The beautiful game is back
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.