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Ex Wigan Rugby League chairman
Started by: spudmagoo (1149) Report abuse
Hi guys. I am still cataloguing the rugby photos from the 40s, 50s and 60s. The handwriting on some of them is hard to decipher and I am not familiar enough with the period at Wigan to hazard any guesses. And as they will eventually go online any info has to be accurate. I am looking for a Wigan chairman from the late 40s - early 50s whose name may be E. Carey or E. Cowey or something similar. The first initial is correct as far as I can determine. Would appreciate any help.

Posted by: upthetims (6505) Report abuse

Guarantee he was of same ilk as Wigan chairmen,a TIGHT bastard

Posted by: spudmagoo (1149) Report abuse
Thanks for that but I would prefer helpful comments.
ps Is that kind of language allowed on Wigan World!!!?

Posted by: Anne (3404)  Report abuse
If it is of any help I know a Clifford Brown was on the board for a period, possibly during the late 50s into the 60s but can't say about chairmanship.

Posted by: spudmagoo (1149) Report abuse
Thank you Anne - I have looked at the handwriting again and it is definitely E somebody. Maybe Cowey or Cowrey. May have been on the board.

Posted by: baker boy (14070) Report abuse

Posted by: roylew (2980) Report abuse
Cowap perhaps or was that latics

Posted by: builderboy (2034) Report abuse
Ken Cowap was a Latics man if my memory serves me correctly.

Posted by: blackrodweaver (531) Report abuse
Jack Winstanley wrote quite a few books on Wigan Rugby try the local library they should give you some answers

Posted by: oldswint (1) Report abuse
Sorry for the delay but I think the name is E Conroy. My father knew Eddie Conroy who was on the Board at Wigan He was the owner of a wholesale and retail fruit and vegetable merchants. They had a stall at the side of the market in Market Street and I seem to recall that the wholesale premises were on the other side near the Queens Hall. I think that the Hesketh brothers (decorators), George and Tommy I think, were also Directors then as well.


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