James Deane “Dixie”

I came to Goldings from Shotley Park.
My trade to start with was as a shoemaker but shortly after changed my trade
to become a Carpenter.
My junior house was Kinnaird, and was also a prefect.
I was always was keen on sport and was a member of Bob Newton’s Gym Team,
also taking part in most sports Boxing and Football, receiving a medal for Minor
Cup Final under 16s.
I also went to Wimbledon as Ball Boy on Centre Court.

James in football kit not sure of the date

James on leaving Barnardos 1958

James front row in the under 16 Minor league final team

Under 16 team :L/R
M. SMITH-KERR, D. BARLOW, W. SNAITH, J. MURRELL,
F. WHITE, C. ALSEMGEEST, C. MITCHELL, D. HILTON,
J. DEANE, A. DRAPER, M. COWLEY.

James in the Gym Team

© James “Dixie” Deane

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