Bullseye for Len’s dart recollections

PUBLISHED: 11:48 20 April 2006 | UPDATED: 14:40 12 May 2010

The White Bear darts team 1956-57

The White Bear darts team 1956-57

THE mystery over last week s photograph in Crow Nostalgia has been solved. And it s all due to 84-year-old Len Coote, who was one of the men in the picture. He told Crow Nostalgia that the photograph was taken about 1956-57 and showed the darts team at Th

THE mystery over last week's photograph in Crow Nostalgia has been solved.

And it's all due to 84-year-old Len Coote, who was one of the men in the picture.

He told Crow Nostalgia that the photograph was taken about 1956-57 and showed the darts team at The White Bear pub in Royston.

And, according to Len, the team was one of the best produced by the pub.

To prove the point it won the prestigious Langford Trophy - one of the major local darts competitions - and became champions of the Manor House Club Business House League.

The pub darts players also won in the same season the league's pairs title.

"There were not many around who could beat us," said Len.

He retired from playing shortly after The White Bear's success, and says now: "I haven't thrown a dart in anger for a number of years."

Len added: "I've still got the same photograph and it certainly brings back quite a few memories."

Some of the men in the darts team were identified, too, by John Jarman, who contacted Crow Nostalgia in an e-mail.

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