Whites Sports Heritage

The first Whites Sports Shop was opened at 22 Sankey Street in April 1901 and in the 1930’s would be joined by Marks & Spencer’s next door and Woolworth’s directly opposite.

Mr J.E.White was just 24 year old when he opened the first shop but was already an established cricket, tennis and rugby player. Mr White eventually handed the business onto his eldest son, Norman White in 1940, who then passed it on to his two sons John and Paul White in 1969. Since losing John and Paul in 2009 and 2007, Paul’s wife Susan, 68 has successfully run the business whilst fourth generation Adam White, 40 is the creator of the businesses first ever website www.whitessports.com