THE frilly collars and bows made this football team look distinctive, if a little silly by today’s standards.

They were the forerunners of the present Oxford United team – Headington Football Club – pictured in the 1911-12 season.

The only player we know is Harold Jacobs, in the back row on the left.

The other picture is more recent, showing the triumphant Chipping Norton players, officials and supporters in the 1945-50 season.

They were celebrating becoming champions of the Oxfordshire Senior League. Councillor G Hannis is seen presenting the shield.

Both pictures come from the archives of Stewart Jacobs, former secretary of the Oxfordshire Football Association.