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  • Friday Photos 121: Celebrating John Hilton

    September 18, 2020

    To celebrate John Hilton’s wonderful achievement at the European Championships 40 years ago in winning the Men’s Singles title, this week, Friday’s Photos shows pictures of John over several years.

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  • Friday Photos 120: Top-class WBL competitors

    September 11, 2020

    A  different perspective to 1992 as we look at the ladies playing in the Women’s British League at the Crystal Leisure Centre in Stourbridge in February that year.

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  • Friday Photos 119: More from Arthur Clark’s album

    September 4, 2020

    This week we go back 28 years to 1992 with a selection of photographs taken by Arthur Clark in that year.

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  • Friday Photos 118: Phyllis added star quality

    August 28, 2020

    A view from the lens of Arthur Clark from 1991 this week and once again there are a smattering of England senior internationals amongst the […]

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  • Friday Photos 117: More WBL players to identify

    August 21, 2020

    This week there are more photos from the first Women’s British League season in 1988/89. Some familiar faces, at least 10 England senior internationals, and several unidentified. Can you help put names to faces?

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  • Friday Photos 116: Can you identify WBL players?

    August 14, 2020

    In this week’s Friday Photos, we are appealing for people to confirm the identities of players from the first season of the Women’s British League.

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  • Friday Photos 115: Tournaments from 1990

    August 7, 2020

    More photos from Arthur Clark, this time from 1990 from a range of events. At the Essex Open Matthew Syed seems to be looking at […]

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  • Friday Photos 114: Back in time to ’89

    July 24, 2020

    This week we return to photographs from the lens of Arthur Clark taken in 1989 at a selection of tournaments.

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  • Friday Photos 113: More from the Sealink Youth Cup

    July 17, 2020

    Some more photos from the Sealink Youth Cup in the early 1980s. Do these images jog anyone’s memory?

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  • Friday Photos 112: Sealink Youth Cup

    July 10, 2020

    Can you name the players in these photos, taken at the Sealink Youth Cup?

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  • Friday Photos 111: Isle of Man hosts the Commonwealth

    July 3, 2020

    Some more photographs from the Ransome Collection, of the Commonwealth Championships in 1985 on the Isle of Man.

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  • Friday Photos 110: Internationals in their early days

    June 26, 2020

    Some more photographs from Arthur Clark this week, they again show tournaments based around Essex, with a good smattering of players who were or went on to become England internationals.

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  • Friday Photos 109: All roads lead to Essex

    June 19, 2020

    Over the last few months I have been privileged to have received from Arthur Clark of Essex a regular supply of his photographs going back over four decades.

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  • Friday Photos 108: Commonwealth Championships success

    June 12, 2020

    This week we feature some action photos from the Alan and Jose Ransome Collection taken at the Commonwealth Championships, Isle of Man, 1985.

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  • Friday Photos 107: Ellenborough memories

    June 5, 2020

    Last week’s appeal for memorabilia has produced some positive results, with a special thank you to Jose Ransome who has sent a large package of photographs which will keep me busy for a day or so having a meander through them.

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  • Friday Photos 106: Back to school for England v Germany

    May 29, 2020

    Friday Photos makes a return to remember when a Sussex school was the venue as England took on Germany.

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  • Friday Photos 105: Taking on the Worlds

    January 25, 2019

    This week the photographs were taken at the 1981 World Championships in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia from the Alan and Jose Ransome Collection.

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  • Friday Photos 104: Cleveland Calling 2

    January 17, 2019

    This week there are more photos from the Cleveland Junior Select 4*.

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  • Friday Photos 103: Cleveland calling

    January 11, 2019

    This week there are several photographs from a couple of Cleveland Select Junior Open tournaments from the 1980s.

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  • Friday Photos 102: A Soham selection

    January 4, 2019

    I have been scanning some more photos from the Jose and Alan Ransome collection over the festive break and this week there is a collection of images from Soham, some of which are from the National League Cup.

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