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Assuming it's Nottingham,

Looking at the size and spacing of the houses in the background, it's somewhere like Beeston, West Bridgford or Wollaton,, maybe.

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John Players old pitches on Grassington Road, It was also a very posh school, Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, maybe? 

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The building on the far right looks too big for a house; looks like it could be a church. That rules out Grassington.

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I doubt it would be the High School; being posh they played rugger. Even us at Henry Mellish Grammar played rugger. The only grammar school I knew that played soccer was Bluecoat. Maybe Mundella played soccer also?

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They played lacrosse at The Manning but it had been discontinued before I arrived. Mixed feelings about that. I hated all and every type of sport and lacrosse was Bl**dy dangerous. However, in addition to cracking Pickleface's ankle with a hockey stick, I could have decapitated her with a lacrosse stick! Hmm! ;)

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They are High School Boys but the headmaster disapproved of football so they had to play as Nottingham United.

 

I agree with CliffTon about the church, so that pretty much rules out a city location.

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Why the enquiry about the location?

Is someone in the picture known?

Is it Definitely Nottingham, if it's a school team they could have been playing away in the County?

 

 

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Football was the High School's winter game.  In 1914 the powers that be decided to switch codes; this was not universally popular with the boys and there was a tradition of organizing football teams despite official disapproval.

 

The photo' (immediate post war) is one of these unofficial XIs, "Nottingham United". Unfortunately there is no indication of where it was taken, but it would be nice to know.

 

I agree that it is probably a county(ish) location (Long Eaton did pop into my mind) but I cannot believe they would have travelled too far afield for their matches.

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