"Let your lives speak"
Inscription carved on the rock – George Fox's 'Pulpit' Fairnbank Fell,
In the years following the death of 'Teddy'
Doig, his children began to construct their lives in the post war period.
His eldest daughter Eliza, known to the family as
'Lila' was already married by November 1919 to Edward ('Ted') R. Evans
and was living nearby at 40,
junior (Ted) 28 years old in 1919 and an engineer must have made his
father proud when he played a few games in goal as an amateur in the
September of the 1919 - 20 football season for Liverpool F.C. reserves.
Within two months 'Teddy' Doig had succumbed to influenza
and 'Ted' junior was stated to be playing for
Stuart F. C. 1921
A 1921 photograph shows that he was a Goalkeeper, (with the Cap), for Stuart A. F. C. with his younger brother Jim as Captain in the front with the Ball. The Liverpool Echo of Friday October 5th 1923, in the column announcing the teams for the following day stated "Earle have been fortunate in signing Edward Doig Goalkeeper, the son of the ex-Liverpool goalkeeper and will appear at Orrell on the 6th. Earle were beating Orrell 2:1 at half time Doig being beaten by a hard long drive. The following week Earle were away to Whalley Grange in the first round proper of the English F.A. Amateur Cup and were beaten 0:1 The Saturday Football Echo of the 13th October carried a picture of Edward Doig on page 4.
He married, on December 26th 1924, Renie Telfer Griffiths and they resided (1937) at 69, Albert Edward Road, Kensington, Liverpool where they brought up their two girls, Iris born 10th May 1932 and Marie born 26th July 1936.
Miriam Douglas married John Arthur Greensmith passed away and was interred on 7th June 1939 aged 32yrs in tragic circumstances, her sonArthur Stanley Greensmith married Phyllis Mary Hill and had two daughters Gail Lauren and Caroline Lee.
Edward died on 10th March 1952 age 60 and
is buried with his father and youngest sibling, Miriam Greensmith at
Very little is known of the life of William (Bill). Always laughingly referred to as the black sheep of the family he moved to London and lost contact with the family for many years and only in the 1980's had contact with his youngest brother Stanley and his son John who attended his funeral in 1992. 'Bill' was said to have taken his father's International Caps with him and no trace of them has been found. 'Bill' married a Miss Davies in 3rd qtr 1925 but had no children. He would be 97 or 98 when he died.' On his Death Certificate he is recorded as having been Ships Steward.
always called 'Bert', was too young to serve in the Great War and was
18 when his father died. He had a post in
the youngest son, 16 years old at the end of the Great War became an
upholsterer and for most of his working life was foreman upholsterer
Stan & Doris 1929
The seventh child, Eva married Edward
Heron who was also an insurance agent and they bought a house in
The youngest of the eight children, Miriam
(Mim) made an unhappy marriage to a Mr. Joh n Stanley Greensmith in
the 3rd qtr. 1927 and they had a boy (in about 1928) whom they called
Arthur Stanley (known as
'Ned' Doig's third son 'Jim' (J. H.)
following his army service, obtained a post as a clerk in Walton Hospital,
Rice Lane, Liverpool and worked mainly in the wages and salaries office
until his retirement after forty years service.
'Jim', like his father, was interested in
breeding canaries but along with his brothers his main pastime was football.
A photograph shows him in a team called Stuart A.F.C. in 1920-21.
He appears to be Captain, seated in the front row centre with the ball
whilst 'Ted', his oldest brother, is the goalkeeper standing behind
him. For the 1921-22 and 1922-23 seasons 'Jim' played
for West Kirby F.C. in the West Cheshire League. At
the end of the season he was presented with a silver cigarette case
inscribed "An Appreciation from a few Supporters of
In 1923 the staff of The West Derby Union formed an Officers Guild and a football section was organised. 'Jim' Doig and brothers 'Bert' and 'Stan' who were also in the service were players. The team played in the I Zingari leagues from 1926. Three different photographs show the three brothers with 'Jim' again in the middle front with the ball as captain.
In the Annual Report of the Guild for the
year ending 30th April 1927 it is seen that J. Doig was a correspondent
Pictures of the Brothers before they got married
Bert, Stan, Ted, Bill anfd Jim
Bill,Bert, Ted, Stan and Jim
Four Brothers with Davina Bill is missing.