21 thoughts on “St Bede Football Team 1957-58

  1. This photo proves you do not have to be a top schoolboy player to go onto play in professional football, Terry Turnbull in this photo went onto be the oldest player to score in the Football League on his debut for Hartlepool United.

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  2. Another two local footballers who were F.A. Amatuer Cup winners with Crook Town were the late Ken Williamson of Norton C.C.T.& Bill Jeffs of Billingham who also took Whitby Town to the Amatuer Cup-Final as manager.

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  3. When Terry Turnbull in this photo played for Crook Town in the seventies some of his team-mates were Brian & David Newton, sons of Jackie Newton, Hartlepool United. Charlie Morrison, the father of James, who now plays for West Bromich Albion, ex Middlesbrough, as mentioned above. Terry’s son Lee also played for the Boro.

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  4. Jeff Nolan on the right of the front row was a very good outside left who played for Billingham Social(now Billingham Town), Fiesta, Stockton Buffs & South Thornaby.

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  5. I played for this above team. We had brother Francis as our trainer. Ijoined the army at 18 and did 9yrs with the GREEN HOWARDS – best time of my life. On coming out I bought the shop at Brown Bridge, it was owned by Wardells. We closed the shop after 15yrs and converted it into a house which we are proud of. We used to sell 1p danty bars, 1p ice-lols, plus.

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  6. All these lads who played for the Navy, played at Newham Grange Park in their youth & another youth that went in the Navy with them was Stan Hind from Newham Grange School, he now lives in Cyprus.

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  7. George Turley in this photo, joined the Royal Navy and went on to play football for the Navy and the Combined Services (Navy,Army and RAF) and Represented the Commonwelth Forces in Qualar Lumpar Malaysia in the Medecca Tournament in 1963 playing against China, Japan, Korea and other Far East Countries. He also played for Cambridge City in the Southern League and county football for both Devon and Cornwall. He now lives in Solihull, Birmingham. Other Bedes lads playing for the Navy over the same period, were Joe Crilly, Fred Cain, and in the Photo Mick McCullough.
    I believe the names missing after Gene Gooding are Mick McCullough and Terry Murphy.

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  8. Terry Turnbull, in this photo, was a member of the Crook Town team in 1976 which was the first English team to tour India playing six games. A gate of 100,000 watched Crook play the Indian National team and lost 1-0 in 90 degree temperatures.

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  9. There was a St Bedes lad from Norton called Kevin Mulgrew, he played for Whitby Town the season after they played at Wembley in the F.A Amateur Cup-Final 1965 and he then went to New Zealand to live.

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  10. Albert was a very clever man, really good tradesman. I remember he would travel away from home for Rileys, either as a troubleshooter or installing the boilers. His sister, if I remember, is married to a man who had a business in Yarm (Milk Roundsman) and later bought out Danbys” Ice Cream shop or was it a pub in the High Street? (Cross Keys maybe?). I think of Albert and how hard it was for him to go out especially up the bank at Derwent Street. I always saw him in later life using the local Taxis to get over this problem.

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  11. Back Row L to R: ?, T Turnbull, Bro Pius, D Mulligan,G Gooding, ?,?, Alan Blakemore,?, Tony Maxwell, Bro Francis, ?, Denis Flynn. Front Row L to R, John Turner, Joe Clay, Micky Ledger, ?, George Turley, Billy Taylor, Bill Goldsmith, Johnny Richardson, Jeff Nolan. Hope this helps and that my memory has not deceived me on some of the names.

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  12. The lad back row 2nd left is Terry(Big T)Turnbull who played for Hartlepool United in the Football League & was a well known Northern League centre forward, playing mainly for Crook Town. He is the brother-in- law of Mally & Donny Heath. Terry”s son Lee played for Middlesbrough, Aston Villa, Wycombe Wanderers & Doncaster Rovers.

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  13. I played football with your dad when we both played for Tilery, Caroline, when Tommy Duffy was running them. Give my best wishes to him when you see him next. I also knew your grandfather from the Malleable club and reiterate what Bob Irwin said about him.

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  14. You are very lucky to have a Grandfather like him. I knew very well. Lovely fellow, very polite. Loved his dogs. I also knew his Mother when she lived in the old peoples bungalows on Hardwick Estate.

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