Bullseye for Len’s dart recollections
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.
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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.
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"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.