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HERITAGE CERTIFICATES DISTRIBUTION APPROACHING 500

We are thrilled to report that we have managed to distribute almost 500 Heritage Certificates and Commemorative Booklets to date. These have gone to to past players or their direct descendants. The Certificates have flown around the world to New Zealand, Australia, the USA and even Norway. That said significant numbers have been delivered by hand by our very own Saintmail service manned by Adrian Lawrenson, Ian Coutts and Alex Service.



The response by the recipients has been universal; one of joy, reminiscence and gratitude. Most Certificates are now residing in A4 Frames stimulating the delivery of saintly anecdotes to younger generations.Past players have proudly recorded their deliveries and posted images on Facebook and Twitter.



The Club does not keep official written records of where their heroes go, once their playing days are over. Naturally, the Club still keeps in touch with a good number of their former stars but how do find players or their descendants who seem to disappear without a trace? The answer can be summarised in just a few words The Saints’ Community. The Past Players Association have records bequeathed by the late Geoff Pimblett and of course the leaders of that organisation have a marvellous personal and social network of living past players. Tommy Frodsham, Mick Bowes, Harry Pinner and Chris Arkwright to name but a few are fountains of knowledge in this respect. There is no doubt that social media is key to detection as well. The Searching for a Saint feature on Sundays has netted a considerable number of Saints missing in inaction. The St Helens Star has run in depths Heritage articles seeking descendants of Saints long gone. Descendants of past players have been tracked down on Ancestry resulting in family rugby tales being resurrected and shared with the wider community again. Truly a Community effort which reflects the spirit and commitment of our the Club today.



The associated image says it all. Chapeau Dave Fairleigh!





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