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Staithes Under 16 Team

When supplied to the Archive this image of Staithes Under 16 Football team listed players with initials; however following many contribtors the team can be presented as: Back row:Ken Gibson, Joe Crooks, John Stone, Richard? Nicholson, Tony ”Tosh” Welford, Godfrey ”Fudge” Evans, John Hicks, Jack Bowes ”Cockbod”.
Front row: Alan Crossman, Michael Hollingsworth, Don Burluraux, Dave Prothero, Richard Lythe.

Owen Rooks told the Archive: “I have seen this photograph on Don Burluraux’s NYMWebcam website captioned ‘Staithes Juniors 1965/66’.” David Archer advised: “John Stone played pro for Boro & Grimsby.” R. Simpson added: “John Stone also played for York City after Middlesbrough let him go.”

Image courtesy of Kathleen Hicks (copyright – Doran, Whitby); also thanks to Derick Pearson, Robert Doe, Owen Rooks, David Archer, R. Simpson and D. Crooks for all the names. Especial thanks to William Hinchley for ”Cockbod”, so named as ”he sang Old Mc Donalds Farm ans when it got to the cock began to crow he did a very realistic crow”.

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