A History of Brown Edge, a Staffordshire Moorlands Village

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Darts team Smallthorne

This is a photograph of the victorious Smallthorne and District Darts League who had competed in The People Darts League Championship Held at Rugby in the early 1950’s.

Mr Alan Hayes pointed out the lucky mascots worn by the players that were made by Mrs Burrows

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  1. I am the granddaughter of Charles Edgar Burrows who is on the photograph receiving the darts trophy. He lived in Wiifeld Lane, Brown Edge. My grandmother made the lucky mascots. Many years ago I contacted Alan Hayes and he told me that my grandad and someone else (it could have been Alan himself) during the second World War raised funds for the soldiers when they were home on leave. My grandad held a raffle and raffled my mums dolls to raise money. I would love it very much if a member of Alan’s family could contact me. I never managed to visit him and regret this very much. He had lots to tell me about my grandad. I look forward to someone emailing me. Thank you for your time reading this.

    1. Hi Denise im sorry as I have only just spotted your message.
      Yes Edgar kept a book behind the bar and anyone coming into the Corner (locals name for the Roebuck) would leave a drink for someone serving so that when they came home there would always be a drink for them.
      The problem is when elder members of families pass away there is noone to ask about stuff! Alan had 2 girls and a son and I will try to make contact with them. I suspect they wont be able to remember Edgar. Perhaps you can help me. I notice that Harry Turners second wife is brenda Burrows and i have always wondered if she was related to your family.
      Many thanks

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