Pho­to­graph has fam­ily con­nec­tions

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & world Update -

ALAN Green handed me a pho­to­graph of a tro­phy-win­ning Deep­ing Town Ath­letic Foot­ball Team, from 1947/48.

We asked if any­one knew the iden­tity of the play­ers and Joy Durham of Or­ton Mal­borne stepped in to help as two of them were her fam­ily mem­bers.

Joy said: “My fa­ther Gor­don Kingston is the goal­keeper (back row, cen­tre) and has a horse­shoe round his neck that his sis­ter Mau­reen made as a lucky charm which he wore for the picture.

“It was made from card­board with knit­ting wool wrapped around it.

“My grand­fa­ther Arther Kingston (Dad’s Dad) is on the back row to the left, he was the man­ager. “Dad re­mem­bers a few names: “Back row – from left: Arther Kingston (man­ager), man in cap was trainer (no name), Percy Ire­son, Gor­don Kingston, Corky Wood­ward, no name, no name.

“Mid­dle row: Tamos Jibb, no name, Larry Hodgekin­son. “Front row: Can’t re­call any names. “This picture was taken at the home ground and was be­hind the then-co-op.

“My fa­ther is now 85 years old and he and mum are about to cel­e­brate their 62nd wed­ding an­niver­sary.”

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