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Help Needed - 1953 team picture

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by vidmar, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. vidmar

    vidmar Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,
    I wonder if anyone can help?

    I’ve been looking on behalf of a gentleman to get him a copy of a team picture of the 1953 squad without success.

    His father Rex Bailey played for us that year.

    There is not one on the wall of the Leagues Club, the usual sources like FC archives, Narrabeen, Kerry Sibraa, Zorba, NRL archives, Melba Studios, Sean Fagan, Bludog, Spook and Sidey have all drawn a blank.

    I’m in contact with David Middleton who is trying to help but it looks like we’ll need to spread the net a little wider.

    Rex is apparently not too well and I get the impression that his son would like to get a copy sooner rather than later...

    So, if you have a copy or know of anyone who had family/friends or who may have played in that team or you have any memorabilia from that period that features the team and/or Rex Bailey I'd love to hear from you?

    Please email me at bob@manlyfootballclub.com.au

    Any help much appreciated so please let me know soonest?
     
  2. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    I'll take a look tomorrow bob, can get you some leads for the Manly library local studies collection, Mitchell library, old manly daily issues (began 1906?), whatever league journals were around in 53 etc.
     
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  3. Oliver

    Oliver Active Member

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    Could possibly be a photo in the book The Sea Eagle Has Landed.
     
  4. vidmar

    vidmar Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys.
    We checked the Eagle has landed and also the E.E. Christensen annual covering 1953 and even had someone with programs from 1953 but they had no team photos's.
     
  5. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    I was under the impression the NSWRL had all the team photos from each season? I'm guessing you've been there, but thought I'd mention it.
     
  6. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought you would already have this Vid. Didn't you go to all the games that year?
     
  7. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Email sent Vid - no immediate luck, but have sent you some potential leads that you can pass on.
     
  8. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    Hey Bob, I found this, but no 1953 unfortunately.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kHVr3aa_14
     
  9. vidmar

    vidmar Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to everyone for the help - Shoe, got your email and some great links - Thanks.
    Peter - great blast from the past there but no 1953 unfortunately!

    Am still looking so will keep you updated with any change
     

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