Wath National won

Wath National (1925) James William (Sonny) Bristow is sat to the left of the shield. Credit: Martin Bristow

Wath National (now Wath C of E) pictured with the Totty Cup (the smaller trophy).  Thanks to Lily Ward whose father, Stan Cutler is 3rd from the right.  The goalkeeper with the cap on is Harvey (surname) although the only record of a player representing Yorkshire schools is Arthur Thorpe (his granddaughter, Karen Myers believes Arthur is the one with the cap).  Other players thought to be in the team – Rothery and Ernest Thorley (went on to play for Hull City).

Wath National school

Mr. Harvey had a cobblers shop as an adult about 30yds from where this photo was taken at Wath National School.

Lily says that Stan was born in 1911 and that he left Wath National aged 14.  Stan’s sister was 6yrs younger – she left Wath National aged  11 yrs to go to Park Rd school, which must have been built during this time.

“James William Bristow is 5th from the left. He was born in 1912 and lived on Hollowgate Ave, West Melton.”; Martin Bristow (grandson)

Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 25 July 1925

Medal above donated to Trevor Gargett – somebody picked it up at a bric-a-brac stall many years ago and gave it to him.

Kilnhurst Council School may have played in the competition…

Kiln Council

John Reynolds on the above photo: My dad Reuben Albert Reynolds is sitting in middle row on the left,next to the master. My grandfather Reuben Reynolds is standing back right with gold chain and medal.There would have been a Burkinshaw and probably Stan Grey on the photo.