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Woolaston and Alvington Football team 1947

Image: Woolaston FC 1947 (67k)

Back Row : Mr Kingston, Ted Cook (slightly back), S Wakefield , Wilf George, Jack Clarke, Len Ball.
Row 3 : Arthur Williams, Bert Pine , Mr Thomas - Trainer (from Alvington), Charlie Dorrington (Goalie ), Cliff Thompson , Rocky George , Harry Grail , Mr French (in Trilby)
Row 2 : Bob Guest , Baggy Marshall ,Norman Biggs ,Bob Hoskins,Tom Ball
Front Row : B Edmunds , Jacky Corbin , Tony George, Stan Grail.
Winners of the Chepstow and District Hospital Cup 1946-47. The teams' colours were black and amber.

H J Warren added on 17-Jan-2006 :
"The team HQ was at Brookend at the Woolaston Inn (the Old Woolaston Inn). They changed in a Nissen Hut in the pub garden. Bert Pine was the Woolaston Inn Landlord. Mr Kingston [Bill] was the groundsman and the team at that time played on a field at Plusterwine Farm (refered to locally as Plusterwine House) by courtesy of Mr Arthur Davis. They bathed in a tin bath at a small barn near to the roadside,the water being heated in an old boiler by Mr Kingston whose fee for marking the pitch seeing to the nets etc. was seven shillings and sixpence [ 37.5p ]" .

Dave Powell added : Plusterwine House was also used for horse racing. Later the football team played at Pete Guest's farm (Plusterwine Farm).

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