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Team for Football Final 1963
Team for Football Final 1963
Photo: Neil Rigby
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Item #: 19794
Team that played in the final of a Wigan and District Schools competition, I think 1963. Team members are aged 15 years and younger. The teacher is Mr. John Magnall.
In the photo :-
Top Row Left to Right
Neil Rigby (Me), John Walker, Alan Eastham, John (Johnny) Johnson, Peter Baker, Chris Barton, Mr. Magnall
Bottom Row Left to Right
?,?, David (Dave) Graham, ?, Michael (Mick) Stretton.

I can't be sure of the names of everyone so I have left them out. Can anyone add them?

We lost the final, I think, 2 goals to 1, and I think it was Peter Baker who scored.

Comment by: Barry Prior on 5th February 2012 at 00:24

Hello Neil it good to know you are still a live and well long time no see are you well .Please get in touch.

Comment by: indalo on 5th February 2012 at 08:24

Neil, long time no see, John Magnall also taught me,a top teacher and person.(your cousin from Orrell Post)

Comment by: ann aspinall on 5th February 2012 at 20:17

has anybody got a school photo from abraham guest class 4b 1962- ish

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 5th February 2012 at 20:22

Bottom Row, 4th from left (2nd from right) is David Ralphson.

indalo my email address is franneil@talktalk.net.

Comment by: chris southworth on 7th February 2012 at 17:56

Woodhouse Stadium with Springfield Park in background?

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 7th February 2012 at 20:06

Yes Chris, Woodhouse Stadium/Springfield Park. I think our opponents were Ashton Grammar, who were always a very good team, but I can't be sure.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 16th February 2012 at 23:28

Bottom Row 2nd from Left is Tony O'Mally

Comment by: ann aspinall on 20th February 2012 at 12:08

has anybody got a class photo of 4b 1962 ish

Comment by: Ronald Birchall on 19th March 2012 at 15:21

I remember most of these boys, their names escape me, the two I remember is John Handley, Tony O'Malley, the later was in my class.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 19th March 2012 at 19:39

Ronald, now that you have identified John Handley in the photo, everyone has now been identified in the various comments, Thanks

Comment by: Tommy Cottom on 20th March 2012 at 19:15

2nd bottom left is my grandad Tony Omalley.

Comment by: Tony O Malley on 21st April 2012 at 19:51

Didnt we play in some cup final the year previous,I think David Ashcroft was captain and the goal keeper was Alan Wilson.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 25th April 2012 at 19:55

Tony, I am fairly sure that you are correct. I remember going to "a big match" when both David Ashcroft and Alan Wilson played. They were very good players and I think they played for Wigan Schoolboys. I also remember the name (John) Pearson (I think) who played for another school who was in Wigan Schoolboys at the same time, but also played at a higher level, maybe England schoolboys. (I am stretching my memory here and I could be wrong.)

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