James Gray: Looking south from near New Church Road, 30 April 1910. On the left the large Wish Barn and other buildings of Aldrington Farm, This is now the site of Welbeck Avenue. The overcoated man on the right is one of the footballers who took part in the six-a-side tournament held in this meadow every year at the end of April but this died out with the 1914-1918 War. Additional Information: Stamford’s Refreshment Stall. jgc_15_119
James Gray: I had not intended to introduce a photograph of a football team into this collection, but it so happens that in the background is a good view of Wish Barn. This stood just about where Welbeck Avenue now is and was originally part of Aldrington Farm. The houses seen are in Langdale Gardens. The intervening roads, Braemore Road, Berriedale Avenue and Welbeck Avenue were built by Barclays Bros., in 1926/7. The photograph was taken in April 1924, in Marine Park when Hove Belmont beat Kingston Athletic 1-0 for Division IV Shield. I (J.S.Gray) am the second from the right in the front row. jgc_15_114
2018: A rare picture of James Gray himself, taken almost 100 years ago appears in jgc_15_114.