland/Cumberland:-Bush, Strickland, Chamber(s), Hedwen/Hadwin, Carleton
Monmouthshire:-Evans, Jones
Yorkshire:-Collins, Thompson, Darnborough, Drummer, Raistrick, Ewbank, Holdsworth, Clark
Herefordshire:-Ruck, Williams, Jones, Meadmore, Goode, Berrington.
Cheshire:-Ainsworth, Hayes, Norcot, Lowe, Duncalf, Lightfoot, Percival, Newton.
Ireland:-Brazell, Curwen/Curren/Curran/Corn
Canada:-Thompson, Sanderson, Hysop, Beaton, Staniforth