JUST before the Great War started in 1914 Sutton United Football Club were among the foremost of the local teams and attracted consistently high crowds - including one of more than 4,000 - during what was perhaps football’s first boom period, in both the professional and the amateur games.

The picture is another from the archive of Skipton’s ‘Mr Sport’ Roger Ingham, who recalls that, though some of the players on the picture perished in the war, two who came through it and went on to live long and fulfilling lives were David and Fred Green, seated to the left and right of the players on the bench.

Roger remembers David, of Back Water Street, operating the last working horse in Skipton as he delivered coal around the town.

He kept both horse and cart in Kendall’s Yard on the High Street, says Roger.

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