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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 21st August, 2021)

Davy Boy Smith

Davy Boy Smith
The British Bulldog grave in All Saints, Golborne.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Anne on 21st August 2021 at 09:00

Some very ornate headstones. Was it compulsory to have them all in this style?

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st August 2021 at 09:30

He was a relative of a friend of mine. I remember seeing photos of him in The Wigan Observer during his heyday as a wrestler....a good-looking young man. How sad that he was taken so young.

Comment by: James Hanson on 21st August 2021 at 09:44

Never heard of this lad so I looked him up.

Comment by: Kent Walton on 21st August 2021 at 19:04

Film on ch 4 at 9pm all about a wrestling family.

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st August 2021 at 19:46

Didn't there used to be a wrestling commentator called Kent Walton in the sixties?

Comment by: Broady on 21st August 2021 at 22:16

There certainly was Irene. Saturday afternoon. Billy Two Rivers, Mick McManus, Jackie Pallo, Bert Royal and Vic Faulkner etc.

Davey Smith spent a lot of his time here in Calgary.

Comment by: Mick on 21st August 2021 at 23:05

Well I thought this photo would have deserved at least one poem. or maybe a prayer.

O God, Creator and Redeemer
Of all Your faithful people
Grant to the souls of all our faithful departed
Your mercy, light and peace
Lord, we pray that those we love
Who have gone before us in faith
May know Your forgiveness for their sins
And the blessings of everlasting life
In the company with the Virgin Mary
And all the angels and saints in ancient Heaven
RIP Davy Boy

Comment by: Pauline on 22nd August 2021 at 06:46

Surprised to see this one. It is actually to the left of my husband.'s.

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