Friday, 28 December 2012

Happy New Year

As befits the Festive Season, we go back to the Boxing Day Rugby Match in 1973 when the Men played the Ladies.

The photos were taken by Gerry Cranham the famous sports photographer -  his Wiki comments 

"Gerry Cranham has been recognised as among the very best British sports photographers of his generation. Blessed with flair, dynamism and determinism in equal measures, he captured a series of stunning photographs over half of a century from the late 1950s onwards."

His son was at PGS during this time and also played Rugby. 
Can anyone identify any of the faces?

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Purley Grammar Rugby U15s 1971

back Row:
Simon Jarman, Matt Fox,Martin Bell, Malcolm Guard, Gerry Bramleyt, Neil Caddick, Chalkie White, Neil Blanchard, ???, Ross Cullum, Lance Aston

front row: 
John Davis, Alan Gates, Simon Bruce, Martin 'Larry' Lloyd, Neil Hampson, Guy Flouch, Martin Johnson, James Murphy, Steve Baker

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Derek Akers lunch Nov 2012 part 2

Doctor Paul Hobday, Chris Gibson, Dave Howship

Martyn Hoffman and Steve Kiss ( who organised the lunch )

Mrs. Pat Akers and Graham Tong

Fas et Patria

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