Spitalgate did the shield double

The Spitalgate side from 1950-51.
The Spitalgate side from 1950-51.
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WINNERS of the George Welby Shield in 1950-51 were this happy bunch from Spitalgate Boys School.

The photograph was sent in by John Allen, pictured holding the football in the front row. John has since moved to Werrington, Peterborough.

He said: “We did have some success, winning the George Welby Shield and then the Grantham Journal Cricket Shield. Everyone would have been around 14 at the time.”

Back row (left to right) Mr C. J. Smith, John Featherstone, Graham Footitt, Mr V. Hutchinson, Ken Robinson, Michael Charles, Mr H.L Pacey.

Front (l-r) Mick Clarke, George Eldred, John Allen, Tony Bache, Bob Featherstone, Brian Crunkhorn, John Phillips.