An interesting inquiry I’ve been meaning to share for a few days (but couldn’t find the email, mainly because it came in as a Facebook message – d’oh!) from mate of the blog and Pelsallian Rocky Sprogs about a medal he has that belonged to his father.
Rocky is, of course, the chap who sent in such wonderful images of Brownhills company Strumech, which went down so well here last winter.
I’m looking for any info re the following photos of a medal.
I think it was presented to my father when he would have been 12, his name was Frederick George Rowley.
My mother says he was a keen swimmer, particularly in his youth. May also have been in a Water Polo team. Later on he was Captain of Walsall Rugby Club and President of Staffordshire Rugby Union for a 2 year term.
It is generally a honorary position based on service ( like Mayor).
This is a fascinating thing, and I wasn’t aware of Walsall Corporation having interdepartmental sports competitions. Your old man sounds like a fascinating character and it’s be interesting to see what the readers can find.
Cheers to Rocky for a great enquiry.
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