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Wigan Schoolboys Under 15's 1963-1964
Photo: Peter Birkett
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Item #: 30528
Back Row L-R: Bill Ashurst, Trevor Lowe, Stuart Taylor, Peter Birkett, Graham Hankey, Johnny Evans,

Fron Row L-R: John Picton, Ken Dumican, Morris Whittle, Geoff Frodsham, Alan Addison

Comment by: RON HUNT on 20th May 2018 at 15:49

I grew up with Maurice Whittle. He signed for Blackburn Rovers after leaving school. He then went to Oldham Athletic and ended his career at Wigan Athletic. I think he also went to play in the USA? I've seen a photograph of Maurice and Pele and George Best all sat around a swimming pool in Fl;orida

Comment by: Roy on 20th May 2018 at 16:47

Good pic Peter, you've put a bit of weight on since then.

Comment by: Geoff on 20th May 2018 at 21:29

Ken Dumican also went on to play for Wigan Athletic. If I remember right ( Not always guaranteed! ) he played on the right wing for the Latics. A very good footballer in my opinion.

Comment by: John Banks on 20th May 2018 at 21:46

Went to Scot Lane school with Peter great lad then.

Comment by: A.W. on 21st May 2018 at 12:26

Can't help but notice how they look a lot happier than some under 15 nowadays.

Comment by: Pw on 21st May 2018 at 14:25

Is that the Trevor Lowe who had Beech electrical contractors?It does look like him

Comment by: Dave Thomas on 21st May 2018 at 16:27

Played with Kenny Dumican and Bill Ashurst at Rose bridge school both excellent football and rugby players Kenny signed for Bolton Wanderers straight from school and Bill played for Wigan rugby.

Comment by: Jinksi on 21st May 2018 at 22:42

Played Football a few times against Billy Ashurst when he played for Ince Parish Church I played for St Mary's Boys Club Lower Ince.He was a very good player.I also played Rugby for Spring View School against Bill who played for Rose Bridge School.What a player class wrote all over him.We were 14 or 15 years old 5 ft tall Bill was 6ft and still growing.When he tackled you it was like being hit by a Steam Train ,but he always said sorry.What a World class Rugby League player he was.enjoyed watching him playing for Wigan.186 games for Wigan .Then he took Australia by storm playing for Penrith.We are both 70 now Bill but still remember playing against you.If you were playing now Bill you would be classed as a Superstar and be earning mega money,not £20 for a win nought for a loss.Anyone wants to read Bill's Book it's called Tries& Prayers ARugby League Journey. Well worth reading.

Comment by: g p on 22nd May 2018 at 20:22

I think Trevor Lowe ran an haulage company for a few years running out of Trafford Park

Comment by: AH on 26th May 2018 at 09:02

RON;Maurice played for fort Lauderdale with George best,gordon banks & tefillo cubillas [peru] . his opponents included pele & beckenbauer

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 25th August 2018 at 12:54

I remember Peter being a star player in the Traveller's Rest Pub Football Team.

Comment by: dave whittle on 26th January 2019 at 23:28

hi, jinski if u played for spring view and are 70 you must have played in same team as me, whats your name?

Comment by: john hankey on 16th March 2019 at 00:47

i play for wigan schoolboys in 1993-1994 i live in hindley

Comment by: Dave Thomas on 12th June 2020 at 15:27

I am on the football picture in Bill's book along with Ken Dumican i think Bill names the picture as Boys Brigade Team but it's Rose Bridge school football team.

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