The beau­ti­ful game is back

Rossendale Free Press - - Memory Lane -

IN this week’s Mem­ory Lane feature we are tak­ing a look back at foot­ball teams in the Val­ley in years gone by - and ask­ing any­one with mem­o­ries of the game to get in touch.

Our reg­u­lar nos­tal­gia con­trib­u­tor Peter Fisher has sent us pho­to­graphs of Whitewell Bot­tom, St Am­brose, Good­shaw Bap­tist and Lumb foot­ball teams, but can you re­mem­ber which year they were taken?

Our first picture of the week (above) shows the Whitewell Bot­tom Youth Club foot­ball team.

In the back row, from left, are D Jack, G Hickson, P Holden, G Har­row, A Dunn, N Ash­worth and I Lumb. In the front row are P Man­nion, M Guest, cap­tain P Whitney, D Ed­ney and N Gray.

Be­low that (right) is a shot of the St Am­brose RC team, Rossendale se­nior schools’ soccer champions.

Next (bot­tom right) is a picture of Good­shaw Bap­tist FC. In the back row, from left, are S Rat­cliffe, M Rostron, J Cron­shaw, E Neil, R Sa­gar, D Hack­ing and D Nut­tall. In the front row are D Lister, T Bowler, M Mur­phy, S Mur­phy, A Mor­ton and N Chad­wick.

Fi­nally (be­low) is a snap show­ing Lumb United FC.

In the back row, from left, are A Spencer, D Keymer, P Searle, G Clay­ton, W Tweedale and S Whee­lan. In the front row are A Schofield, C Hart­ley, G Corbishley, J Brom­ley and A Corbishley.

Do you re­mem­ber what years th­ese pictures were taken or have mem­o­ries to share? Please get in touch. Many thanks to all our reg­u­lar nos­tal­gia con­trib­u­tors.

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