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Rugby player died on pitch in last century in Birmingham

#1 by mollymandysb , Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:48 pm

hi all
not sure which part of site to put this on.

am looking to see if there are any notices in local bham newspapers about a reg morgan who died playing rugby. he died on the pitch.

i have found a reg a morgan on the freebmd dying 1923 in birmingham.

would anyone know if this was him, or any information re a rugby player dying on the pitch.

thanks

molly


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#2 by mikejee , Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:55 pm

Molly
He is not on the Wikipedia list (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spo...ers#Rugby_Union ) though this is undoubtably very incomplete


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#3 by mollymandysb , Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:48 pm

Hi Mikee

i know i checked. this is still the research i am doing re morgan/rowbotham. my elderly neigbour's cousin announced that reg morgan used to play rugby and died on the pitch.!! i know his son was born 1908 and his mom died 1927 and she was down as a widow, so i checked the igi deaths and the only one that came up was reg a morgan aged 36 died in birmingham 1923. i dont think he was a professional player. according to these two, he owned loads of shops and had something to do with morgans meats, but i could not find a link with morgans meats in digbeth. anyway on the death cert and his sons birth cert it says he a plumber.

is it still possible to access newspapers from the 1900. when is the new library going to open.

for my own part,one of my e husbands ancestors was 'tommy ball' the only league footballer to be shot, he played for aston villa, we have a book on him.

thanks molly

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#4 by mikejee , Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:20 pm

I think the only way to access 20th century newspapers is at the library


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#5 by mollymandysb , Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:01 pm

do you know when the library closes and re opens please.

steph

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#6 by mikejee , Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:49 pm

I don't know, as i don't live in the area, and have only visited it twice in the last few years but I do know that the hours are very restricted for the next few years while they prepare and then transfer to the new library


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#7 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:03 am

molly

I think everything you need to know is here.

http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/centrallibrary


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#8 by mollymandysb , Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:46 pm

thanks for all the information, will give them a ring and see what they have got and make an appointment to see if i can find what i am looking for.

thanks everyone

steph

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