Broadwater team-mates name forgotten players

Tony Voice sent in this photo, of the Broadwater CE Primary School team from 1953, hoping readers would be able to name the players he has forgotten.

Broadwater CE Primary School, 1953
Broadwater CE Primary School, 1953

Tony, third from right on the middle row, had managed to name most of the team, but six of the boys’ names remained elusive.

Luckily, two members of the team, John Cannon (front, centre) and Jim Pulford (far right, middle row), have managed to recall all the names Tony could not remember.

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John, of Seafield Avenue, Goring-by-Sea, and Jim, of Canterbury Road, Worthing, both identified Richard Hilder as the boy on the far left of the middle row, and Keith Coppard as the goalkeeper, with the football.

They both also named Ian Mills and Richard Tugnut as the boys on the far left and second left of the front row, respectively.

Finally, John and Jim both named the boy second from left, on the front row, as Mike Payne.

However, John managed to go one better than his former teammate, by naming Peter Taylor as the final boy, on the far left of the front row.

The full line-up is:

Back row (from left to right) - Mr Fisher; Mr Groom.

Middle row - Richard Hilder; John Chatfield; Keith Coppard; Tony Voice; Dick Shephard; Jim Pulford.

Front row - Peter Taylor; Mike Payne; Jimmy Ayres; John Cannon; Trevor Chapman; Richard Tugnut; Ian Mills.

If you have any old sports memories and photos you would like to share, please get in touch.

Send your memories and photos to James Connaughton, via email to [email protected], send them by post or pop into Cannon House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN11 1NA. Telephone 01903 282351.