Trevor Brown, a former Walsall Wood lad now exiled in the Antipodes, has added to what is positively a deluge of old photos and ephemera from the golden days of The Wood, which is certainly very welcome. I just love this shot – there are some very cheeky grins there, and I’m interested that the yard they sit in was cobbled with what look like blue bricks. I note also the house in the background that I’ve mentioned previously. This photo is worth clicking on to view full size as the quality really is excellent.
Thanks to Trevor, for his kind words and an excellent scan. Trevor said the following:
G-Day Bob, Thanks for helping me upload this photo of the 1956 Walsall Wood Secondary School Intermediate Football Team to the David Evans stuff.
Back row from right – Alan (Horace) Horrobin, David (Dickey) Greenwood, Ken Robins, Trevor ( Hovis) Brown, on me tip toes I did grow another 7 1/2 inches later on, Eddy Howdle, Ken? Wright, John? Smith.
Front row – Marklew, John Orgil, sorry lads cant remember the next two lads, Please excuse the spellings,
We never went to school to learn to write, spell or learn logarithms,
(By the way has anyone ever earned a penny from knowing how to do logarithms) or the other things we were supposed to be there for? (Certainly not me – Bob)
We went to school play football, tuds, conkers, pea shooting, slides in the playground in the snow and play in Oak Park Walsall Wood.
Please fill in the other names if you can.
Cheers Pommy Trevor
As ever, I am indebted to Trevor for his excellent work in sharing this picture with the readers. Please, if anyone has anything to add, please do comment. I’m interested in other schools in Brownhills and Walsall Wood, too. Anything you’ve got, please. It all jogs memories or maybe answers the odd question posed by a hazy memory. The more the merrier.