Footballers and Lancaster shoe firm caught on camera

Pictures by Colin and Elaine Hartley, from Heysham. Lancaster K Shoes Factory and Galgate FC.
Pictures by Colin and Elaine Hartley, from Heysham. Lancaster K Shoes Factory and Galgate FC.

A couple have shared old photos of Galgate’s football team and staff at Lancaster’s former K-Shoe factory.

Colin and Elaine Hartley, from Heysham, came across the pictures after rummaging through their family photographs.

Pictures by Colin and Elaine Hartley, from Heysham. Lancaster K Shoes Factory and Galgate FC.

Pictures by Colin and Elaine Hartley, from Heysham. Lancaster K Shoes Factory and Galgate FC.

The first is of Galgate’s football team. Colin’s father-in-law, Ralph Southward came from Galgate so it may have a connection with his family.

He said: “A photo taken in the early twenties, not long after the end of the Great War, some of these young men may have lived through a horrendous experience.

“If not affected personally I’m sure they’ll have known many who lost their lives or were injured in the conflict.”

The second photo is of the staff at Lancaster’s long gone K-Shoe factory at a presentation. Colin said: “I don’t know the year it was taken. The only person we can recognise is Doreen Williams, dark hair just behind/to the right of the man making the presentation.”

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