The young David Evans has been very busy of late, turning up a variety of local history nuggets for the perusal of readers – and here, he turns up a real gem from Watling Street School in 1926, courtesy of Mrs. Iris Hollis.
The girls are, from left to right, Violet Overton, Maggie Shingler, Garnet Boulton, Evelyn Wiltshire, Doris Hicken, Marjorie Breeze, May Price.
I must say that they don’t look like a team to be trifled with!
Please find attached an amazing photo which shows the Netball team at Watling Street School, Brownhills, in 1926!
I would like to thanks Mrs Iris Hollis, whose mother is one of the girls featured, for kindly offering this image to your readers. I think the names will certainly ring a few bells…
I wonder when netball came in to being, and when it was first included in school sporting activities?
My thanks to Iris and David for a remarkable photo.