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Blue Monkey

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Original white V team 13 - one member passes away

22 November 2014 - 09:41 PM

The very first occasion when the white V jersey was worn was the Lancashire Cup final against St Helens at Central Park, Wigan in October 1960.


It is announced in the latest issue of the Rugby League Journal that Lions number 8 prop Bill Bretherton has died in August at the age of 84. Bill was a member of that first team at Wigan that afternoon to turn out sporting the new white V jerseys.


Wigan born Bill was a member of the powerful St Helens and Wigan teams of the 1950s and joined the Lions helping to bolster up the forwards at the dawn of the 'swinging sixties'.

Cenotaph moves again

13 November 2014 - 08:49 PM

The town's cenotaph was moved in the 1980s from its original place in Victoria Park to just off Chorley Road near the town hall.


Now, according to that beacon of truth and accuracy in the local media, the Salford Advertiser, it's moved again, to Salford!


In today's paper (Thursday 13 Nov) on page 13, under the impressive page heading "REMEMBERING THE FALLEN", is a picture of our former focal point for remembering locals who fell in various conflicts from the world wars to other places since 1945.


Under a picture of last Sunday's Remembrance parade it says quite clearly, "Hundreds turned out at Salford Cenotaph, above and right to remember..."


First, they nicked our town hall, now it's our cenotaph.


Seriously folks, I'm about to send an email to the blockheads at the SA and say a few choice words about their less than professional efforts on the above subject.



Agecroft pit - pictures etc

25 October 2014 - 04:04 PM

Click on link below to watch and listen to a video about Agecroft Colliery, yet another bit of local life, like Station Road, now consigned to the past.