BENNY GOODE- ANY INFORMATION
Posted 11 March 2005 - 02:39 PM
Posted 11 March 2005 - 02:58 PM
So, roughly how old is/was your friends Grandad? what years did he play? have u any more information?
I've just looked in the bible and can't see any Benny Goode listed in the representative honours section.
Posted 11 March 2005 - 03:27 PM
Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:40 AM
Right then, here we go.
I spoke with a fellow supporter Chris Haslam only yesterday (Monday 28th March) and he told me the basic story about the elusive Benny in question and it is much the same as I could recall.
Chris is a couple of years old than me (I'm 64) and was once active in Swinton RLFC's Supporters' Association especially during the Lions' 1960s' hey day.
I said to him, "Do you recall someone called Benny Goode?" and he said (as I half expected) that he most certainly did and remembered Benny very clearly.
The story goes that he did in fact "come North" to Swinton in the '30s when he was signed as a player by the club. However, as a player, he did not turn out to be as promising as was expected. This was because he was signed by mistake for another young fellow Welshman who was perhaps located in the same part of his hometown in Wales.
Although he did not actually become a Swinton player as such, he stayed in the town where he eventually met and married a local girl, had a family and continued to follow and support the Lions for the rest of his life.
If you are looking for his existing family today, I've looked in the Phone Book which covers this area and there one person called "Goode" in the Swinton & Pendlebury area who may or maybe a relative.
This entry in the phone book is shown as...
27 Ludlow Avenue
Tel: 0161 281 2690
Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:53 AM
The Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode
Sorry couldnt resist that one, I'll get me coat. lol
Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:33 PM
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