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lofty waterman
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Hi Just as a matter of intrest I have got a copy of a 1976 Grand Order Of Water RATS Annual Ball Programme King Rat that year Was David Nixon I noticed among the list of Guests was Mick Mc Manus, How many other wrestlesr past and prestent where envolved in membership or invited to attened functions like the Water Rats Etc etc I was aware that Mick Mc Manus did do some charity events so he was not all that bad .

keep up ther good work

all the best

thank you

Lofty Waterman

December 19, 2017 at 5:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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There was talk of this at the time Lofty. I'm not awre of any other wrestlers involved in the Water Rats. But thre were many occasions when wrestlers were involved in charitable events.

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December 30, 2017 at 3:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

powerlock
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Wasn't there a wrestlers football team that played matched for charity?
December 30, 2017 at 4:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

frank thomas
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powerlock at December 30, 2017 at 4:32 PM

Wasn't there a wrestlers football team that played matched for charity?

There was, I saw them at South Liverpool F.C. In the 70s, can recall bobby Barnes and Robby baron being among the players..
December 30, 2017 at 4:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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I saw the wrestlers versus Coronation Street on the Leyland Motors ground.

My introduction to football/

Fortunately there wasn't too much football involved.

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December 30, 2017 at 5:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

powerlock
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What position did Ena Sharples play?
December 30, 2017 at 6:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

powerlock
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And what side Stan Ogden play for
December 30, 2017 at 6:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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Ena was Corrie and Stan made the tea. We were very modern in Leyland.

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December 30, 2017 at 6:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tom H
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powerlock at December 30, 2017 at 4:32 PM

Wasn't there a wrestlers football team that played matched for charity?

I saw a match in the early 1960s at Ilford football ground. The All Star Wrestlers played against a university team. Al Hayes, Mike Marino, Al Miquet and Leon Fortuna were playing.

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December 31, 2017 at 4:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Les Prest
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Hi: All mony raised by St Lukes amateur wrestling club was donated to several charities i.e. Dr Banado's, Toc H, &guide dogs for the blind etc. I myself am a member of the freemasons who donate lots of mony to charities, (they are not the sinister society that most people think) I wonder If any other wrestlers are masons. regards Presty.
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February 10, 2018 at 10:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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So do you ever get confused over whether to do the wrestlers handshake or the Freemason one Les?
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British wrestling - great characters but the plot was always a bit of a mystery.

February 10, 2018 at 11:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Les Prest
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yes Hack I do get confused with handshakes at times with whom Im shaking hands with, especially when some of my friends who are motor bikers and they greet with thumbs and then clash fists, also divers have a way of greeting one another, very confusing ! ! ! 😕. regards Presty.
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February 11, 2018 at 4:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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That's funny Les. Good to see you back and in the Heritage spirit.
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February 11, 2018 at 2:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mad Mac
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Something sticks in my mind that Mick was involved with the Lords Taverners.

February 11, 2018 at 6:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

frank thomas
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Mad Mac at February 11, 2018 at 6:39 PM

Something sticks in my mind that Mick was involved with the Lords Taverners.

Think he was, along with Jackie Pallo, Jackie also appeared in Southport on behalf of S.O.S.(stars organization for spastics)
February 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

The Ost
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Tom H at December 31, 2017 at 4:42 AM

powerlock at December 30, 2017 at 4:32 PM

Wasn't there a wrestlers football team that played matched for charity?

I saw a match in the early 1960s at Ilford football ground. The All Star Wrestlers played against a university team. Al Hayes, Mike Marino, Al Miquet and Leon Fortuna were playing.

Hi Tom, was this the team you saw? Came across this recently:


https://image.ibb.co/iVk45n/Wrestlingfootballteam.jpg


(I wanted to post the photo here, but the forum would not let me)

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February 11, 2018 at 11:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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Our forum has a mind of it's own Ost. But we've learned to love it when it's not really annoying us. Have a look in the Gallery section of .com site, go to the Help section and one of them is a relatively easy way of posting images to the forum. If it baffles you, and it has baffled many, get back to us. There were two wrestlers football teams, one of wrestlers based in northern England and one of those based in the south.
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British wrestling - great characters but the plot was always a bit of a mystery.

February 12, 2018 at 4:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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