Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Old rugby players never fade away.................

In the vein of Nick's fine post re: his dad & Old St Illtyds RFC, here's a photo a mate presented to my dad recently, showing him digging the foundations of Swansea Uplands RFC at, or about the same time. He, too was club captain around then, and I can feel a trip up to SURFC to conduct some research, of course, coming on. (Elvis Quiffs must have been de rigeur)

I can remember some of the faces, about ten years older in my mind, (when I was 5/6/7 ish)

from the back left:-
Brian Heap (now of Bury-St-Edmonds, and recently widowed), unkown boy, Norman Gooding (Dec. - of Norm's Bumblings, Isles of Scilly) Freddy Bourne (Dec - resident of upper killay, head(+only) groundsman) 1 unknown, TW Thomas

Front row: -
DTH, Small boy(david Heap?) Jerry Bryant (dec - chancer) & David Thomas (TW's Son).

you can read about SURFC's history here


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