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Liverpool Stanley 1936

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Greetings fellow supporters.


I discovered my granddad Walter Mason had been a rugby league player prior to WW2 . A Dunkirk veteran and sadly not still alive to ask some questions. After the war his rugby career was was over.


The family always talked about the Lancashire League medal he had possibly won ( lost in the mists of time. ) 


I realise from some recent research that he probably played for Liverpool Stanley and I now realise 1936 was a relevant year for the team.


Can anyone help me me with my historical search perhaps with a list of players from that era. My internet  searches keep coming back full circle probably because the team , eventually went out of existence.


He may also have played for St Helens Recs ? South Liverpool ? Halifax and had trials with Wigan ( they said not big enough ! ) Possibly a goal kicker.


Thanks for any help in my quest.

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Walter Mason did play in the 1935/36 Liverpool Stanley Lancashire League winning team. I can find 3 games he played in.


7th Sept 1935 Swinton away  lost  3-29 but Mason scored the Liverpool Try.

14th Sept  Salford home  lost  7-14 Mason kicked two goals.

21st Sept  Keighley home   won 2-0  Mason kicked the only points.


Not sure why he didn't play more as he seems to have scored points in all 3 games!

I only have info on Liverpool Stanley so don't know about the other teams.


That year was Stanley's most successful season and your grand dad played with a few internationals like Harry Woods and Billy Belshaw.


Hope that helps.

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a couple of scans attached.


other resources include the RL stats books but no idea who sells these nowadays.

liverpool city book by mike brocken has some chapters on Liverpool Stanley.




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I have now reason to believe ( kindly supplied by a board member ) that my grandad played for St Helens recs ( 12 times ) in 1933. Final of the Lancs County Cup (Nov/Dec ) that year won by Oldham v St HR. Could that be where he won his ( losers ) medal ? Does anyone have a programme of that game for reference please ? Bill.

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