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Rugby League Family Prescott of Wigan
« on: Sunday 25 February 07 20:43 GMT (UK) »
I'm posting this on several sites because I haven't been able to find a good source for information.  My family had 4 rugby league players 3 generations who were part of the early beginnings of rugby league and the formation of wigan rugby league club.  Their names were John, Elijah, Jack and Frank Prescott and possibly Thomas.  I would love to know more about their playing careers.  Jack is the only one I know anything about, a flyhalf and great goal kicker he captained a winning side when he played for Warrington.  The others I know very little about other than I have a clock presented to John Prescott in 1910 for services to Wigan Rugby club.  Anyone know of a good history site?

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Re: Rugby League Family Prescott of Wigan
« Reply #1 on: Monday 26 February 07 22:40 GMT (UK) »
try looking for wigan newspaper sites or / and they might have an archive, try this site

http://www.wiganwarriors.com
Dadicott, Dorricott. Watterson, Evans, Bracegirdle, Quinn, Mcloughlin, Whitehouse

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Re: Rugby League Family Prescott of Wigan
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 27 February 07 13:00 GMT (UK) »
Yes I've looked at the site and emailed them but no reply yet.  Warrington has Jack listed in the 1920s.   But the early history is surprisingly hard to find.  Archives seem to be specific to a club and unless you know the clubs and the dates seem to be hard to find.  I know Wigan were well aware of Jack as they invited him to a match just before he died in 1989 and one of the players used to visit him to talk about what it was like in the old days.

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Re: Rugby League Family Prescott of Wigan
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 27 February 07 18:28 GMT (UK) »
try this it on amazon  (Wigan Rugby League (Archive Photographs: Images of Sport) (Paperback) by Graham Morris (Author)
also try warrington and wigan libraries Warrington has a website or email address posted on the warrington board.  they will have local published book you could get the title and author of them and the ISBN number and borrow them through your local library
Dadicott, Dorricott. Watterson, Evans, Bracegirdle, Quinn, Mcloughlin, Whitehouse


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Re: Rugby League Family Prescott of Wigan
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 27 February 07 19:02 GMT (UK) »
Thanks that's useful information.  I'll do that.

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Re: Rugby League Family Prescott of Wigan
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 27 February 07 19:12 GMT (UK) »

Hi Duckweed !

This may be an interesting site to go through ! maybe an email might be worth a shot !! AND you can join their Forum  :)

http://www.rlhalloffame.org.uk/

Do you have an Alan Prescott also ?

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 February 07 20:03 GMT (UK) »
No Alan though they must have known each other.

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Re: Rugby League Family Prescott of Wigan
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 23 November 21 00:02 GMT (UK) »
@duckweed

might want to get out this direction - Tom Prescott moved to Australia and with a love still for Wigan.

https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-614801314/view?sectionId=nla.obj-629287155&partId=nla.obj-614836625#page/n10/mode/1up

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Re: Rugby League Family Prescott of Wigan
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 23 November 21 00:03 GMT (UK) »
I'm posting this on several sites because I haven't been able to find a good source for information.  My family had 4 rugby league players 3 generations who were part of the early beginnings of rugby league and the formation of wigan rugby league club.  Their names were John, Elijah, Jack and Frank Prescott and possibly Thomas.  I would love to know more about their playing careers.  Jack is the only one I know anything about, a flyhalf and great goal kicker he captained a winning side when he played for Warrington.  The others I know very little about other than I have a clock presented to John Prescott in 1910 for services to Wigan Rugby club.  Anyone know of a good history site?

Hi - try to search for Tom through Australian rugby league archives. The TROVE had his obituary
https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-614801314/view?sectionId=nla.obj-629287155&partId=nla.obj-614836625#page/n10/mode/1up