Wartime and the scholarship to Grammar Schools allowed access to
Rugby Union, an amateur game played by gentlemen in Rugby Clubs
like Liverpool and Blackheath. Since the schism with Rugby League
in 1895 the antipathy between the two codes was stark. Peter
Harvey's story opened the door for hundreds of boys from Lancashire
to play for England Schools. However, the suggestion that he might
go to Rugby League was enough to prevent selection for England. The
story of how this happened, and his subsequent success as a
semi-professional rugby player, reaches its climax in Championships
and Challenge Cups with the great St Helens RL side of the 1960s.
Running parallel to this story is the training necessary to become
a teacher and head teacher, and those people who helped me on that
journey. The final chapters tell of rugby stars of the 1960s who he
played with or against and the subsequent joys and fellowships of
past players associations. It is a unique view of social history
from coalmine to classroom, 1940 to present.
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