Can you name the forgotten West Tarring Boys Club footballers?

West Tarring Boys Club football team c1952
West Tarring Boys Club football team c1952

This photo was brought in by Geoff Arnold and shows the West Tarring Boys Club football team.

Geoff, of Windermere Crescent, Worthing, is unsure what year the photo was taken, but believes it was around 1952.

Geoff, who is pictured second from right on the front row, could remember most of the names of the team, but has forgotten a couple.

The players he could not remember are on the back row, second from left, and on the far left of the front row.

The rest of the line-up, with questions marks in place of the unknown players, is:

Back row (from left to right) – Mick Dove; ?; Arthur Wilson; Rodney (Peanuts) Chapman; Keith Campbell; Charlie Scott (manager).

Front row – ?; Ken McGrath; Dave Young; Geoff Arnold; Robin Smith.

Geoff also pointed out that one player, Charlie Field, was missing from the photo, and added that he was “always late”.

Can you identify the two boys Geoff cannot remember?

Get in touch if you can, or if you have any old photos or memories you would like to share.

• Send your memories and photos to James Connaughton, via email to, send them by post or pop into Cannon House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN11 1NA. Telephone 01903 282351.