Friday Photos 111: Isle of Man hosts the Commonwealth

Diane Webb

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

These show some of the officials and officers, a necessary part of any event. As well as meetings and official business there is a social side of big occasions which is such an important part of major championships where new friendships are formed and old ones renewed with a wonderful camaraderie which make the long days worthwhile.

If you are able to help with naming anyone in the pictures it would be much appreciated. I can be contacted on [email protected]

It’s been nice to have had positive feedback on the series over the last few weeks although one or two would prefer me not to name the players so they can try and rack their brains to see if they can recall who they are.

Commonwealth Championships, Isle of Man, 17th-23rd March 1985. x, x, x, Jose and Alan Ransome. 
x, Dennis George (Scotland), Jose Ransome, x, x, x.
x, Alan Ransome, x, x, Referee Tony Chatwin.
The Control Desk, Referee Tony Chatwin, Deputy Referee Richard Scruton, Captain of Umpires Doreen Stannard, Referee’s Assistant Val Roffe
Right – Alan Ransome.
ETTA Deputy Chairman and Chairman, George Yates and Tom Blunn.
Drinks Time. x, x, Alan Ransome, Jose Ransome, x.

Dinner is Served. Front – Alan and Jose Ransome.
Country Representatives.

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