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Trainer Bernard Brooks; front row first left Derek Boot, second left Jack Hammersley; front row far right Walter Dilks, second from right Ken Boot. Back row far right, footballer is John (Jack) Dilks, brother of Walter. (Additional information very kindly supplied by Alan Boot and Gary Bamford).
Website contributor Christopher Toplis also very kindly relates the following information: "My dad Percy Toplis (1923-2007) is the third man back row (second player back row). He played for Ilkeston Town and turned out as a professional after the Second World War. I also know that the goalkeeper fifth man on the back row, his name is 'Marshall'. I know this as my dad knew all of the players and told me that I would know his daughter as she was in the same 'B' stream at Ilkeston Grammar School as I was."