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Two Local Football Players called Norman Wright Plus Local Railways

April 30, 2013 4 comments

Norman Wright number one  was born in Ushaw Moor in late December 1908 and played for Ushaw Moor Council School, Esh Winning Juniors, Grimsby Town, Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City, and Watford. At one time he was an amateur on the books of Newcastle United. He was a prolific goal scorer, especially for Crewe, Accrington Stanley and Watford. I wonder whether he played for the Ushaw Moor school team that won a trophy in the very early 1920s [I believe that team is pictured on this site] or whether he had already left school.

The second Norman Wright is mentioned by Elizabeth Emery. She informs us that he was a lorry driver [much of it for Deerness Railways] and at one time played for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Elizabeth Emery gives an interesting account of the local railways during the period 1943 -1947. You can google it as follows:

Deerness Valley Railways Elizabeth Emery.


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