My first picture shows Stamford School 1st XI from 1954. I'm at the left end of the front row at the tender age of 17.
The white 'blob' above the doorway behind the third and fourth player is the 'Old Man' gargoyle on the chapel at the school. All new boys were lifted up in turn to kiss this at an initiation ceremony. I understand that this practice has been discontinued now.
I can remember everyone's surname in the photograph but am struggling to remember all the christian names. Must be old age!
The same applies to the photo below of the United College team at St Andrews University for 1955-56.
You should be able to recognise me in this.
The nearest I can get to a ladies team is to show the tennis team from Stamford High School for1953 some of whom played in those mixed hockey games in the holidays. (We weren't meant to mix in term time.)
The girl third from the right in the back row became my wife in 1958.
More sporting action at: Sepia Saturday 57