Frank Richards( Mr Universe)

Started by: wiganyankeeron (inactive)

Does anyone know where Frank lives? I have just sent the link to the video on youtube showing Frank, to Geoffrey Shryhane and I told him that he should write an article about him. He now wants to know how to contact him.
I think he lives somewhere near St Pauls Avenue?

Started: 9th Apr 2008 at 20:34

Posted by: trewyth (42)

Frank lived in Snowden Ave , Worsley Mesnes when he was younger. He has a sister called Rose who was in my class at St James school. I thought that Frank had died but I could be wrong (hope I am wrong!)

Replied: 9th Apr 2008 at 21:46

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5799)

trewyth, do you have a brother named John?
Sorry for going off the topic Ron.

Replied: 9th Apr 2008 at 22:01
Last edited by xxstuartxx: 9th Apr 2008 at 22:01:51

Posted by: bettyboop (232)

I used to mate about with his daughter Sharon and my mate went out with his son Dean. They did live on Snowden Avenue but will try to find out x

Replied: 9th Apr 2008 at 22:14

Posted by: trewyth (42)

xxstuartxx, yes I have a brother called John

Replied: 9th Apr 2008 at 22:23

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5799)

I used to knock around with him in the 70's. Martin Forshaw, Andy Allen, Alan Worthington also.

Replied: 9th Apr 2008 at 22:30

Posted by: howdoo (91)

frank lives in browning avenue,which is next to snowdon ave,and yes he,s still with us,but bad on his feet,due to i think an accident at work i believe.

Replied: 9th Apr 2008 at 22:34

Posted by: wiganyankeeron (inactive)

If anyone has a phone number for him can they e.mail me

Replied: 9th Apr 2008 at 23:52

Posted by: tonker (24595) 

You'd contact Frank through 'Cat's Gym' in Orrell.

Replied: 9th Apr 2008 at 23:55

Posted by: shiny (94) 

hi everyone , i am franks nephew . my mum is his sister. he still lives on browning avenue , his house is left to the opening to the garages. he still trains in catts gym in orrell but has not been for about 4 months . monday just gone he has just had a minor nerve operation that caused him to have heart palpultations . if you need any info just ask me , i have some old magazines from the 60's and 80's. with pictures but frank has loads of videos and magazines . i see frank nearly every week so if you need him just ask me.

Replied: 10th Apr 2008 at 09:00

Posted by: shiny (94) 

wiganyankeeron (ron hunt) i have give him your email address , cheers . about time someone did an article on him , good luck!!!

Replied: 10th Apr 2008 at 09:05

Posted by: wiganyankeeron (inactive)

Hi Shiny, Cheers, I went to school with Frank but he probably won't remember me. I also think that he hasn't been recognised enough by his own town. That's why I contacted Geoff Shryhane, he's a friend of mine so I'll keep pushing him to do the article.

Replied: 10th Apr 2008 at 12:05

Posted by: wiganyankeeron (inactive)

Hi Shiny, Not heard from Frank yet???????

Replied: 13th Apr 2008 at 22:36

Posted by: shiny (94) 

hi ron , spoke to frank and he said he is not sure about doing an interview , i will get him to send you an email - i will try and work some magic . i will see him on monday in the gym. shiny..

Replied: 17th Apr 2008 at 16:57

Posted by: dark horse (295) 

shiny I assume the mags u have are Health and strength? If so, have you the one featuring Arnold Schwartzenegger when he won Mr Universe for the first time? If so, it also features a female competition in which a girl called patricia hutchinson came 4th. She is desperately trying to get a copy of the pic/article. I even tried contacting the mag to no avail. Can u help?

Replied: 17th Apr 2008 at 19:31

Posted by: bunion (4)

we use to live back to back with frank n lillian. everytime we saw him we'd ask him to make his boobs dance ,lol. . we thought it wuz amazing. also remember lillian from the ice-cream van.

Replied: 9th May 2008 at 00:12

Posted by: b8mex (299) 

Dark Horse. Have a look on eBay for back copies of the magazine. I have bought several 80's mags with articles by and about Frank on there. It's worth looking on a regular basis.

Replied: 29th Jun 2008 at 21:58

Posted by: dark horse (295) 

shiny can you ask Frank if he has a copy of health and strength with Arnold Schwarzenegger in when he first won Mr Universe for the first time (I think he ws 18 and living with Wag Benett). What I am after is the pic of the womens Miss Bikini that year. I think a friend of mine Patricia Hutchinson came 4th and she is dying for a copy of the pic. I approached the mag but got no reply. Thanks. Val

Replied: 18th Jul 2008 at 20:13

Posted by: lectriclegs (4515)

I wonder if he wants to be contacted?

He didn't last time.

Replied: 25th Apr 2018 at 17:03

Posted by: peter g (2936) 

This thread is 10 yrs old lectric.

Replied: 26th Apr 2018 at 13:22
Last edited by peter g: 26th Apr 2018 at 16:37:08

Posted by: basil brush (17461)

He knows, nowt better do with his time, apart from trying to cause trouble and spoil the site.

Replied: 26th Apr 2018 at 14:14

Posted by: lectriclegs (4515)

Started by: admin (290) [100+] Report abuse

Has anyone got any contact details for Frank? A few years ago his daughter, or daughter in law, left a message on here in reply to a post about Frank.

Started: 24th Apr 2018 at 09:15

Just trying to help out,Peter.

Replied: 26th Apr 2018 at 17:35

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Yes, back in the day Frank and his family did live near St Pauls Avenue at Goose Green
In the 1970s I did work for them, I was a landscape gardener

I recall Frank's wife saying he was about to start preparation for a major competition; this involved eating dozens of eggs each day
Their son was about 18 years old then and he was winning junior competitions

hope this helps

No idea where they live now

Replied: 27th Apr 2018 at 10:00

Posted by: bassman (3591)

Remember when Frank worked for Crank and Burtons or Makinsons in the 60's delivering a fireplace we were installing...Usually it took me and the boss to carry it....Frank put it on his shoulder and carried it into the house...he was a bonny lad.

Replied: 24th May 2018 at 23:05


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