A RUGBY veteran recalled his time on the field during the Second World War and the subsequent years during a talk to next generation of players.

George Williams hope to inspire Widnes Vikings under 19s players with stories from his playing days in the 1940s.

The 85-year-old founding player for West Park St Helens RFC recalled his rugby career after he first starting playing at the age of six.

He was speaking to the young Vikings players at the club’s Chemics Café, which is held at the Select Security Stadium, in Widnes, once a month.

It was established by the Vikings and Community Integrated Care specifically to help those living with dementia to get out and socialise.

Now living at Aaron Grange Care Home in Knowsley, George regularly visits the café with fellow residents and staff.

George was joined on his visit to the Chemics Café by fellow resident Robert Lewis, 80.

They also met children from the Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Cronton.

Clare Richards, home manager at Aaron Grange Care Home, said: “The Chemics Café has been brilliant for our residents to go out and talk to people of all generations about their shared interests.

“George was a keen rugby player during his school days and he lit up when he talked to the Widnes Vikings under 19s about his time on the field."