Aireborough Historical Society

Rawdon Old Boys AFC

Rawdon Old Boys AFC - 1920/21
Date 1920/21
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
This team were the winners of the Wharfedale Senior League, seen outside the Emmott Arms with their trophy. 
Photo ID    J273
Rawdon Old Boys AFC - 1920/21
Football team at the Billing, the donor Ruth Mahy (nee Whitaker) says her father is on the far right of the front row.

Photo ID   J308

Rawdon Old Boys AFC - Undated
The donor of this photo, Keith Parker, thinks this may be Rawdon Old Boys or possibly Yeadon Celtic.
Fred Parker is 3rd from the right on the front row.
Photo ID    035
Rawdon Old Boys AFC - 1943/44
The football team who played in the Red Triangle League and winners of the cup season.
Donated by Keith Parker.
Photo ID    034
Rawdon Old Boys AFC - 1944/45
The football team, winners of the Wharfedale Challenge Cup.
 Donated by Ian Gillingham.

Photo ID    E394
Rawdon Old Boys AFC - 1949/50
The football team beaten 1-0 at Ilkley in a final against Ilkley British Legion.  Alan Exley has the ball at his feet, other players in no order were: Kirkbright, Jim Illingworth, Newton, Jones, Mann, Keighley, Timmings, Pritchard and Meneer.
Photo ID    J394
Rawdon Old Boys AFC - 1968
Rawdon Football Team.
Photographer Bryan Waite donated by his family.

Previous Comments:

Re J394 


Think this shows the factory buildings in the background which were always known as "Cartwrights". Also Storey Evans where both my Mum and Dad worked at different times. I worked in one of those buildings in my summer holidays early 60s when it was Timothy Whites and Taylors pharmaceutical supplier. I was employed on a conveyor belt canning labelling and capping anti freeze I used to go home a strange bue/green colour! Used to watch the Old Boys with my Dad in 1950s and look over the wall to watch the cricket at Rawdon Cricket Club.

31 July 2017


A couple of the faces seem familiar but I can't put a name to them, but the lad on the right back row is Alan Summers I believe.

31 July 2017
Re E394
Angela Clarke My grandad Jim Illingworth Back row 1st right.
Re J273


Lovely photo thanks for sharing. My Mum and Gran would have known all these lads as they lived in Town Street. I used to go and watch Rawdon Old Boys in the 1950s and 60s when the Schofield (greengrocers Harrogate Road) used to play for the team. They played in the same field behind the cricket ground which had posts and ropes all around it. It is an interesting view of the Billing as the farm was still there then and also the very high dark stone wall on the right that surrounded a well which always used to spook me when I walked past.

29 June 2017
Re J273


The man behind the goalie in the dark shorts is Jack Haste electrical engineer who lived on Yeadon Ave. He played at centre half. Back row far right I think is Alf Waite plumber from Little London. The man on the far right in a suit looks like Fred Hanson. I thought the date of the picture would have been later than 1920

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 31 January 2021.
Last updated: 31 January 2021.

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