December 2018 Retired picture editor Dave Ofield has been going through his industry photo albums and sent us this shot of the staff of the Sport & General
“Will, photo taken around about 1977, I think It was taken at the retirement of John Macnee (centre standing)”
Update 3 April 2019
Update 2 April 2019 this in from Paul Elliott:
I worked at S&G Press Agency in the 70’s. I worked with Scobie, Julian Parker, Dave Benett, Hugh Routledge, John Macnee, Bod Collins, Dave O’field, Stuart Clark, Roy Chaplin, I remember a few faces in the pic that Dave O’field uploaded (I remember Dave very well).
4 in – Dave O’field
5 in – Tony aka ‘Scobie’ (Darkroom printer)
3 in – John Macnee (what a master, couple of old Pentax cameras and half a role of film would last him a week)
5 in – Bob Collins
2 in – Hugh Routledge
3 in – Stuart Clark
4in – Roy Chaplin
5 in – Julian Parker
6 in – Dave Benett
Update Dec 2018
Mark Leech at Offside Sports sent this: ‘Brian Thomas, Tony Sapiano, Julian Parker, Hugh Routledge and Roy Chaplin’
And a PPHP follower on Instagram said ‘Is that Dave Benett on the right?!’
Photographer Cisotti Max just confirmed Dave B bottom right.
Peter Dare of PR photo agency Dare Hier sent this “I think John Rodgers is centre front row (Grey hair). He owned S&G and also Barretts Photo Press”
firstname.lastname@example.org if you recognise any others!