Archie meets his hero

Archie and Charlie Pawsey, Charlie Pawsey  in 1952

Salford Lad and  rugby league star Charlie Pawsey returned to the club yesterday . Charlie was captain of Leigh RLFC, an England star and also captained the Great Britain team on the tour of Australia in 1950.

Archie, a life long fan of the game recalled Charlie’s exploits on the pitch for Leigh, England and Great Britain  Charlie was also at Manchester United before WW2 but switched to Rugby League after the war. His SLC membership record shows he attended the 1937 camp, played netball for the club and his first job was as a cabin boy. Charlie spent his working life on the docks becoming a stevedore.

Pictures show Archie and Charlie in the gym, and Charlie in 1952

2 thoughts on “Archie meets his hero

  1. I also attended SLC in the 60's bodybuilding with such members as Tony Holland, Edgar Ramsbottom, Alex Youd, Ray Littler et al..I would like to visit SLC & wondered when would be best to visit…cheers, Ray Bowers.

  2. Charlie Pawsey was one of my boyhood heroes at Leigh along with Rex Mossop, Trevor Alan and Jimmy Ledgard. Those days will stay in my memory for ever

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