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John Laycock
Sutton in Craven
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 19:47
Sutton united reserves photo
I think the player named as Joe Godfrey in the picture is in fact Edward Greenwood.
Glyn Whiteoak produced a long detailed hand written history of Sutton united with many team photographs-anyone know what happened to it?

David Laycock
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 22:41
Hi cuz, Yes you are correct re Edward.
That's interesting regarding the history as I have heard it said some time ago.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 01:37
There are 7 people stood on the back row with 6 of them named in the caption. I'm assuming the bloke with the flat cap on the far right is the unnamed person?

Date wise, Horace Akrigg was born in 1899. Sidney Laycock retired from the Council School around 1968, presumably aged 65 which would put his birth date around 1903. Donald Laycock was born in 1899 (correct David?)

Would this place the photo pre-war or post-war?

It looks like the bloke with the flat cap I refer to above can also be seen on the 'Sutton United 1924' photo in the The Glyn Whiteoak Collection. He’s stood on the far left.
John Laycock
Sutton in Craven
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 08:11
Andrew, right name but wrong Sidney Laycock. The picture shows my father Gordon, elder brother Donald -David's father -and younger brother Sidney who was born in 1901 and no relation to your one time headmaster! I suspect that the picture may be about 1914.

Paul Wilkinson
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 08:20
Thanks for the comments, I've updated the page - I missed Edward Greenwood when transcribing the supplied names.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Thursday, May 2, 2013 00:57
Thanks John for clarifying that there were 2 Sidney Laycock’s in Sutton, albeit perhaps at different time periods

Mr Laycock’s (the Headmaster) close-up face is still indelibly etched in both my conscious and unconscious psyche, so that now makes sense that the Sidney Laycock in the photo is not the same man as he looks nothing like my former Headmaster!

With regards to the long detailed hand written history of Sutton United with many team photographs produced by Glyn Whiteoak, perhaps (hopefully) one of his children Rachel Simpson or Richard Whiteoak has it and is willing to share it?
Terry Longbottom
Thursday, May 2, 2013 20:28
I have been studying as to where the photo was taken, the penny finally dropped when I realised the railings were those surrounding Hartley’s dam and the chimneys in the background are those of the church school so the team is in the co-op field one of the places where they played.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Friday, May 3, 2013 00:17
That's well deduced Terry and some new information for me too. I never realised that the field behind the church was referred to as the Co-op Field, or that Sutton Utd (reserves) used to play football in it. Good stuff :-)

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