Sadly, with all the problems that have been going on [...]
You too can become a tractor boy, like Kieran and Jack.
These photographs were taken at the 2011/2012 Ipswich Town Players Awards evening, on Saturday 21st April 2012
By Iain Ross, Haverhill Branch committee member, November 2009
Looking through one of my autograph books the other day, I came across a two page spread (left) which I knew were of Ipswich Town FC but that was as far as I knew. I started to look into the names shown and it was not long before I realised that what I had was in fact the first squad at training after the second world war – the signatures must have been collected when I was 11 although I do not remember where. The name a A S Duncan stood out – it was in fact that of the Manager at the time – he had been Manager from 1937 and took Ipswich into the football league gaining successive promotions from 3rd Division South to 2nd Division. He was in the end after a poor season, sacked in 1955 which left the door open for one of the famous names in Ipswich Management to take over – Alf Ramsey. The rest is history.
|GEOFF FOX||46/47||BRISTOL C||BRISTOL R||11||1|
|IAN GILLESPIE||46/47||CRYSTAL PALACE||COLCHESTER||6||1|
|T LANG||46/47||QUEEN OF SOUTH||TRAINER IPSWICH||5||1|
|ANGUS MACKAY||46/46||HAMILTON ACC||EXETER||5||0|
|M.O’MAHONEY||46/49||BRISTOL C||MAN YARMOUTH||58||4|
|MARK DOUGLAS||46/50||BURY TOWN||42||2|
|ALEX MITCHELL||NO RECORD FOUND|
|BERT NUTT||NO RECORD FOUND|
|TOMMY PARER||46/57||ARMED FORCES||RETIRED INJURED||428||86|
|TED POLE||46/51||LEYTON ORIENT||39||13|
|G RUMBOLD||46/60||LEYTON ORIENT||KINGS LYNN||121||11|
|BOB SMYTH||46/48||H M S GANGES||HALIFAX||2||0|
|OSSIE PARRY||38/49||CRYSTAL PALACE||RETIRED||104||0|
Faces from the Past
The following picture is of our committee member Iain Ross on stage at the old Odeon Cinema, Ipswich, with Town players from the 1955/56 Season…….Vic Snell, Jimmy Leadbetter, Iain, George McLuckie, Kenny Malcolm, Tommy Parker, George McMillan.