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This is my favourite wanderers picture ever.    Had the pleasure of being presented the greater Manchester schoolboys cup trophy after winning it as Captain at the Reebok, I was in absolute awe

Mine too. Beer, a Capstan Full Strength, railway line scars and supping champers from the FA Cup. What a man. As others have said, nothing sums up Bolton Wanderers more than Nat Lofthouse. W

Legend isn’t a big enough word.

9 minutes ago, Benny The Ball said:

Dont know If this has been seen this way before ... 

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Superb that, not seen any colour images from 58 cup final, one thing would hopkinson’s shirt have been green?  Is there anyone can name all the players and the 2 lads without a kit on the right?

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Just now, Mounts Kipper said:

Superb that, not seen any colour images from 58 cup final, one thing would hopkinson’s shirt have been green? 

A friend did this for me - using some software that colour matches - does not always get it 100% spot on , but genuinely dont know what colour of shirt he played in 

Will put a couple more on - as I say no guarantee that they are strictly accurate but brings the images to life 

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6 minutes ago, Mounts Kipper said:

Think they are the ICF given they are carrying hammers. 

Yep, no hammers for us...

We don't carry hammers,

We don't carry lead,

We only carry hatchets to bury in your head. 😄

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1 hour ago, Mr Grey said:

I bet you still got that wooden rattle, were was Howard, did he get lost again ? 😅

Asleep on the bog again. 🙄

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17 hours ago, Benny The Ball said:

and finally - one of the earliest ever 

Pikes Lane which makes it not far off 130 years old 

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Pike lane always fascinated me I’ve tried to see where it was on google earth and has a good look all round that area and the houses in the background I think might still be there there’s about 6/7 rows of streets with terrace houses streets backing up from the main road and it think the ground was at the back of the last set of houses, there are newer build houses in that area I suspect that’s  where the ground was.  Anyone know what street the row of houses in the background was? This would help locate the exact spot. 

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21 hours ago, Benny The Ball said:

A friend did this for me - using some software that colour matches - does not always get it 100% spot on , but genuinely dont know what colour of shirt he played in 

Will put a couple more on - as I say no guarantee that they are strictly accurate but brings the images to life 

what software is that? Looks good - it's so easy to forget that the dim and distant ones like Pikes Lane or the 23 Cup (presumably that event will get a lot of air time in two years!) actually took place in colour.

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1 hour ago, Mounts Kipper said:

Pike lane always fascinated me I’ve tried to see where it was on google earth and has a good look all round that area and the houses in the background I think might still be there there’s about 6/7 rows of streets with terrace houses streets backing up from the main road and it think the ground was at the back of the last set of houses, there are newer build houses in that area I suspect that’s  where the ground was.  Anyone know what street the row of houses in the background was? This would help locate the exact spot. 

Mounts - have a reread of the previous discussion topic - I have linked above - @embankmentposted the only other  photo I have ever seen of Pikes Lane and that looks like it has the Church behind it  ( think it was St Saviours ?) which was on Deane Road , so the question is how do the two pictures line up - I dont know - maybe someone else does ? That might assist in determining the location of the properties you refer to. The picture above is probably dated nearer 1880 when the club moved to pikes lane given the lack of development visible when compared to the other. Be surprised if any of the property survives as the area was massively built over after the club moved out 

Am sure the people who put the blue plaque on Bankfield Street would have done their research as to where its precise location was 

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