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Bouncing Billy Barker William Scruton

This topic is about William (Bill) Scruton from Gorton in Manchester. Otherwise known as “Bouncing Billy Barker” and occasionally as “Springheel Jack”.

This page is to complement the information page here: www.Billy Barker.co.uk

I have secured some space on this blog in order that people can submit their comments and memories. Since the Billy Barker Information Page went up a couple of years ago, I have received quite a few e-mails from people who remembered him. I have received other emails and photos by e-mail from many people related to Billy; many of whom were researching their family tree and just found out they were related to him by chance.… Click here to continue reading this article