The Slaugham Archive
Barry Ray Year: 1955 Villages: HandcrossScout team at Marbles Championship (7 of 12)
For the fourth consecutive year the Slaugham Scouts won the junior marbles championship played at Tinsley Green on Good Friday 1955.
The photograph shows captain Tom Chamberlain receiving the Dawn White Shield from Jack Train (1902-1966), actor on both film and for the BBC.
In the wartime comedy show “ITMA” he played the part of Colonel Chinstrap, a drunken army officer who perpetually believed he was being offered a drink, replying: "I don't mind if I do".
On the left is actor, John Blythe, who also helped with the presentations.
As can be seen, there were always a couple of policemen on duty at the championships in those days, but they were rarely called into action!
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