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Blackpool Borough RL (Ex Wiganers)   Views: 892
Blackpool Borough RLFC Giant Killers!   Comments: 6
Photo: Ian   Item #: 30273  
 
Blackpool Borough RLFC Giant Killers!
 
  This result was unheard of back in the day. Things like this didn't happen!Beating Wakefield Trinity on their own patch when they had a very good team in the Challenge cup.
Even the Blackpool directors were shocked as they hadn't a plan B as they expected defeat!
A couple of Wigan lads involved.
 

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Comments by Ian., 8th March 2018  
I apologise for the quality.
They are newspaper cuttings and they are over 60 years old.
If anyone can improve them, it would be very much appreciated. Thank You.

Comments by Mick, 8th March 2018  
The club President Sir Fred Emery (pictured), was also a Wigan lad, born and bred in Shevington and Standish. He started out in life as a porter on Gathurst station, before WWI.

Comments by Ian, 8th March 2018  
Thanks for that, Mick.
Fred and Gordon Emery were very passionate about Blackpool Borough. Without their input, the club would have never taken off.

I know you know about photography. Is there any chance you can improve the quality of these newspaper clippings?

Thanks in advance.

Comments by Mick, 9th March 2018  
Not much I can do with it I'm afraid, Ian.

Comments by Albert., 9th March 2018  
I went to Spring View School, at the same time as Jimmy Hooper. He played for Wigan in the fifties. I believe he also played for Blackpool. He emigrated to either Australia, or New Zealand.

 
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