Memory Lane – The Seed Collection (Part 1)

Peter Seed, manager of one of the greatest Sunday league sides ever, Oceans XI, gives unique access to his collection of photographs and press cuttings.  In part one we take a look at the Sunday football scene from its early origins in 1961 up until the 1966/67 season.

We'd like to thank Peter Seed for giving us access to his collection of pictures and photographs and for putting us right on the history of Sunday football on the Fylde Coast.

Peter Seed.

The early history of Fylde Sunday Football.

South Shore Rangers in 1962 many of whom became regulars in Sunday Football.

Picking up an early trophy, Ronnie Byrom (Father of Craig – New Castle FC) backrow centre.

Some of the first ever results in the 1964/65 Season.  Kelly's ramblers run by Graham Kelly who'd go on to play a major role with the Football League.

Oceans XI (1964/65)  From left – C Ward, D Dabrowski, P Seed, F Gleave, P Dabrowski, R Peate, L Barrow, T Williams, P Riley, H Warburton and A Dobson.

Early league table.

Early comment.

Never easy to get hold of even to this day, the referees marks from the 1965/66 Season.

Match report.

Red Star FC (1966) prior to a match against Oceans X1 at Blackpool Road St Annes.  From the left :  R Walker, M Brook, D Drinkwater, T Wright, A Grundy, D Turnbull, D Lindsay (Captain), J Brown, P Riley, T Bullen and S Bellamy.

Oceans X1 – From left :  D Roach, L Barrow, R Boardman, G Marshall, R Byrom, T Williams (Captain), D Barrow, P Roach, J Sutton, F Gleave and D miller.

Referee and Sunday league secretary Mr K Ashton shakes hands with the respective captains Don Lindsay (Red Star – left) and Tom Williams.

Action from the game that Red Star won 3-1.

Programme for the 1966/67 Divisional finals at Blackpool Rangers ground on Fleetwood Road, Bispham.

Lewis's FC v Nook Rovers FC

Dudley Hill v Oceans X1

Results and reports on the two finals.

Late tables 1966/67.

Part 2 (1967/68 – 1971/72) to follow soon.

Sportspy 2005/06 (Mick)

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