More Marsden football memories - are you in our pictures?

How many faces on this old team photo do you recognise?
How many faces on this old team photo do you recognise?

Football has changed quite a bit since Jim Calvert was helping run Marsden CW Juniors football team – dedication that earned a testimonial match and a magnificent trophy in 1976 for his 30-plus years service to the club.

Today his nephew Jeff Appleyard, who sent us these Marsden team photos, tells us more about the club stalwart.

A Marsden CW Juniors team from years gone by.

A Marsden CW Juniors team from years gone by.

Jeff says: “The footballs in those days looked really heavy and I can remember Jim bringing them home and dubbing them, and I’m sure the boots too!

“His wife, my aunt Millie Calvert, washed the shirts and shorts. They were like canvas when wet. I know this because my wife Ada stood in for aunty when she was off colour!”

Can you name the lads pictured in this team shot?

Can you name the lads pictured in this team shot?