Before the War

By Ken Browning

These are photos of Eastside Rovers before the war. My Dad, Bert Browning is in the top picture back row, third from right. He played for them again after being demobbed and I remember being smuggled into the Engineer Pub after a cup game and hidden behind the piano in case the law came in. Unfortunately he broke his arm playing and Mum forbade him to continue as this was before the Welfare State arrived and we had to rely on good will whilst he was off work. I believe he continued his association as secretary of the club until we moved in 1948.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'EAST SIDE ROVERS' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'EAST SIDE ROVERS' page
This page was added by Ken Browning on 09/02/2013.
Comments about this page

hi my name is Colleen Raynsford nee Beard, regarding the photo that Ken Browning put on this website of East Side Rovers football club, I think that the man in the front row six from the right is my dad George Beard he was known as Sam Beard, hope somebody can let me know. Thank you 

By Collen Raynsford
On 20/07/2018

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