August 23, 2015 Leave a comment
I moved into my current house about nine and a half years ago. Amongst a few things left behind by the previous occupants was the a team photograph of a rugby union team. This was found either in the attic or an outbuilding – I really cannot recall which. I have held onto it as because of its age. It is possible that some photographed here may have no other pictographic record of their existence.
For some time I have been meaning to do some research with a view to passing this on to someone who would have a real interest on the photo. Today, at last, I am doing this.
According to Wikipedia:
The Lensbury Club (“Lensbury Social and Athletic Club”) was established in 1920 as a sports club for Shell staff in the United Kingdom … In 1933 the club merged with “Britannic House”, a similar club operated by BP, and created a joint venture known as the “Lensbury and Britannic House Associated Clubs” – an arrangement that lasted for thirty years.
If anyone would like this photograph, please contact me and we can arrange collection or delivery. It deserves a better home than my garage, where it has lain collecting dust and cobwebs.
The picture here is poor – it is mounted on card and the card has a slight curve on it. It does look its age, but otherwise is in reasonable condition.
Anyway, here is what is written on the card.
LENSBURY & BRITANNIC HOUSE – 5th XV.
G. Lightfoot (Referee)
E. J. Hart
C. G. Deck
I. B. Nicol
E. A. Cowderoy
M. J. Cooke
N. A. Graystone
J. D. Meeke
R. L. Leisk (Vice-Capt.)
P. R. Chorley (Capt.)
H. F. Williamson
R. G. Haws
E. T. WILLIAMSON.
30, EAST STREET,
THEOBALDS ROAD W C L