Who is this woman?

We on the Drone have absolutely no idea who this is, neither has Carolyn Dee, who supplied the picture – but she would love to know.

Ms Dee, is cataloguing the work of Express photographer, the late LEO CARTER. She says the woman is possibly a former member of the Express staff in Manchester. It could be Peggy Robinson, Jean Kershaw, Carol Newton or Trudy Pacter.

If you know the answer contact the editor at dailydroneuk@gmail.com

Oh, and while we have your attention, Carolyn would also like to know if anyone knows the name of the wife of former Manchester editor Dick ‘Strangler’ Lewis.

As a reward for reading this far, here’s a pic of another unknown man for whom we would like an ID. He has that rictus look of a suitably ‘refreshed’ Expressman. Any clues?

Meanwhile, just in case you missed it on the front page here’s another pic from drink-sodden Manchester days which continues the Old Geezer theme that pervades these pages.

We can’t name everyone in this picture but in the back row are Gordon Amory and John Wardaugh; middle row, Unknown, Norman Midgeley and Aubrey Matthews; front row, Unknown, Laurie Lee, Frank Spooner and Robin Esser. Can anyone fill in the blanks?  

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