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Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham 1st XV Rugby Team 1963


This was an extremely successful team. Seated from Left to right are Mr Wilf Hawkins (Master in charge) Anthony J Sargeant, David Hale,David Hodgson, Stephen Lee, Brian Balchin, and Mr Morgan. In the back row are David Powell, Mick Wilton, Rod Cooper, Bob Tweddle, …????…. , Colin Tennant, David Burgess, Graham Currie, and Keith Brown. The school badges on the rugby jerseys denoted those boys who had been awarded full 1st XV Colours.

On the beach at Hastings in 1963


Anthony Sargeant took this photograph of his friends Den Thurtle and Colin (‘Bert’) Baker when the went to Hastings for the day in the summer of 1963. Driving from London in Tony’s car which was a 1936 Ford 10. Together the three friends made a formidable back row playing for the Old Askeans Rugby Football Club.