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Horatio Carter

In answer to Brian M, Raich Carter did indeed play for Esh Winning of the Northern League and  er…Sunderland, Derby County…..

George Camsell, another famous player of the time, also had a spell with Esh Winning.

For the benefit of many Ushaw Moor Facebook fans let me explain that Carter, in his day, was a magnificent footballer; he was captain of the Sunderland football team that won the FA Cup in 1937. Because it was the habit of professional footballers, during WW2 service, to ‘guest’ for the nearest local professional team, Derby County had the benefit of Carter during their 1945 FA Cup win. Its an amazing fact that in the 60s I worked with the brother of the 1945 Cup Final referee, E D Smith.

Raich Carter was a fan of Charlie Buchan, another famous footballer; in his time Buchan was as well known as Bobby Charlton. Buchan was known to visit Temperance Terrace to see my great grandfather George Hope – probably because George was a football scout.

Still I have to be careful of the Cluff police and his agents [tongue/cheek] because this has little to do with Ushaw Moor memories. Clough? Another quite famous football name. Do you agree young man?


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  1. noodles
    June 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks Wilf. I knew I could rely on you for a sound and quick answer. I remember the top house in Bannerman Terrace always had the front door opn and a great fire blazing in the grate. At least it always seemed to be open. Did this family have any connection with Sammy Crooks the footballer from Bearpark?

    Brian Mc.

  2. June 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Interesting stuff this.

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