I am interested in sport, especially cricket and football. I no longer play any competitive sport, but follow Weaverham Cricket Club and Witton Albion F.C. closely.
I have a great interest in science and technology. I love animals - my two pet parrots seem to have taken over the house! I like all aspects of nature and natural history.
I enjoy developing websites, and when the weather is nice then I am often to be found working in the garden - you can't beat picking fruit and veg. that you have grown yourself and using it for an incredibly tasty, fresh and healthy meal.
Many thanks to Phil Chadwick who supplied the folowing information.
The photographs were taken at the Drill Field on 13th May 1950. The fixture was an end of season game : Witton and Vics XI (bottom picture) v. Harry Ware's XI (top picture).
Bert Trautmann was the goalkeeper for Harry Ware's XI, with Joe Mercer sitting in front of him. Albion's players in the combined town XI were Alf Ashley, Jack Robinson, Stuart Cowden, Frank Fidler, Jack Bowden, Albert Johnson and Eric Hyde.
Harry Ware was the Northwich Victoria manager at the time, later becoming manager at Crewe Alexandra. Earlier he had played for Stoke City, Newcastle United, Sheffield Wednesday and Northwich Victoria, among others.
Any more information on these photographs is very welcome.
This is another photograph of a local team, from the late 1940s I think. No idea of the team's name. My father Ken Turner is third from the left on the back row but I have no idea of the names of any of the others. Any information anyone has is very welcome.
Back row (L - R) : Unknown, Unknown, Ken Turner, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown.
Front row (L - R) : Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown.
I have two photographs taken at what appears to be the same match. I have no idea of the teams, players / officials, venue or occasion, nor does anyone I have shown the photos to. I believe they must have some relevence to the local area as they were with a collection of photos of local teams, and on the back they are stamped 'Laurence A. Sands, Photographer, Weaverham'. Can anyone help with any information about them?
Here is a photograph which I believe is the Golden Lion's Bricker Cup team, I think from the early 1950s. The only person I can identify from the photo is my father, Ken Turner, rear right. Can anyone help identify the rest of the players?
Back row (L - R) : Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unkown, Ken Turner.
Front row (L - R) : Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unkown, Unknown, Unknown.
This is a photograph of a Weaverham football team, maybe Weaverham Rovers or Weaverham Youth Club. I think it was taken in the late 1940s or early 1950s. I have a few of the names, but can anyone help with identifying the others?
Back Row (L - R) : Jimmy Wakefield, Unknown, Unknown, Brian Hughes, Unknown, Unknown.
Front Row (L - R) : Unknown, Reg Goodier, Unknown, Ken Turner, Unknown, Unknown.