A Trip Back in Time

The ghosts of the past still haunt Fartown, the spiritual home of Huddersfield R.L.F.C. It was here “The Team of all Talents’ won Rugby League’s mythical all four cups, whilst on the other side of the grandstand Yorkshire played cricket.The Spaines Road entrance to the site features a clock tower, erected as a memorial to cricketers, Schofield Haigh, George Hirst and Wilfred Rhodes.After Huddersfield left Fartown in 1992, the stands and terraces were demolished, and left to nature. All that survives are the metal railings, the floodlights and the pitch, marked ready for use by amateur team St. Josephs. As a lover of Rugby League history, I was amazed and delighted to find this place still survives, just a twenty minute train ride away. Sadly, most of the traditional Rugby League venues on my side of the Pennines are now housing estates.



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7 responses to “A Trip Back in Time

  1. Something a little different, from our favorite writer Paul! Maybe a bit of a travel writer in addition to a movie buff. Did you overall enjoy your trip back in time? I look forward to more reflections.

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  2. This does look rather haunting, but a happy discovery.

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  3. Michael

    Haunting photos, my pfriend. I like this off-brand post too, would love to see more like it sprinkled about and between the Meg and Michelle love. Speaking of Meg, her birthday is next month, isn’t it? I wonder, is a special celebratory post in the works?

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    • Thanks Michael, I’m glad you enjoyed this change of pace.Yes, Meg’s birthday is less than a month away, on November 19th. I’m a little short of inspiration at the moment, but I’m sure I’ll come up with something.

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