Sometimes, the answer is right there under your nose…

Brownhills Town 1921 (left to right) Back row: Adams (injured), Wilkes (Goalkeeper), Gregory, I. Humphries (Committeeman) Second Row: W. E. Cooper (secretary), Jones, Cooper, E. Lowe, Madhan (Trainer) and J. Brown Front row: W. Cooper, W. Biggins, Davis, Ellis, Shingler, Cole.

So – it was a photo for the Walsall Observer in 1921 – (left to right) Back row: Adams (injured), Wilkes (Goalkeeper), Gregory, I. Humphries (Committeeman) Second Row: W. E. Cooper (secretary), Jones, Cooper, E. Lowe, Madhan (Trainer) and J. Brown Front row: W. Cooper, W. Biggins, Davis, Ellis, Shingler, Cole.

Here’s a turn-up for the books – no wonder that mystery football photo looked familiar, I featured it here before: and thanks to the keen eyes of Mandy Cockram, we can now say what team it was and who was in the photo.

Mandy spotted that I’d featured a grainy, microfiche archive photo of the image before; it’s a Walsall Observer press photo from 1921. Regrettably, I don’t think I have the press article it came from. It was featured in an early photo post about local football teams from April, 2011 called ‘On the Wing’.

There are some familiar names in the lineup – Shingler, Humphries, Cooper. We’re no closer to knowing where it was taken, but I’d suspect that’s outside a pub or club looking at the doorways. Ogley WMC, perhaps? Or am I just being silly?

Thanks so much to Mandy for the help – that really is wonderful, and the kind of community spirit I love about the blog.

Curse my bad memory, but thanks for such wonderful readers!

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Mystery solved by Mandy Cockram – Brownhills Town in 1921.

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1 Response to Sometimes, the answer is right there under your nose…

  1. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    A huge thanks to Mandy……..Bill will be mighty chuffed!
    Kind regards
    David

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