Terry Ainsworth, football historian looks back at a season for Morecambe side, Thornton Athletic.
Many well-known Morecambe men played for Thornton Athletic which was a team of amateurs who played in the Lancashire Amateur League, as well as in the North Lancashire & District League in season 1932-33. Their first ground was at Halfway House, adjacent to Christie Park and where Lancaster Road School is now. They then moved to the Old Golf Links which is now Morecambe High School playing fields. Alderman R C Penhale was a member of the team.
From left: back row: Ronnie Armstrong, Ron Wortley, Maurice Houghton, Jimmy Allan, Norman Gott, Harry Pyrah, Richard Trickett, Jimmy Flaxington; front row: Tom Gorst (trainer), A Harrison, Hubert Trickett, Frank Teasdale, Stuart Ellis, Harold Craig, Sam Topping
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