Football Star in Victorian Lancashire, a tragedy and a mystery

John Richard Parker or Johnny Parker to give him his footballing or soccer playing name was my great grandfather. I knew him as a rather dapper gentleman, never appearing without a tie or his walking cane. He had a presence, a man who filled the room even though he was in his late 80’s whenContinue reading “Football Star in Victorian Lancashire, a tragedy and a mystery”

Football Star in Victorian Lancashire, a tragedy and a mystery

John Richard Parker or Johnny Parker to give him his footballing or soccer playing name was my great grandfather. I knew him as a rather dapper gentleman, never appearing without a tie or his walking cane. He had a presence, a man who filled the room even though he was in his late 80’s whenContinue reading “Football Star in Victorian Lancashire, a tragedy and a mystery”

Football Star in Victorian Lancashire, a tragedy and a mystery

John Richard Parker or Johnny Parker to give him his footballing or soccer playing name was my great grandfather. I knew him as a rather dapper gentleman, never appearing without a tie or his walking cane. He had a presence, a man who filled the room even though he was in his late 80’s whenContinue reading “Football Star in Victorian Lancashire, a tragedy and a mystery”

Spanning the Generations back to Victorian Times – my Ancestry link to the past

This is quite a photograph in the context of my family history research. It is also notable this week in that the central characters, my parents, celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. In the current covid-19 situation it was not possible to travel north to see them but for them this was another happy milestone inContinue reading “Spanning the Generations back to Victorian Times – my Ancestry link to the past”