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When Harry met Roy. A talk by Tony Collins


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Tony Collins is giving a talk at The Museum of Wigan Life on Sataurday 23rd October. The subject is one that was discussed on here a few years ago. The timing is also fortunate due to Harry Sunderland being at the heart of Tony's talk.

The talk explores how Wigan became home to black rugby players in the 1930s such as George Bennett and Roy Francis. Bennett became the first black player to play for Wales in either rugby code and Francis would become the first black player to represent Great Britain. It'’s story of inclusion, discrimination, and achievement against the odds, uniquely made possible by the sport of rugby league.

If you are interested in attending then follow the link below. Places are limited so be quick.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/when-harry-met-roy-wigan-race-rugby-league-in-the-1930s-by-tony-collins-tickets-168807903985

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Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007

Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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By the way this is free entry but you must register for a ticket.

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Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007

Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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