LOVED AND LOST OR SHOULD THAT BE, LOVED AND MISPLACED
Long time ESA member DGH remembers his first piece of ephemera.
Earliest treasured (albeit untraced) item:A signed photograph of Roy Wright, ‘Gentle Giant’ Richmond ruckman, 1952 & ‘54 Brownlow Medallist. Black and white action shot. Ballpoint inscription: Best Wishes / David / Roy Wright. David is in different ink, but clearly the same hand.My surmise is that he pre-signed them in batches and a name could added – or not.
Back before Australian Rules footballers were highly paid for their involvement in the game most worked full-time. Roy Wright was a sales representative for a Flinders Lane warehouse, and regularly called in at my parents’ Drapery store in Thornbury.I am pretty sure I was already a tiger fan before my father brought home the photo in the mid fifties. Though I switched to Carlton a year or so later, I have never consciously disposed of Roy’s photo and hope it may one day turn up in an unsorted box.