Preston Football Club – Part 4

1941 Photo - A realisation I’ve talked about light bulb moments before.  They’re both surprising and exciting. But sometimes they can be disappointing, as well as just a little scary. And such was the case with a photo I found, that I wasn’t even looking for. It was this one, from the State Library Victoria … Continue reading Preston Football Club – Part 4

Preston Football Club – Part 3

Team photos - update   Part 1, can be found here Part 2, here   Assumptions. They’re easy to make. As well as easy to justify. But, that doesn’t mean you should make them. You’ll see why later. So, the photos were put out there, and as feared, but not terribly surprising, I didn’t get … Continue reading Preston Football Club – Part 3

Preston Football Club – 1941 Team Photo

The 1941 photo, courtesy of Australian Sports Museum Back Row: Jack Clarke, Bill Spokes^, Bill Lowenthal, Jack Norman^, Stan Dawson^, Bill Seedsman^, Jack Lynch, Fred Beaumont Middle Row: Bert Minney, Colin Boyd^, Frank Dowling, Bill Maslen, Norm Matthews, Ron Leishman Front Row: Bert Deacon, Charlie Stewart, Les Ross, Clarrie Curyer^ Bill Spokes^ - Updated June 2021. … Continue reading Preston Football Club – 1941 Team Photo

Preston Football Club – 1940 Team Photo

The 1940 photo, courtesy of Australian Sports Museum Back Row: Ingy Norman^, Alby Morrison, Jack Norman^, Bill Maslen, Bill Seedsman^, Unknown, Alf Roach Middle Row: Unknown, Bert Minney, Lou Sleeth^, Jack Clarke, Arthur Sleith, Fred Beaumont, Ken Watkins* Front Row: Frank Dowling, Clarrie White^, Les Ross, Phil Dunstone Identification made for – Ken Watkins* – Definitely in 1939 (home) … Continue reading Preston Football Club – 1940 Team Photo

Preston Football Club – 1939 Team Photo (taken at Prahran)

The 1939 photo (taken at Prahran), courtesy of Boyles Football Photos Back Row: Bill Seedsman^, Joe Beagley, Alf Roach, Jack Norman^, Arthur Sleith, Bill Lowenthal Middle Row: Jack Robertson*, Jack Clarke, Rex Job^, Alby Morrison (c), Clarrie White^, Unknown-1 Front Row: Ernie Dunham*, Les Ross, Wally Miller, Frank Dowling, George Colbane, Phil Dunstone Jack Robertson* – … Continue reading Preston Football Club – 1939 Team Photo (taken at Prahran)

Preston Football Club – 1939 Team Photo (taken at Preston)

The 1939 photo (taken at Preston), courtesy of Australian Sports Museum Back row: Jack Norman^, Bill Seedsman^, Ken Watkins*, Joe Beagley, Alf Roach, Jack Clarke,  Unknown-1, Jack Robertson*, Unknown-2 Middle row: Wally Gray, Stan Lawler^, Frank Dowling, Alby Morrison, Ernie Dunham*, Arthur Sleith, Bill Lowenthal Front row: Les Ross, Wally Miller, Phil Dunstone Jack Robertson* – … Continue reading Preston Football Club – 1939 Team Photo (taken at Preston)

Preston Football Club – 1938 Team Photo

The 1938 photo, courtesy of Boyles Football Photos Back Row: Unknown, Edwin Gilbert* (poss), Thomas Jones* (poss), Unknown*, Norm Campbell, Unknown, Bob Muir, Bill Maslen, (Bill Spokes - not playing) Middle Row: Joe Beagley, Jack Clarke, Wyn Murray, Rex Job#, Alf Roach, Unknown, George Colbane Front Row: Les Ross, Frank Dowling, Aubrey Robinson^, Phil Dunstone * Based on them both … Continue reading Preston Football Club – 1938 Team Photo

Preston Football Club – 1937 Team Photo

  The 1937 photo, courtesy of Boyles Football Photos Back row: Edwin Gilbert* (poss), Thomas Jones* (poss), Wyn Murray, Joe Beagley, Fred Hughson, Unknown, Claude Cannaway Middle:  Unknown, Ken Walker, Bert Hyde, Bob Muir, Bill Maslen, Unknown, Les Main Front: Unknown*, Frank Dowling, Edwin Latham#, William 'Billy' Walsh^   * Based on them both being the … Continue reading Preston Football Club – 1937 Team Photo

Preston Football Club – Part 2

Team Photo - 1938 So, with my research on 1939 taken as far as I thought I was capable, the first part of my Preston Football Club challenge of putting names to faces, was almost ready to be put ‘out there’. It was now time to begin the second part. Back a year to 1938, … Continue reading Preston Football Club – Part 2

Preston Football Club – Part 1

Team Photo - 1939 It’s funny how stuff happens. How things happen that, ultimately, set other things in motion. Even though you had no idea at the time, where it was all potentially heading. Don’t worry, it’s not going to be too deep. I’ll go right back. To last century, even. Although, while I don’t … Continue reading Preston Football Club – Part 1