Blast from the past

RESULT: The Liversedge FC team from the 1956/7 season.
RESULT: The Liversedge FC team from the 1956/7 season.

Following the story in the Spenborough Guardian (‘Centenary Marks a New Chapter For Club’) I would like to thank all 34 people who took the trouble to contact me to help with my search for information about the history of Liversedge Football Club.

I was delighted that the only survivors of the 1947-48 team photo called me – Stan Jackson and Wilf Stone.

Calls came from all over the country.

Old favourite Denis Charlesworth is in Newport, South Wales; Les Brewer is in Brighouse; Martin Shillitoe is now in Hebden Bridge; and Steve Wood lives in Christchurch – how news spreads!

The surprising thing was that most of the calls came from women. Their uncle, grand dad or father was the subject of great pride.

I thought the players of the past were long forgotten.

How wrong I was.

BOB GAWTHORPE

President

LIVERSEDGE FC