Rex Trickett


Rex (92) cherishing his Montagu Cup trophy from 1958

Rex Trickett, along with his twin brothers George and Harold, were all on Manchester City's books.

Rex played a few reserve matches for them before his national service in Africa and the Middle East. 

On his return, Rex played local football for Swinton Bowbroom WMC in which he enjoyed a lot of success. Notably, in 1958, when Bowbroom won the Montagu Cup. 
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Rex also played for Swinton Athletic and Denaby United. He remembers getting half-a-crown for playing away at SWFC reserves for DUFC.

Rex scored two in an Army Cadet final at Bramall Lane. He was an inside-right.

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Rex and his wife, Edna

Later Rex was called up by the to represent England for the army -  his stint in North Africa prevented this.

Rex's other trophies:

M.A.L. 56-57 & 57/58
A.L Win 51-52
A.L. RU 52-53
Mex Inv Cup Win 56/57 & 57-58


In Tripoli during his time in the Armed Forces


Rex with his football awards - mainly for Swinton Bowbroom WMC


Rex and Edna with Archie and Edith Brook

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"Shudda" Mitchell (left) and Rex with the Montagu Cup in 1958