Future stars started out in Schools team
THIS picture shows the Notts Schools U15 side from the early 1970's. Several of the successful squad went on to have long careers in professional football.
How many can you spot?
The goalkeeper is Peter Wells, still to be seen around in Nottingham these days, who joined Forest as an apprentice in 1971.
He signed professional forms three years later, but was unable to oust John Middleton and made only 34 appearances before being sold to Southampton for £8,000 in 1976.
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Wells, who also played in the colours of Millwall and Orient, helped the Saints to promotion to the First Division in 1978.
He was a first-team regular at the Dell for almost seven years, making 160 appearances before losing his place to Peter Shilton.
The lad on the back row is the late Pedro Richards, who went on to captain Notts County.
Richards, born in London in 1966, made 399 League appearances for County from 1974-86.
He actually lived in Spain with his mother until he was 11 before moving to the Meadows area of Nottingham.
Educated at Roland Green School, he excelled at football and joined County as an apprentice when he was 15.
He was a one-club man, dropping out of the League in 1986 to join Boston United and then Oakham United and Corby Town.
Unfortunately, Richards struggled to cope with life after football and sadly died from pneumonia in 2001 at the young age of 45.
By contrast, Clifton-born Viv Anderson MBE flourished when he retired and he became a successful businessman.
The gangly Anderson was, of course, the first black player to be capped at full international level by England when he was called up by Ron Greenwood in 1978.
Anderson joined Forest as an apprentice in 1972, after trials with Manchester United and working as a printer.
By the time he left for Arsenal in 1984, for a fee of £250,000, he had made 425 appearances for the Reds, scoring 22 goals.
Anderson, capped 30 times by his country, finally got his chance to play for Manchester United in 1987. He also turned out for Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Middlesbrough.
Anderson made almost 600 League appearances during his first-class career before going into management at Barnsley and Middlesbrough. He left 'Boro when Steve McCalaren took over.
Incidentally, Wells, Anderson and Richards were all graduates of the Clifton All Whites youth system.
Of the other Notts Boys, little is known. Steve Newell went to work for John Player, while Roger Dawkins had a long career in local football.