I was amazed this week when I was informed that Friday’s Photos has had 45,000 page views since its inception – and that is without any Facebook or Twitter views and comments.

So an enormous big thank you to every one who has contributed to making Friday’s Photos such a success whether by viewing the photos, contacting me to provide information or to pass comments on to friends.

Some people have been regular contributors and many people have said how much they have enjoyed looking at the pictures each week even if they don’t know who the players and officials are.

I must express a great debt of gratitude to Paul Stimpson, Table Tennis England Senior Communications Officer who was so supportive of the concept and along with Jamie Gordon, Marketing and Communications Assistant, have been responsible for ensuring the photos go up each week.

What is interesting is the variation in the number of views each week from as little as 87 up to 2,136. The average number of weekly views is 738, quite incredible. On the two weeks where National Champions were shown the Men had 1,245 hits whilst the Ladies only 972.

I am taking a break over the Christmas period but will return in the New Year with a slightly different slant on pictures but I hope you will all continue to keep looking. In the meantime if you need a Photo fix don’t forget that all the pictures can be found under ‘About’, ‘From the Archives’ and then ‘Fridays Photos’. Don’t forget to contact me with any missing and/or additional information [email protected]

My best wishes to you and yours for a happy Christmas and peaceful 2016.

Diane Webb

Responses from December 11, 2015

Photo 1

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Jan Johns, Joan Humphrey-Middlemore/Harden (Birmingham), Eileen Shaler, Judy Williams (England International). Taken at Veterans British League possibly 1998/99.



Photo 2

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X, Elaine Lewis, Anne Balchin, x, x.



Photo 3

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John Crawford from Durham (currently coaching at Bishop Auckland TTC), x, Ron Crayden (ETTA Honorary Life Member and former England Captain and International). Missing from the photo of the 1996 Veterans British League Premier Winners at Bracknell is John Hilton.



Photo 4

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Brian Burn (England International), Stuart Lennie (former Scotland Number 2), Alan Ransome (England International).

Taken in Bergen, Norway, January 1969. The Norwegian TTA invited Northumberland to send a team to Bergen for a week to participate in matches and practive on a national training camp. All the Norwegians were international players. In a singles “American” format tournament Ban Burn finished first and in the team match Northumberland beat Norway 5-2 (Burn 3, Ransome 2, Lennie 0).



Photo 5

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National League Championship. Leicestershire players. John Ellis (Club Coach), x, Chris Rogers, Phil Smith. Photo is about 40 years old and I am told Chris Rogers is still Leicestershire Number 1.


Additional Responses to December 4, 2015


Photo 5

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Rock Under 21 tournament.

Kenny Jackson (England International), Johnny Hansen (Denmark), Douggie Johnson (England International), Leszek Kucharski (Poland).



Photo 6

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Rock Under 21 tournament.

Melody Ludi (England International), Barabara Lippens (Belgium), Suzanne Hunt (England International), Angela Mitchell (England International).