The Rugby Football League (RFL) was founded in Huddersfield in 1895, so it is fitting that the archives of the RFL, the Huddersfield Past Players Association, the Up and Under oral history project and the papers of MEP Terry Wynn, can be accessed in Heritage Quay.
The rugby league collections present an unmatched history of the sport through unique documents such as minute books, player registers and correspondence. There is also the opportunity to get close to rare match programmes, photographs, tickets and one-of-a-kind shirts, caps and balls.
The archives offer a fascinating insight into social history from the late 19th century to the present day. At Heritage Quay you can explore the history and identity of the working classes; understand the importance of gender and regional identity in the sport; and discover the international reach of a sport born in Huddersfield.
Smaller collections on cricket are also held, including a full set of Wisden.
Printed Cricket Collection – https://heritagequay.org/archives/CRI/
Hodgson Cricket Collection Archive – https://heritagequay.org/archives/DH/
Rugby Football League Archive https://heritagequay.org/archives/RFL/
Terry Wynn, MEP Archive – https://heritagequay.org/archives/TW/
You can browse through and download a hard copy version of these catalogues on our ISSUU profile here: https://issuu.com/heritagequay/docs/heritage_quay_sports_collections_ca
Huddersfield Rugby League Players Association Archive – https://heritagequay.org/archives/HPA/
Up and Under Project Archive – https://heritagequay.org/archives/?keyword=Up+and+under+project
Wombwell and Oxford Authentics Cricket Club Archive – https://heritagequay.org/archives/?keyword=authentics
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