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TUG O WAR   Views: 1458
TUG O WAR   Comments: 4
Photo: Frank Orrell   Item #: 29459  

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  Competitors wringing out after a tug-o-war contest between the Stork Hotel, Marsh Green, and the Victoria Hotel, Up Holland, over the canal on Woodhouse Lane, Springfield, on Sunday 3rd of February 1980.
The teams raised £200 for Wrightington Hospital Children's Ward.

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Comments by bernard farrimond, 17th June 2017  
some rum lads there ,goes to show although the stork was much maligned when it came to raising money for charitable causes it had a reputation second to none

Comments by Ian., 17th June 2017  
I used to go in the Stork around that time.
I recognise Richard Mac, Mick and Martin Lee and in the centre of the photo, John Stridgeon. I used to work with John in the building trade. He sure was a character!!

Comments by Alan Wright, 17th June 2017  
I recognise my old mate from John Rigby, Frank Gallagher, 5th from left on back row.

Comments by jj, 19th June 2017  
I assume they lost the tug o' war if they were wet? If so, I can only say the other team must have been big uns!

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