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Batford School football team 1957-58 from Vivian Summers

In the photo: Mr Tait, teacher; Back row, left to right:-  Anthony Golds, Christopher Blomfield, Donald Leask, Graham White, James Bainbridge, Michael Keen; Front row from left:- Robin Powell, David Ottewell, Vivian Summers, Alan Whiting, Terry Bunnage.



Harpenden Cricket Club

Credit: F. Thurston

Unnamed Cricket team, but see blazers above


Harpenden Rovers Football Team 1895

Harpenden Football Team, 1895. Credit: Luton News

From an article in the Luton News 10th March 1933, submitted by Brian Webb.

The caption reads:

“This old picture shows the Harpenden Rovers Football team of 1895.  Many of the players are prominent townsmen  to-day.  The following are the names: Left to right – Back row: F Wibberley, W.H.Marsh, S. Myers, W Burgoyne, G. Gardner;  Centre row: G. Read, G. Fells, H. Bentley;  Front row: G. Golds, O. Robertson, F Bandy, R. Hall and H. Warwick.”

Of these, W.H. Marsh is the renowned Harpenden and Hertfordshire cricketer; and F. Bandy also made a name in the local cricket world.  H. Warwick is band master of  St Albans Silver Prize Band.  F. Wibberley is now an officer of  Harpenden Liberal Association and the Methodist Church; and H. Bentley has two sons who carry on the good work as members of Harpenden Town Football Club.  G Gardner, who carried out the duties of secretary, afterwards served in a similar capacity to Harpenden Town Football Club, which succeeded the old Rovers Club.

Go to Brian Webb’s website for an article on some of the Masters of St George’s school who played for Luton Town Football Club.  Of these S.F.P. Moore is in the Biographies section and Messrs Gill, Stanley and the Reverend Bennett are in the Hall of Fame.  


Harpenden Town Football Club

Batford Old Boys Football Club 1923/24

Winners of the HERTS JUNIOR & AUBREY Cups

Credit: F. Thurston

Batford Old Boys Football Club 1924/25

Winners of the BINGHAM-COX Cup

Credit: F. Thurston

The Batford Football Team 1907-8:  Follow the link to see the photo and names

Harpenden Town & Harpenden Wednesday Clubs

Harpenden Football Club 1926

From Beds & Herts Pictorial  Apr. 1926, the caption reads:

Helping a Comrade – At the top is Harpenden Town team with the Herts Junior Cup, which they have won, and below Harpenden Wednesday  team.  These two teams played a match last week for the benefit of a Town player, F Pearman who was injured in a motor accident.”

St John’s Football Club





 1918 – 1919




Unknown Club


Harpenden Ladies Lacrosse

Members of Harpenden Lacrosse Club chosen for British touring team.

“Three members of Harpenden Ladies Lacrosse Club who left on Thursday last week as members of the British lacrosse team which is travelling round the world and playing matches in USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and Holland .  Left to right Lynne Bailey, Judy O’Conn(aught?) and Joanna Sheepshanks.”  Local Press cutting.  Date unknown

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