Market Lavington Museum

Another football team


As the 2012/2013 football seasons grinds to a close, let’s look at another local football team in times past.

Market Lavington - a football team during World war I

Market Lavington – a football team during World war I

This photo dates from almost 100 years ago and it looks as though it was taken at Alf Burgess’s little studio in Market Lavington. We have it dated as ‘First World War’.

We do not know many of the men and boys shown.

Top row, third from left is Bill Elisha.

Bill Elisha

Bill Elisha

Bill was connected with local football for the rest of his life. Fittingly, the playing field on Drove Lane is named after him.

Alan Baker is second from left in the middle row.

Alan Baker

Alan Baker

Front left is Frank Cooper

Frank Cooper

Frank Cooper

And front right is Alf Merrett

Alf Merrett

Alf Merrett

Of course, we’d like to know who the others are. Can you help?