Roby Mill Football Team10 Comments
Photo: Philip Ashcroft
Item #: 32873
Back row L-R: 1.Fred Latham 2.Tony Atherton 3.David Foster 4.TBC 5.TBC 6.David Banks 7.Ken McGregor 8.Ron Darbyshire
Front Row L_R: 9.Ken Darbyshire 10.Harry Ashcroft 11.Ray Smith 12.Bert Bragger
1.Fred Latham is the same FL who has been and still is a stalwart member of Orrell RT CC.
9. Ken McGregor sadly passed 4/8/20. He was a renowned flyer and signed for Swinton RL. Playing on the wing he scored Swinton's only try in the Lancashire Cup Final 9-15 defeat against St. Helens on the 29th Oct 1960 at Central Park in front of 31,755. Opposite Ken that day Saints boasted a three quarter line that included Jan Prinsloo, Brian McGinn, Ken Large and some guy called Tom Van Vollenhoven.
Any other memories ,details,anecdotes or recollections are most welcome.
I think that the suited man, extreme left on the back row may be Fred’s brother Tommy Latham. It isn’t Fred.
Tom Van What? ....
Ken Darbyshire looks like a man l used to work with in the building trade. He was a bricklayer and he lived at that neck of the woods. If it is the same man he is the nephew of Bill Darbyshire who played for Warrington in the 1950's.
David. It is definately me Fred Latham in this photo. Are you thinking of Fred and Tommy Latham who lived on Farley Lane.? I lived in Ayrefield Road. My brothers were Ben,John and Joe
Sorry Fred. Yes I am indeed thinking of the other Fred Latham. He’s my uncle and I knew it wasn’t him. Didn’t realise that there were two Fred Lathams around at that time. Once again, my apologies Fred.
Fred, have you seen the other photo of the Roby Mill team on the “sports” section? It looks to me like you may be on it and identified wrongly as Tom Latham by somebody else. Spoke with my Uncle Fred this morning and he tells me that he remembers you and that there was more than two Fred Lathams.
Thanks David I will take a look. Only just found out about this site. I knew Fred and Tommy well
Message to Ian: Harry Ashcroft (10) has confirmed that Ken Darbyshire (9) is the nephew of Warrington player Bill Darbyshire