Over the last few months I have been privileged to have received from Arthur Clark of Essex a regular supply of his photographs going back over four decades. A time consuming job to scan such a vast collection. Thank you Arthur for allowing me to share these.

Although the photos are mainly based around tournaments in the South East, particularly in Essex, there are many images of players from all over the country including several who went on to gain international honours later in their playing career.

So, enjoy looking back at not only players and officials in their earlier days but some of those wonderfully colourful shell suits.

Arthur’s collection is enormous, as is the collection of photos which Jose Ransome has loaned, which have been featured the last couple of weeks. Consequently, I will highlight images from both collections for a while.

However, I am always on the lookout for more old, or even not so old, photographs so if you have anything hidden away in your cupboards or old cuttings books that may be of interest I would love to hear from you. Please contact me on [email protected]

1988. 1st May. Essex Closed. Men’s Doubles Winners John Dennison & Ian Attridge, presented by Brian Brumwell, Essex Honorary Life Member.
1988. 1st May. Essex Closed. Men’s Doubles Runners-up Dave Newman & Steve Dettmar, presented by Sheila Hayden. Photo by Arthur Clark. (2)
1988. 1st May. Essex Closed. Ladies’ Doubles Runners-up Elaine Sayer & Kim Mudge, presented by Roy Franklin.
1988. 1st May. Essex Closed. Mixed Doubles Winners Alison Gower & Richard Darnell, presented by Alan Shepherd.
1988. 4th April. Essex Junior Open. Under 12 Boys Singles Winner, Alex Perry, Devon.
1987. 2nd March. Newbury Ladies J M Rose Bowl Team Janet Cablin, Janet Parker, Mandy Sainsbury.
1976. 12th September. Chelmsford Summer League Div 4 Winners. Presentation by Jill Harris to Arthur Clark & Tracey French.