Brian Hill played in the hugely successful Mexborough Tech Old Boys team in the 1950s. For each match he produced reports and has played a big part in the Old Boys keeping in touch with each other in recent years.
Mexborough Tech Old Boys Montagu Cup Winners 1957
Back row L to R: L1 stand in for Trevor King, Don Lancashire (captain), Bob Wakefield, Albert Hibbert, Brian Hill, Paul Fisher.
Front row L to R: Derek Ward, Jackie Thompson, Ken King, Ken Lee, Brian Dutton.
Brian Hill with the Montagu Cup
Brian Hill match report: Montagu Cup final 1957
Mexborough Tech Old Boys Montagu Cup Finalists 1956
Winners of Mexborough Association League Cup, Mexborough Challenge Cup, Invitation Cup and Mexborough Association Cup (League Top-Four Play-Off).
Replicas of players trophies include Montagu Cup finalist.
Back row (L to R): Tom Cooke (trainer), L2 stand in for Don Lancashire (captain), Brian Hill, Albert Hibbert, Bob Wakefield, Paul Fisher, Mick Fallon.
Front row (L to R): Derek Ward, Jackie Thompson, Ken King, Ken Lee, Brian Dutton.
Brian Hill with trophies won in 1956
Brian Hill match report: Montagu Cup final 1956
Tech Old Boys footballers in 1995 taken at a presentation to Clarrie Mason on his 90th birthday at Mexborough Catholic Club.
Back row : Malcolm Pinder, Roy Massey. Ken Lee, Bob Wakefield, Geoff Church, Brian Dutton, Tommy Richardson, John McCall, Brian Hill. Front row : Don Lancashire, Brian Parks, Clarrie Mason, Ken King.
Clarrie Mason was a physical education teacher at Mexborough Schofield Technical School from 1947. In 1948 he started the Old Boys football team in 1948 and continued to manage the team into the 1960's.
Brian Hill in 1959 with replica football trophies won with Mexborough Tech Old Boys during seasons 1955-1958 including Montagu Cup losing finalist in 1956 (replica extreme right) and Montagu Cup Winners in 1957 (replica extreme left in 1957)
Montagu Cup Final 2022 (125th Anniversary) Past Finalists Guests with the Montagu Cup
Mexborough Tech Old Boys Winners 1957 and Finalists 1956
'L to R: Brian Dutton, Brian Hill, Ken King
Mexborough Schofield Technical School Under 18 XI Season 1953-1954
Back row (L to R): Brian Hill, T.Weston, M.Arnold, Barry Lowe, P.Robinson, Parry.
Front row (L to R): Ellis Winch, Roy Garner, John Chesters, Trevor Blaney, Keith Ward.
Front central on ground: Roy Mottashed.
Played against South Yorkshire Technical School Under 18 teams.
Mexborough Schofield Technical School Under 15 XI Season 1953-1954
Back row (L to R): Stewart, Brian Hill, Barry Lowe, B.Twigg, John Chesters, Ellis Winch.
Front row (L to R): G.A.Lowe, Roy Mottashed, Brian Hallworth, Trevor Blaney, Keith Ward.
Played against Mexborough School teams and in Daily Dispatch Shield and Montagu Shield
Conisbrough Secondary Modern School Intermediate Team 1951-1952
Back row (L to R): Derek Hirst, Derek Harper, Brian Hill, Harold Eames, Arthur Payling, Mr. Sam Peck (Manager and Trainer).
Front row (L to R): David Trout, F. Flaherty, Derek Day, Colin Rhodes, J. Alcock, W. Allott.
Played in the Mexborough Section of the Don and Dearne Intermediate League and finished in the top position.
Born at Conanby, Conisbrough in 1939.
Attended Conisbrough Secondary Modern School 1950-1952 and played in goal for the Intermediate team. We finished top of the Mexborough Section of the Don & Dearne Intermediate League.
Was a student at Mexborough Schofield Technical School from 1952-1955. Represented the school at football (centre-half), cricket and athletics. Held position of Head Boy in the final year.
Joined Mexborough Tech Old Boys football team on leaving school aged 16 for the 1955-1956 season playing at right back. The first season outside school football brought four trophies: Mexborough Challenge Cup, Invitation Cup, Mexborough Association League Cup and Mexborough Association Cup. The team won every local honour except the Montagu Cup, in which we were beaten finalists 1-2 against Dearne Community Miners Welfare on Denaby United’s ground. In the following season 1956-1957 the team won the Montagu Cup, after a nail biting extra time, defeating Hickleton Main 3-2 at Hampden Road, Mexborough. The team also won the Yorkshire Old Boys Shield, defeating Beverley Old Grammarians (Hull) 2-1 under floodlights on Doncaster Rovers Belle Vue ground. The team finished second in the Mexborough Association League to Hickleton Main and reached the semi-final of the Rotherham Charity Cup, losing 0-3 to Parkgate Welfare in a replay after drawing 3-3. In season 1957-1958 the team played in the West Riding Old Boys League and finished top of the league. The team won the West Riding Old Boys Senior Cup defeating Huddersfield Old Grammarians 5-1 on Denaby United’s ground. In seasons 1958 -1964 the team played in the Sheffield Hatchard League, finishing 5th in 1958-1959, 6th in 1959-1960 and 1960-1961. I played at centre-half in seasons 1960-1964.
In January 1964 I moved to Darlington to progress my career in engineering. I continued playing football in the Darlington & District League for Gainford United as a wing half. In season 1965-1966 we were beaten cup finalists in a replay after drawing 1-1 on Darlington’s Feethams ground.
During my 60’s at Poole, Dorset I played football for charity and also played cricket, tennis and golf.
Career: On leaving school in 1955 age 16 I joined Robert Jenkins & Co. Ltd in Rotherham as an indentured student apprentice engineer and became a Design Draughtsman at 21 after achieving Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering. Joined Whessoe Ltd, Darlington in 1964 as a Design Engineer. Further progression was achieved with companies Air Products Inc (New Malden, Surrey and Acrefair, Wrexham), Conoco (South Killingholme, Humberside) and British Petroleum where a position of General Manager Engineering was held with a BP Venture Company Kaldair Ltd during the 1980’s (Feltham and Sunbury, Middlesex). These were followed by Engineering Manager and Operations Director with Urquhart Engineering Co Ltd (Perivale, Middlesex) for 5 years. Then Managing Director of Hotwork Development Ltd, Dewsbury for 3 years. In 1994 I joined Hamworthy Combustion Engineering Ltd in Poole, Dorset managing major engineering design and construction international projects and from 2005 these were with South Korean and Japanese shipyards on LNG Carrier projects. I retired in 2016 aged 77 after working full-time for 61 years.
January 2022 Bournemouth