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High Beech A.F.C., The Pludds, 1930-31.

High Beach AFC

High Beech A.F.C. 1930-31

Back Row (Row 3): 1 , 2 , 3, 4 , 5 , 6, 7 .
Row 2: 1 ? , 2 Frank Smith, E Yemm, Bernard Bennett, G Jones, Harold Bennett (Vice Captain), Bert ("Cark") Smith, J Wilks (Gen Sec), 9 - William Smith - Father of Frank and Bert (Cark) Smith, Grandfather of Jack.
Row 1: Boy 1: Jack Smith - Aged 6 , B Weaver, Alfred Bennett, Albert ("Bert") Bennett, Harry Toomer (Captain), E Parry, T Walker. Boy 2 James Wilks Jr.

Thanks to Jack Smith for help with the names and "The origin of the nickname Bert ("Cark") Smith, my uncle - younger brother of my father Frank derives from the studs of football boots. These were known as corks, or in the Forest 'Carks'"

Thanks also to Graham Wilks who added (Nov 2009): "... I believe Boy 2 is James Wilks Jr. Son of J Wilks who is standing behind him. Jim Jr. was my cousin. J. Wilks was my uncle and my father's (Frank) older brother. I remember Harold Bennett who ran Ruardean A.F.C. when I was a young boy. I played football with Philip Fisher in the late sixties at Roe Buck Rovers".

Photo 2 - Photograph of High Beech A F C 1930-31

A photo of High Beaach AFC from the 1930 - 1931 season
Courtesy of Pauline Ruck.

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