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Hartlepool Railway Athletic - District League Cup Winners? - 1950

What we know about this image :

Team photo taken in the Chester Hotel, Raby Road, West Hartlepool in 1950, apparently having won a cup. Kip Herring is in the middle row, third from the left.

In 1950- Railway Athletic fought out the League Cup Final with Cleveland Whte Star,drawing 3 -3 in April and 2 -2 a.e.t., in May on the Victoria Ground. Due to injuries White Star could not raise a side for another replay in May. The 3rd game was arranged (eventually) for the end of August which saw Railway Athletic through by 6 - 2, a crowd of 500 turned up for the August replay at Grayfields, handy for the "Chester" , the result also made it a League and Cup double for the Railway.


Date (of image) : 1950

Donor : Mr. John Brooker


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