Details about old March football photograph uncovered

March Town United from the 1940s

March Town United from the 1940s - Credit: Archant

WE made the appeal for information about this photograph of a football team in today’s Cambs Times and two men have come forward.

Doug Mack, 89, of Burrowmoor Road, March, was one of the players in the photograph. He is sat on the front row, fourth from the left.

Bill Royell, who lodged with Bill Fitz-John, another player, also got in touch.

They said the photograph was of March Town United and it dates from the late 1940s.

The team was made up of men from March and railway workers from King’s Lynn, who came over to the town during the Second World War.


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Mack, an inside forward whose brother Clarence also played in the side, joined the team after serving in the navy during the war.

He said: “We won the league a few times and were recognised as quite a good side.”

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The players are, as follows:

Bottom row (left to right): Herbert Castles, Billy Dack, Bill Welden, Doug Mack, Bill Fitz-John and Geoff Breeze

Front row: (left to right): Bert Scotney, Bryan Hewitt, Clarence Mack, Percy Oakey, Neville Allen and club secretary Charlie Northfield.

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