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Wigan Borough AFC   Views: 937
Billy Dickinson/ Wigan Boro   Comments: 17
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 30894  
Billy Dickinson/ Wigan Boro
  Postcard Billy DICKINSON  

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Comments by Philip G., 12th January 2019  
Bit of a handful this fella; 203 goals in 387 appearances. He was spotted while playing for New Springs FC. Having looked at old team photos of 'Borough FC, it seems quite likely that he's shown here wearing a green jersey with a large letter 'W' on its badge. Give it to Billy!

Comments by rt, 13th January 2019  
you woudnt damage your metatarsal in those boots

Comments by RON HUNT, 13th January 2019  
Philip Boro played in red shirts so I'm thinking it will be red?
I have a brand new unworn, pair of 1930's football boots. I saw them for sale in a local auction last year and I had to have them.

Comments by Albert, 13th January 2019  
Was it Wigan Rovers that had a soccer ground , off Warrington Road, Newtown, a short distance from the Saddle.?. If correct. How long was the club in existence for?. I remember a soccer ground being there in the early sixties, and I seem to remember the club being Wigan Rovers.

Comments by Philip G., 13th January 2019  
I've since had a look at the 'Historical Football Kits' site, and it shows 'Borough's 'Green jersey with black and white socks.' But I'm confident that the player shown here isn't wearing black and white socks, so I'll go for 'black socks with green and white tops.'
Oh, and don't be putting any Dubbin on those boots.

Comments by Ticsmon, 13th January 2019  
Wigan Borough played in red and white, green and black and gold during their league years. I remember it well!

Comments by Philip G., 13th January 2019  
On further thoughts, the socks shown here could be 'black with red and white tops' - the green strip had replaced the 'red and white halved strip.

Comments by Keith Beckett, 13th January 2019  
There’s a retouched team photo on the Wigan Athletic Supporters club web site showing the kit as green jerseys and black socks with green and white tops.

Comments by Philip G., 13th January 2019  
Well-in! Keith. I must admit my assumption that Billy Dickinson could be wearing the previous season's 'red and white tops' was a bit 'rich.'

Comments by Derek Callaghan, 14th January 2019  
Yes Albert. Wigan Rovers did play there. I remember going occasionally if only to smell the bread from Rathbones. Or am I imagining now? Did they play in yellow and black?

Comments by Albert., 15th January 2019  
Derek. One of the reasons I recollect it, is, one night I was on Newtown beat, and found a small rubbish fire smouldering near one of the buildings, in the grounds. To be on the safe side, I sent for the fire service, and they sorted ot out. No doubt it probably would have extinguished itself. I was amazed when I read the local paper, the next day. The football club’s authorities praising my actions.

Comments by tom, 15th January 2019  
albert i think it was also used in the ken gee cup

Comments by Jarvo, 17th January 2019  
Looking closely, that ISN'T the Phoniex Stand in the background. But when was it built? Is that the original main stand? Or is this on an away ground?

Comments by Philip G., 17th January 2019  
Jarvo. There's a coloured team-photo available that shows the players wearing green jerseys, and the stand decked in red and white stripes. I'll go for Springfield'.

Comments by George Chilvers, 19th January 2019  georgechilvers@tiscali.co.uk 
Boro started out in red and white halves, but then changed to green (they were nicknamed "The Linnets"). They then changed to black and amber hoops.
The info on Historical Kits comes from my research.
And any colourised photos you've seen will have been done by me. :D

Comments by Philip G., 19th January 2019  
The 'Kits site is nicely set, and made firm by your prolonged research George.
Continued thanks for fettling my School soccer team photo, a short while ago.

Comments by Bert, 3rd February 2019  
Springfield Park approx. 1926. The stand is the one that burnt down in 1953. Stand was built in 1921

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