Let’s get those cowpats away
I was interested in the letter from Lynn Loader (September issue) regarding the matches before the war involving Lowestoft Boys against Frankfurt am Main.
I hasten to add that I was not involved, having been born in April 1939, but my uncle, Fred Hutchings, played in at least one of these games.
Unfortunately, he died some years ago but I do remember him telling me and I also seem to recall him saying there were return fixtures in Germany but I have never seen any verification of that.
He was a good footballer who, after the war, left Oulton Broad to live in Milford Haven for whom he played in the Welsh League for several seasons.
The mention of Somerleyton reminds me of the time I played for Old Lowestoftians in that village, having to change in the open and being forced to wait while ‘cowpats’ were scraped up prior to kick-off.
Fortunately, the cattle had been moved by then!
Also, talking of the Crown Meadow, I played there in the mid 1950s in a trial for Lowestoft boys, but I never made the grade.
It was good to read George Danby’s recollections of football before and just after. I have similar memories.
PETER COPPING By e-mail