Fawcett School, York Place

2nd X1 Football team 1950/1951

By Terry Jackson

Sorry about the missing heads - this is an old photograph of the 2nd XI Football team at Fawcett School.

Can you recognise yourself or anyone else here. Do you have memories of this football season? If you can add any information or memories, please leave a comment below.

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Photo:Fawcett School 2nd XI football team

Fawcett School 2nd XI football team

From the private collection of Terry Jackson.

This page was added on 12/03/2011.
Comments about this page

Front row first left is Ray Long, skipper is John Ware. Sorry can't help with others. They were a year below me.

By Bill Hall (01/06/2011)

Nice to see your input Bill. Sorry I do not remember you. Did you play football for Fawcett? Names I can remember are: back row.(?) David Gunstone (?) Mr Bolton (?) (?) Front row: Ray Long, His dad was a fishmonger I think, Parsons Johnny Ware, Connolly, me, Bowrah. It is over 60 years ago.

By Terry Jackson (12/06/2011)

Thanks Terry. I didn't play for Fawcett at football and only made the cricket team in my last year against the Masters. But I was a member of the Brighton Central Boys' Club side which won the Brighton Youth League in 1953-54, captained by Fawcett boy George Hawkins, who was sadly killed in a motor cycle accident that summer. Other Fawcett boys in that team were Eric Neve, Don and Ray Brown and Dave Rolf.

By Bill Hall (13/10/2011)

I am sure that's Harry Panther in the back row third from the left. Don't know the rest, only Terry Jackson who I used to pal on with after we left school He used to live up Bear Road. I spent many happy hours there. There were others - a gang of us - but can't remember names.

By Kenneth Mchale (05/02/2012)

Thanks for this Ken. We did have some good times in Bear Road. We could even play football in the street. Others involved were David Gunstone who also lived in Bear Road, John Holden who has a business in Brighton (John's International Camping), 'Spinner' Barker, Brian Smith from Caledonian Road and 'Doggie' Askew who became a gas fitter I believe.

By Terry Jackson (05/06/2012)

Parsons is my brother, Peter Parsons, painter and decorator for Bostel Brothers in Brighton. He died in Portland, Oregon in 2011 where he had lived for over forty years. I worked with John Ware at Gross Cash Registers in the late '60s.

By Michael Dartnell (24/02/2013)

Mike, thanks for the info. Sorry to hear about Peter. Colin Wedge was another contemporary, as was Harry Panther both sadly no longer with us. Terry Jackson

By Terry Jackson (16/03/2013)

Yes the third on the left top row is Harry Panther (my brother), he sadly died in 2007.

By Iris Taylor (28/11/2014)

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