West Hove (Portland Road) School

Football team 1952/53

By Geoff Stoner

Photo:1952/53 school football team

1952/53 school football team

From the private collection of Geoff Stoner

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I attended this school, Infants and Juniors, from 1946 - 1953, and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I see it still enjoys a good reputation. The Headmaster then was Mr Worthing, a Welshman with a passion for music.

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Other teachers that I remember are Mr Duffield, Mr Spain, Miss Pilcher, Miss Snook and Mr Goddard. Sport was always encouraged, with keen competition between four houses.

Regular inter-school matches were held with Hangleton, Southwick, Cottesmore, Benfield, St. Nicholas, Goldstone, and Ellen Street schools, with a cup awarded at the end of the season (the Barlow Cup). I hope this will bring back memories and others will add their reminiscences.

Can you help? If you recognise yourself or anyone else, please leave a comment below.

This page was added on 03/01/2018.
Comments about this page

I went to Portland Road from 1949 till 1955, then went on to Hove County Grammar School.  I was never a football player, but I remember Mr Spain taking us to Wish Park to kick a ball about.  I was taught by Miss Pilcher and Miss Randall.  Mr Worthing was well liked and approachable.

By Rodger Olive (03/01/2018)

Football team is: Back row, L-r: Ivan Boniface, 'Buster' Driver, Tony Phillips, Mr. Spain, Ray Benham, Mike Underwood. Front row, L-r: Jeff Draper, 'Tich' Taylor, Pete Candy, Geoff Stoner, Peter Cook, Derek Burns, Bobby Seal. Please make any necessary corrections.

By Geoff Stoner (07/01/2018)

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