Hartburn Minors Football Club, 1942-1943

As a Stocktonian of long ago I was browsing your wonderful archive and was surprised to find in Schools; West End Football Team c 1944. from Jan Moore (nee Dumble).

Trawling through my archive files I chanced on a slightly tattered photo of Hartburn Minors FC Season 1942-43. It was out of this club and Park Rangers Juniors that the West End Club was established for the 1944-45 season. Nine of those on the West End photo are on this one. They include Jan Moore’s father, Barry and her uncle Tom. I can supply names and the opponents of that day; the great rivals Billingham Synthonia!

Photograph and details courtesy of Ken Sawyer.

4 thoughts on “Hartburn Minors Football Club, 1942-1943

  1. This team went onto to amalgamate with Park Rangers & become Stockton West End as mentioned by Ken Sawyer elsewhere on the site. Rex Hazelton, the goalkeeper in the photo, later played for a very good Stockton F.C. team in the fifties who did well in the F.A.Cup, he was also a very well known schoolteacher.


  2. The team was back row: Barry Dumble, Alan Smith, Rex Hazelton, Jack Connors, Brian Booth, Ken Sawyer. Front row: Ken Griffiths, Tom Dumble, Johnny Gill, Wilf Tennett, Sammy John.
    Being wartime years new sets of shirts were not available and the shirts from a former club were given by a friend. Only 8 shirts of the same type so the full backs’ shirts were the same colours but a different design. Most of the team would have played for their school in the morning. 2 would have played rugby in the morning!
    The season was actually 1943-44 not as stated above.


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