Albert Halsall R.I.P.

Started by: peter g (3120) 

Ex Saints player Albert Halsall passed away this week aged 69.he played at Wembley in the 60s he was a regular in Platt Bridge Labour Club a very nice guy.R.I.P. Albert.

Started: 31st Aug 2011 at 13:03
Last edited by peter g: 31st Aug 2011 at 13:04:27

Posted by: fossil (7537)

Good player Albert,he lived in Ince for a while.
He won the Harry Sunderland trophy in the 1966 championship final.

Replied: 31st Aug 2011 at 13:15

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

That's sad saw him a few times down at Central Park,good honest hard player


Replied: 31st Aug 2011 at 15:36

Posted by: rio caroni (5077) 

Was a very wise Domino player as well, played against him a couple of times and usually there was a few shillings at stake. RIP Big Fella

Replied: 31st Aug 2011 at 18:49

Posted by: fordie (724)

A very very fine person was Albert. God bless rest in peace.

Replied: 31st Aug 2011 at 18:56

Posted by: douglas (inactive)

I lived opposite him (his wifes house) in Platt Bridge.
I think they had seperated but I wemt in their house and she had his medals in a glass cabinet. I think he had caps for Lancs as well
RIP Bert

Replied: 31st Aug 2011 at 19:34

Posted by: broady (18323) 

I think he scored a hat trick in that 1966 final. Almost unheard of for a Prop Forward in those days.


Replied: 31st Aug 2011 at 22:48

Posted by: upthetims (6586)

Can't remember but should imagine he played in the 1966 debacle at Wembley ,broady?


Replied: 4th Sep 2011 at 11:30

Posted by: ahcawntspeyk (5908)

Albert wasn't a prop, he was a second row forward, wore the number 11 shirt and was probably the fastest forward of his time, he was as quick if not quicker than a lot of backs.

God bless Albert, thanks for the memories. xxx

Replied: 10th Sep 2011 at 00:19


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