Forest and England forward was guest of honour for St John’s

The Grantham St John's committee.
The Grantham St John's committee.
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FOOTBALLERS and club committee members gathered at the old George Hotel in 1966 to celebrate 50 years of St John’s Football Club.

John Ramsden, pictured in the top picture at the top right and the bottom picture in the centre, sent the photograph in.

Frank Wignall was the special guest.

Frank Wignall was the special guest.

Ex-Forest striker and England international Frank Wignall is pictured in the same photograph, sitting in the front row on the left hand side. He was one of the special guests of honour at the event.

Mr Ramsden recalls: “We were an amateur side but I did used to play professionally.

“We used to be the top team around here and used to play in the East Midlands League.

“I’ve kept in touch with quite a few of the lads who still live locally but some of them are gone now.”

Player’s team photo (top): W. Bolland, B. Garfoot, D. Butters, R. Watson, R. Wilcox, D. Britton, Addison, Chris Gardener, D. Gibson, B. Kershaw, J. Ramsden, Frank Wignall and M. Goundry.

Committee photo: G. Fletcher, R. Taylor, Nev Thrale, R. Cook, M. Goundry, R. Watson, J. Ramsden, J. Myatt, G. Walker, E. Ross.

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