Here’s a rather wonderful, quick photo to get the grey matter going amongst the readership – yesterday, fellow local blogger Godfrey ‘Oakparkrunner’ Hucker sent me the above excellent photo, sourced from Linda Robottom, of a Walsall Wood tug of war team.
He had this to say:
This photo is of the Red Lion Walsall Wood, tug of war team.
I am not sure of the year possibly the 1960’s or 1970’s. They used to pull across the canal with the losers getting wet, and the Lion were unbeatable.
The photo was emailed to me by Linda Robottom, daughter of David and Lucy Ray, who kept the Red Lion for many years.
You know what I’m going to ask – Who? When? Matches? Who were the opponents? Any memories? They look like an ace bunch of lads.
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Thanks to Godfrey and Linda for a lovely bit of ephemera.