THIS week's old picture was brought into The Bolton News by reader Pete Allsop, front row on the right, who is hoping others may be able to help track down some of his former school friends.

He has submitted a picture of the Church Road CP School team he was a part of and said: "On April 11, 1960, the final of the Morris Shield was played at Shepherds Cross St. playing fields.

"Church Road CP was in the final for the second year running having lost to Crompton Fold 2-0 the previous year.

"On this occasion we were playing Pikes Lane School.

"The game, like a lot of schoolboy football matches, ebbed and flowed but the final result was 4-2 to Church Road.

"We had already won the A Section Championship and were rewarded by the school with a pair of shin pads.

"Next April is the 60th anniversary of the final an it is hoped we can reunite the players.

"Several have already been located such as Pete Hardcastle, Steve Rothwell and Alan Haslam.

"Unfortunately, John Flitcroft, father of the famous footballing family, has passed away.

"It would be fantastic if anyone has any information on the rest of the team.

"The line-up in front of teacher Mr Whittle is, back, from left, K Hargreaves, P Hardcastle, J Morris, J Flitcroft, M Watson, T Bourne; front, G Bowling, P Crompton, S Rothwell, A Haslam and me."

Anyone who has any information can get in touch with Pete Allsop on 07377 634251.

THE second picture featured in the sporting nostalgia section on July 19 and is of a Tonge CC side from the 1990s.

Reader Trish Aspden got in touch after seeing the picture and said: "This was Tonge CC before they won the Hamer Cup in 1996.

"My son is James Aspden (second from left, top row).

"His late father (Jim) who was treasurer of the club, religiously cut out of the BEN all photos, tables, etc from 1988 to 2001.

"The players are, back, from left, Dave Barlow, James Aspden, Ray Eccleshare, Bob Waller, Nick Dimarcello, Ian Taylor, Kevin Kirkpatrick, scorer, front, John Partington, Gary Garner, Nigel Partington, Simon Anderton, Iqbal Sikander (pro) and Gary Langmaid (overseas amateur from Australia).

"Tonge won the cup and league double in that year."