From across the big pond

WELCOME again to another Green'Un Gold and we kick-off with a request from across the Atlantic.

Mike Bacon

WELCOME again to another Green'Un Gold and we kick-off with a request from across the Atlantic.

Terry Barber, who lives in Chantry, in Ipswich sent us in this excellent photograph of a 1920s Cliff Brewery FC side.

He was sent it by his aunt Daphne in Canada.

Obviously she would like to know if anyone recognises it, although she does think Frank Baker (back row, second left) and Fred Barber (front row, third left) are pictured.

Terry's father Chris Barber used to play for Cliff Brewery - a famous old team.

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Can you help Daphne and Terry? And have you any other old Green'Un Gold photographs?


WE had an e-mail from David Markwell in Ipswich who helped us out with a few names and memories from last week's photographs of Ipswich Town players in the Green'Un.

David says: “In the main picture, Len Fletcher is in the centre of the photo, pictured between Willie Jones and Roy Stephenson. Basil Acres (wearing specs) is next left to Len in front of Larry Carberry.

“I also believe that second left in the top row is Jack Parry the Welsh international goalkeeper who was our keeper in our first Division 3 South championship-winning team in season 1953-54.”

“In picture two, I can tell you that this photo was taken in the Portman Road dressing room after the infamous FA Cup 3rd round replay game on 11th January 1939 when Aston Villa beat us 2-1.

“The crowd for this game was a record 28,194 which stood for many years. Although this was well before I was born, it is featured in a double page spread in a book entitled, "Football the golden age" by John Tennnt.”

Mr Webb then contacted us via e-mail and said he could name two more in the main photo.

“Second on left on first row of standing is my uncle Ian Gillespie and two up from him is Leonard Fletcher.”

Thanks Gents.

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