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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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  • Friday Photos 101: Memories from Darlington

    December 21, 2018

    This week the photos are from Keith Wilson’s collection. Keith is a long serving coach and organiser from Darlington.

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  • Friday Photos 100: Sealink memories

    December 7, 2018

    This week the photos are from the Sealink Youth Cup. There are several players who are well known faces but can you help name anyone else in the pictures?

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  • National Championship Programmes Over the Years

    December 6, 2018

    With tickets to the PG Mutual Senior National Championships going on general sale this Saturday, we take a look back at the artwork for the programmes – from 1960 to 2018. 

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  • Friday Photos 99: Masters memories

    November 30, 2018

    This week there are a brilliant set of photographs from the Alan and Jose Ransome Collection. The event was a Norwich Union Masters.

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  • Friday Photos 98: Rich pickings at Commonwealths

    November 23, 2018

    1985 was a very successful year for England in the Commonwealth Championships which were held in the Isle of Man.

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  • Friday Photos 97: Some grand Nationals shots

    November 16, 2018

    Friday Photos returns to share some images from a collection kindly passed on by Jose Ransome. This week – the 1982 National Championships.

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  • Friday Photos 96: England squads from far off days

    June 9, 2017

    This month, we share some very old photos which were loaned to Diane Webb while she was at the World Championships.

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  • Friday Photos 95: Moore about Carole

    May 5, 2017

    Carole Moore was one of our most highly decorated female players gaining honours at national and international level. After she stopped playing Carole went on to become a highly respected coach who has been involved with the development of some of the top players of today.

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  • Friday Photos 94: Chester Barnes, the great enigma

    April 7, 2017

    George Barnes doesn’t have quite the same ring about it but that is how the table tennis player known as Chester Barnes was christened.

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  • Friday Photos 93: Diane Scholer’s remarkable career

    March 10, 2017

    Diane Scholer is one half of the famous Rowe Twins who were at the very top of English and World table tennis in the 1950s. A perfect pair in doubles, with Diane the left-handed player, and Ros the right-hander.

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  • Friday Photos 92: Photos of Alan Cooke

    February 3, 2017

    This month Alan Cooke is featured. Not only one of the best players England has produced but he must now be rated as one of England’s finest coaches.

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  • Friday Photos 91: Jill Parker’s great career

    January 6, 2017

    This month focuses on one of our most prominent and successful female players ever and current Table Tennis England President, Mrs Jill Parker, MBE.

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  • Friday Photos 90: Help us identify these pictures

    December 2, 2016

    This month there are a selection of 12 photographs where some players and officials from different eras.

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  • Friday Photos 89: Margaret Fry

    November 4, 2016

    Margaret was an excellent female player who had achieved success in her home city of Bristol winning county honours.

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  • First Friday Photos 88: Top players’ early days

    October 7, 2016

    Launching a new series of monthly Friday Photos by looking back at some of our elite players past and present in their early days.

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  • Friday Photos 87: Some favourite images from the past

    July 1, 2016

    This is the last Friday’s Photos before a summer break.

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  • Friday Photos 86: Help us put names to faces

    June 24, 2016

    Can you help to fill in the gaps in an eclectic mix of photos from our archives?

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  • Friday Photos 85: Who’s in these recent photos?

    June 17, 2016

    Five colour photos this week so relatively more recent pictures.

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  • Friday Photos 84: Who are these internationals?

    June 10, 2016

    Four images this week from a very wide range in time. Photo 1 This looks like an international of some kind with England players Nicky […]

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