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CAN YOU NAME ANY OF THE UNKNOWN PLAYERS?

If you have any old team pictures of Thirsk HC then please send to michaelrushmere@btinternet.com with any details of places, names and dates.

1921 Thirsk Hockey Club – Year of Formation

Back Row: L-R unknown, unknown, unknown, I. A. Sleightholme, unknown, C Pearson, E. R. (Dick) Jackson
Front Row: L-R unknown, unknown, H Walker, M Lister, H Greenwood

A match program from 1922 of a county match played at the Thirsk ground.

1926/27 Thirsk Hockey Club



Back Row: G Brown, I. A. Sleightholme, H Bulmer, C Pearson, M Lister
Centre Row: E. R. Jackson, L Ryder, H Greenwood, P Campbell
Front Row: F. S. Constable, H Walker

Thirsk Hockey Club Team 1929-30. (Supplied by Timothy Wear.)

Can anyone provide any more names? One is called Reg (William Thomas) Horner, standing back right. It could be P Campbell seated on the left with E R (Dick) Jackson seated in the middle.

Late 1930’s Thirsk Hockey Club
Note Racecourse Stables behind.


Back Row: Harry Bulmer, Peter Consett, unknown, unknown, Reg Horner, Bill Potter, Reg Edwards
Front Row: Jim Ingledew, Alf Rutherford, unknown, John Bielby, unknown.

A picture of a team from our early days taken outside the Scarborough Club House in 1950.


Back row L to R. Harry Bulmer, John Bielby, John Wilson, Unknown, Unknown, Bill Jewitt, Arthur Hibbert, Bill Potter, E. R. Dick Jackson
Seated: Alf Rutherford, Jim Ingledew, Joe Lister, George Patter, John Davison.

Bridlington 1952/53


Back Row: ?Scott (umpire), unknown, David Greenwood, Brian Dawson, Jim Lister, Bill Rukin, Mike Fairclough
Front Row: Chris Jackson, Jimmy Deegan*, George Smith, Edward Jackson, Peter Dawson
(*who was stationed at Topcliffe in the RAF & played for Thirsk. He went on to play for the RAF, Combined Services, England & Great Britain. Thank you to Brian Dawson for this info.)

Bridlington 1957

Back Row: ? Scott (umpire), Bill Rukin, Peter Dawson, George Smith, Richard Jackson, Brian Dawson, Bill Addison
Front Row: Jim Ingledew, Edward Jackson, Jim Lister, Chris Jackson, Frank Smith.


Newspaper Report circa 1957

1957 Northern District hockey trials.

Ladies hockey team from October 1989

Men's first team circa 1986.

Men’s first team 1990/91 season

Back: Billy Lorimer, Simon Rabjohns, Graham Stainthorpe (capt), Steve Wilson, Andy Wilkinson, Richard Taylor.
Front: Richard Skippings, Richard Gell (vice captain), Scott Miles, Andy Young, Mike Rushmere.

Men’ second team 1990/91

Back: Colin Mitchell (umpire), James Algar, Roger Moss, Colin Watt, Mike Surtees, Mike Fox (vice captain),
Front: James Alderson, Jerry Donnelly, Geoff Lewis (captain), Giles Pike, Simon Gyte (mascot).

A ladies team from 1990

From L to R standing: Bev Longthorne(Umpire), Lynne McKeown, Gill Fox, Karen Skippings, Hilary McKendry, Sara Till, Alison Watt.
Seating: Claire Lazenby, Zoe Boynton, Julie Bower, Debbie Wilkinson, Andrea Sherwood.

A ladies team from 1992

August 1992

Yvonne Horner – June 1994

VETERANS TEAM 1994?

Back row: Jim Downes, Richard Taylor, Arthur Gyte, Richard Skippings, Andrew Young, Chris Howells, Mike Rushmere, Tony Lee, Simon Barton.
Front row: Billy Lorimer, Steve Davison, ?, Mike Fox, Roger Moss, Brian Fricker.
A TEAM FROM 1996.

Standing l to r: Mike Rushmere, Jonathan Statham, ?, Dave Wilson, Mike Surtees, ?, Pete Harding, Steve Davison.
Kneeling l to r: Ed Rushmere, ?, ?, Matt Elwood (picture supplier), ?.
ANOTHER TEAM FROM 1996.

Standing l to r: Tony Lee, Steve Davison, Dave Wilson, Mike Surtees, Mike Rushmere, ?.
Kneeling l to r: ?, ?, ?, Matt Elwood(picture supplier), ?, Pete Harding.
UNDER 16 BOYS 1995

Back Row: Jonathan Rider, Andy Carney, Andy Loftus, James Peck, ?, Ed Rushmere, Jaime Livingston, Simon Gyte.
Front Row: ?, ?, Andrew Potter, ?, ?, Philip Heath.
THE DARROWBY VETS TOURING TEAM – CHELMSFORD 199?

Back row: Pete Rushmere, James Algar?, Jeff Lewis, ?, Mike Surtees, Jim Downes, Billy Lorimer, Basil Young.
Front row: Brian Fricker, Arthur Gyte, Mike Fox, Mike Rushmere, Andy Wilkinson, Richard Skippings.
ON TOUR AT WORTHING. YEAR 1995/96?

Back Row: Richard Skippings, ?, Jeff Lewis, ?, ?, Richard Taylor.
Front Row: ?, Andi Wilkinson(picture supplier), Scott Miles.
TOURING TEAM AT PETERBOROUGH 199?

Back row from L to R: Julie Bower, Mike Rushmere, Andrew Young, James Williamson?, Ed Rushmere, Jamie Dodds, Lynn McKeown.
Front: Nicki Wood, Katherine Bower, Scott Miles, Ali Watt, Anita Young.
Goalie: Jeff Lewis.
START OF SEASON TOURNAMENT 7 A SIDE TEAM 199?

Back Row L to R: Don Petty, Jeff Lewis, Tom Parrish, Lynn McKeown.
Front: Jamie Dodds, Simon Gasgill, Scott Miles, Simon Warren(physio).
CHRISTMAS FUN GAME TEAM 199?

L to R: Mike Rushmere, Ed Rushmere, Jamie Dodds, Jeff Lewis, Don Petty, Simon Gyte, Andrew Young, Holly Beeston, Katherine Bower, Lynn McKeown, David Rushmere(goalie), Spanner, Olwyne Dunning, Nicki Wood, Gill Fox.

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Club History In the early 1920’s the Mens Hockey Club, which was affiliated to the Yorkshire Hockey Association
HIstory of Club Officials since 1983. This is a spread sheet put together to try and recall all the officials that have been involved with

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