Bygones – Notts Fooball Team Photos 1950-1999

Our photographs from some of the counties best established and lesser known football teams are a collection provided by donators who want to share with you their memories of days gone by from the football fields across Nottinghamshire. We are always looking for more team photo’s to include on our website so if you have any hidden away that involve Nottingham’s teams however obscure or well known then please send to and we will not only share with everyone but also credit those for sending.

Gedling Colliery (1952)

During an era when this side dominated the Notts Alliance the team first won the Senior Division in 1950 and a further two successive years in 1952/53 winning the double which included the Notts FA Senior Cup. *Image courtesy of Shaun Pates.

Gedling Colliery (1953)

Gedling’s double winning team won nine Notts Alliance Senior Division titles between 1950 and 1961. *Image courtesy of Shaun Pates.

Newstead Colliery (1957)

Pictured here in 1957 the Colliery team of Newstead. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Linby Colliery (1959)

The Linby team line up in green before their famous FA Cup 1st round tie against Gillingham at the Gatehouse Ground a game played in front of 6,850 people. *Image courtesy of Linby Colliery Welfare Football Club.

Sutton Town (1959/60)

One of the best teams in Nottinghamshire Sutton Town have won a record equaling 17 Notts FA Senior Cups (a record they share with Nottingham Forest) with this team winning the trophy in 1960. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Hyson Green Old Boys (unknown)

Taken sometime in the 60’s by the looks the team from Hyson Green were back to back Notts Alliance Division One winners in 1963/64 & 1964/65 having earlier won the Division Two title in 1960/61. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Beeston United (1964/65)

Back row: Pete Anderson, Keith Peel, Brian Deering, Barry Buckland, Gerry Stocks, Ted Revill. Front row: Roger Mumby, Malc Aylott, Colin Deering, Pete Goode, John Down.

The club played at Weir Field and were said to be the last winners of the Beeston Charity Cup which is the small trophy pictured in the middle of this photo. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Bulwell Town (1967)

If anyone has any information about this team please get in touch. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Ericssons Athletic (1967)

The Beeston based team won the Notts Alliance in the 1966/67 season and would later change their name to Siemens in time. This photo includes Trainer Frank Fearn (far right) who also coached Notts County in the 1960’s. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Raleigh Athletic (1971/72)

Back row: A Crofts, V Howard, S Wright, D Bullas, J Curtis, G Wilson, A Bass, H Foster. Front row left: M Eden, P Niblett, A Stacey, D Iswin, G Benson.

Raleigh Athletic won two Notts Alliance Senior Division titles in the 1960’s and were a main stay in local football for many years. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Meadows Albion (1972)

Formed in the 1970’s and playing on the Victoria Embankment Meadows Albion would eventually move up stream to Lenton and become Greenwood Meadows Football Club. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Malt Shovel (1973/74)

Back row: Bob Turgoose, Brian Pemberton, Sean Gleeson, Phil Willows, Kevin Sales, Keith Peel, Ivan Solloway, Ray Turgoose, Bernard Poyser. Front row: Johnny Stoneman, Mick Mansfield, Paudy Kinsella, Don Berridge, Dennis Hodges, Keith Brown.

This Beeston public house team won the Notts Sunday Junior Cup and are pictured here prior to the final played at Long Eaton United’s ground. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Apollo FC (unknown)

Unknown when this was taken so please get in touch. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Rainworth Miners Welfare (1981/82)

Back row: R. Timms, A. Raine, D. Hallam, C. Watson, N. Robinson, B. Dawson, S. Murphy, J. Slater, T. Sterland. Middle row: M. Hodgson, D. Radzki, A. Wright, B. Phillips, J. McGowen, A. Cooling, B. Knowles. Front row: M. Oliver, B. Reah.

The team that won 6 successive Notts Alliance league titles and 2 back to back Notts Senior Cups also reached the final of the FA Vase at Wembley in 1981 where they were eventually beaten by Forest Green Rovers 3-0. Along the way they recorded a crowd of over 5,000 for the semi-final with figures bettering 13 league attendances across the country on the same day. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Radford Park Rangers (1981)

One of the better known teams from the Notts Sunday League RPR formed in 1973 running until 2010 and has a Facebook page here full of photographic memories. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Kimberley Town (1981/82)

Back row: B Fearin, H Hibbert, S Taylor, C Smith, L Parker, A Crofts, S Szepp, S Parry, A Henshaw, F Parry, unknown. Front row: Beardsley, C Brooks, R Riley, P Wheatley, B Hunt, unknown.

Formed in 1886 this side reached the 2nd round of the FA Vase three times during the 80’s with this lineup playing in the Central Alliance League before becoming founder members of the Central Midlands Supreme Division in 1986. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Southwell City (1981/82)

Notts Alliance Division One winners 81/82 Southwell City were formed in 1893 playing their football at the Norman Archer Memorial Ground in the shadow of the towns magnificent norman minster which became a cathedral just prior to the clubs formation hence the clubs name ‘city’ despite Southwell never having city status. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

GPT Plessey (1985)

Back row: Allan Brown, Steve Oldham, Phil Walker, David Bull, Kevin Leame, Ifan Morris, Andrew Towlson, Iain McCulloch. Front row: Keith Williams, Kiristian Maddison, Simon Richmond, Paul Bowers, Andrew Lane, Richard Pallister, Colin Wragg.

Residing in the Notts Alliance Senior Division finishing runners up in 1985/86 the side was coached by former Notts County player Iain McCulloch pictured far right (back row). *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

CCN Sports & Social Club (1985/86)

Formed in 1985 the club was largely made up of CCN employees (now Experian) and players from Crown Inn FC in Beeston originally playing in the Notts Sunday Combination at Weir Field before moving to Chilwell Olympia. The club folded at the turn of the Millennium. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Calverton Miners Welfare (1986)

The team that reached the final of the 1986 Notts FA Intermediate Cup. Calverton Miners Welfare were formed in 1946 by Arthur ‘Jockey’ Matthews with the team originally playing in the Notts Spartan League from 1947. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Calverton Rangers (1986)

If you have any information on this team please contact with details. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Huthwaite (1987)

Back row: Ian Hallam, Alan Thacker, Colin Thacker, Stuart Thompson, Sue. Middle row: Don Collins, Pete Parkes, John Parsons, Steve Harris, Clive Churm, Kev Newton, Trev Wass, Alan Pegg. Front row: Kieran Smith, Steve Bush, Steve Cooke, Gary Hallam, Richard Denby, John Clayton, Colin Gregory.

Joining the Sutton & Skegby League in 1980 Huthwaite finished bottom in their debut campaign with a single win but within six years had collected 11 trophies including the Notts Senior Cup which they won during a treble winning Central Midland season in 1987. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Poets Corner (1987)

One of the most recognisable and successful names in Sunday morning football during the 80’s & 90’s Poets Corner from the Meadows originally played on Trent Embankment as seen here in 1987 before moving to the Old Gas Sports Ground near Clifton Bridge. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

West Notts FC (1989)

Back row: Nick Burkenshaw, Mark Taylor, unknown, Tony Brazier, Rod Arnold, Carl Beet, Mike Exley. Front row: Geoff Lange, Mark Whiteman, John McManus, Alan Strouther, Andy Williams, Mark Murray.

The team was run by Arnold and Mike Exley who was head of sports at West Notts College in Mansfield. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

AD Bulwell (unknown)

The ‘AD’ stood for Alderman Derbyshire (the same as the local school) and this Bulwell based side had a lot of success playing Sunday afternoon football. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Mellish FC (unknown)

If you have any information on this team or the year the photo was taken please contact with details. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Fanzines United (1991/92)

Back row: Ian Swanton, Andy Lowe, Garry Smith, Ian Richmond, Jim Dees, Nick Emery, Stuart Cooper, Aidy Black, Charlie Lee. Front row: Pete Dawn, Jon Poole, Dickie Brinley.

Still smiling after suffering a 5-1 cup final defeat against John Players R&D in the final of the Notts Friendly League Cup. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Highbury Vale FC (unknown)

Taken somewhere in the 90’s anyone with more information on this team please get in touch. *Image courtesy of Jonathan Holt.

Take a look at more team photos from 2000-Today here