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Offline Aulus

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The Erdington Road Swifts football team 1912
« on: Sunday 09 September 07 19:02 BST (UK) »
To judge by the state of this photograph, my grandfather must have treasured it and kept in his pocket for years!

He died in 1974, so I'm afraid I can't find out what colour their strip was.  He said he was twelve when this was taken, which puts it in 1912.  Erdington Road was at the time (probably still is, as it still exists) a street of boarding houses in the Central Drive/Revoe area of Blackpool.

My grandfather is on the right in the middle row.  The face of the boy on the left of the middle row intrigues me slightly, as it's not the caucasian face you'd expect in Lancashire in the early years of the 20th century.  I presume he must be the child of circus performers or other travelling folk who had settled in Lancashire. 

Would anyone like to have a go at restoring the photograph?
Lancashire: Stevenson, Wild, Holden, Jepson
Worcs/Staffs: Steventon, Smith
East London & Suffolk: Guest, Scrutton
East London: Palfreman (prev Tyneside), Bissell, Collis, Dearlove, Ettridge
Herts: Camac, Collis, Mason, Dorrington, Siggens
Marylebone & Sussex: Cole
London & Huntingdonshire: Freeman
Bowland: Marsden, Noble
Shropshire: Guest

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Re: The Erdington Road Swifts football team 1912
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 09 September 07 21:10 BST (UK) »
here's my attempt, not quite finished yet.

Sharon.
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Re: The Erdington Road Swifts football team 1912
« Reply #2 on: Monday 10 September 07 12:54 BST (UK) »
Oo, that's looking good, Sharon, for a work in progress!
Lancashire: Stevenson, Wild, Holden, Jepson
Worcs/Staffs: Steventon, Smith
East London & Suffolk: Guest, Scrutton
East London: Palfreman (prev Tyneside), Bissell, Collis, Dearlove, Ettridge
Herts: Camac, Collis, Mason, Dorrington, Siggens
Marylebone & Sussex: Cole
London & Huntingdonshire: Freeman
Bowland: Marsden, Noble
Shropshire: Guest

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Re: The Erdington Road Swifts football team 1912
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 11 September 07 05:07 BST (UK) »
Hi Aulus

A couple from me.

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Re: The Erdington Road Swifts football team 1912
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 11 September 07 10:18 BST (UK) »
Nice.  Thanks very much.

Now I can see them more clearly, I wonder if the marks on the wall, are where they've been kicking the ball.
Lancashire: Stevenson, Wild, Holden, Jepson
Worcs/Staffs: Steventon, Smith
East London & Suffolk: Guest, Scrutton
East London: Palfreman (prev Tyneside), Bissell, Collis, Dearlove, Ettridge
Herts: Camac, Collis, Mason, Dorrington, Siggens
Marylebone & Sussex: Cole
London & Huntingdonshire: Freeman
Bowland: Marsden, Noble
Shropshire: Guest

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Re: The Erdington Road Swifts football team 1912
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 11 September 07 13:33 BST (UK) »
Still fiddling with this one  :)

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DAWSON, FLYNN, FOLWELL, FORGAN, FORREST, HARRIS, KING, LOOKER,
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