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St Aidan’s 2nd X1 – Hartlepool Schools Junior Cup Winners 1921

What we know about this image :

St Aidan’s had a successful end to 1920/21 season winning both the Schools Association Senior and Juniors Football Cups.  This is an image of the 2nd X1 captained by John Skidmore which beat Elwick Road 1 – 0 in a replay of the Final on Caledonian Road – the home ground of St Joseph’s-, the goal coming from Stokes and praise for the goalie A Swift who withstood a late rally from Elwick Road. The Rev Knowlden presented both Cups at a ceremony at the School.  From the scant reports of the Final John Skidmore must be the player holding the ball with goalie A Swift in the back row. Itis reasonable to assume that the Rev Knowlden is seated on the extreme left of this image with Headmaster G Fawcett, seated extreme right. Mr G Rouse, who ran the Football team is probably standing extreme right with Rev T Hudson standing extreme left. Any information on names etc would be appreciated. The picture is taken at St Aidan’s Vicarage in front of the French Windows facing Stockton Road

Date (of image) : 20/4/1921

Donor : Beamish Museum

Creator : Yeoman Hartlepool

Part of the "Peoples Collections" collection


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