Swift re­turn on the pic­ture

Loughborough Echo - - LOOKING BACK -

THE lat­est pub­li­ca­tion of an old photo from the Looking Back ar­chives, of a group of young Lough­h­bor­ough footballers, was eas­ily iden­ti­fied by reader Rob Daw­son - as he was the one who sent it to us in the first place 10 years ago!

Robe e-mailed to say: “I sent this to the Echo in 2010 which was ex­actly 40 years to the date that the photo was taken down Derby Road play­ing fields be­hind the chang­ing rooms.

“The team were called Bea­con Swifts and played in the U18 Le­ices­ter­shire League. On that day we won 14-1 against Cosby Imps.

“From top left: Danny Casey (trainer) Jimmy Ged­des, Ge­off Smith, Keith Web­ster, Vic Snook, me Rob ( Dig­ger) Daw­son, David (Ben) Warner, Harry Smith (man­ager).

“Front left: Rob Docherty, Rob Nay­lor, Alan Burge, Gianni (Johnny) Pap­parozzi, Tommy Ry­der, & Alan (Pinky) Pervin.

Thanks for re print­ing the photo I still have the orig­i­nal photo and press cut­ting dated Oc­to­ber 2nd 1970. So 48 years in Oc­to­ber.”

Jim Ged­des, who is on the photo also con­tacted us say­ing: “Over 40 years ago, time flies.”

The Bea­con Swifts

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