Footballer stars of yester years

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These footballers belonged to the 1919/20 Youlgrave YMCA Football Team.

The men are shown here with a ball showing the name of the team, as well as a small lamb.

From left to right the men’s names are Norman Brassington, Ted Astle, Tom Cassels and Charlie Hollis.

In the centre is Billy Smith, Vernon Wilson and Harold Bateman, and in the front row is Jack Oldfield, Billy Birds, Bert Marsden, Stan Brassington and Bill Chivers –who was a surveyor staying with Mrs Garratt at Auburn House.