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  • Friday Photos 83: John Burtenshaw’s collection

    June 3, 2016

    This week shows a trio of photographs from John Burtenshaw’s collection. John has held numerous table tennis positions at all levels as is the current Regional Chairman (South West) as well as the National Councillor for Avon.

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  • Friday Photos 82: Who are these officials?

    May 27, 2016

    Some more help with identities need this week please. Four images of officials, sponsors and awardees – can you fill the gaps? Any information would […]

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  • Friday Photos 81: Celebrating Nigel’s achievements

    May 20, 2016

    With the World Veterans’ Championships due to start on Monday, May 23 in Alicante I thought it would be appropriate to highlight the achievements of one of the great characters on the veterans’ circuit, Nigel Eckersley.

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  • Friday Photos 80: Match the pen pix to the players

    May 13, 2016

    Can you work out the players from their lists of likes and dislikes?

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  • Friday Photos 79: Can you complete these captions?

    May 6, 2016

    Can you help our archivist Diane Webb to fill in the missing information in these photos?

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  • Friday Photos 78: Can you name these players?

    April 29, 2016

    Something a little more recent this week and as always I can contacted on [email protected] with any information. Photo 1 Left: Jan Johns, x, Eileen […]

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  • Friday Photos 77: Who are these VIPs?

    April 22, 2016

    This week we have four more photos from a wide range of years. Photo 1 Susie Barna, centre, at the book launch of the Biography […]

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  • Friday Photos 76: Can you put a name to a face?

    April 15, 2016

    Our archivist, Diane Webb, is in need of help identifying players. Can you put a name to a face?

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  • Friday Photos 75: Can you identify these faces?

    April 8, 2016

    A mixture of old and not quite so old this week. Can you help identify the people in these pictures?

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  • Friday Photos 74: Jeff Ingber Collection

    April 1, 2016

    It was a pleasure to meet Jeff Ingber again at the National Championships a couple of weeks ago. He brought with him a number of photographs from his collection which are shown here.

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  • Friday Photos 73: National results and programmes

    March 11, 2016

    This week with the National Championships approaching this is a plea to anyone who has any of the programmes and/or results from previous years as a full set is not held in the Archives.

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  • Friday Photos 72: U21 Men’s National Champions

    March 4, 2016

    Ladies first last week and this week it is time to recognise the Men’s Singles Champions in the U21 event.

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  • Friday Photos 71: U21 Women’s Singles National Champions

    February 26, 2016

    This week’s Friday Photos takes a look back at our Women’s U21 National Champions.

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  • Friday Photos 70: Focus on a distant Worlds

    February 19, 2016

    As it appears there is a certain international following to Friday’s Photos I thought this week I would continue with a series of images from the wonderful photo album from Vice-President, Derek Tyler.

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  • Friday Photos 69: Gems from Derek’s album

    February 12, 2016

    This week shows part of a collection of priceless photos taken from an album put together by Vice-President, Derek Tyler.

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  • Friday Photos 68: Our boys on top of the world!

    February 5, 2016

    We tend to think of English World Champions as being from eras in the past so I thought we should remind ourselves that 11 years ago, in 2005, four young English players took on the world and won.

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  • Friday Photos 67: England’s World Championships

    January 29, 2016

    With the World Championships coming up I thought it would be nice to look back to when England last hosted this event in 1997.

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  • Friday Photos No 66: When East met West

    January 22, 2016

    A wonderful array of photographs this week taken during the China Tour of Britain in 1972. These photos are from Derek Tremayne’s collection.

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  • Friday Photos No 65: Junior English Open

    January 15, 2016

    Three photographs this week from my husband, Harvey’s collection. The first two from the Beneficial Trust Junior English Open in May 1985 at Portsmouth and […]

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  • Friday Photos No 64: University challenge

    January 8, 2016

    For the next few weeks the photos will be themed with some information known and other bits missing, so any help with filling the gaps is, as usual, very welcome.

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