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  The Players Register - "Who are they?"
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Len Shackleton
Sunderland, Newcastle, England

Vince Wilson
Sports Journalist.  Liverpool AFC 

Les Marlborough
Seaham businessman. Tenacious centre forward

Alan Lax
Elegant centre half.

Eddie Mason 
A student in the 1960s. Played right half or right back.
Former Mayor of Seaham
Leader, Seaham Town Council

Barry Mason
Magic left foot. Equally famed for prowess on the snooker table. Once ran Joe Pullman close.

Doug Weatherall
Sports Journalist, TV Presenter

Cuthbert "Cud" Trainor 
Half back. Secretary of Club.  
Housing Manager, Seaham Urban Council

Cliff Mason  
Darlington AFC around 1950. Also played for Seaham Villa, Shildon, Willington and Hednesford Town (now in the Conference). Captained the Wednesdays for a few seasons.

Jack Hough
Former Seaham Fire Chief. Staunch central defender.

Billy Duffle
Classy young inside forward. Combined well with Barry - usually at the snooker club or in the bar.

Tom Graham
Classy forward.
Teacher at Seaham School. Former Chairman Seaham Youth Centre.   

 1956 - 1958 Bill Barkess's Recollections  


Bill Barkess was a member of the team for several years in the 50's/'60s. He has supplied the following information  for the team of 1956 to 1958:

Jim Gregson,  Goalkeeper Over 6 feet tall, commanded his area and had a great pair of hands, very good at his job.


Stan Waters,  Right Winger. Stan was very fast and tricky olso a great striker of the ball. Defenders hated to play against him.


Bill Barkess,  Left half.
The team regarded me as the hard man ,anyone who wanted sorted they gave him to me.
Blowing my own trumpet,I could play a bit and scored a lot of goals for a half back.
The Smiths There were also three brothers who played the season before I joined the club The Smiths.  Leo was left half. Paul was right winger who was at the club before Stan Waters arrived.  Jerry who was a strong centre half who was in the side before Alan Lax joined the club.It must be some sort of record three brothers playing in the same side? 

[Note: the three Mason brothers, Cliff, Eddie and Barry also played together for Seaham Wednesday in the '60s.]

We used to hold our meetings in the Golden Lion next to the Theatre Royal on a Monday/ Tuesday evening where the selection committee, 
chaired by CUD Trainer,  picked the side. THEY WERE VERY LIVELY MEETINGS.
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