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Days of Football Past

Owens' first football tour as recalled by past Owenian sportsman, Albert Swinson.
Belgian Football Tour 1966
Belgian Football Tour 1966

My first trip abroad, sweet sixteen!

First team players are from memory are....

Back row from the left:

Me, Ron Franklin, Frank Mcphee, Tony Martin, Brian Huggins, Ian Finlay.

Front row from the left:

Ernie Thornhill, Roger Bradford, Barry Gold, Danny Droy, Colin Beckett and Reg Horne

Interestingly three of us represented London Schools and four of us went on to train as PE teachers. I blame Derek Chant and Pete Salisbury!

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