1953 Tony Gocke
The photo below is the South Park Junior School Football Team that won the HG King Cup in 1949. Six of the team went on to Mayfield; Eric Winters, Willie Hall, Allan Jackson, Colin Beck, Roy Goulden and me.
We all played for the Mayfield School football teams, and Roy Goulden was in the Ilford Boys Squad that became English Schools Champions in 1952. Roy went on to play for Arsenal and Ipswich Town after leaving school. Eric Winters and I played together in a couple of local club sides after leaving Mayfield and Eric eventually became involved in coaching youth teams.
This is my old Ilford Gymnastic Club badge. Colin Price and myself were the first schoolboys to be invited to join the club. That was in 1952 and was, I’m sure, instigated by Stan Frankland.
Taken in 1953 in the playground, me on the left with classmate Paul Wiltshire. It was probably taken by someone in the Camera Club.
Good photo. I played in the South Park team the year before and we won the League Cup.
Just a quick note of appreciation for carrying on the good work. Also to make sure you are still fighting fit, we old Mayfieldarians are unfortunately a ‘dieing breed’. Lady Jennifer and I are in very rude health and enjoying life to the full in our part of paradise. Take care and remain healthy
Thanks for your comment, Roy, it is appreciated. Glad to hear you and Jennifer are in good health and enjoying life.
Just to keep in touch, hope you are keeping well, and still taking those great photos. I am healthy, 84 is not so bad although I now have an electric bike to help with the hills! I’m Still happily married, living in Toronto and travelling when we can although the last 2 years have put a crimp in things.
It was great to hear from you. Yes, I am still taking photos but have switched to a digital camera. It cuts out all the hours spent in the darkroom in the loft. Sometime ago I put a collection of my photos on a website, which you may find interesting: https://romceg.wordpress.com
Best wishes – Tony