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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, Olive Percival, 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.

7 comments to Bolckow Vaughan Ladies Football Team 1918

  • Joyce G Henry

    This picture shows my Grandma Elizabeth Powell Front row extreme left kneeling,she later be Freeman

  • Paul A Boden

    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)

  • Mrs Sylvia Fairbrass

    When Florence O’Hanlon nee Short put names to the team she played for in the Steel News back in December 1971, she named the following in no particular order:
    Winnie McKenna Captain who played for England.
    Florence Short age 24,
    Mrs Cheney Forewoman at Cleveland Works
    Maggie Briggs
    Nurse Hall
    Mrs Murphy
    Mrs Leach and her daughter Miss Leach
    Lizzie Powell
    Miss Harrison
    Don’t Know.
    She said the Team Trainer was Ralph Dixon.
    I am researching Florence and her brother William for a film we are making on William Short VC. It would be nice to have full names and positions played. I also require a more recent photo of Florence. Can anyone help?

  • Jacquelyn Barnett (Farrell)

    Love this. Amelia Farrell is my nana

  • Martin Peagam

    On Friday 18 May 2018, as part of Middlesbrough Local History Month, we are planning a Centenary Football Match on the anniversary of the Munitionette’s Cup Final of 18 May 1918.
    Teams of ladies will play a match at Middlesbrough College to honour their predecessors.
    The match will be preceded by a presentation by Martin Peagam on the events of 100 years ago.
    Full details will be publicised in the Local History Month brochure, but we would be delighted to welcome any descendants of the 1918 team to the event.

  • ARTHUR hammond

    My Mother, Mercy Page, sits third from the left, she married my Father Joseph Hammond a Former Marine throughout W.W.1,Unfortunately other than the Photograph, which I have had for many years, I have no other information.
    At 82, I am the youngest of 5, we resided in Teesville, my Elder Brother John (Jack) and Sister Rita (Murphy) Passed away some years ago. our Sister Mercy Dwan (Ne Hammond) resides in Calgary in Canada.
    My Older brother Joseph Peter Hammond, Former Chairman of Guisborough Sea Cadets for many years might be able to give you more detailed information.
    The photograph has always been a link to the Origins of myself and my eldest son’s deep interest of Playing and Coaching Football at a Reasonable High Standard.
    Arthur Hammond / Fleet Hampshire

  • ARTHUR hammond

    After Thought / I forgot to say that Many years ago on the rare occasion that my Eldest Brother Jack (O.B.E) spoke about our Mother Playing Football, he Inferred that she had played for the England Team of that time, true or False I do not know. Some years ago I passed this Photograph on to the then, Ladies National Coach, and recently sent a copy to the FA @ St Georges Park to Encourage celebrating a 100 years of Women’s Football, the Photo’ is now in the Hands of Professor Williams (Ladies Sports Researcher) at Wolverhampton University. You may possibly hear from her as she inquires into the Founders and Original Teams of Ladies Football, very few people realize just how Dominant Ladies Football was.
    My Mothers Brother, Nelson Page, was in his working life the Skipper of Smiths Dock Launch on the River Tees, along with Her Sister Phyllis, (Hinds) we all lived in Teesville, her brother Bill Page lived in South Bank.

    Kind Regards / Arthur (Arty) Hammond / Former FA Tutor

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