17 thoughts on “Primrose Hill Football Team

  1. I think the player left front was Peter Cutter. Norman Jones, Cutter and I all served apprenticeships at Arnold & Griffin Plumbers. The photo would be about 1947/8 Another notable player in that excellent team was Freddie King but I cant see him on the photo

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    • Freddie King played in the early sixties for Primrose Hill, he played in the good Portrack Shamrocks team in season 1955/56 along with Brian Cook, Henry Harris & Jackie Cutler who all played for Primrose Hill as well. Norman Jones was still playing for Primrose Hill in the sixties, he was a good full back & a GENTLEMAN.

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  2. St Paul’s Terrace was still there back in 1980, my wifes granma and granddad lived there. Wrensfield
    est. was built well before that. I must admit the background on the photo does look like St Paul’s Terrace.

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    • This photo appeared in the Evening Gazette when Primrose Hill team had a re-union in the Mile House pub and it said the photo was taken at Browns Bridge. Terry I also had an auntie who lived in St Paul’s Terrace and I agree with you.

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  3. Bob Nicholson and George Naisbit in this photo both worked at Head Wrightsons Bridgeyard,Thornaby, George Sudron worked at Ashmores and Harkers, Jackie Ball worked at Sparks Bakery.

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    • Jackie Ball finished up owning his own pub the ‘Cat and Bagpipes in a village off the A19 near to and on the opposide of the road to Hutton Rugby.

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      • He certainly did Bob, it was the “Cat and Bagpipes” in East Harsley village, he also played for the village cricket team to a ripe old age.

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  4. This photo was taken at Browns Bridge where Primrose Hill football team originally had their headquarters, after this they had a hall on Gilpin Browns field opposite the Durham Road hospital where St Johns Church is now. They were a top local team from about 1947 to 1967.

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    • Marvellous how some of the areas top teams last for about twenty years then go extinct. There is a junior team playing under the same name but they have no connection with the original club.

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      • The terrace houses in the background are the terrace that was behind Lustrum Hall that looked across Browns Bridge, they knocked down when Wrensfield was built.

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      • Anon, St Paul’s Terrace is still with us. I remember Wrensfield being built, but cannot remember any housing being demolished, mind you, I was only about 9 or 10 at the time so I could be wnong. I can’t recall any terrace housing in the area with attic windows in the roof in the Newtown/Durham Road area,

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  5. This photo was loaned to me by Lee Nicholson, it was taken at Browns Bridge about 1948, back-row Robson Nicholson(he was the Boilermakers District Delegate and later was a member of the Union National Executive Council)left, Joe Ball, right : middle-row L to R Jackie Potter, ??, Joe Lowe, Norman Jones, George Sudron, Dickie Wright, Alan Keeley, Bob(Sonny)Nicholson, Bill Seddon : front-row L to R ??, Billy Bright, Mr Naisbit, Jackie Ball, George Naisbit. Maybe Benny Brown will be able to help with the unidentified players.

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    • Robson Nicholson & Bob (Sonny) Nicholson in this photo are the great grandfather & grandfather of Stockton Town captain Adam Nicholson, Sonny played for Lincoln City, Whitby Town & Head Wrightsons.

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