Ex-Liverpool Jack Campbell with family


October 6, 1951
Bootle-born Jack Campbell, the former Liverpool right-half, seen here with his wife Lilian and three daughters, Jean (aged four), Barbara (2) and Jacqueline (12 months), nearly became a professional racing cyclist when a lad. He won many prizes with Walton C. and A.C., often competing with Reg Harris. He was urged to take up racing professionally, but refused and signed professional for Liverpool in April, 1943. Later, he became a Blackburn “guest,” and when competitive football resumed, the Rovers persuaded Liverpool to transfer Jack, and paid £1,000 for his services. It proved to be the best post-war bargain the club has made.

(Source: Liverpool Echo: October 6, 1951)

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