Hadleigh Albion Football Team

A group shot of 1923

By Robert Hallmann

The Hadleigh Albion Football Team in 1923. Back row, centre (in white) is Jack Stevens. Middle row, first left, is Ben Chalk. Middle row, second from right is Bob Nash. Thanks to Gill and Colin Blackall for the loan of the photographs. If you know anything about the team, or can identify anyone else, please add your information or get in touch.

Photo:The Hadleigh Albion Team in 1923

The Hadleigh Albion Team in 1923

Gill and Colin Blackall

Photo:Hadleigh Albions in 1923. From left: Ben Chalk, Jack Stevens and Bob Nash

Hadleigh Albions in 1923. From left: Ben Chalk, Jack Stevens and Bob Nash

Gill and Colin Blackall

This page was added by Robert Hallmann on 16/05/2011.
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Robert Nichols has kindly identified all but one of the Hadleigh 'Albion' Team of 1922-3. Back row from left: Mr. Harvey; R. Russell; R. Baker; G. Stevens; G. Knapton; Unidentified player; Alf, Branch Secretary. Middle row from left: Ben Chalk; Jack Gilchrist; J. Russell; R. Nash; W. Gibbs. Front row from left: Tom Welsh; H. Warr; Isaac Blackshaw; W. Welsh; H. Joiner; W. Carter. Bob thinks the pictures were taken at Harveys' Farm, now Thames Drive, Leigh-on-Sea. Thanks, Bob, for such a swift response.

By Robert Hallmann
On 01/06/2011

Bottom row third from left is my great uncle, Isaac Blackshaw.  I also have that photo.

By roger dodd
On 13/09/2011

Isaac Blackshaw, this could be Isaac, born 1878 Barling, Rochford, died 1905 Watford district Herts; who married Mary Elizabeth/Elizabeth Mary Ashby born 1878 Bedmond, Abbotts Langley Herts, on the 25/12/1900, St James Hadley.

By Nick Ashby
On 15/10/2011

From his date of birth and the date of the picture this Isaac Blackshaw would have been 45 years old, while the man in the picture looks younger. The footballer might be his son? With a marriage at St James, Hadleigh, that could well be the case. Needs more research. Perhaps somebody knew or knows the Blackshaws of Hadleigh? RH

By Robert Hallmann
On 15/10/2011

Isaac was my great uncle, he died around 1997. His father was also named Isaac,  who I believe was a hairdresser in Hadleigh. He also had a brother Harry, who was my grandfather.  The family did indeed originate from Barling; any more information would be appreciated.

By roger dodd
On 02/12/2011

This will be Isaac born 1906. He was the son of Isaac who I know was deceased by 1911 as Isaac and his brother Harry were living with their mother who was shown as widowed at their grandmother's house. Their grandmother was Mary and grandfather George. George is my great, great grandfather. Any more info on the Blackshaws around Barling/Hadleigh would be appreciated.

By Darran Blackshaw
On 02/09/2012

A nice group main picture of the 1923 Hadleigh Albion footy team, one which I haven't seen before. Interesting info of where it was taken as the only ones I have seen were taken at the John Burrows ground. Great to have most of the team names recorded, the 'wedgie' type shorts in the second pic don't look very comfortable, perhaps their Mums made them!

By spencer welsh
On 02/11/2014
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