Do you know these players?

East Midlands Electricity FC from 1965
East Midlands Electricity FC from 1965

Ron Knight has asked Derbyshire Times readers to help solve a footballing mystery.

He would like sports fans across the county to identify the players featured in the accompanying photograph, which is thought to have been taken in 1965.

Ron, who took the snap more than 45 years ago, rediscovered it in the run up to Christmas when he climbed into his loft in search of decorations.

Ron, of Ashgate Park, said: “I found a slide with this team on and used my computer to turn it into a photograph.

“It is the East Midlands Electricity Board football team from the mid-1960s and the team was made up of electrical engineers, electricians, cable joiners, linesmen and office staff.

“We were based at the Brampton Depot, at 172 Chatsworth Road, which is now a retail park. I used to drive the team around in a van and even wash their kit.’’

Ron, who was the project manager at the depot and is now in his late 1970s, would like readers to get in touch if they can remember the missing names.

His recollection is (back row, left to right): Terry Wilson, ?, ?, Trevor ‘Tintin’ Wright, Keith Haynes, Gordon Alvey, ?

Front row: David Roe, ?, ?, George Tag, Ted Williams.

Ron also would like to know the name of the boy at the front who is sitting on the ball and how old he is now.

If you were a member of the team or recognise any of the players email your memories to andrew.jarvis@derbyshiretimes.co.uk or telephone (01246) 504528.

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