The 1950s
Sports Days

A sports day was held at New Southgate each year and others at North Woolwich, Footscray and Eltham with inter-site competitions.

Ernie being presented with the relay cup by Lady Spencer, wife of the chairman, we think this was at Eltham

This one is definitely New Southgate with Ernie Mortimore running in a veterans race, I would guess about 1950-51. He died in 54.

We think this 3-legged race was at Eltham

This picture was taken about 1957. Jack and Joyce Mortimore with Jerry's sister Phillippa at the NS sports day.

These photos and descriptions were emailed by Jerry Mortimore - Jerry is the son of Jack Mortimore and grandson of Ernie Mortimore who also worked at The Standard

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