SLIDESHOW: Mansfield and Ashfield’s sporting past

Chad’s former chief photographer Roger Grayson has been digging deep in archives to bring you some wonderful sporting pictures from a bygone era.

Amongst the pictures to be included are a youthful Alex Baptiste signing for Manfield Town in 2003.

We also have team-line-ups for Glapwell CC and Farnsfield during the 1983 season.

And do you remember the times that Mansfield Town’s pitch was unplayable after being covered in heavy snow.

Our pictures also look back at Mansfield RUFC during the 2003 season and Drezden Colts in the Mansfield Chad Youth League during the same season.

Do you have any pics you would like to see published? Email your images to Stephen Thirkill