Friend of the blog, community activist and Clayhanger Kid himself, Brian Stringer has sent the above image of a local football team and is desperately trying to identify the unknown chap (who is, I believe centre front row).
The team were Wernicks FC in 1962 – Wernicks, as many will know, were a joinery company on the Lindon Road on the Walsall Wood/Brownhills border. They made sheds, fencing and mobile buildings. I think they were where the indoor play park is today. These days I think they’re in Aldridge.
I have been asked to send you this photo in the hope of finding the missing player.
Apparently lots have tries but failed so Jeff Corfield, who is on the pic, wondered if the blog could help.
If anybody can…
There are many, many brownie points on offer if you can solve this one! Comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks!
Cheers to Brian for a great enquiry, and don’t forget – especially with Christmas coming up – that Brian’s latest book about his time involved with local community football is still available from Brownhills Library in the Parkview Centre, Brownhills – but they’re selling out fast, so get in there quick.