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On This Day: December 4th

Born on this day 1931, the incredible George Bromilow.

George scored 43 goals for the Sandgrounders in 86 appearances(all competitions), 28 of those coming in his first season 1955/56.

As an amateur footballer at Haig Avenue, he was eligible to be included in the Great Britain squad at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Australia, where he scored two goals in two games. Had he been a professional, like the majority of his team mates, he would have been unable to represent Great Britain.

As both a teacher at Meols Cop High School and a footballer mixing with the professional ranks his international selection caused a few headaches.


He proudly wore his Olympic badge on his blazer for many years afterwards and his local fame meant that he often made the news.

Football was not George’s only sport. He was also a useful all-rounder at Southport and Birkdale Cricket Club and a keen golfer.

An immensely popular local figure, the former Churchtown and Meols Cop schoolmaster sadly passed away in 2005.

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