Who are the players in the dug out ?Here are some of the photos of this years Villa Cup reunion at Villa Park of Waverley Grammar School 50 years on.
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For the record and middle photo of remaining players ; Roger Simmonds,Keith Rowbotham,Barry Ansell,Ken Copson,Brian Worrall,Pete Deathridge,Dave Ladbrooke,Micky Ward,Terry Worton.
This is a long shot, (very long) but I have just discovered posts such as this one and in particular post no 138 dating from August 16th 2011. This last one had two att. 70216 and 70217, presumably photos of the football team, looking through the posts the names of the team members hold memories for both my wife and myself. Steven Broome and Billy Dayton were prefects along with myself at St Andrews Secondary Modern,, Alan Brown was my neighbour and friend when we lived in Gordon Street, Frankie watts and Keith Standley also bought back memories of my school days. I realise that the pictures may have long disappeared from the the BHF site but is it possible that somewhere someone is still in possession of them and able to repost. It would be brilliant if they could be. Many thanks in anticipationHi Bob, I think HMS stood for Her Majestys Shield? But stand to be corrected. Yes I can name all of the guys,here goes 1st photo back row L-R: Alan Westmorland,Kevin O'Neil,Roger Drew,Alan (knocker) Brown,Roy(Nibo) Niblett,Billy Dayton, front row L_R: Keith Stanley,Micky Donald,Steven Broome,Alan Phillips,Frankie Watts. 2nd Photo back row L-R: Mr Piet(Headmaster),Alan Phillips,Leslie Jennings,Alan Brown,Roger Drew,Micky Donald,Mr Laing(sports master),front row L-R: Keith Stanley,Frankie Watts,Roy Niblett,Steven Broome,Billy Dayton,Kevin O,Neil. Sorry Bob Terry Wharton doesn't ring any bells. I'v a few more photos to post which i will do soon.
My primary school was Rathvilly, in Northfield. One memorable day we had a soccer coaching session from the Birmingham City and England goalkeeper Gil Merrick. Here is a photo of the team, I think the year was 1957. I'm theMy school Kings Norton Grammar won the Villa cup in I think 1968. I remember going to the ground for the match. We'd won the Birmingham City cup the season before. I think with Handsworth Grammar, we were the only Grammar school in Birmingham to play football rather than rugby. That's the reason I chose Kings Norton.
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Great photo. The lad front row left- is that Peter Crouch's dad?Following on from David re: BGTS team, here's 1 plus the Sunday league team we formed from the VERY successful school team. I notice there's a flying right winger pictured top left on the school photo and again bottom left on the Sunday team. Plus, I have to say, a big butch goalie 4th from the left on the Sunday team. Probably DB!!!
On the first photo, I think that's Mr George Churchward who taught Technical Drawing at my old school, Bournville Boys' Technical School. I don't think he got on very well with the headmaster Mr 'Bill' Jennings - so he left. Did he teach the same subject at BGTS ?Great photo. The lad front row left- is that Peter Crouch's dad?