Many thanks to Chris Hankin for this week’s Friday Photo which happens to be a follow-up to the one I published last week. As we’ve seen a few old photos of male football teams and even an English Championship winning basketball team, it’s good to address the balance with some sporty females. Chris comments:
My nan Edith Hankin (nee Smith, kneeling on left) bowled for the Melrose Bowling Club for decades, and became their President for many years – I enclose a few photos with lots of the members – I’m afraid I can name only a very few of them – perhaps others can chip in?
Now I’m not sure if those are Hoylake houses in the background – they look like they could be but I’m struggling to place them. Any guesses?
[UPDATE: Sat 21st]
Chris has just sent me the photo below (click for larger) of a bowling team from the 1940’s, taken on the bowling green that was behind the former YMCA building in Hoyle Road.