St Paul's C of E, Goose Green31 Comments
Photo: suzanne mellor
Item #: 3506
I can see a young David Cottam on there, front row, 5th from the left.
Tony Haywood, 2nd row, 5th from the left.
Sorry, 4th from the left.
My uncle...Jim Bissell is top row second from the laft
back row Stephen Bannister.Jim Bissell.XXX.Anthony Price.
XXX. Ian Johnson ??
Middle row XXX. Peter Greenhalgh.XXX.Tony Heywood.Alan Bentham. XXX
Front row XXX. Keith Tidmarsh. Colin Watts. Keith ??.Dave Cottam. Ian Fisher ??.
Sorry to any I missed or got name wrong.
just remembered front row holding shield is
From what I can remember it was something like 53 goals for and only 1 against and they only got that in one of the last couple of games. I think it was St James school that finally scored against us.
BACK mr grimshaw seey bannister jimmy bissell kenny lowe kenny halliwell ian johnson mr gibson
MIDDLE stey davies peter greenhalgh alan or steven donaldson tony heywood alan bentham mark leary
FRONT roger parker keith tidmarsh colin watts keith barton david cottam steven fishburn
I played against them when I was at junior school, couldn't get anywhere near em! We certainly never scored against them. Fantastic team. Once we lost 8-0 to them, and we where happy with that, as it usually ran into double figures! Is that the same Steve Bannister that lived on Walpole Ave? If so we both finished up at Gidlow school, as did Alan Bentham.
Which one is Howdoo?
xxstuartxx,it,s tony price,i asked him could i put them on,he put the names to the faces.a better memory than me.p.s he has still got his medal what is on this photo.
Tell Tony "Hi" from me, Jim bissell. I'm living in Illinois now so my "lil" nephew sent me this link, didn't ya Stuart !!
Yes that is the same Stephen Bannister that lived in Walpole.
I have these same pics somewhere and I think I still have that medal, but I have moved around so much not sure were maybe still at my mothers place in Ruskin Ave.
hi jimmy hope you are ok in the good old u.s.a see your mam, often give her a wave and malc, good days at st pauls as i can remember your george ok
Haven't seen George in years we just do our own thing. Yeah those were good times back then.
I remember you Tony, didn't you live off St Pauls Ave?
Ste Davis, lived in a bungalow on the dual carriageway, opposite side to the Ben Johnson, had a younger brother I believe.
Tony Heywood, lived on the corner of Marus Ave and Poolstock lane.
Mark Leary, knew his sister Ruth quite well.
Keith Tidmarsh, had an older brother who was also an excellent footballer.
Dave Cottam, didn't he start work as a hairdresser?
I used to see this pic in grandmas photo album all the time, was losfer words when I see it...Our jimmy on wigan site !!!!!.So i had to send the link to ya!! Thatd wot nephews is for !! Tony, Malc's my dad
stuart you are correct,,,
last message of me was for xxstuartxx,,,stuart in shelbina thanks for that, dont think we met, know your brother david
I'm a couple of year older than you and 'knocked' around with Billy Speakman, Terry Touhey, Malc Burrows, Roy Thomas, et al.
Who was the goalkeeper?
All the shirts are the same.
kenny halliwell top right was the goalie
yeah Kenny the goalkeeper that always wanted to play out.
Someone downloaded the picture for me, Although I still have the original somewhere. God it brings back old memories. Woulldn't believe all those cherub like faces are now on the heads of 50 year old men.
Hi Jimmy Wattsy here. Itwas actually 73 goals for and 1 against and Mr Gibson didn't enter a team in the schools cup that year because he didn't think we'd be good enough. You were right about the goal against being St James's in the next to last game. It was a mile offside but your dad wasn't reffin that game and Mr Gibson allowed it because he didn't want us trying too hard in the last game
50 year old men,colin,,,still 49 yet,colin you remember that school,s cup,,does the smith cup ring any bell,s.
Sorry Tony only remember Mr Gibson telling me he hadn't entered us into the schools cup because he didn't think we'd be good enough but that was before we'd played a game.
hi colin remember st james game won 3-1 away. about that schools cup,do you remember going on strike saying if mr gibson (gert) did,nt enter us we would not play again, i think i do. but it was a few years ago.
So I was the youngest and so I had a big hole in the front of my right boot, but that didn't give Grimshaw the right to put me on the end of the row!!Now I'm a deputy head at a sec in Cheshire and get to call the shots...happy days!
r.i.p alan bentham
Back Row Mr Grimshaw, Stephen Bannister, Jimmy Bissell, Kenneth Lowe, Anthony Price, Kenny Halliwell, Ian Johnson
Middle Row Stephen Davies, Peter Greenalgh, Alan Donaldson, Tony Heywood, Brian Bentham, Mark Leary, Mr Gibson
Front Row Parker, Keith Tidmarsh, Colin Watts, Keith Barton, Dave Cottam, Stephen Fishburn
R.I.P Anthony Price, died suddenly 23/12/12