FOOTBALL: Memories of Harrowby United 50 years ago

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Former Harrowby United player Paul Waite submitted these photographs of the team from their debut season in the Lincoln League, 50 years ago back in 1966.

The Arrows applied to join the Lincoln League for season 1965/66 after having been members of the Grantham League since the formation of the club.

Harrowby United

Harrowby United

They had enjoyed much success and it was felt a step up would present a new challenge, although there were some misgivings about the move.

They were accepted into the top division and the club managed to field a team that won the Championship and the League Cup.

Photo one was taken before the League Cup final at Sincil Bank, Lincoln. Their opponents were Rosemary Old Boys from Lincoln and Harrowby came out 3-0 winners. The goals were scored by John Gale, Dave Curtis and Terry Chappell.

The photo shows from left, back – manager Bob Woods, Freddie Coulson, Bob Edwards, Ivor Milsom, Colin Musson, Geoff Wells, Paul Waite and trainer Alec Cox; front – Dave Curtis, Terry Chappell, Johnny Youles, Johnny King and John Gale.

The second photo was taken at the end of the season at the club’s then headquarters, The Cherry Tree public house, formerly opposite the ground on Harrowby Lane. The two trophies are pictured but one or two of the regular side were not available. The photo taken by Chris Windows of Grantham.

Pictured from left, back – Alec Cox, Bob Woods, Bob Edwards, Mick Durrands, Colin Musson, Ivor Milsom, Geoff Wells, Paul Waite, ?, Mr Edwards and Mr Watson; front – Alf Reddish, Dave Curtis, John Russell, Freddie Coulson, Terry Chappell, Johnny Youles and “Bocca” Reddish.