Photo: Philip G.
Item #: 32059
All that I can recall of the proceedings is of the Ted' (front-row) clasping his hands and smiling at me, and of me being denied the tossed penny before toddling off to mam and dad sitting in the Stand (the Stand was massive, or so it seemed) A short while ago, the St Helens Star newspaper kindly included it in one of its issues, and no sooner had it done so than a lady identified her dad as being in the line-up - she was thrilled to pieces.
Those were the days when we played until dark, and games in Wigan were yet to come.
Philip that's a great photo, bet you were as proud as punch not to mention your Ma and Pa..Can see the usual scab on your knee, that was normal for lads,it was like a badge! ;o)
And many were those badges Veronica: of headlong pell', orchards sought and taken trees that reached the sky.
can you name them phil ? .
Whups, I could send you the Star's photo, which includes the few names that were given to me by a neighbour. Here's one: 4th from the left is Ted Forshaw, who reached Everton's reserves before playing Rugby League for St Helens.
From apprentice to fully qualified ( item 29431 ) footballer.
Shirt's the same, XPat, … of a fashion.