|Title||Aireborough Boys Club|
|Comment||The location is the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Chapel hill, it was used as a meeting place for the club before the permanent home for the club was built by the Dam. The money for this came from local people fund-raising until they had half the cost of building, Aireborough Council paid the other half. The boys were taught gymnastics, boxing and exercising with Indian clubs. The boy in the middle of the back row is holding a pair of clubs. The man on the right is Charlie Hathaway who coached the boys, on his left is Jimmy Hairsign. Donated by Christine Phillips.|
J397 – Aireborough Boys Club, 1968.
Aireborough Boys Club – 1968
This five aside team were cup winners.
Photographer Bryan Waite, donated by his family.
FB005 – Aireborough Boys Club, 1971.
Aireborough Boys Club – 1971
Comment This was a dress rehearsal for the Top Youth Club competition, the club won this title 4 times.
This photo was posted on our facebook page and received a host of comments and name recognition from the people in the photo or their relatives.
The names we know are:
Back row left to right-John Wilkinson, Graham Wilkinson, Phil Mangan, Andy Emsley, David North,
Dougie Forkin and Jeremy Sample . Behind Alan Preston with the barbells is John Kotchie.
Also believed to be in the photo are Charlie Hathaway Joyce, Andrew Thompson, Richard Glendinning,
Mike Arnold (Australian), Christine Hathaway, Karen Wood, Kim Hewitt, Jill Myers, Margaret Calverley,
Anne Butterfield, Judith Johnson, Eric Blackwell, Jean Butterfield, Jim Holden,
Pat Starmer, David Johnson (Deceased), Kathleen Warrent.
Contact us if you know any other names and if you can place the names in order.
On the left of the picture is Harry Gill who with charley Hathaway were leaders of the club.
25 November 2013.
2nd from left on front row is Les Norris.
4th from left on front row is Dave Fell.
Far right on back row is Howard Pullan.
The boy far right front row is David Stevenson.
09 May 2014.
Comments from facebook:
Mick Harper, Bob Kilmurray, with the shield.
Christine Hathaway Phillips. Also guessing it’s to do with the Boys club as both Paul Twigg and Eric Blackwell were leaders at some point along with my dad.
Phil Leeks. Great guy was paul twigg, he used to run the youth club at Benton Park whilst I was there, really nice bloke.
John Walker. Paul Twigg 2nd from left, Paul Ward 2nd from right.
Howard German. Sorry it’s Arthur Ward.
Christine Hathaway Phillips. Erica Blackwell in the checked suit.
Billy Doubtfire ? 1st one.
William Doubtfire. Not me but Nigel Hogg, Mick Thompson? Arthur Ward.
John Walker Possibly a very youthful Mick Thompson in the middle!
Yes I thought it was Mick Thompson and that was before I saw the comments. And I also think it is Arthur Ward.
31 July 2017.
First left is Nigel Hogg (Deceased). We were best mates at St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School, Rawdon, and with Bob Kilmurray we were both in the school football team.
22 October 2021.
Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 22 October 2021.
Last updated: 23 January 2023 – All images updated. 18 December 2022 – Photo ID: FB005 Text updated.