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abram parish football team   Views: 45858
abram parish church team   Comments: 9
Photo: GRAHAM GEORGE FAIRCLOUGH   Item #: 13813  
 
abram parish  church team

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Comments by RON HUNT, 4th March 2010  
I wonder how many of them got shipped off to France and never came home?

Comments by Mark Calter, 4th March 2010  
Can you put any names to these gradely lads its one of the oldest photos i have seen of Abram

Comments by graham, 5th March 2010  
mark sorry i have no names my brother give me photo will ask him

Comments by Bill F, 5th March 2010  fleetwood.w@btinternet.com 
Thats a really unique picture,a team from Abram with no Calters in it!

Comments by Brenda Shaw, 5th October 2010  
The man at the end of front row [right] is my great uncle Tom Dearden and the man at the end of the back row [left] is his brother John [Jack} Dearden. Graham their sister Lizzie [became Lizzie Oakes when married] was a good friend of your mother's. She also lived in Bickershaw Lane.

Comments by curtleton, 29th November 2010  
what a great photo

Comments by Mary Sayers, 23rd February 2012  mary.sayers@virgin.net 
I have this photo, probably because my grandfather, Sam Marsden, and his brother James sometimes played on the team (but not on this occasion). Seated far left is Peter Grimshaw who returned from a stay in the US to keep the Bull's Head. He had been a colliery carpenter before he went to the US, and was a good friend of my grandfather. I think the vicar was Arthur Holmes (?). He had been curate under the previous vicar, Thomas Twemlow. The man third from left in back row may be George Lowe, and the man second from right (with moustache) may be William Blakeley.

Comments by mary sayers, 23rd February 2012  mary.sayers@virgin.net 
Correction: I think the man in the back row, second from right (with moustache) could be Eleazer Brookes.

Comments by Mark H, 7th March 2015  
On the far left of the front row is Jim Blakeley, my great-grandfather.
He married Jane Grimshaw, who will probably be a relative of the Peter Grimshaw mentioned above.

 
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