Ken Lock and I went to the Liverpool Regional Museum for a Rugby League display covering over a 100 years of Rugby League. The Magpie Archives had been invited to also display a sample of their Wests Memorabilia. The theme of the Wests memorabilia was the great footballers that came from the Liverpool area and played for Wests and New South Wales and Australia.
Unfortunately the guest of honor Bill Keato had broken a rib the night before and could not make it.
Ken Lock outside the Museum
Some of the large display of Rugby League photos.
Not a Wests player but a good one.
Vale Rex Mossop 1928-2011
A rare photo of Noel Kelly in a suit. Check out the price of the posters.
James McWhinnie from the Magpie Archives gave a very good talk on the history
of Rugby League in the Liverpool area.
It was a pity that almost everyone who said they would be there failed to show up.
They missed an exceptional lecture on the subject of Wests history.
This Fairfield A grade side had a host of future Wests players in it.
James and some of the very interested crowd .
Ken and James locked in a talk about the real old days.
Memorabilia from the Magpie archives
more of the same.
and some more
The late Jimmy Sharmans footie boots.
Don't forget if you have any Wests memorabilia
Please ring Magpie Archives on 9797-1933
In closing Ken and I would like to thank the people at the Magpie Archives for the invite and thanks also to the wonderful people at the Liverpool Regional Museum for their hospitality.
Pratten Park when Bill was playing
Noel Kellys Kids, a website by Tony Lewis, Greg Willis and Steve Lothian honouring Rugby League Legend Noel Kelly and the Western Suburbs Magpies from 1966 to 1969. Noel Kelly,Captain Coach of the Western Suburbs Rugby League Club. The site involves statistics, photos, with interviews from West greats.