Wigan RLFC Challenge Cup Winners11 Comments
Photo: John Gostelow
Item #: 32617
An unforgettable evening for you, John.
Great photo John. You must have quite a collection of autographs, ... one of special significance, perhaps?
Spotted the cup but five minutes ago John. Any way, who's the chap sat in-between Boston and McTigue?
Frank Collier is the one sitting between Boston and McTigue. I used to have all their autographs but in between house moves they have disappeared.
Phil,Looks like Frank Collier.
Philip, he's a lad I used to work with, Frank Collier, I wouldn't say 'work' exactly, we 'went'.
Looks like Frank Collier to me.
My thanks to learned friends John, Tom, Roy and Ken. I say! John, this missing autograph business will never do; my Voll and Prinsloo's had flown as well - mam and dad got me those at a dancing Do in St Helens. That of Roy Evans is another long gone (to say nothing of Mortensen's) - my brother got me that one from the man himself, as he delivered a bag of coal to our house. Not long ago, I'd told the tale to a couple of friends who then thought it unusual that a butcher should be seen delivering a bag of coal. I hadn't been there when Roy obliged, but I do recall him, on another occasion, standing beside a coal wagon as looked-in on our Billingesque game of rugby. However, I still have my Austin Rhodes, Dorothy Hyman, 'Pop Gaskell, ... . Now where the Dickens is Maradona, theses days, I wonder. That reminds me, I could have some disappointing news for old friend Ron Hunt: Cannavaro says Diego was head and shoulders above Messi.
Behaving better than the teams of recent years - they’d all be up King Street powdering their noses!!
Yes, Merlin, and how their lovelies sometimes sizzle in a pan of daft pretence - they just don't smoulder. Anyway, I'm out of here before John has a fit.
I delivered newspapers around this time to the McTigues in Wigan Lower Road, near john Pit. As they had no letter box or it wouldn't fit i knocked on the door and Mrs McTigue answered and as it was Xmas she gave me 10 bob note, as i recall? Brian came to door and thought it was a bit too much which it was,but she talked him round and made my day. Lovely couple.