getback: When married men took on the singletonsBy Sally Bryant
July 16, 2012
The Huntley & Palmers stories just keep rolling in. Geoff Jordan, from Staverton Road in Whitley, has lent us these great football line-ups.
They were taken at the annual clash of the company’s married engineers and the single lads.
It must be said they are a fine illustration of how fashions change – there must be enough material in those shorts to put sails on a galleon.
Mr Jordan, who is 70 now, has come up with the following names:
In the first picture in our gallery, from the right, are Dave Spreadbury, Mick Boyle, Alan Cresswell, Nigel Fisher, Nobby Bronsdon, Ken Lewis, Jim Burkett, Colin, Nick, Barry, Brian Leadbetter, Geoff Jordan, Roy Painter, Jim Rackley, Ted Herbert, Don, Dick Wilson, Robin Edrington, Brian Pilgrim, Mick Collins, Norman Brooks, Ray and Colin.
Mr Jordan can spot Bill Spreadbury, Bill Wise, Archie Clark, Fred Payne, John Manning, Bernard Broadhurst and Jack Roberts in the second picture.
This is an impressive feat of memory, but do get in touch if you can fill in any gaps.
Mr Jordan says the matches were played in Kensington Road every year and he reckons these pictures would have been from consecutive years, around 1957.
Mr Jordan’s father, Fred, worked at Huntley & Palmers for 51 years and Geoff served his apprenticeship as an engineer, if that helps you pinpoint the games.