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St William's RC, Ince

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St Williams RC Boys School Rugby Team
Photo: Jack Lawton
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Item #: 18690
I think this is the 1953 team. Can anyone please add the names.

Comment by: albion on 16th October 2011 at 21:44

jackie back row 3 from left norman cherrington.middle rowon the end right.jimmy gibson front row on the right billy fleetwood

Comment by: Gerry on 17th October 2011 at 10:01

These classrooms were back to back withe Irenes house

Comment by: irene on 17th October 2011 at 16:40

THAT'S RIGHT, GERRY. HOW WELL I REMEMBER THEM.

Comment by: Brian Acton on 17th October 2011 at 19:16

Albion.
You mentioned Norman Cherrington being on the photo, do you mean the Norman Cherrington that later played for Wigan R.L.or was there another Norman Cherrington going to St Williams at that time (1953).Norman Cherrington who later played for Wigan had already left All Saints school in 1953, so he's somewhat older than the boys on this photo.

Comment by: jcf on 17th October 2011 at 21:12

The boys name was Norman Sharples not Cherrington.

Comment by: Gerry on 17th October 2011 at 23:08

Me too Irene I spent time in both of them, the one on the right was Mr Roses class that was about 1960. the dark doorway was the only entrance to these buldings just beyond the dark doorway was some stinky pettys

Comment by: Bill F on 18th October 2011 at 15:36

Back row Lto R,
Gerry Dunne,Tommy Connor,Norman Sharples,Philip Fransen,Jack Lawton,Gerald Rodgers and John Webster.
Middle row L to R,
Ken Grimshaw,Roy Rodgers,Colin Burgess,David Coyle,Terry Byrne,Gilbert Wild and Jimmy Gibson.
At the front,
Left Frank Maunders and right Bill Fleetwood.

Comment by: irene on 18th October 2011 at 19:36

I LIVED I THE SAME ROW AS KENNETH GRIMSHAW, JUST IN FRONT OF THIS BUILDING, AND I REMEMBER COLIN BURGESS.

Comment by: John Derbyshire on 24th January 2018 at 13:00

I would have played for the rugby team 1957-58 that would make me 4 or 5 years younger than Billy Fleetwood but I thought I was quite a bit younger than that, much nearer to his brother Peters age

Comment by: Bill F on 14th March 2021 at 09:57

Peter is 5 years younger than Bill Fleetwood.

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