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Prince of Wales meets the King of Rugby League


Jim & the Prince November 1932
Photo: Keith
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Item #: 30389
The Prince of Wales, an Englishman, meets Jim Sullivan, the King of Rugby League, a Welshman, at Central Park, Wigan in November 1932. The Prince was making a two day tour of Lancashire as Patron of the National Council of Social Services and Jim was referee at a match between local unemployed youths played at Central Park.

Comment by: Pete Barker on 4th April 2018 at 01:52

My Dad was at this game. He said the Prince of Wales kicked off the match.

Comment by: Laticus on 5th April 2018 at 10:40

The Prince of Wales had the honour of kicking the ball off and said he would soon return to kick more balls off .

Comment by: Poet on 5th April 2018 at 11:58

Good to see the Patrician unemployed mixing with the Plebian.

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