WE thought we’d take a sporty line on the history page this week with a trip back to the late 1940s and 50s.
In the left of these photographs is a young Huddersfield lad who went on to footballing glory and captained England.
It is, of course, Trevor Cherry who also played for Town, Bradford and Leeds.
Other Town players who played for Stile Common were Ken Taylor, Delroy Facey, Cameron Jerome who is now with Stoke City and Fraizer Campbell who is now with Sunderland.
Trevor is pictured (second right) at the back.
This was the Stile Common County Junior Under 11 Cup Winners in 1959 who beat Bradley Voluntary school 2-1 in the final at Leeds Road Playing Fields.
The full line-up is (back row, from left) Michael Smith, Elvin Haigh, Dennis Weir, Robert Brice, captain Trevor Cherry and Paul Lockwood and (front, from left) Kevin Tyas, Graham Richardson, David Clayton, Keith Parkinson and Kenneth Haigh.
And keeping the nostalgic theme going to the right is the Huddersfield Central YMCA under 15 B team in 1948/9 – and some of the players’ first initials are missing from the caption.
Most of the lads played two games every Saturday – in the morning for their own schools and for the YMCA in the afternoon.
Many still had mud on them from the morning as few grounds in those days had baths or showers.
In fact, Laund Hill had an old stone sink with cold water in the changing rooms which was an old barn – a long way from the superb facilities they have now.
The team is (back, from left) L Webster, R Schofield, captain Wainwright, T Sandford, C Farnsworth and Rogers with (front, from left) Batley, T Shaw, Brooke, Burgess and Tunacliff.