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Updated December 18, 2016 7:41 PM

Photo courtesy of Bolton Archives and Local Studies with permission

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St Marks 1934 Football Team

Teachers
Left Mr Brickles future Head and right Mr Harold S. D. Bonser
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St Marks used to have the usual grudge matches against Victoria school just up the road, On one occasion two minutes from the end with the score line at 1-1 St marks were given a penalty, Geoff Mort in goal for Victoria and Bill Bibby taking the penalty. The whistle went and Bill ran forward to kick the ball, but instead put his foot in a puddle and fell flat on his face.

My dad is in this photo. His name was Oswald Dagnall, front row second from the right.
Linda Oldham

Football I have never got on particularly well with the game ever since we were introduced to the game in the yard on the Church side of the school. We were lined up in some sort of formation and told to stand rigidly still, on the pain of death. Guess what? I'd just had a few weeks off lying prone in bed with some stuff dripped into my eyes, which had made it so I could 't see, in an attempt to cure my poor eyesight.
I'd come back to school in a partially sighted fashion and sure enough, here we were in the yard about to play football, with no glasses allowed. So when a ball hit me in the face at three hundred miles an hour, kicked by someone who obviously knew exactly how to punt a ball, down I went like a stone. No contest. it took me ages to get over my football phobia. my eyesight got infinitely better as time went by and I'm always on the lookout for footballs heading for my nose at high velocity whenever I'm walking near kids playing.
Ian Edmundson Class of 1970

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