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Handcross Rebels win barrel of beer (7 of 7)
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Handcross Rebels win barrel of beer (7 of 7)

The Handcross Bulldogs marbles team changed their name to the Handcross Rebels in the mid-1950s.
On the left are players, Rees Thomas, Trevor Chadd (Bill’s son-in-law), and Bill Scott. Second from the right is championship organiser, George Burbridge.
In both 1955 and 1957 they enjoyed great success by losing in the final and winning a barrel of beer donated by Meux Brewery. In this instance, the word “success” is a relative term as it is tradional for some teams to succeed in winning the beer by being the runner-up, whereas the less-successful winning team only receives an empty cup!
This fine tradition continues in the present century with the Handcross 49ers team winning the cup just once, but successfully becoming runners-up eight times between 2001 and 2014.
The Large Version shows the Rebels sitting on the team bench during a match. From the left they are Arthur Chamberlain (Captain), Unknown, Unknown, Rees Thomas (Handcross schoolmaster 1955-1959), Trevor Chadd (only his right ear in view), Bill Scott.

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Picture added on 03 May 2016 at 12:30
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