A NEWS Telegraph reader is asking whether anyone might be able to put a date to a picture of an Ashbourne sports team.
John Preston, from Preston’s Garage in Derby Road, has lent the News Telegraph this image of Ashbourne Town FC and has named all the people in the picture.
Standing on the left, in the back row, is Christine Coxon who, he says, never missed a home or away match. Next to Christine is C Challinor; P Hoopalo; M Waring; S Bull; L Torr and manager Billy Botham.
In the front row, left to right, is Mr Preston; V Goodall; B Harding and his dog; J Dawson and M Williamson.
Mr Preston has also added that someone is missing from this picture. Can anyone tell him who?
If you know the date or the missing person call the News Telegraph office on 01335 342847.
LAST week’s Memory Lane picture of a funeral at the Mayfield Road Cemetery has provoked an interesting response from News Telegraph reader David Allsopp.
Colin Wood, who lent us the original picture was unaware of who was being remembered at the funeral, which featured an historic Nestle lorry.
Mr Allsopp has kindly brought in a report from a newspaper from July 5, 1929, describing the day a popular local man, George Henry Richardson, was laid to rest.
His funeral was described as one of the most impressive held at St John’s Church.