This week our attention has been drawn by local man David R Harper to an interesting search for information by ‘ex-Pat Phil Bottomer, who now lives in West Sussex.
Phil is appealing for former pupils who appear in the photograph above, which is of the cast of the Edgar Stammers Junior School (Harden Rd, Coalpool) ‘Babes in the Wood’ pantomime of circa 1959, to contact him.
Phil recently had some success with a similar appeal regarding the Edgar Stammers School football team dated circa 1959 (in the Walsall Advertiser, January 15), when he received several replies from former team members, including old pals and a long-lost cousin!
So, he’s now hoping for similar results with this latest picture, which was sent both to him and to The Bloxwich Telegraph by David Harper (thanks David!).
As a result of these appeals, there will be a re-union organised later this year. One important element is that Phil is hoping to hear from more girls this time, as obviously they weren’t in the school football team back in the 50s, but are very evident in the 1959 panto!
Apparently several of the football team (see picture below) are also in the panto pic – so another question is, did any of them go on to play professional foot ball, or did they become thespians?
If anyone recognises themselves, or friend and family, in both of these pictures, please telephone Phil Bottomer on 07757 959272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Readers can also contact David R Harper on Facebook or via the Bloxwich News Network Facebook page.