Retro reader John Askham has sent in some childhood memories of the fishing club at the British Oak pub at Carbrook, Sheffield.
John wrote: “There was a Buffs Lodge (RAOB) at the Oak and I think that most of the photos were taken on match day trips.
“I have identified those names that I know. Maybe readers will be able to put names to some more.
“I remember that I used to go on some of these trips.
“Maybe if there was a spare place during the fishing match I could dip my own rod (well away from the match anglers).
After the match ,and on the way home, the coach always stopped at some pub for a small? amount of liquid refreshment.
“Of course I was not allowed in the pub. I had to sit in the coach and make do with a bottle of pop and a bag of crisps.
“The upside of this was that all of the men not only had a whip-round for the driver, they also included me.
“Many times I came home with more than ten bob in my pocket.
“They told me it was for guarding their rods.
My grandparents’ sideboard was never without a fishing trophy of some kind on it.”
We didn’t quite have room for all the photographs, so will try to come back to this subject in future weeks.