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"One Man's Photographic Memory"

In 1946 Matlock Town Football Club was re-formed and in the August fourteen players, most of them with experience of senior football, were signed on. It is believed that all three gentlemen show here were members of the original post-war Matlock Town Football Club committee which re-launched the club and recruited those players.

The committee members shown here were (from left to right):
Jack T. Phillips - secretary;
Harry Gill - photographer and ground secretary;
Leslie Richard Standen - manager of the Midland Bank and treasurer. He was also Chairman of the local British Legion.

They were all attending a dinner, possibly held in the Old English Hotel. A note attached to the photo reads: "Taken 1950's. Ken Boitoult was entertainments secretary". Mr. Boitoult managed Harry Gill's shop on South Parade, Matlock Bath, and was also his son in law.

Image supplied by and Copyright © Susan Tomlinson collection.
Researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.

References (coloured links are to transcripts or more information elsewhere on this web site):

[1] "Derby Daily Telegraph", 14 August 1946. Matlock Signings. A practice match was to be held on the Causeway Lane ground on August 31.

[2] Harry Gill was definitely a member of that committee. See: Michael Fay's article "One Man's Photographic Memory". J. T. Phillips, in his role as Secretary, was recruiting experienced players in 1950 when the club was part of the 1st Division Central Alliance ("Derbyshire Times", 30 June 1950).