Paul's email has stirred the little grey cells, and prompted me
to mention that this year, up in the far North, Duncan Trench and I came
across a former Centaurs player who we didn't know!
You may or may not know that I am in Bolton and spend time at my old club,
Bolton RUFC, where the old farts have their own Compost Corner. Duncan
Trench, who was a Centaur for a couple of seasons early 80s, is the Club
Treasurer, and has been for a number of years. On a visit to Twickers last
6-Nations, a guy said, while close to Gillette Corner, 'I used to play up
there', and Duncan replied, 'So did I. Not Centaurs, surely?' and the usual
'Did you know ....', and 'What about .....' followed.
This guy was Tim Richards, and from speaking with him while watching one of
the Lions series, he must have been there very late 70s, as I joined 1980
and I didn't know him.
Anyway, he had been at Bolton for several years, played I think once or
twice, but introduced his lads into the juniors and became involved in that
section until they grew out of it and discovered the usual vices!
I've attached a photo of Duncan (bespectacled), myself, and Bolton's Club
Captain enjoying a 'wee swallie' in Compost Corner, and a picture I took of
Tim at the afore-mentioned Lions game, in case anyone's interested? Haven't
seen him since, as his lad(s) no longer play, but he's in this area!