Sunday 3rd June 1956

By John Hills

Photo:Newhaven Football Team and supporters

Newhaven Football Team and supporters

© Sussex Express & County Herald


The Newhaven Football team with some local dignitaries and supporters ready to set sail on the 3rd June 1956 for the return match in Doudeville, France.

In the picture can be seen  the "Mud Hole" before it was turned into a marina and also in the top righhand corner can be seen the Colegate & Gray buildings in the chalk quarry, also the cricket pavilion in the centre top, which was built 5 years earlier.

Of the 34 people in the picture we have names for about half, can you help with the names of some of the others?

On the staircase to the upper deck we have Len Flowers, Mervyn Allen, John Allery and Brian Patten (top to bottom).

Back row standing on deck are Left to right:-

Duncan Forbes, ??, ??, John Burgess, Harold Hills (wearing glasses), Les Sheppard, ??, ??, ??,

Middle row left to right:-

??, ??, ??, Annie Renville (wearing hat with white band), George Renville, Henry Harvey, "Jumbo" Slater, ??, Tony Bashford, Max Oliver.

Front row left to right:-

Unknown man, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, Mary Hills (sitting on hatch), Jack Bundy, Peter Lewry, Colin (nipper) Lower, Gerald Malley.

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Brochure given to the travelling party on their arrival in France.

Photo:Brochure cover

Brochure cover

The cover of the brochure that was prepared for the visit of the Newhaven Football team and their supporters.

Photo:Brochure inside page 2

Brochure inside page 2

This page has been signed by all the members of the Doudeville football team on the day of the match.

Photo:Brochure inside page 3

Brochure inside page 3

This page was added by John Hills on 12/03/2020.
Comments about this page

Great picture John, just before my 10th birthday. Good to see your mum and dad and Duncan Forbes I didn't know he played for the town.

Yes Terry, Duncan played at the back for Newhaven at Right or Left back in those days! He was a good plasterer.

John -- Editor

By Terry Howard
On 13/03/2020

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