Denaby Footballer Married (picture)

November 1923

Mexborough & Swinton Times, November 03

Denaby Footballer Married

The marriage took place at St. Clement´s Church, Leeds, on Monday, of Mr. Richard Coope, the well-known footballer, at present playing with Denaby United, and living at 82, Broad Lane, South Elmsall and Miss Elsie Hollingdrake, of 33 Accommodation Road, York Road, Leeds.

The bride´s brother Mr. George Hollingdrake, acted as best man. The bridegroom formerly played for Leeds City, and for several seasons has assisted the Frickley Colliery Cricket team. He has also played cricket for Mexborough and Denaby.


At the Wilberforce Café, Jim Hancock presented some “humorous, numerous and costly” wedding gifts to the blushing “Dick” Coope in anticipation of that romantic swains big match at Leeds on Monday.

“Dick” who is very popular with the players and officials, came in for a lot of lively chaff, with plenty of good feeling behind it.

As for “Jim” Hancock, he was eloquent. To hear him discoursing about the moral lessons to be drawn from rolling pins as he handed one over, you would think he had spent his life in telling bed-time stories for the wireless.

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