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A Day in the Life of Knighton - page two

These photographs and captions are by Roger Casstles, recording life in the Radnorshire town of Knighton on 24th September 2002.

Brookside Square
Knighton Primary School

Brookside Square is a meeting point in Knighton, especially for young people. The town still holds a great deal of respect for its war dead -- the wreaths laid the previous November are still intact and have been well looked after together with the planting of fresh flowers.

11:00
Playtime, Knighton School.
Robert Parker-Morgan is the new headmaster of the town's primary school. He's been in the job just three weeks, since the start of the Autumn term.
School dinners
Mr & Mrs Husband
12:00
The infants sit down for their school dinners.
12:30
'This is Mr Husbands, and I'm Mr Husbands wife!' -- 'Fluff' (Edith) has been using that form of greeting for the last 42 years -- that's how long she and George have been married. The Husbands were caught on camera on their way home after a shopping trip. Note the Welsh flag mounted on the back of the vehicle!
Len Hargest
Knitwear Factory
13:00
At the Red Lion in West Street 100 year old Len Hargest sits down to his lunch. He may not have many teeth, but he packs away a full two course lunch and half a pint of tea, served in a mug marked 'Britain's Sexiest Man'! Len is Knighton's oldest resident.
15:00
Peter Christian knitwear factory,
West Street, Knighton
Tea break
Swimming lessons
15:30
Tea break, Peter Christian knitwear factory
16:00
Swimming lesson for children, Knighton Leisure Centre which is located on the same site as the primary school.
Telecentre
Offa's Dyke Staff
16:30
Knighton Library -- school children using the 'Tele-Centre' -- a free service with the use of computers, printers and scanners -- and access to the Internet.
16:45
Jenny and Enid, two of the staff at the Offa's Dyke Centre, providing tourist information, accommodation booking service, sales of books, maps and souvenirs and conference facilities.
Mac Beddoes
Knighton Rugby Club
17:20
'Mac' Beddoes, the town's only barber, looks in vain for more custom -- and shut up shop for the day soon afterwards!
20:45
Knighton Rugby Club, right on the Welsh/English border -- floodlit practice for the coming season.

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