A Stroud News and Journal reader found a photo of himself taken for the newspaper 64 years ago.

David Pegler was sorting through some old records when he came across an article detailing a rugby game in 1956.

He was playing for Cainscross at the time who lost 27-3 to Stroud Nomads at Fromhall Park.

David, who played in the second row, was clearly destined for greater things however as the article stated Pegler and Collins were the team's best players on the night.

"Rugby was my main interest from quite a young age," said David.

He joined the Stroud club a year later, eventually captaining them for a season, and also played for Gloucester for many years.

David also played county rugby both for Dorset and Wales and Gloucestershire.

An amateur game in those days, David balanced his rugby with a career as an engineer.

His job meant he spent several years working in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, while he was also required to do National Service.

David, and his wife, Hilary, both grew up in Stroud, with David attending the Boy's Technical School.

Although they now live in Hertfordshire they have family in Chalford and still read the Stroud News and Journal to keep up to date with what's going on in the Five Valleys.