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Tom Collett teaching woodwork

The picture shows Tom Collett teaching woodwork in 1929 at a horticultural college in Offenham called Avoncroft College. Collett went on to teach woodwork at Blackminster School and would be well know to many older men in the area. To add some confusion, he was also known at times as 'Bert' Collett and he appears under that name in a picture in the Home Guard article. The picture was kindly lent to us by Elizabeth Trenchard of Somerset.

The picture postcard below shows 'Avoncroft College for Rural Workers, Offenham'.