THANKS must go to reader Sandy Hodge who sent in these two football photos from the 1980s.
The larger team photo is of the under-12s Rembrandt Hotel team, taken in 1986. Sandy’s son Dee Hope is pictured centre front with the ball.
The other photo is of the Bell Cup under-15s six-a-side winners and was taken in 1982. Sandy’s eldest son Paul Hope is pictured holding the ball. Mrs Hodge, who admits she always wanted to join a women’s football team as she was ‘a bit of a tomboy’, said that both her sons were very keen on the game.
Paul won a Butlins competition when he was a lad, beating 50 other boys, and went on to manage several teams in Chickerell, near Weymouth.
His son Josh is a keen player and a regular scorer for The Chickens.
Are you in either of these photos or do you know someone who is? If you do, please get in touch.