Beeston Railway Football Team - cir 1908

Beeston Railway Football Team

A photograph of what appears to be a Beeston railway employees' football team.
Taken from a postcard postmarked Beeston, Notts 1908.

Photograph kindly supplied by Sue Gordon

Judith Huntridge has made contact to tell us that the tall man, 4th from the right, back row is her maternal grandfather, Edward Marshall
Edward, one of at least 10 children of Freeman & Elizabeth (née Woodcock) Marshall, was born on 5 February 1883 in one of the tiny cottages on The Green in Chilwell, Notts.
The family moved to 22 City Road, Beeston in about 1890.
Freeman, who was born in Lincolnshire, was a platelayer on the railway, becoming a bricklayer's labourer later in his life.
Interestingly, his wife, although a British Subject, was born in America.
Edward is believed to have trialed for Nottingham Forest as a goalkeeper and was also a keen cricketer. He became a joiner and worked for the railway as a wagon repairer. In 1909, he married Matilda Cresswell who was housekeeper to the family of Henry Belcher, the manager of the Humber cycle works and who lived on Barton Street, Beeston.
Edward and Matilda, who later lived on Clifford Avenue, Beeston, had six children. Edward died in 1935, aged 52, and was buried in Beeston Cemetery, where is memorial survives.
Edward was also a member of the Sunday Men's Guild. Click to see a photograph.

Other suggestions for names and details of the team would be most welcome

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