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Manly team photo 1953

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by mufc1965, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. mufc1965

    mufc1965 New Member

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    Hi there everyone. My father in law played first grade for Manly in 1953. His name is Rex Bailey.
    Rex has been unwell for sometime now and im desperately trying to find a team photo from 1953 season.
    Does anyone have any ideas? Have approached the club but they werent too helpful.

    Many thanks
     
  2. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hi mate,

    Bob (vidmar) has already asked on your behalf (see the thread below).

    We're hoping something gets sorted.

    We hope your Dad gets well.

    http://www.silvertails.net/forum/Thread-Help-Needed-1953-team-picture
     
  3. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    G'day mate. I have been all over google but have not found anything. The club would surely have a team photo from 1953.

    It's a big ask I know, but does anyone think Larissa may know someone in the club that could help? Perhaps you could PM her.

    Best wishes to you in your search, and your Father in-law with his illness.
     
  4. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Try the archives of old newspapers? Sydney morning herald? I know the Mitchell library was already suggested, which may be the best place for those old records, all on microfiche I guess? otherwise contact the paper direct? Good luck.
     
  5. mufc1965

    mufc1965 New Member

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    thanks everyone for your replies. will try all leads. Rex is recovering well. cheers
     
  6. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Ask other players who were in the 1953 team.
     
  7. Boofhead

    Boofhead Active Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I just checked the book "The Eagle has Landed" but couldn't find anything in there. I hope Rex keeps improving.
     
  8. mufc1965

    mufc1965 New Member

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  9. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FOUR-RUGBY-LEAGUE-NEWS-MAGAZINES-1953-59-63-1996-/390277077103?pt=AU_NRL_Memorabilia&hash=item5ade53986f&_uhb=1

    @mufc1965 Ebay has the 1953 Rugby League Life - maybe there is a Manly photo in there
     
  10. eagle66

    eagle66 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not what you are after, but here is a SMH clip from 10/7/53. I think it is referring to Rex but they got his christian name wrong.

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  11. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    There's a few mentions of him on the national library's trove digitized herald from '53.
     
  12. eagle66

    eagle66 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Looks like this is the closest to a team photo.
     
  13. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    That is great eagle66, the "news" became big league in 74
     
  14. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Jack Munro had a big head or a very small hat.
     
  15. Mybludog

    Mybludog Active Member

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    A lot of people have been looking for a photo and info for a few weeks now but haven't been able to come up with anything.

    I think it's a bit unfair to say "the club weren't to helpful"

    Mate, you have to realise that unless teams made the GF it was very rare to have a team photo taken back in those days. Good luck.

    Hope Rex is ok.
     
  16. mufc1965

    mufc1965 New Member

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    Rex Bailey

    Hey Guys,

    sorry to have to break this news to you but my father in law passed away today. His name was Rex Bailey he played for us in 1953 and scored one try. We are all going to miss him he loved the club and my only regret is that we cannot get a team pic from 1953. Rest in peace poppy

    regards

    steve
     
  17. Terence Zarsoff

    Terence Zarsoff New Member

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    RE: Rex Bailey

    Sorry to hear that Steve.
     
  18. mufc1965

    mufc1965 New Member

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    RE: Rex Bailey

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    thanks mate appreciate
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RE: Rex Bailey

    That is sad news, any manly player is a legend and will be mourned
     
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