Teddy boys are back

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A few Retro readers have been in touch about a photo we published last week of teddy boys in the late 50s or early 60s.

It turns out that the men were actually members of Chorley Football Club.

Paul Keane, 72, of Princess Street, said: “The man second from the left on the bottom row, wearing the cap, used to be the kit man.

“I recognise a few of the players too, but that chap was always about at the club. I used to watch the team a lot in those 
days.”

Francis Hitchin, from Brock Road, spotted her late husband Fred in the picture.

She said: “Fred used to play for the team between 1959 and 1962, and was captain at one point too.

“He is pictured fourth from the left on the back row.

“He was also chairman of Chorley Motors FC for 20 years.”

She added: “He died in November, aged 74, and we had the wake at the club.”

Francis also recognises Gordon Griffiths on the right of Fred, and on the far right of the photo is Fred’s brother Roy, who is now 71 and lives in Charnock Richard.

Long-time Chorley FC supporter David Hooley, 66, also recognised the group, including Dennis Sanderson, Eric Spencer, and goalkeeper Charlie Ashcroft.