Photographs are at the heart of any website, and the Club is lucky to have many images recorded through the years. Categories include some which will simply be directed to other menu options, but the following will be included;
– just a link to the Playing page at the moment Playing – an album is available in ‘Exchange visits and Reciprocity Travelling – a link to the Juniors page where there is a comprehensive gallery from the 1970’s onward Juniors and International and Ladies domestic team competitions Men’s – the Social pages have entries – from Mayhem to Charity events to BBQ’s and more Social – management, coaching, admin, bar staff Staff
March 2021 initial offerings
The Editor hasn’t yet decided whether to distribute photo albums throughout the site, as is the case at the moment, to concentrate them in one place, probably in these pages, or continue with the mix. In the meantime, you can use the menu options in
above, you can simply trawl around the site, or use the search facility, and you can view a few extra albums which have found their way here. red
A mixed gallery with images from the 1960’s to the present day – see just below… matches, 1940’s to 1960’s Ladies International competition teams , 1980’s to the present day Ladies domestic competition teams, 1980’s to the present day Men’s domestic
Click on any of the images below to enable a full-screen slideshow
1965 – Sylvia McLure tries to inherit a little bit of Stardust from Heather Mackay 1990’s barflies – Renwick Paterson, Alison Hickman, Al McKie with Tony Rae behind the bar 1997 European Club Champs. bronze medallists – Fiona Stevenson, Lisa McKenna, Helen Macfie and Juliet Milne 2003 Mini Team BBQ 2007 OctoberFest – a rare sighting of our near neighbour Joanna Rae 2009 staff party visiting during a Burlesque performance 2018 ESC 50:50 Foundation school visitors 2005 – The Racketball dinner pre-prandial chez AA 2018 Fitzwilliam versus ESC, plus team mascots 2018 – The Flora Stevenson thank-you card to the coaching staff following their 50:50 Foundation visit
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Ladies International matches, late 1940’s to late 1960’s
These splendid images, usually featuring at least one ESC lady player are from our black and white archive collection
This 1937 Gray’s racket somewhat predates the other photos, but no doubt some of the lady players would be using something very familiar (Roy Cowper still does). At 27s/6d (£1.38 in new money), this equates to around £95 in 2021 1949 March Wales V Scotland in Cardiff- Mrs Christine McClure (on the right) representing ESC 1951 January Scotland v wales, Mrs Bethia Harding-Edgar and Mrs Christine McClure representing ESC 1951 England V Scotland at Hove – Mrs Bethia Harding-Edgar (2nd from the right) representing ESC 1953 – the US ladies team versus Scotland at ESC. In later years, a cocktail party was held for them, and who knows, that possibly also happened in 1953 1954 February, Scotland V Wales, Bethia (centre facing right, and Rachel Harding-Edgar (3rd from the left) representing the Harding Edgar dynasty 1965 Sylvia McClure on the right catching a little stardust from the incomparable Heather Mackay (second left) 1965 February, Landsdowne Club London: the reporter somewhat impudently describes Sylvia McClure as ‘strong and talented but not yet nimble’. We don’t think that’s what the photo is showing! 1960’s sometime – Sylvia McClure and Brenda Carmichael (extreme left and right) 1960’s Scottish International Ladies, Brenda Carmichael centre back row 1967 Feb, Scotland 4 Wales 1; Brenda Carmichael and Dorothy Sharp, front row extreme left and right
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Ladies domestic competition team photos
This album is a small selection of ladies teams in domestic (i.e. Edinburgh and Lothians leagues) between the 1980’s and today. The collection is a bit sparse, and several names have not as yet been identified, but hopefully some of you out there will be able to assist on both fronts. Click on any photo to enable a full-sized slide show.
1985 ish Hibbert, McCall, McIntosh plus two 1985-86 Lothian Ladies division 1 team, sponsored by Teleservices, Jimmy’s company. He provided all the kit – shirts, skirts and track suit bottoms.
1990 -Kempston, McIntosh, Suzie Laughland plus two 1990’s approx – Jackie Edwards, Suzie Laughland Vicky Sproule plus two 1990’s Bumper’s sponsorship – Arnold, Milne, plus, plus, McNaughton 1990’s Bumpers sponsorship, Gillian Munro, Sandra Kempston, Susie Laughland plus others 1990’s Sally Morton, Gillian Munro, Jackie Edwards plus two 2016 Ladies 2nd team – from Juliet Milne’s kitchen noticeboard 2016 Ladies East League Champions. L to R – Jo Cowie, Claire Thomson, Lauren Gray, Moira Atkinson, Juliet Shaw, Rosie Fraser, Debbie Connell Q-Mark – Lisa, Helen, Irene, Fiona and Sally, year unknown 1992 possibly – Desni Nixon Alison Bowie Gillian Munro and Jacqui Edwards with trophy – possibly Scottish team knockout.
This may be the team which contested both the 1992 and 1993 European Club Championships
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Men’s Domestic matches, 1970’s onward
This album features images spanning 40 years, 1977 to 2017, with a mixture of league teams, Quaich winners any other assorted events. There are just a few unidentified players – help will be appreciated.
1977 Scottish Quaich Winners. John Buchanan, David Toft, Alun Davies, John Done and John McGhee 1980 Mens squash. Anslow, Cuthbertson, Smith, McIntosh, Waterston, Stevenson 1980’s Men’s – Dextro’s sponsors. Waterston, Stevenson, Ramsay, Smith and Hickman 1980’s team, Brian Montgomery, John Done, Tom Smith, Derek Davidson and one other 1980’s unidentified match or competition – probably versus Colinton Castle. ESC players are Anslow, Smith, Stevenson and Waterston 1980’s Western Saab sponsorship. Back row: Alan Murray, Stevenson, Montgomery, Done, Waterston.
Front row: McIntosh, Alison Bowie, Smith and Derek Davidson 1980’s, C and R sponsorship team. Mitchell, Mackenzie, Cowper, a.n.other, Andrew Licudi and Bob Adams 1981 Banbury winners. Smith, Stevenson, Banbury rep., Peter Wilson and Gerry Anslow 1981 Scottish Quaich winners. Smith, Stevenson, McGhee and McIntosh 1982 Scottish Quaich winners. Colinton Castle – Peters Wilson, Marshall and Fairlie, and Mark Murphy. ESC: Stevenson, McGhee, Anslow, and Smith 1983 Scottish Quaich winners – Smith McGhee Johnstone Anslow 1984 O35 Audi nationals. Cowper, Wilson, Done, Bob Taylor and Frank Johnston 1985 men’s team – C&R Agencies. Back row L to R: Bob Adams, Stevie Sproule (having a snooze), John Harding-Edgar, Front row: a.n.other, a.n.other. 1985 Six Cavaliers. A. n.other, Smith, Done, Sproule, Anslow and Stevenson 1990’s Dexters sponsorship – Raymond Stevenson, Mike Ramsay, Tom Smith, Dave Hickman 2017 Apr Dougie Kempsell, Rory Stewart, Simon Boughton and Ross McHoul – win the Scottish League and therefore are Scotland’s representatives at ECC Paderborn
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