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The festival league. [football].

bobsummers

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
I played in three teams over the years in the Festival League between 1964 and 1980 ish. Stratford Star, Selbrooke and Stone FC. Great times and 1st class leagues. Wish I could play 90 minutes now!!
 

postie

The buck stops here
Staff member
My brother in law played for most of the good teams in Birmingham, do any of you remember Johnny Hewitt ?
 

George1468

master brummie
Did anyone play in this league. If so who did you play for?. Jean.
I played for Witton Rangers, It must have been around 1952/3 before I went in the army. I think it was in the early days of Festival League.The only names I can remember were Bernard Gilbert, Norman............the manager/player. We didn'y win anything.
 

Zambodini

master brummie
Thanks John. Great photo's Bob. Did Johny play for Lion Rangers at any time Jim?. Jean.
Lion Rangers were a good team around 1962 I think. I remember them turning up at Perry Common Rec one Sunday in a new strip. Dark green shirts black shorts and burgundy socks. They looked very impressive. I knew a couple of the players but I can't remember their names now.
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Lion Rangers were a good team around 1962 I think. I remember them turning up at Perry Common Rec one Sunday in a new strip. Dark green shirts black shorts and burgundy socks. They looked very impressive. I knew a couple of the players but I can't remember their names now.
There was a Gordon Ritchie, Tommy Mehan, Mervin Smith and will try to remember some more later. Lovely display of medals Pauly.Jean.
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paulyx

master brummie
re foto back row l/r. steve richards (wyrley rd), dennis kennedy (station rd), david harris (yates st), peter rankin (lichfield rd),
paul turton (woodcock st),colin cash (church lane), stan arthurs (coach).
front row l/r. paddy carey (mansfield rd), micky wilkins (bevington rd), paul piper (queens rd), roger bluck (wyrley rd), peter piper (queens rd).
 

ronald coooer121

knowlegable brummie
Erdington Libs were in the Sunday Alliance and were based at the Golden Cross, Short heath Rd.
Some of the members were Kenny Chappel, Peter chappel, Trevor Chappel, David Arnold, Barry Toomer, John Hewitt, Dave sheppard, Ian Littlehales and Brian Liddington.
Jihn Hewitt played for Sutton town an Bokdmere st micheals as well beside him without a shadow of doubt the best pkayers who ever played for the lubs was ronnie Gardner captain also captain of paget rangers Albert broadhead broke all the Gail sciring records in the league also played for paget and hedges ford the Zeff brothers Harry an lew an one I can't remember his name the Pearce brothers Stan an shorty ron cooper the most successful team winning honours and the home pitch was shortheath park one if the cgappells I forget which became full time secretary of the festival league



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carolina

master brummie
This was Ford Street football team, my brother is front row in the centre. Some of the names on the back row are out of order

Fordonians 9 Jan 1965 NEWSPAPER.jpg
 
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