Friday, 16 April 2010


football soccerfootball soccerSandra Williams has been tracing her husband Keith’s soccer activities. Keith was/is the goalkeeping son of goalkeeper David Williams who featured in a previous post about Rhyl Corinthians.

The photo at the top was taken in 1952/53 in Coronation Gardens, now known as the Coronation Garden (King George V) Playing Field, Vale Road, Rhyl. Tom McKillop, a star player of Rhyl Football Club at the time, is kneeling on the right. In the front are unidentified pupils of Clwyd Street School.

The boys in back row are from Christ Church School, Vaughan Street, and they are (left to right): Elwyn Samuels, Ian Ferguson, Don’t know, Dave Griffiths, Keith Williams, John Davies and Don’t know the rest. The dark-haired chap standing at the back is Mr. Walter Douglas Jones who was a teacher at Christ Church School.

The lower picture is a press cutting from the same period.

Here and in the next post there are many unidentified boys. Who can supply some missing names and/or other info? Please send email to:

SAT 5th JUN 2010 UPDATE: With reference to the upper picture featuring Tom McKillop, the team member John Davies has written to fill in gaps. Christ Church boys standing (left to right): David ‘Dai’ Davies, Elwyn Samuels, Ian Ferguson, Michael Barrowdale, Philip Trehearn, David Williams, David Griffiths, Keith Williams, John Davies and Ronald Evans. The 11th team member is first left in the front row, Philip Hammond.
The Christ Church School boys were wearing red jerseys; not long after the photo was taken these were replaced by a new strip in school colours, black and gold quarters. The Clwyd Street team were in sky blue shirts.

[These references are added here for indexing purposes: Hardwick shield, D T Jones, David Cross, Peter Jones, Stephen Parry, Leonard Evans, John Williams, Frank Bracchi, David Lloyd.]