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Schoolboys fishing match 1960
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Three members of the Thomas Linacre School fishing team who won the schoolboys fishing match in 1960.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 27th June 2020 at 13:41

They caught the rain as well judging by the state of their hair. Duffle coat, Grandads' cloth caps, a three-piecer in a soggy hold-all, Reginald with the 'major award' and Colgate smiles all round. A great 1960 for the lads. But 600!

Comment by: RON HUNT on 27th June 2020 at 14:28

I was the fourth member of the team but went straight home after the "ALL OUT"as I hadn't caught anything. Only to be given a cup on Monday at school by Fred Laithwaite who was in my year.

Comment by: Poet on 27th June 2020 at 14:28

I bet Reg could do a great Norman Wisdom impression.

Comment by: James Hanson on 27th June 2020 at 22:08

I wonder if Fred Laithwaite ended up living in Laithwaite Road, Worsley Hall estate?

Comment by: Zoonie on 28th June 2020 at 09:07

Fred lived in Ince Green Lane and worked at Gullicks.
He was a very good angler even in later life.

Comment by: ADMIN on 28th June 2020 at 20:34

Do you know where Fred lives now?

Comment by: Tom on 29th June 2020 at 09:46

Freddie lived in longshoot scholes went to st georges school

Comment by: t on 29th June 2020 at 10:46

blast from the past, not seen Reg for 40+ years.

Comment by: benidormdave on 29th June 2020 at 12:07

Fred lived in last house topside of halfmoon in Ince Green Lane last I knew. Fished with Fred at club level and for Wigan Match Group at regional level in winter and super league. As Zoonie says a very good angler throughout

Comment by: Pw on 29th June 2020 at 14:50

Three very happy lads,pity you missed it Ron.

Comment by: Michael on 10th July 2020 at 07:59

1955 I think it was ,won a prize at the red rock canal for Gidlow School .I got only one fish.

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