The Elyard Album

Ted Elyard was a drayman before taking over the Bell in Flitcham. He met Jack Wicks of Reading during WW1 and the two men became lifeling friends, as did their children. Ted and his wife Maud's children included Tom, Annie, Betty, Freda and Ronnie. The photos on this page have been supplied by Jack Wick's grand-daughter Glenis Stone who was the little blonde bridesmaid at the wedding of Annie Elyard and Fernley Farrow.

Above: Vera Allum (nee Wicks) with 2 of her 6 children and Annie Elyard (far right of the group).

Below: Jack Wicks and Ted Elyard.

Above: Ted Elyard showing his cow to Jack (and below) Kate Wicks. The lane where these sheds were located used to run behind the cottages on the north side of Church Lane but was absorbed into the school playing field.