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UpHolland County Secondary School


Up Holland Secondary School 1st. Year (1960-61) Football Team - colourised
Photo: George Chilvers
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Item #: 21026
Philip Gormley posted the original of this picture of his football team, and I have added colour for him.

The team members are:
Back row (l to r): Peter Draper, Derek Dodd, Stephen Walters, Malcolm Green, Edward Cunliffe, Mr. David Peet (Sports master), Leslie Rabbit
Front row (l to r): Harold Abbott, Anthony Jones, Philip Gormley, Kevin Mousdell, David Hitchen

Comment by: Philip Gormley on 11th July 2012 at 16:23

Many thanks, George, for colouring this photo; you've done a magnificent job! It's quite likely that other team-members and Sportsmaster Mr. Peet will have seen this photo in b/w, but for them to see it here and now will surely find their pleasure enhanced in having done so. It's great to see those tangerine & black socks again that I sometimes borrowed from my brother. The Manchester United socks worn here by Peter Draper were of a type that was difficult to find. Peter (being pretty smart) decided to have a pair hand-knitted for himself and in doing so, became the first lad in the entire school to own a pair. Continued thanks, George.

Comment by: Anne Rose on 22nd July 2012 at 22:54

Does anyone know of any of the lads now?Where are they and what are they doing?

Comment by: ken hesketh on 27th October 2013 at 18:33

I was at upholland sec modern in 56/57 and played for the football team..i recall some names from that time who were in the team and also played for wigan boys team ..keith phillipson,john barton,colin jones and myself .david peet was involved with the sec modern team and the wigan boys team..he was a terrific man and a terrific teacher..

Comment by: Dennis Dickinson (New Zealand) on 25th August 2015 at 01:55

I left Billinge & Upholland Sec.Modern in 1960. I remember Mr Peet, Mr Clarke, Miss Cornelius, Mr Wiggles worth etc - I wonder if any of them are still alive ?

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