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St Williiams Ince Amateur Ruby team


St Williams Ince Amateur Rugby team
Photo: Glenys Cunningham
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Item #: 12765
My father in law Thomas Cunningham is on the far right next to him is Billy Ball they where the trainers of this team
Taken approx 1955

Comment by: arco on 5th December 2009 at 19:38

Thanks for these Glenys,

I don't know any of the guys in your foto's as I wasn't born, what I will say is, I played for Ince St Williams from 1986 to 1990 and wore the same green and white striped colours. A lot of us went onto bigger and better things in the game on the back of St Bills. These men look like a hard set of lads :-)

Comment by: Mark Calter on 6th December 2009 at 13:42

The captain of that team is Len Padget and still lives up Belle Green Lane,Higher Ince

Comment by: Glenys Cunningham (nee Mangnall) on 7th December 2009 at 11:30

Thanks for that Mark

Comment by: Jacko on 20th December 2009 at 10:49

If, as you say, the photo was taken around 1955, then the lad kneeling at the front - left as you look at the pic - James Gibson - lived at the top of Belle Green Lane -

Jimmy as he was known, went on to play for Widnes -

Comment by: Stephen Pulford on 25th August 2010 at 08:30

The guy back row center (hair in his face) is Bert Pulford

Comment by: TERRY TAYLOR on 13th June 2011 at 18:05

I would put this photo around 1950,centre row L-R A Carney,M Burke,L Paget.Trainers Bill Ball told tales of liberating Belsen concentration camp,Tommy Cunningham was wounded at Arnhem.

Comment by: Alban Carney on 28th July 2011 at 20:00

I played in this team and loved it.
Back Row - Mr. Hesketh, Heighway, Foster, Boardman, Pulford,
??, Ormrod, Bill Ball, Tommy Cunningham,
Centre Row - Carney, Burke, Paget, Marsh, Egan,
Front Row - Entwistle, Burgess.
Season 1951/52

Comment by: Marilyn Smith (nee Pulford) on 2nd August 2016 at 15:12

Bert Pulford back row with hair in his eyes, my cousin

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