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A Biography of international football & cricket trainer Fred Warburton, by his Grandson Ken Warburton appeared in Issue 2 of
The Button Files. The following photos include some I had to leave out of the newsletter as they made the file to large to email.
Fred at his son Joe’s wedding in 1946
Rolling Your Own Life
Fred as a cricket Groundsman
The 1881 Census
The 1881 Census only lists 6 family members living at 5 Church Street Bolton. James senior at this time was working as a stonemason in Marlborough, Wiltshire and was lodging with George James and family.
Betsy and her family were living next door to her Father and Mother (John & Margaret Moore) and her brother Thomas.
Fred pictured in an extract from a photo of the Plymouth Argyle team of 1908-9
The original photo was donated to the Plymouth Argyle club in February 2001 by Joe Warburton because they had lost all their records in a disastrous fire.
Fred (extreme right) with the Dutch International football team in the 1920 Summer Olympics
Haagsche Voetbal Vereeniging (HVV)
Taken on 12th May 1929. Fred is 2nd left in the flat cap
Fred with some of the younger members of the Hague cricket club (Joe Warburton, Fred’s son, is front right)
Fred outside one of the Characteristic HVV Buildings
Fred with his wife Pauline
Fred with a pre-war Morecambe FC team
Fred with the 1946 Westgate CC Team
Son Jim is in the middle of the front row, son Joe is extreme left front row, and son Fred is the 2nd left on the back row.
It is situated in Torrisholme Cemetery on Westgate in Morecambe. Since this photo was taken, Fred’s Daughter Mary has been commemorated by an additional inscription on the stone.