The successful 1935-36 team with club officials



In 1993 Trever Biggin recalled:

"My Father, Ben Biggin, played for a very successful Dore F.C. side in the late 1920s and early 1930s, and later was Secretary to the club when it got on its feet again after the Second World War."

"In this era, my uncle George Thorpe was a fast, strong and skilful goal-scorer, with a mass of wavy hair which he still has to this day! Dick Wragg, who was butcher at the Dore Co-op, was a rough, tough centre-half whose battles with the Tideswell centre-forward, Goucher, were legendary. 'Jock' Swift of Limpits Farm, Rushley Road, was a fine ball player, and a young Raymond Crowson (Syd's brother) turned down pro offers in favour of a business career. Dougie Walsh came to the club as goal keeper, married local girl, Kath Green, and became a 'local' himself. The left-back was Pat Frith, son of Doug, landlord of the Devonshire Arms, and had the most powerful left foot in local football, while his right foot was just about the weakest I ever saw!"