Skegby's Scarlet Runners

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By Marg Thorne

The Scarlet Runners was a nickname for Skegby Ladies Hockey Team.

The reason ?

They wore scarlet tunics !

The photograph was taken C1929

Back Row:Doris Hind, ? Leverton; Madge ?;Irene Higginson;Evelyn Buxton.

Centre:Mary Lodge; Hilda Tucker; Irene Taylor.

Front:Ina Tongue; Edna Everley; Norah Rainsbury.


Hilda Tucker was headmistress of Teversal School.  She gave her pupils a good musical education, and formed her fellow hockey players into a choir.  With various commitments, the choir disbanded, but was reformed following a reunion C1950.  The choir did well locally in the music festival.

Irene Higginson became a clerk at the Education Office on Station Road.

Ina Tongue became a teacher at Healdswood Boys School.

Norah Rainsbury was daughter of Dr Rainsbury of Fackley Road, Stanton Hill


Photo:Averil Higginson

This page was added by Marg Thorne on 07/02/2012.
Comments about this page

This certainly looks like one of the Leverton sisters, my aunts. Probably Phyllis, age 16 in 1929. I will research further. Is there a better copy of the photo, please?

By Ted Leverton
On 22/02/2017

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