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From the Archives - Thrumpton World War 2

8 months ago By Mark Sampson

Once again another classic photograph to add to the club archives.

The year is 1940 and World War 2 has broken out.

We can’t name all girls and boys on the photograph but it is believed that several on the front row and those seated were evacuees from big cities like Coventry during the blitz.

The back row sees 5 ex players from the team, some who have spent years dedicating their lives to make the club what it is today.

Names we do have are on the back row:

  • Ron Priestley (Chairman and part responsible for the building of the pavilion)
  • Barbara Pepper (now Butler) Walter Peppers younger sister
  • Walter Pepper (ex Treasurer and wicketkeeper)
  • Derek Chettle (ex player)
  • Ed Stone (ex player)
  • Unknown
  • Geof Shaw (ex captain and responsible for the formation of the KWIKs of which many a player of today has come from)

We do not have the names of those seated or kneeling but any help is welcome

Updated 13:50 - 23 Jan 2018 by Mark Sampson

Where next?

From the Archives - Ron Priestley and Walter Pepper 1940 The final photo to be added is of 2 club legends from their younger days.
From the Archives - Thrumpton at Victoria Embankment Having joined the league in 1969, Thrumpton CC played it's first evening league home games on Victoria Embankment.

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