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Wall Heath cricket side who played in parachute silk

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: February 03, 2014

Hawbush lads in their parachute silk strip

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TERRY Church regularly supplies us with photos and facts from schooldays in his stomping ground of Wall Heath, but this week he casts his net a little wider, and brings in a school cricket team from Brierley Hill.

Terry writes:

"The attached photograph is of the Hawbush Road School cricket team of 1947. The photograph has been loaned to me by Andre Reynolds who is one of the boys in the photograph.

"Andre lived in Nagersfield Road, Hawbush during his schooldays although he now lives in Shrewsbury.

"He would be delighted to hear from any of the lads in the photograph and he can be contacted at Beverley, Longmeadow Drive, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6NA, or by email at andren chris2@btinternet.com." Terry tells us that the lads were provided with flannel shorts and that their shirts were made from parachute silk. Pictured are:

Back Row: John Wassell, Bill Phillips, Andre Reynolds, Jim Grainger, Barry Longville, Mike Davies, John Thornycroft.

Middle Row: Mr Hawker, Jack Highfield, Mr Pearce (Headmaster), Brian Underhill, Mr Moore (Games Master)

Front Row: Keith Joshua, unknown, Ian Downing.

Do you have any old school photographs you'd like to share with Bugle readers? Drop in at Bugle House, give us a call, or email them to gjones@black countrybugle.co.uk. We will return all photographs once used.

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