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50 years ago today - a young Jeremy Corbyn takes to the Charlton Hotel for annual dinner

By Toby Neal | Telford | News | Published:

Gotcha! Exactly 50 years ago today, on the night of Saturday, July 1, 1967, this young man was out at the first annual dinner of Wrekin Young Socialists held at the Charlton Hotel, Wellington.

A young Jeremy Corbyn

If you're having trouble recognising him, get out a pencil and sketch on a beard.

Yes, it's Jeremy Corbyn, today the leader of the Labour Party, but who back then was a local lefty.

The young ladies with him are Miss Andrea Davies and Miss Sonia Preston. Speaker at the dinner was housing minister Anthony Greenwood.

We could have kept this picture to ourselves, but thought we would publish it for the many, not the few...

Toby Neal

By Toby Neal
Feature Writer

A journalist in Shropshire for 40 years, mainly writes features and columns, especially about aspects of Shropshire history. Lives in Telford and is based at the Ketley headquarters.

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