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High Street Lingdale

High Street Lingdale

High Street Lingdale. A village which owes its existence to the boom in iron stone mining. The well proportioned shop premises were in sharp contrast to the miners houses in the rest of the village.

Postcard courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Wood Family

Wood Family

Early 1940’s and the family are outside their house in Cockburn Street Lingdale.
Photo courtesy of Maurice Grayson

The Oldest football Team.

The Oldest football Team.

Yes the Lingdale lads again taken on the 2nd December 1936.  We asked ”Can you name some of them please?” Dorothy Simms tells us: ”I have actually got the paper; Weekly Illustrated 12 December 1936. Lingdale played Canning Town, East End. The team combined ages were 1,000 years including 3 reserves; Skipper Harry Eaton aged 88, his wife Elizabeth Ellen 64. Foxy George 66 [the handsome one], Old Liz Saunders, goalkeeper 84. That’s all I have but there are several photos. Rules. no running. no charging. A quick walk and neat side step are what is needed. First ever match was on Jubilee Day. I hope you find this interesting. I have been in touch with someone about this match but never had a reply. They played 55 minutes; 2 halves of 20 minutes with 1/4 hour interval for a pint and pipe!” Michael Grange tells us: ”My great grandfather was in this team (George ‘Foxy’ Grange), after the game each player was given a clay pipe in the shape of a football boot.”
Photograph courtesy of Derick Pearson and many thanks to Dorothy Simms and Michael Grange for the updates.

Not The World Cup But!

Not The World Cup But!

One of the oldest football teams in England and possibly the world, 1937 is the date of the cutting,  that tells us all abouit the team, I wonder if they played Canning Town and who won,  does anyone out there know?
(thanks to Derick Pearson for the photo and information)

Just A Youngster

Just A Youngster

Yes Foxy Grange is only 66 years old, hope it wasn’t a wet day those casey’s were very heavy when wet.
(photo courtesy of Derick Pearson)

1937 Lingdale

1937 Lingdale

Liz Saunders is only 84 years old but still playing football.
(thanks again to Derick Pearson for the photo)

Lingdale Team 1944

Lingdale Team 1944

The caption tells us the names of the men but doesn’t tell what trophies they won do you know?
(photo courtesy of Mike Holliday)