South Liverpool FC 1935-36
Back Row (l-r) - Ron Bowers, Smith, Jimmy Langton, Watson, Davies, Jack Pilling
Front Row (l-r) - Ted Critchley, George Jones, Charlie Gadd, Beahan, Reg Gore
(names supplied by Mel Greenblatt)
This is the first photo of the team we have at Holly Park with the team sporting our orginal colours - purple shirts with maroon sleeves, white shorts and purple & black socks. Given the players on the picture it is an early season one as Bowers signed for Bolton Wanderers in December 1935.
The old Allerton railway signal box and railway signals are in the background towards Cheshire Lines. The team are facing the stand. The ground surround is bar and post with no cover visible which would come soon after.
Picture courtesy of Neil Garnett
South Liverpool FC 1936 -37
Back Row: L-R - R.A.(Arthur) Joynson (Secretary), Reg Owens (trainer), Jock Watson, Aaron Hughes, Bill Roper, Len Salmon, Fairclough, Ted Critchley, Director, Director, Jimmy Kane (Trainer). Front Row - L-R Jack Pilling, George Jones, Aaron Hurst, Jack Roscoe, Tommy Jones, Reg Gore
Cups - Lancashire Junior Cup & Lancashire Combination League Championship
South had won the Junior Cup in late March and only took the league title in late April in the penultimate match away at Leyland Motors - this photo is from May 1937.
Back Row (l-r): Reg Owens (Trainer), Billy Murray, Bill Roper, Aaron Hurst, Ernie Dodd, Jack Pilling. Front Row (l-r): Jimmy Jones, George Jones, W. Maurice Jones, Len Salmon, Tommy Jones, Freddie Urmson.
An interesting picture as it doesnt include Jack Roscoe who was injured and out the side from December 1938 to about early Feb 1939 so this picture is likely from that period.
Pictures courtesy of Neil Garnett & Peter Banks
Back Row (l-r) - Directors 1/2/3, Reg Owens (trainer), W Murray, Ernie Dodd, Tom O'Brien, Director 4, George Roper, Aaron Hurst, Jack Pilling, Freddie Urmson, Arthur Joynson (Secretary), Harry Banks (Chairman) & Directors 6/7.
Front Row (l-r) - Maurice Jones, Jack Roscoe, Lenny Salmon, Tommy Jones, George Jones, Charlie Gadd & Jimmy Kane (trainer)
Cups (l-r) - Lancashire Junior Cup, Welsh Cup, Lancashire Combination Championship & Lancashire Combination Challenge Cup
Picture most likely taken on 5th May 1939 at the home friendly v Bury (2 -2 Freddie Urmson 2) and was just two days after the Welsh Cup win at Wrexham over Cardiff City.