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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Rugby team

First Team, Goole Secondary School, 1927-28. 
Top, left to right: Bateman, Harrison, Forbes, Elliot, Fairweather, Stones, Payling.
Centre, left to right: Ruthven, Speak, Mr. Harlington, Amery, Mr. Hart, Yorke, May.
Bottom, left to right: Cooke, Rose, Triggs, Denby, Storr.

My dad was a keen rugby player at school and in college - that's him on the centre row, second from the left, aged 17. I have the cap he's wearing in the photograph; it's gold and navy blue velvet with an embroidered badge and huge silky tassel.

More of this week's posts over at Sepia Saturday.

11 comments:

Wendy said...

I guess the 4 guys on the back row didn't get the memo about how to pose. What a wonderful picture and to have all the names is especially fortunate. The cap tells you just how important the team was to your dad. Too cool!

Little Nell said...

I have a similar one of my father-in-law from about the same time, but I don’t think they were wearing caps and tassels.How wonderful that you still have the cap- had you thought of taking a picture of it to accompnay this one?

Alan Burnett said...

That really is a wonderful photograph, especially when enlarged to full size. The expressions are wonderful and - as always with historic group photographs - I can'y help but wonder about the lives they went of to lead.

barbara and nancy said...

Wonderful that you still have that photo and the hat.
I was curious why some of the shirts lace up and some button up.
Nancy

Karen S. said...

Wow, what a cool thing to have in your past and leave such a story for your loved ones. He was a lucky man....what a game it is!

Postcardy said...

I like the way your father (?) is sitting in the second row, but his feet are in the first row.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

My eldest son plays rugby most Sundays, and at away fixtures I am always amazed at the photographs in the club houses of club rugby teams going back to the 1950's, but this is one of the first I've seen going back to the 1920's.

Bob Scotney said...

My team photo's only go back to the early 50s. We never had lace up shirts - I would have thought they would have been dangerous in a scrum. Our photographer would not have take n the picture unless everyone was correctly posed.
There are some big lads here.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

What a fun picture! They were all quite sporting fellows.

Kathy M.

Christine H. said...

How fun that you still have the hat. I was struck by how high the men seemed to wear their pants, but it's only because I've become accustomed to the falling-down look.

Food Smarts said...

Great looking group of strapping young men. Woe the team facing this line-up.