If it weren't for the time honoured practise of painting the year and the name of the club on the ball, we would know precisely nothing about this photograph.
But thankfully, ‘Izon FC, 1926-7’ gives us a starting point. The picture has been loaned to us by local author Terry Price who, like us, would love to find out the names of some of the players.
It’s extremely unlikely any of them will still be around today, but if you recognise your father or grandfather, or have a similar picture with some of the same faces, do let us know.
Izons & Co were ironfounders and holloware manufacturers in West Bromwich, but we don’t know whether this picture was taken on their own sports ground, or a nearby park which served as their home.