Here are some early photographs going back to 1939/1940. These people would have been born about 1922, so it is unlikely that any of them are still alive. These pictures were kindly donated by Susan Crosland, daughter of John Crosland (RIP) who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross during World War II and later went on to play for Blackpool F.C. Readers have identified Gerry Quinlan (RIP) and Kevin Gribbon (RIP). Does anybody know who the others are?

Athletics 1939
Back Row. unknown, Gerry Quinlan (RIP), unknown, John Crosland (RIP).
Front Row. unknown, unknown, unknown.

First XV 1938/1939
Back Row.    unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown.
Front Row.   unknown, Kevin Gribbon (RIP), Gerry Quinlan (RIP), unknown, unknown, John Crosland (RIP), unknown.

First XV 1939/1940
Back Row.   unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown.
Front Row.   unknown, unknown, unknown, John Crosland (RIP), unknown, unknown.

Athletics 1939
Back Row.     unknown, John Crosland (RIP), unknown.

Cricket 1939
Back Row.     unknown, unknown, John Crosland (RIP), unknown, unknown, unknown.
Front Row.     unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown.