Even before the Montagu Hospital existed, the Pettit family have had their shoe business in Mexborough. The business began when Peter Pettit's great-grandfather William Squirrel-Pettit bought the shop in Mexborough High Street.
Peter played in the Yorkshire League for Denaby United and Mexborough Town, winning the Montagu Cup on each of the three occasions that he reached a final. Peter scored in two of these finals.
In 1972 Peter scored the winner in the Yorkshire League Cup final at Doncaster Rovers' Belle Vue stadium.
1970 : Denaby United 1 Conisbrough Northliffe 0
1974 : Denaby United 2 Jungle United 1
1977 : Mexborough Town 2 Edlington WMC 1
Pete heading the ball in a Montagu Cup quarter-final against Northcliffe in 197??? at ???
Kilnhurst Commercial FC
Back Row (L to R): Fid Wilkinson, Trevor Gamble,Pete Pettit, Neil Gray, Barry Riley, Juddy Greenwood, Colin Sapey, Ron Law.
Front Row (L to R); John Greaves, Syd Proctor, Jonny Gilbert, Taffy Watkins, Dave Tingle, Tommy Gasgill
Pete scored the winner in this 1972 Yorkshire League Cup final at Belle Vue, Doncaster.
Mexborough Grammar School 1963.
Back Row (L to R): B1, B2, Albert Schofield, B4, George Bartholomew, B6, B7, B8, B9.
Front Row (L to R): F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, Peter Pettit, F7, F8, F9
Peter behind the shield in the 1959 Mexbrough St. Johns CE primary school team - aka the "national". They are pictured with the Clarke Shield, which later became the Barlow-Salmons.
Back Row (L to R): Richard Clayton, David Findley; Dennis Ratcliffe, Phil Hopkins & Roy Plamer.
Front Row (L to R): Wilf Shaw; Martin Haigh, Dave Bullet, Peter Pettit, Terry Crookes, Alan Jeeves