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Wigan boxer.
Photo: Albert. E. Short
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Item #: 32579
My brother in law, Billy Ashcroft, after he had beaten C.Rafferty, on points, in the eighth round. Contest held at Blackpool Tower, 23rd, January, 1953.

Comment by: James Hanson on 10th July 2020 at 21:57

I never knew your brother in law, but I knew his opponent at that fight, Chris Rafferty. He ended up assistant personnel manager at Parkside Colliery jn Newton le Willows.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 11th July 2020 at 09:31

A lot of water has gone under the bridge James since that boxing match.

Comment by: James Hanson on 11th July 2020 at 17:56

It certainly has, Albert.
However, regardless of that water, or the width of the bridge, even, I still never knew your brother in law, but I still knew his opponent at that fight, Chris Rafferty. And he still ended up assistant personnel manager at Parkside Colliery in Newton le Willows.

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