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Under 13 1954 football team
Under 13 1954 football team
Photo: Robert (Bob) Winnard
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Under 13 football team 1954 I'm the on the front row 3rd from right

Comment by: JG on 12th February 2016 at 10:34

Hi Bob, just a line to say its good to know your still around, I will mention it when I see parky. (JG)

Comment by: Albert. on 12th February 2016 at 15:20

Seem big lads' for under 13s. Must have been all the school dinners, and milk being drunk. Good photograph.

Comment by: Horace on 12th February 2016 at 15:48

First time I've ever seen Robbo in a suit and tie, he was always in a track suit, ( not that anyone ever saw him break sweat or do any excersice).

Comment by: Roy Huxley on 12th February 2016 at 16:03

Brings back a few memories does this one Bob, a few faces i can pick out, Smethurst, Walker, Unsworth, Trevena, Yourself, McCann.

Comment by: Broady on 13th February 2016 at 04:30

I see Mr. Brace at one end and the sadist at the back but who is the other teacher??

Comment by: RON HUNT on 14th February 2016 at 09:43

The room on the far right was the Prefects room. Robinson was tragically killed in a car accident in America. His wife was unhurt and still lives in Adlington.

Comment by: Roy on 14th February 2016 at 10:35

Ron, i know what a lot of former pupils would say about Robinsons death, but, i suppose somebody must have had a good word for the man, not me i'm afraid. Tragic end nevertheless, RIP Robbo. Wherever he is now, let's hope there are no young lads with Dunlop imprinted on their backsides.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 14th February 2016 at 10:53

Roy my 'tattoo' is spelt POLNUD<g> But in saying that I would rather have the "PUMP"( I must have ended up with buttocks like leather) than endure the end of the showers when you had to go through the COLD SHOWER and Robbo would be waiting there making sure you didn't duck out of it..

Comment by: Paul Knowles on 15th February 2016 at 22:57

I wonder, is this Bob Winnard from Lamberhead Green?

Comment by: Carolaen on 16th February 2016 at 18:42

I along with many other from WGS days don't have fond memories of "Robbo", I didn't know he had been killed in a car crash in America though. Talking of which I don't know if any readers here remember Roger Freeman. He was a friend of mine in WGS (1963-1969). He was a very well known Rally Driver and died in July 2003 in a crash in Oregon with his co driver Mark Lovell. They has been British Open rally champuions in 1983.

Comment by: Bob Winnard on 2nd March 2016 at 17:36

Hi,JG called at parks sorry didn't know your address
Hi Roy the missing names as remember are Parker,Lea, Aspinall,
Byron or Byrom,Willson, can't remember the masters name.
Hi Paul I was born in Pemberton near enough to Lommro Green.
Just a message for Graham Smethurst I am coming to Portugal
10th-24th Mar. Would be nice to meet up,staying Prau de Or area.
Mobile no. 07816956933

Comment by: Jim Lea on 7th March 2016 at 12:13

now living in Burscough, anyone wanting to get in touch pls contact me through Wigan world

Comment by: Len Dissado on 26th April 2016 at 16:47

I too remember Robbo from TLS days without much pleasure, at least until I could match him at Badminton. The cold shower at the end of a so-called cross country run was purgatory. Missed my train so many times. Robbo's sport was gymnastics. I remember him giving a demonstration on the pommel horse ala Louis Smith these days. Not helpful to 13 year olds though.

Comment by: A. (Tony )Walker on 19th April 2018 at 18:58

What memories! I,m the goalkeeper. Mr Livesey is the teacher front right.

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