Dated 1907 and posted to Hounslow
Church cricket team run by Cannon Norman Power.
It is Gerry Rigby’s last match (He is the one being presented
with a tankard by Norman Power).
The match was at Metchley Lane (Q.E Hospital in the background).
The pub gardens are those of "The Bell" in Harborne.
look regularly at your great site but I haven't seen any references to
St John's Church. This is a bit of a surprise because it played a big
part in my early teenage years before my parents and I moved to Bartley
Norman Power became Vicar in the early 1950s he made an enormous effort
to attract people to the Church and there were a lot of activities,
including a lively youth club, a football and cricket team and a
acted in three plays in the early/mid 50s,including "Hay
Fever", "Sister Bonaventure" and a play about the Second
also played in the cricket team for a couple of seasons and this is the
photo of the 1953 team taken when we played at Lichfield against the
college for training Cof E clergy. The players are: Back row Mick
Millward, Ron Davis, Vernon Millington, me, Charles Coates. Middle row:
Harry Plevey, Mr Lander, Norman Power, his brother Alan. In Front:
Gordon Callarman and Eddie Wheeler.
anyone have more memories of the Church and its activities?
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