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Sacred Heart School, Springfield


1953-54 Again
Photo: Frank Healy
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Item #: 6450
This time I'll put it in the correct category of "Schools" so that it's with the other Sacred Heart team photographs.

Back-Row L-R: John Healy, Tony Ellison (?), David Lathom, John Calderbank(?), John Holgarth, Ronnie Marsh(all)?

Front-Row L-R: Peter Braddock, Joe Egan Jnr, John Roscoe, Kenny Calderbank, Steve Dickinson.

The final was played at Springfield Park with Sacred Heart winning 1-0. Still can't remember the name of the cup.

Comment by: Art on 29th June 2008 at 18:58

That Ronnie Marsh(all),on the far right, back row, wouldn't be Stan Marsh from Martland Mill, normally called "Bannie", Would it?
He looks very familiar to me.

Comment by: Frank Healy on 30th June 2008 at 09:11

Hi Art. The names Stan Marsh/Bannie don't really ring a bell but 54 years is a long time and my memory is frequently "iffy".

Comment by: tony j on 2nd July 2008 at 20:16

yes art, you are right, it is "bannie marsh"

Comment by: Frank Healy on 3rd July 2008 at 08:54

Hi Art/Tony. Merci. One down and two to go. Tony, is your second name Jones?

Comment by: Art on 3rd July 2008 at 17:54

Aye, I went to school with his elder bro' Johnny. I knew all the family.
Just a thought: These days, how many footballers would line up for a team photo...."WEARIN' CLOGS" ;O)
Used to wear 'em meself...

Comment by: tony j on 3rd July 2008 at 22:18

yes frank, it is.

Comment by: Frank Healy on 4th July 2008 at 09:34

Hi Art/Tony. A hidden touch of comedy. In addition to clogs, a few in the back row, including my brother John, are wearing their ordinary "leather" shoes whilst normal socks abound. They don't seem to have been very well organised on that particular day. Maybe the photographer turned up on the spur of the moment.

Tony. I recognised you immediately on the SWL Cricket Presentation photograph but for the life of me I can't think of the connection by which I know you.

Comment by: tony j. on 4th July 2008 at 11:17

ditto frank, i know your name, but can't place you. i went to sacred heart, then john fisher.

Comment by: Frank Healy on 4th July 2008 at 11:54

I'm fairly certain that you're quite a bit younger than me, so don't think it was from school. I went to Sacred Heart from 1949-55 and then WGS.

Comment by: tony j on 5th July 2008 at 10:43

frank, i was at sacred heart 51-56

Comment by: Frank Healy on 7th July 2008 at 11:25

Hi Tony. That's really surprised me. It could be Sacred Heart that I remember you from but something at the back of my mind keeps suggesting a later date. If I ever remember I'll let you know. Possibly, you might remember my youngest sister Elizabeth?

Comment by: Derek F Halliwell on 22nd December 2008 at 23:27

Although I am not in the photo I know some of the lads in the photo and I have a photo of them when they attended St john Fisher.I emigrated to Australia in 1958 David Latham to this day makes contact with me and you are correct it is Stanley Marsh.

Comment by: Frank Healy on 5th January 2009 at 14:27

Saw my brother John, for the first time in many years, just before Christmas. It is John Calderbank; the final unknown is Anthony(Tony)or Brian Ellison. The opponents were Beech Hill who were strong favourites to win, the cup was possibly the "Smith Cup" and John Roscoe was the likely scorer. He agrees with my memory of the Springfield Park pitch being massive for 10/11 year olds: "run half the length of the the pitch and you were knackered"

Comment by: rf22vul on 10th July 2010 at 10:45

bask row right hand side stanley marsh not ronnie. the marsh family lived across from the canal ay markland mill,next door to my uncle able. 1 was in that year at sacred heart with all this team.

Comment by: Norman Skellon (Australia) on 28th August 2012 at 11:38

I believe Tony Ellison (?) is indeed Tony Ellison. I knew him at the Thomas Linacre School.

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