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Were you part of this successful Netherfield pub football team?


We have been supplied with this photograph from 1974.

It features the teams from Railway Hotel FC in Netherfield and shows the players celebrating with a haul of trophies following a successful season.

Featured on the photo are S. Cobby, R.Slattery, G Stone, M. Slattery, B. Colishaw, D.Hardstaff, Loll, J. Huckerby, M. Waller, P. Duffty, C Johnson, P Souter, C. Fowler, B Willey, Mrs N Huckerby, Mrs P Searson, P Searson, R Huckerby and M Widdowson.

The Railway Hotel was better known as Jackie Bell’s in honour of the popular landlord John Henry Bell who took over the Railway Hotel in 1902. He retired in 1924.

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Mr Bell used to train whippets in the nearby field which to this day is still called Jackie Bell’s Playing Field.

Were you on the featured photo and not featured in the list above? If so, let us know.

You can also send us your photos of past events, celebrations and historical moments from across the borough to please include a few details about your photo so we can share the information with our readers.

CORRECTION: B Willey and not “B Willery” as an earlier version of the article said.

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