Football crazy

Derbyshire Stone Footbal team, 1938
Derbyshire Stone Footbal team, 1938

This photograph was snapped in 1938 and shows the Derbyshire Stone Football Team, submitted by Jackie Jackson from Matlock.

A classic football pose, with the starting eleven players are all dressed in their full kit and boots with arms folded.

Although the owner of the photo is unsure of the first three players from the left on the back row, and the first four players on the front row, they can name the remainder which includes Stan Collinge, Frank Salmonds, David Maskrey, Ernest Lees and Fred Hayto.

Derbyshire Stone Ltd was a big employer in the region in the 30s and 40s.

They were eventually taken over by Tarmac Ltd and the Matlock office was subsequently closed.