Another great Ogley School image was sent to me a couple of days ago by reader Malcolm Kelly, who was reading my post last week regarding the mystery of the name of a forgotten teacher, and took part in the lively comment thread that ensued.
Malcolm sent the above, very skilfully scanned picture of the 1963 Ogley Hay Juniors Football Team which sits well beside the 1963 image of Class 4A also supplied by Malcolm which I reposted last week, and this previous image of the 1965 team I posted some years ago in memory of Brian Bottomer.
Hi Bob,Hope you are well.It was great to see Ogley Hay Juniors back on your pages and also to see so many interesting comments. The post from John Snape prompted me to dig out my photograph of the football squad – again from 1963 – John is standing to the left of me in the photo on the back row.I can remember most of the names and they are :- back row left to right – Mr A.R Thomas teacher, ?, ?, Michael Biggins, John Snape, Malcolm Kelly, ?, Tebbett, Brian Benton, ?, Mr Horton Head master.Front row – Robert Matthews, Peter Raybould, John Aston, Stephen Hollender, Geoffrey Hale, Albert Harris, Melvyn Ansell.I can’t recall what the shield was presented for but I do recall that we got to the final of the Brownhills and District Junior cup that year. It was played at Leighswood School in Aldridge. We played against Rushall but sadly we lost 4-3 after extra time but it was a close game. I still have the match programme and John Snape played at left back.A.R Thomas really was a lovely man – a kind and inspiring teacher and a fabulous football and sporting coach.Hope this will be of interest.All best wishes,Malcolm Kelly.
Thanks to Malcolm for another great image and writeup which I’m sure will prove very popular with readers – this stuff really is appreciated. Thanks so much Malcolm.
If you knew Malcolm or John or remember the team and can help fill in one or more of the blanks, please do feel free to get in touch: either comment here, tut my jacket on social media or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.