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West Hartlepool Boys v Manchester Boys - 1953

What we know about this image :


Thanks to the attached  recollection of Jim Brownlee, this image is of the 1953 – England Schools Shield clash on Victoria Ground in February, they had accounted for Stoke Boys in the previous round and faced Chesterfield in the next.


A goal from Greenwood on 12 minutes sealed the West Boys win against Manchester Boys, , and their side on the day was


Field; Beavs, Norris; Eyre, Dixon, Deathers; Greenwood, Musgrave, MacGregor, Clyburn.

 Norris was from Elwick Road School, Eyre (Sacred Heart) Deathers (St Bega's), all the rest were from TDS in Lauder Street.

 (Source CMcL)

According to Mr Jim Brownlee, the match was played at Victoria Park with over 14.000 attending. 

He recalls players such as brothers Terry and Peter Mcgregor, King who played in goal, Deathers a half back and Clyburn the outside left. Many of the side were from what was then the Technical Day School. 

He goes on to say the Terry and Peter's father Jim Mcgregor was instrumental in setting up the local Sunday League once Sunday football was sanctioned by the FA. 

Jim Brownlee was a former pupil of the rugby playing Grammar School who enjoyed many years in the Sunday League for Teesmouth and West Rugby. 


Date (of image) : 21/2/1953

Donor : Hartlepool Museums Service

Creator : Hartlepool Mail

Part of the "Hartlepool Museums Services" collection


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