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Close, Brian -1965

Brian Close 1965

Title Brian Close
Date 1965
Location Rawdon
Photo ID D379
Comment Brian Close seen here with his future wife Vivien Lance. Brian was born in Rawdon on February 24th 1931, he attended Rawdon Littlemoor School where he was taught by Miss Grace Verity, sister of Hedley Verity, then Aireborough Grammar School. He played both football and cricket but went on to play cricket professionally, becoming Captain of Yorkshire and England teams.
Brian Close 1960s

I303 – Brian Close, 1960s.

Brian Close – 1960s

This image was donated by Neil Hardisty and shows Brian Stott on the left, Brian Close on the right going into lunch at Dean Park Bournemouth.
Neil says “We were on holiday and Yorkshire were playing Hampshire so of course we went to watch.
I can remember the local crowd told my dad to be quiet when he cheered a Yorkshire success ! They were a far more restrained crowd in the south!”

Brian Close 1970

G175 – Brian Close, 1970.

Brian Close – 1970

Brian Close enjoying a drink at Guiseley Cricket Club.

Photographer Bryan Waite, donated by his family.

Brian Close Undated

G413 – Brian Close, Undated.

Brian Close – Undated

Brian and Mick are enjoying a drink with friends, it is thought to be in the Crown hotel on Ivegate.

Donated by Heather Smaellie.

Previous Comments:

Brian Close – I was in the RAF on National Service with Brian’s younger brother Ken – they were very much alike in looks in those days. Happy memories.
06 November 2016.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 01 June 2022.
Last updated: 01 June 2022.

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