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Yorkley Rugby Team on Stagg Hill in 1963.

Yorkley RFC 1963

Yorkley Rugby team outside ' The George', Yorkley, 1962/63.

Back row. John Wilkes, Keith Sainsbury, Bernard Hale, John Weaving, John Batcock, Robert Cawdron, Laurance Sillett, Geoff Herbert, Clive Wicks (Flash).
Front row. Malcom Sanford, Graham Sandford, Alan Price, Phillip Evans, Mike Cooper, Tony Price.
The large cup is the Forest of Dean Combination Cup.Yorkley won this cup on 6 occasions: 1926-27, 1927-28, 1934-35, 1951-52, 1962-63, 1963-64 and shared it with Lydbrook in 1925-26.
The small cup is the Curaco Cup that was contested between forest clubs (does anyone know if it is still around?).
Names & info. provided by Laurance Sillett and Terry Trueman.

Thanks to Kevin Burke who added: "I think this (95% sure)  photo was taken from outside the George pub just below Yorkley Chinese, they demolished it a while ago now, for new housing"

Thanks also to Dave Dunn who added (Dec 2008): "Amazingly, most of this team (especially the back row) were all my neighbours. Lydney boys all living within a stones throw on the council estate Rodley Road, Rodley Square, Jubilee Road and Naas Lane. Most of them played for Lydney Colts and Lydney Old Boys at some time or other".

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