Thurrock historical people

Tommy Mansfield, schoolboy international footballer

Tommy Mansfield was Thurrock's first schoolboy international footballer

He won 2 caps playing for England in matches against Scotland and against Wales in the 1931-1932 season.

At that time he was a pupil at Arthur Street School Grays. He later also played for Grays Athletic and for Southend.

For much of his working life he was employed at Thames Board Mills in West Thurrock.

The widow of Tommy has kindly loaned a number of items which have been on display at various times in Thurrock Museum. These include:

  • his 2 international caps
  • his English Schools' Football Association enamel badges
  • the embroidered badge from his EFSA shirt
  • photographs
  • programmes
  • cuttings