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Offline ed styles

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« on: 12 April, 2018, 11:32:54 AM »
In 1956 as a 12 yr old schoolboy I met and got their autograph of Canning Towns Terry spinks ans Scotlands Dick Mctaggart when they were at the Schoolboys Exibition after their Gold Medal wins in Melbourne . Just found out that Terry was a wild card last minute choice and missed the other teams departure so had to travel the 5week journey by Ship , having done that trip a few times myself , it is a long way . Years later he was a wellknown face around Canning town .
Also at those Melbourne Olympic games  Rolf Harris swam for Australia , not many people know that .

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« Reply #1 on: 12 April, 2018, 11:56:22 AM »
It was always a mystery to me, as to why Dick McTaggart never turned Pro.
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