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Argyle Street Council School


Football Team Argyle Street Council School 1953/4
Photo: Karen
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Item #: 17569
My dad Brian Mercer top row second from left, can anyone put a name to any of the other players?

Comment by: h churnside on 17th April 2011 at 20:15

i did'nt go to that school but i know or knew most of them jack porter your dad ? dennis lowe don grimes colin potts front row unsworth gregory i think ? freddie holland graham ford (i think j porter dennis lowe and colin potts are dead)

Comment by: sheilmercer215 on 18th April 2011 at 05:39

thank you for that h churnside brian was my husband he died on the second of january this year aged 71 years

Comment by: h churnside on 18th April 2011 at 21:44

to sheilmercer sorry to hear that , had he a twin brother dennis

Comment by: sheilamercer251 on 19th April 2011 at 07:22

hi h churnside he had a brother called dennis but he wasnt a twin dennis. dennis died about 1998 he also had a sister june she died six months after dennis

Comment by: graham j ford on 21st April 2011 at 20:33

My dad bottom right Graham ford. He also remembers Jackie porter,derek gregory,alan unsworth,freddy holland,colin potts and brian mercer

Comment by: she44 on 22nd April 2011 at 05:56

i dont know any of these guys but i have heard brian talk about them in coversation over the years

Comment by: a.stott on 3rd May 2011 at 13:53

I remember that football team some really good players among them, also as well as playing football
colin potts was quite a good singer.sorry to hear about Brian Mercer we were good friends as Fourteen year olds. the teachers name I think was Mr Hankie.

Comment by: graham ford on 28th March 2014 at 15:39

i am graham ford in the photo boy holding ball alan burnet

Comment by: Steve holland on 3rd July 2014 at 08:59

My dad Fred holland is in the picture but he's after a picture of the 1952/53 team if anybody has such a photo could you let us know by leaving a comment

Comment by: Jack Carter on 25th October 2014 at 19:31

Hi Steve, I have posted on here the 1952 football team photo that your dad is asking for.
I remember your dad Fred Holland from our (happy times) school days, and recollect that he was always competitive and keen at any time when it came to a game of footie. Pleas give him my best regards.

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