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Here in Craven Arms we are used to welcoming royalty. The photo, taken at Craven Arms station, shows the Emperor of Ethiopia, His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie, with his hosts Ronald and Noel Stevens from Walcot Hall Lydbury North.
Can you help us identify the other people in the picture?
Were you there? The date is a Saturday in early January, 1938.
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From left to right, unknown, unknown (possibly a Foreign Office person), The Emperor Haile Selassie, Bill Griffiths, Gwyneth Poole, Princess Tenagneworq* (Haile Selassie's daughter), unknown, Ronald Stevens, unknown, Abyssinian Government Minister, George Corbet, Noel Stevens, unknown, unknown, unknown.
*Whilst staying at Walcot the Princess used to come to Craven Arms regularly to have her hair done at Irene Partridge's hairdressing shop next to the shop that is now Samuel Wood's estate agents