Calverton Colliery 1969-70

 

Being presented with the Julian Cahn Championship Trophy is Eddie Varney (club secretary) who stated on many occasions that to win this trophy was his main ambition.  This is the most expensive silverware played for in Amateur Football in the County and arguably in England. It was presented to the Notts Combination League in 1922 by Sir Julian Cahn he having commissioned it of Regent Street Jewellers, London, the story goes that the mould was then destroyed to prevent duplication.  This trophy is no longer presented on the advice of the league insurers because of the risk of damage to an item that is irreplaceable although the league do allow it to be on display at any presentation evening by the winners of the championship.

Front Row L-R. Michael Andrew (League President) Eddie Varney, Harry Foster, Bob Britton. John Derry, Brian Richardson.

Second Row L-R. Terry Butler (Manager), Bob Butler, Alan Brown, Steve Wardle, Terry Stobbart, Above Stobbart Jimmy Hutchinson.

Top of picture. Joe Gibson (League Chairman & Treasurer) at his shoulder Keith Hall.

Other points of interest is that Terry Butler the manager was the son of the Colliery Unit Electrical Engineer Jack Butler (ex Professional Goalkeeper in his day one of the best) Terry worked at the pit at the time. 

Bob Britton at the front with hands in pockets was a sub editor at one of the publications of the Nottingham Evening Post who was later was appointed Commercial Director of Southampton Football Club,

Of the players in this photo Terry Butler, Bob Britton, Bob Butler and Alan Brown all played for the  Nottinghamshire Football Association in representative matches against other Counties.

 

This year the first team won the Cup and League double the Julian Cahn Trophy for the Championship and this photo shows them with the Percy Andrew Senior Cup donated to the league in 1950.

 

(acknowledgement Eddie Varney)