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Building School 1st XV Rugby Team 1955-56

Taken at East Brighton Park, the players (left to right) :-

front row :- T Millard, R Baxter, K Vaughan, P Martin, Mike Morley,

Vic Saxby, M Buckingham

back row :- W Edey, P Barnard, D Moore, R Brown, A Tester,

D Ridehalgh, O Lowe, M Ress, A Hole


1st XV 1955-56
From the private collection of Stehen Philips

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  • I was a pupil there from 1965-1970 and I am trying to work out where the photo was taken. The blazers never changed by the look of it, but I believe in my day we had horrible heavy sports shirts in a Blackburn Rovers style quarter pattern which we wore all year round.

    By Allan Clarkson (03/03/2010)
  • The square jawed crew cut character with the ball looks a lot younger than I feel now. The back row Ress should be Rees. Sadly Paul Barnard died many years back, as far as the rest I lost contact and have no info about them. If anyone needs photos from this era send me an e-mail.

    By Phil Martin (06/03/2010)
  • The photo of the rugby 1st XV was taken in front of the pavilion at East Brighton Park.

    By Vic Saxby (08/03/2010)
  • I attended the old Building School in Hanover Terrace from 1949 until 1954. I would be interested in making contact with any of those still around the Brighton Area. I have seen Mick Poole and Jimmy Corrigan in recent years as we mus all be in our early seventies.

    By Cllr Bob Carden (14/03/2010)
  • In reply to Bob Carden’s note above, I was also in the same class as Bob. Yes, we are in our early 70s now, I will be 72 this coming June. I have made contact with John Wallace from our class and am still in contact in fact. I am not in the Brighton area anymore, but in Oxfordshire, where I have lived since finishing National Service (plus an extra year) in the RAF in 1961. I hope you are fine Bob, as I am keeping well. I seem to remember that you lived in Hove / Portslade along the Old Shoreham Road area in those days. My e-mail address is, it will be great to hear from you.

    By Vic Bath (18/03/2010)
  • I think that the 4th from left in the back row is Bill (William) Thwaites (who died a year or so ago) and not Roy Brown.

    By Frederic M. Avery (01/11/2010)
  • The lad on the extreme left in the back row is ? Ede or Edey, then Paul Barnard, ? , Bill Thwaites , Tony Tester, ? , Ogden Lowe, ? , ? .
    Front row ? , Baxter, ? , ? , Mike Morley, Victor Saxby ? , ? .

    By Frederic M. Avery (18/07/2020)

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