Bolckow Vaughan Ladies Football Team 1918

Bolckow Vaughan Ladies Football Team 1918

Described as the Runners Up in the Ladies Munitionette Cup in 1918, these ladies would make a valuable contribution to the World War I industry. The team is also named.
Back row: Emily Milner, Amelia Farrell, Greta Kirk, Violet Sharples.
Front row: Elizabeth Powell, Mary Mohan, Mercy Page, Winnie McKenna, Gladys Reece, Florence Short, Anne Wharton.

Joyce Henry tells us: ”This picture shows my Grandma Elizabeth Powell Front row extreme left kneeling, she later be Freeman.”
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection, identification via ”Grangetown in Times Past”; thanks to Joyce Henry for the update. Whilst Paul Boden tells us: ”I have the same photograph and the information I have is that the lady that is seated second from the right is Florence O Hanlon (nee Short) Florence was the younger sister of William Henry Short VC. Florence and William were first cousins of my mother Caroline Boden (nee Short).”; thanks to Paul for that update.

Guisborough Football Club 1905

Guisborough Football Club 1905

We have names for all the members of this 1905 team for Guisborough, but we particularly like the two gentlemen on the right, complete with bowler hats!

Back row: A. Old, G. Stevenson, T. Smith, J. Kirkconell, H. Mann, W. G. Batterbee, C. Peacock (Captain), J. Coulthard, W. Pybus, H. Bowmaker.
Front row: R. Wright, T. Pattinson, R. Williams, T. Darnton, W. Pearson, A. Williams, C. B. Robson (Trainer).
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Stanghow Lane School – Football Team

Stanghow Lane School - Football Team

Stanghow Lane School Football Team of 1949.

Back row: A Tilley, T Calvert, B Ness, Dennis Preston, Barry Bloomfield, David Hick, Mr Joe Reed, H Breeze.

Front row: Jeff Templeman, Gordon Templeman, David Lowe, Keith Gosling, Maurice Ferrer, B Addison.

Bill Danby tells us (courtesy of his History of Skelton website) about Joe Reed who is the teacher in this photograph (he was headmaster when Stanghow Lane closed in 1961) –  ”Joe Reed DFC, who flew with Bomber Command as a navigator in the Second World War and was one of the few who survived. He finished his service as a Squadron Leader and Navigator Instructor.”
Image courtesy Jeff Templeman; many thanks to Bill for that update and Dennis Preston for the update on names.

Loftus Albion

Loftus Albion

Loftus Albion playing at home, Whitby Road ground; in black and white striped shirts. They reached the semi final of the F.A. Amateur Cup, from the Cleveland League. Narrowly losing to Bishop Auckland 2 -1 after leading through a Bobby Pitt goal. They were accepted into the Northern League on the strengh of this performance.
Photo courtesy Alan Richardson.

Middlesbrough Football Club 1907 – 08

Middlesbrough F.C. team from the season 1907/08. One name is missing (in the torn part of the card); T. Wilson to the right of J. Thackery.
More famous of those pictured are Alf Common, the first £1,000 Transfer player in the English League in 1905; and Steve Bloomer with a transfer fee of £750 in 1906 Both these international players are seated either side of Lieutenant Colonel Gibson Poole; Chairman of Middlesbrough Football Club for many years.

Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

Brickies Bury Cup

Brickies Bury Cup

Not the clearest of photographs and again we asked for names. Tony informs us: ”Names copied from same picture in pastimes football section.” Richard Barnes also supplied some names commenting: ” I scored our only goal, we got beat 3-1!”

Back row: Richard Barnes, Barry Thomas, Terry Dove, Philip Wilks, Billy Jackson, Micky Wilson, Colin Marshall.

Front row: Stephen Hines, Norman Smithers, Lampton Shepherd, Norman Breeze, Eric Taylor.

Image courtesy of  Colin Hart who would like any information on the Bury cup that you may have; also thanks to Tony and Richard for providing us with the names.

Footballers From The Senior School

Footballers From The Senior School

Skinningrove school was where these budding footballers were from and some of the names are:-
Back row LtoR:- Derick Garbutt, Donald Hatton, Brian Ferguson, Billy Winspear, ??, George Lettin.
Next row:- Micheal Buckingham, John Anderson, Arthur woodrow, Brian Soloman, Norman Hill.
Seated:- ??,  Lawrence Smith.
Photo courtesy of Maureen Anderson.

Carlin How Rovers


1927 or there abouts was the date of this photograph and the names of the men are,
Back row (left to right): ??, W. Driver, ‘Brom’ Williams, J. Hope, T. Gell.
Middle row: A. Goldby, Don Welford, G. Hall, A. Hall, William Carveth, J. Grimstead, L. Nicholson.
Front row: M. Martin, J. Nicholson, N. Leeks, ‘Pop’ Richards, Jim Grimstead.

Ann Robinson tells us: “Don Welford was my Dad. This photograph was taken before he lost his right arm in a works accident at Skinningrove steel works”.
Can anybody assist with the missing name?

Image courtesy of Maureen Anderson and many thanks to Ann Robinson for the update.

Loftus Youth Club Football Team

Loftus Y.C. Football Team

We now know this photo was taken at Whitbyand and we have the names of the lads. Brian Webster tells us of an away match @ Whitby having travelled on the train with the Club Leader Mr Johnson in 1947?

Back row, l-r:  Bill Purver, George Cox, Tommy (Twizzie) Andrews, Abel Roberts, Keith Sayer, Geof Rowland

Front row, l-r:  Brian (Biddy) Webster, Morris Dixon, Aden Bennet, Desmond Hodgson, Ron Scott

Thanks to Marian Smith for the photo and names, also Brian Webster for the update.

Loftus Youth Club Football Team

Loftus Youth Club Football Team

Do you recognise yourself here, can you tell us the occasion?
The names are:-Les Webster, Mr Harrison,Fred Halton, Bill Hyde, Brian Stonehouse, Derick Gales, Ted Wheatman, John Bryant, Mr Harrison’s son, Geoff Cox, Dennis Thomas, Charlie Hellings, Col Collinson, Jack Faye, John Frankland.

Brian Stonehouse tells us: ”This photo was taken on Redcar racecourse about Nov/Dec 1951. I was sports secretary of Loftus Youth Club and had to organise all the fixtures. We played in the area youth club league against Whitby, Redcar, Thornaby and Grangetown (who were a nursery club for Middlesbrough FC and who used to trounce us!) As we had no field all our home and away matches were played away. I picked the team and as no one ever wanted to play in goal I always got the job. Geoff Cox had a goalkeeper jersey, which I used and on that particularly day I bought it from him for 5 shillings. You can see the racecourse structure displaying the runners and riders between Ron Webster and Mr Harrison.”

Photo courtesy of Audrey Winspear and thanks to Brian Stonehouse for the update.