Elstead Football Club 1911

Elstead (Surrey) Football Club 1911 – From the personal collection of Julie Goucher

Standing Row – Herbert ELLIS, u/k, u/k, William BIAS, George WARNER, Alfred NOVELL, Guy BOVINGTON, Sandy TILSON, u/k, Henry ELLIS, Lewis NOVELL, u/k.

Sitting Row – first 3 u/k, Hubert HARDY, Jack BOND

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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7 Responses to Elstead Football Club 1911

  1. Pru says:

    Hi Julie – Hubert, pictured here, is one of my ancestors. I was wondering if there is a higher resolution version of this image available? Thank you!

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    • Hello Pru, I will see if I can improve the scan – give me a few days.

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      • Pru says:

        Thanks so much Julie! I really appreciate it. I’ve sent you an email in case it’s easier to do it that way 🙂

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        • Aman says:

          Hello Pru – I’m treasurer of Elstead Football Club and we’re trying to find out more about our history. This picture is actually from the founding year of the club. Do you have any background on Hubert or anyone else in the picture? Many thanks

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          • Pru says:

            Hi Aman,
            That’s so interesting to hear it was the founding year. I’m afraid I only know Hubert in this photo, and not anyone else. Hubert was born in 1895 and at the time this photo was taken he was 15 and he was working as a domestic gardener. His father ran the Woolpack pub at that time too, so he was living there. Hubert went on to fight in WW1 and joined the Queens Regiment (Royal Surrey) and served in France in the machine gun corps. He later went on to be a builder in Elstead and built two beautiful houses on Hookley lane called Pegtiles and Old Bricks. He lived in the village until he died in the mid-70s

            My partner, Rich Hardy, also played for the club when he was a young boy, between 1978 – 81ish and he was then signed as a school-boy for Aldershot FC but didn’t make the grade after a few years!

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            • Aman says:

              Thanks for the background on Hubert, Pru, Do you still live in the area? If so, please do pop along to a match with Rich. Is he related to Dom Hardy who played for the team in the 1950s?

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              • Pru says:

                We don’t live in the area but I’ll pass that on to Rich in case we are visiting 🙂 I’m not sure about Dom Hardy – not someone we’re aware of 🙂

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