AFTER writing the other day about the character of modern imports into the Tyne, this picture has me wondering if there is a connection with an older-established one.
The photograph is another from Kevin Blair and is of Pyman’s FC, Tyne Dock.
There is no date for it, but from the look of it, I’d suggest it’s been taken between the wars.
Pyman’s? That name suggests to me the old timber firm on the west side of Tyne Dock, who were among a dozen or so timber importers there in the 1930s, where their neighbours included such well known names as Eckford and Fyfe, and Smith and Gillinder.
But perhaps someone who recognises a father or grandfather here can say otherwise.
Pyman’s were members of the South Tyne Alliance League and won the League Challenge Cup in 1931-1932 and 1932-1933 seasons.
They were also the Hebburn Infirmary Cup winners in 1932-1933 and, later, in 1935-1936, the winners of the South Shields Infirmary Cup.
Nicely, we also have all the names of these chaps.
In the back row, from left to right, are W Clark (secretary), J Moore, T Anderson, W Poynr, N Meeks, G Burden (captain) and A Heslop (trainer).
Front row, left to right, are W Tate, R Patterson, J Robertson, J Thompson, P Stobbs and J Lynch.