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WIGAN RFC 1909 WITH MAYOR
Photo: Keith
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Item #: 32675
A photo, posted a few years ago on this site, of the Wigan RFC team that played in the Billy Atkinson Benefit match. The mayor is photographed with the team, he was Samuel Wood JP who was mayor in 1907 - 08 and 1908 - 09. I found a better photo of Samuel, so I included it at the side of this photo. On the Mayor's right is John Counsell who was a very faithful and long standing servant of the club until 1938.

Comment by: John Murphy on 4th September 2020 at 10:09

Middle row, third "player" from the left is my great grandad, John Mitchinson. He was a leading light in the formation of the rugby club in tis early years and played, as did his son, for the club for many years. He also was a Wallgate publican for many years.

Comment by: Gill Murphy-Howe on 11th September 2020 at 08:29

Yep - that's great granddad Mitch, often known as Jack. I got his Heritage Jersey - number 19:)

Comment by: Golden Bear on 12th September 2020 at 14:45

These were the true sportsmen not pampered like the prima donna's we have today TITANS in every way .

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