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Knowsley will be the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture in 2022 which is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and create. Throughout the year long programme we plan to have fantastic major events and moments. The Borough’s plan is for Knowsley communities to be a major part of shaping the vision and themes for our special year, which broadly focuses…

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Cables Greats: Jackie Lawton

Sunset over The IP Truck Parts Stadium

In our final article of the Cables Greats series, Glyn Williams tells the story of Jackie Lawton. Born in Halsall Street, Jackie was a Prescotian who signed forms for both Everton (as an amateur) and Liverpool (as a professional), from whom he joined Cables in 1954. He was a pipe-fitter at BICC and served as a Scoutmaster, meaning that he remained at…

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Cables Greats: Bill Watkinson

Sunset over The IP Truck Parts Stadium

In the fourth profile of players from the 1956-57 Lancashire Combination winning team, Glyn Williams examines the career of Bill Watkinson, who scored 65 goals in the Championship season. Bill played for Liverpool, Accrington Stanley and Halifax Town before joining Cables, and Skelmersdale United after leaving Hope Street.. His was a remarkable career and you can read all about it by…

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Cables Greats: Alex Muir

Alex Muir with his wife Shirley on their wedding day

For this evening’s profile of a past player, Glyn Williams again returns to the Lancashire Combination championship-winning side of 1956-57 and specifically Alex Muir. A right-sided player who turned out for Liverpool FC and South Liverpool as well as playing for Cables, Alex also made an impact as a coach, working for Tranmere Rovers in Youth Development for 25 years. He…

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Cables Greats: Freddie Crampton

Sunset over The IP Truck Parts Stadium

Not many players have scored more than 100 First Team goals for Prescot Cables, but Freddie Crampton did. He achieved his century during the 1956-57 season, in which Cables won the Lancashire Combination and eventually racked up 160 goals for the the club. Glyn Williams has researched Freddie’s career and the story can be read by clicking here.

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Cables Greats: Frank Phillips

Sunset over The IP Truck Parts Stadium

Tonight, Glyn Williams shares with us the story of one of the lynchpins of the Lancashire Combination Championship team of 1956-57. Frank Phillips was a solid and reliable defender who was ‘Prescot Cables through and through’. Frank played for the club more than 300 times and was honoured with a Benefit Match. To read the story of a man who helped…

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Cables Greats: Sandy Lyon

Sunset over The IP Truck Parts Stadium

This afternoon, Glyn Williams profiles Sandy Lyon, who won the Lancashire Combination Cup and Liverpool Challenge Cup with Cables and was the club’s Captain for a time. He also contributed greatly to the town as a civic leader after his playing career came to an end, serving two terms as Mayor of Prescot. His story is a fascinating tale and can…

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Cables Greats: Jack Roscoe

Jack Roscoe during his time in the Royal Navy

Tonight’s historic player is focus is the legendary Jack Roscoe, whose feats in front of goal were truly remarkable. The article we are re-publishing today was Glyn Williams’ original piece about Jack; regular visitors may have already read another article by Glyn about his life and career. This piece contains much more detail about Jack’s life and new facts. Today’s…

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Cables Greats: Harry Topping

Sunset over The IP Truck Parts Stadium

This afternoon’s stroll down Memory Lane is a profile of Harry Topping, who was a player and a coach at Hope Street. Born in Prescot, Harry represented several clubs before joining his hometown team after the Second World War as a player, then having two spells of coaching / managing the First Team. You can learn about Harry’s career by clicking…

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