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Ted Best 2

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I wonder if anyone can help with the following?
Below is a list of officials where English linesmen were used in a European club competition match involving English clubs. I am looking for the missing forenames (in BOLD). The information was obtained from the match programmes. In some cases there isn’t a lot to go on especially where the town of residence wasn’t recorded.
All matches with the exception of the two Wolves games are from the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, where in the early days local officials often assisted a neutral appointed referee.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

26/10/1955 – London XI v Frankfurt XI
Referee:    BUCHMάLLER, Fritz - (SUI)
Linesmen:    HARTNETT, John
OLNEY-WIDE, N.

04/05/1956 – London XI v Basel XI
Referee:   ORLANDINI, Vincenzo - (ITA)
Linesmen:   ROSE, Eric L.
BARKER, S. W. (Bexleyheath)

17/04/1957 – Birmingham City v FC Internazionale
Referee:   GARDEAZΑBAL GARAY, Juan - (ESP)
Linesmen:   ALDRIDGE, Vernon F. L.
SOUTHERN, R. C.

23/10/1957 - London XI v Lausanne-Sports
Referee:   DUSCH, Albert - (FRG)
Linesmen:   BROOME, C. B. (possibly based London and/or Blackpool)
BLUES, D. T. (Richmond, Surrey)

23/10/1957 – Birmingham City v CF Barcelona
Referee:    GULDE, Josef - (SUI)
Linesmen:    PIKE, P.
ALDRIDGE, Vernon F. L.

04/11/1958 – Chelsea v BK Frem
Referee:    SMIDTS, Alois - (BEL)
Linesmen:   LEWIS, D. (Wembley)
STURGEON, Alfred (Alf) J.

29/04/1959 – Chelsea v Belgrade XI
Referee:    TERNIEDEN, Gόnther - (FRG)
Linesmen:   HOUNSELL, Ronald O.
ROBINSON, J. W. (London SW1)

06/05/1959 – Birmingham City – Zagreb XI
Referee:   VERSYP, Gιrard - (BEL)
Linesmen:    CLEMENTS, William (Bill)
WESTWOOD, A. E. (Stratford-Upon-Avon)

30/11/1960 – Wolves v FK Austria
Referee:   GULDE, Josef - (SUI)
Linesmen:   LOCKETT, Thomas (Tom) E.
LEWIS, G. R. (Malvern)

19/04/1960 – Wolves v Rangers
Referee:   GULDE, Josef - (SUI)
Linesmen:   LOCKETT, Thomas (Tom) E.
LEWIS, G. R. (Malvern)

22/10/1963 – Arsenal v Kψbenhavn XI (Stζvnet)
Referee:   ROOMER, Piet -(NED)
Linesmen:   BUCKLEY, W. G. (Charlton, London SE7)
REED, G. (Bishop's Stortford)

14/10/1964 – Everton v Vεlerengens IF
Referee:   SCHALKS, Willem - (NED)
Linesmen:   NICHOLSON, F. M. (Manchester)
HALL, D. W.

22/09/1965 - Chelsea v AS Roma
Referee:    SCHALKS, Willem - (NED)
Linesmen:    ROPER, Geoffrey (Geoff) D.
STEWART, A. J. (East Barnet)

29/09/1965 – Leeds Utd v AC Torino
Referee:    KITABDJIAN, Michel - (FRA)
Linesmen:    HACKNEY, Harold P.
LOUKES, E. (Sheffield)

17/10/1967 – Leeds Utd v CA Spora
Referee:    COATES, Peter - (IRL)
Linesmen:    HEPWORTH, D. B. (Sheffield)
EARNSHAW, G. (Huddersfield)

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Frederick ('Ricky') Nicholson, later to become a Rolls Royce owning FL referee.

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26/10/1955 – John W. Hartnett (Southwark, London) & Norman O. Wilde (not Wide) (Blackheath, Kent) (Olney was his middle name)
04/05/1956 – Eric L. Rose (Lewisham, Kent) & S.W. Barker (Bexleyheath, Kent)
17/04/1957 – Vernon (not F.L.) Aldridge (Hall Green, Birmingham) & R.C. Southern (Hodge Hill, Birmingham)
23/10/1957 – C.B. Broome (Southgate, London) & David T. Blues (Richmond, Surrey)
23/10/1957 – P. Pike (Solihull, Warwickshire) & Vernon (not F.L.) Aldridge (Hall Green, Birmingham)
04/11/1958 – D. Lewis (Dalston, London) & Alfred "Alf" John "Jack" Sturgeon (Putney, London)
29/04/1959 – Ronald O. Hounsell (Southgate, London) & J.H. (not J.W.) Robinson (Victoria, London)
06/05/1959 – William "Bill" Clements (West Bromwich, Staffordshire) & Albert "Bert" E. Westwood (Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire)
30/11/1960 – Thomas "Tom" E. Lockett (Worcester, Worcestershire) & G.R. Lewis (Malvern, Worcestershire)
19/04/1960 – Thomas "Tom" E. Lockett (Worcester, Worcestershire) & G.R. Lewis (Malvern, Worcestershire)
22/10/1963 – W.G. Buckley (Charlton, London) & G. Reed (Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire)
14/10/1964 – Frederick "Ricky" M. Nicholson (Manchester, Lancashire) & D.W. Hall (Urmston, Manchester, Lancashire)
22/09/1965 – Geoffrey "Geoff" D. Roper (Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire) & A.J. Stewart (East Barnet, Hertfordshire)
29/09/1965 – Harold P. Hackney (Barnsley, Yorkshire) & Eric Loukes (Sheffield, Yorkshire)
17/10/1967 – D.B. Hepworth (Sheffield, Yorkshire) & G. Earnshaw (Huddersfield, Yorkshire)

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G R Lewis (Malvern) was George Lewis (I used to work with him).
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Many thanks for the replies.

I've done a bit of digging and found a couple of things on the internet for G. Earnshaw (Huddersfield), which, assuming this is the linesman in question, confirms his forname as Geoff. He passed away in 2011, aged 85.

https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/news/amateur-football-geoff-earnshaw-cited-5010200
https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/obituary-geoff-earnshaw-4965093


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26/10/1955 – John W. Hartnett (Southwark, London) & Norman O. Wilde (not Wide) (Blackheath, Kent) (Olney was his middle name)
04/05/1956 – Eric L. Rose (Lewisham, Kent) & S.W. Barker (Bexleyheath, Kent)
17/04/1957 – Vernon (not F.L.) Aldridge (Hall Green, Birmingham) & R.C. Southern (Hodge Hill, Birmingham)
23/10/1957 – C.B. Broome (Southgate, London) & David T. Blues (Richmond, Surrey)
23/10/1957 – P. Pike (Solihull, Warwickshire) & Vernon (not F.L.) Aldridge (Hall Green, Birmingham)
04/11/1958 – D. Lewis (Dalston, London) & Alfred "Alf" John "Jack" Sturgeon (Putney, London)
29/04/1959 – Ronald O. Hounsell (Southgate, London) & J.H. (not J.W.) Robinson (Victoria, London)
06/05/1959 – William "Bill" Clements (West Bromwich, Staffordshire) & Albert "Bert" E. Westwood (Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire)
30/11/1960 – Thomas "Tom" E. Lockett (Worcester, Worcestershire) & George R. Lewis (Malvern, Worcestershire)
19/04/1960 – Thomas "Tom" E. Lockett (Worcester, Worcestershire) & George R. Lewis (Malvern, Worcestershire)
22/10/1963 – W.G. Buckley (Charlton, London) & G. Reed (Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire)
14/10/1964 – Frederick "Ricky" M. Nicholson (Manchester, Lancashire) & D.W. Hall (Urmston, Manchester, Lancashire)
22/09/1965 – Geoffrey "Geoff" D. Roper (Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire) & A.J. Stewart (East Barnet, Hertfordshire)
29/09/1965 – Harold P. Hackney (Barnsley, Yorkshire) & Eric Loukes (Sheffield, Yorkshire)
17/10/1967 – D.B. Hepworth (Sheffield, Yorkshire) & Geoffrey "Geoff" Earnshaw (Huddersfield, Yorkshire)

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G Reed = George Reed;
D.W. Hall = David Hall.

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26/10/1955 – John W. Hartnett (Southwark, London) & Norman O. Wilde (not Wide) (Blackheath, Kent) (Olney was his middle name)
04/05/1956 – Eric L. Rose (Lewisham, Kent) & S.W. Barker (Bexleyheath, Kent)
17/04/1957 – Vernon (not F.L.) Aldridge (Hall Green, Birmingham) & R.C. Southern (Hodge Hill, Birmingham)
23/10/1957 – Clifford "Cliff" B. W. Broome (Southgate, London) & David T. Blues (Richmond, Surrey)
23/10/1957 – P. Pike (Solihull, Warwickshire) & Vernon (not F.L.) Aldridge (Hall Green, Birmingham)
04/11/1958 – D. Lewis (Dalston, London) & Alfred "Alf" John "Jack" Sturgeon (Putney, London)
29/04/1959 – Ronald O. Hounsell (Southgate, London) & J.H. (not J.W.) Robinson (Victoria, London)
06/05/1959 – William "Bill" Clements (West Bromwich, Staffordshire) & Albert "Bert" E. Westwood (Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire)
30/11/1960 – Thomas "Tom" E. Lockett (Worcester, Worcestershire) & George R. Lewis (Malvern, Worcestershire)
19/04/1960 – Thomas "Tom" E. Lockett (Worcester, Worcestershire) & George R. Lewis (Malvern, Worcestershire)
22/10/1963 – W.G. Buckley (Charlton, London) & George Reed (Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire)
14/10/1964 – Frederick "Ricky" M. Nicholson (Manchester, Lancashire) & David W. Hall (Urmston, Manchester, Lancashire)
22/09/1965 – Geoffrey "Geoff" D. Roper (Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire) & A.J. Stewart (East Barnet, Hertfordshire)
29/09/1965 – Harold P. Hackney (Barnsley, Yorkshire) & Eric Loukes (Sheffield, Yorkshire)
17/10/1967 – D.B. Hepworth (Sheffield, Yorkshire) & Geoffrey "Geoff" Earnshaw (Huddersfield, Yorkshire)

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Having recognised the name of Ron Hounsell as a past training officer of my old referees society, I thought I would have a look in the 50th Anniversary book that was compiled back in 1999.

Mr Hounsell was the training officer of the North Middlesex Referees Society from 1958 - 1978. The first training officer from 1949 - 1958 was one A.J. Stewart, and the game above in 1965 was listed in the "plum appointments" section of said book.  His first name being Arthur
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26/10/1955 – John W. Hartnett (Southwark, London) & Norman O. Wilde (not Wide) (Blackheath, Kent) (Olney was his middle name)
04/05/1956 – Eric L. Rose (Lewisham, Kent) & S.W. Barker (Bexleyheath, Kent)
17/04/1957 – Vernon (not F.L.) Aldridge (Hall Green, Birmingham) & R.C. Southern (Hodge Hill, Birmingham)
23/10/1957 – Clifford "Cliff" B. W. Broome (Southgate, London) & David T. Blues (Richmond, Surrey)
23/10/1957 – P. Pike (Solihull, Warwickshire) & Vernon (not F.L.) Aldridge (Hall Green, Birmingham)
04/11/1958 – D. Lewis (Dalston, London) & Alfred "Alf" John "Jack" Sturgeon (Putney, London)
29/04/1959 – Ronald "Ron" O. Hounsell (Southgate, London) & J.H. (not J.W.) Robinson (Victoria, London)
06/05/1959 – William "Bill" Clements (West Bromwich, Staffordshire) & Albert "Bert" E. Westwood (Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire)
30/11/1960 – Thomas "Tom" E. Lockett (Worcester, Worcestershire) & George R. Lewis (Malvern, Worcestershire)
19/04/1960 – Thomas "Tom" E. Lockett (Worcester, Worcestershire) & George R. Lewis (Malvern, Worcestershire)
22/10/1963 – W.G. Buckley (Charlton, London) & George Reed (Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire)
14/10/1964 – Frederick "Ricky" M. Nicholson (Manchester, Lancashire) & David W. Hall (Urmston, Manchester, Lancashire)
22/09/1965 – Geoffrey "Geoff" D. Roper (Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire) & Arthur J. Stewart (East Barnet, Hertfordshire)
29/09/1965 – Harold P. Hackney (Barnsley, Yorkshire) & Eric Loukes (Sheffield, Yorkshire)
17/10/1967 – D.B. Hepworth (Sheffield, Yorkshire) & Geoffrey "Geoff" Earnshaw (Huddersfield, Yorkshire)

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P. Pike of Solihull is Philip Pike
Born:   27th June 1926, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Died:   29th October 2002, Penisaraen, Caenarfon, Wales

He was first team scorer for Warwickshire CCC from 1968-1973 and scored in three Test matches.
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The Times
11th July 2004
The Warwickshire scorer for many years,
Pike owned a sports shop in Birmingham and then moved to Wales.
He has since passed away.

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I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has posted replies to my request.

There are six that remain outstanding, as follows:

04/05/1956 – Eric L. Rose (Lewisham, Kent) & S.W. Barker (Bexleyheath, Kent)
17/04/1957 – Vernon (not F.L.) Aldridge (Hall Green, Birmingham) & R.C. Southern (Hodge Hill, Birmingham)
04/11/1958 – D. Lewis (Dalston, London) & Alfred "Alf" John "Jack" Sturgeon (Putney, London)
29/04/1959 – Ronald "Ron" O. Hounsell (Southgate, London) & J.H. (not J.W.) Robinson (Victoria, London)
22/10/1963 – W.G. Buckley (Charlton, London) & George Reed (Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire)
17/10/1967 – D.B. Hepworth (Sheffield, Yorkshire) & Geoffrey "Geoff" Earnshaw (Huddersfield, Yorkshire)

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I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has posted replies to my request.

There are six that remain outstanding, as follows:

04/05/1956 – Eric L. Rose (Lewisham, Kent) & S.W. Barker (Bexleyheath, Kent)
17/04/1957 – Vernon (not F.L.) Aldridge (Hall Green, Birmingham) & R.C. Southern (Hodge Hill, Birmingham)
04/11/1958 – D. Lewis (Dalston, London) & Alfred "Alf" John "Jack" Sturgeon (Putney, London)
29/04/1959 – Ronald "Ron" O. Hounsell (Southgate, London) & J.H. (not J.W.) Robinson (Victoria, London)
22/10/1963 – W.G. Buckley (Charlton, London) & George Reed (Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire)
17/10/1967 – D.B. Hepworth (Sheffield, Yorkshire) & Geoffrey "Geoff" Earnshaw (Huddersfield, Yorkshire)
W.G. Buckley was known as Bill Buckley.

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17/04/1957 – Vernon (not F.L.) Aldridge (Hall Green, Birmingham) & R.C. Southern (Hodge Hill, Birmingham)

R. C. Southern is most likely Robert C. Southern, b 1912, Grantham, Lincs

The attached report from the Grantham Journal mentions he had relocated to Birmingham from Bourne (Lincolnshire)
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