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Results from the archive
Huddersfield RL: A Lasting Legacy Project, carried out by Huddersfield Community Trust Fonds
c.1910-2014This archive contains materials from individuals collected by the Huddersfield Communtity Trust for the Huddersfield Rugby League: A Lasting Legacy project. The materials reflect, commemorate and celebrate some significant anniversaries in Huddersfield's Rugby League history, including the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Huddersfield club in 2014, and the centenary of the club’s Team of all Talents, one of only three teams to win all four available trophies in the same season - 1914-15. The project also marked the anniversary of the start of the First World War and its impact on the people of Huddersfield as well as raising the profile of Huddersfield as the birthplace of rugby league at the George Hotel in 1895.
The archive contains letters, programmes, magazines, yearbooks, commemorate booklets and brochures, scrapbooks and photographs, both contemporary and commemorative, that reflect the stories of individuals and the wider team involved with Rugby League in the Kirklees area. It also contains some china cups and saucers belonging to the old Huddersfield Cricket and Athletic Club.
Keith Burhouse Collection Subfonds
1950s-2009,Huddersfield rugby league programmes, commemorative publications relating to WW2, photographs of matches and players, ground safety documents depicting map of grounds, press cuttings from various newspapers and correspondence from Keith Burhouse.
Huddersfield Rugby League Football Club Programmes and Commemorative publications Item
1995-1996Stones Bitter Centenary First Division Special Centenary Edition. Includes short articles on 'Fartown's Centenary Greats' :- Harry Lodge, Milford Sutcliffe, Harold Wagstaff, Len Bowkett, Alex Fiddes, Russ Pepperell, Dave Valentine, Tommy Smales, Mick Shepherd, Gary Hetherington and Greg Shuttleworth. The Rugby Football League Centenary Commemorative Service Huddersfield Town Hall 27 August 1995 and a parade and service of Thanksgiving to mark the 50th Anniversay of the end of the Second World War 20 August 1995.
Ground Safety Documents Item
1986-1992Includes- Multiple copies Plan of Fartown Cricket Ground and exits, Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 General Safety Certificate Huddersfield Rugby League Football Club, 3 match day records, Suggested Rules for Stewards,West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 General Safety Certificate Huddersfield Barracudas Rugby League Football Club, Fartown Ground Capacity and Plan of Fartown Ground 1991.
1993-2001Correspondence between Keith Burhouse and Huddesfield Giants Chief Executive, Kirklees Leisure and Recreation Services, Huddersfield Rugby League Football Club, Kirklees Stadium Development Limited and University of Huddersfield Estates Department.
Dave Newton Collection Subfonds
1949-1995Huddersfield programmes from a variety of leagues and rugby league magazine and brochures.
Rugby League Magazine and Brochures Item
1963-19951 Incomplete collection of Magazine edited by E N Gaulton, volume 4 number 39 October 1970 includes tribute to editor who died. Articles on past games and future fixtures, teams and historical articles.
2 Centenary Brochure Huddersfield Rugby League Football Club 1895-1995.
3 MALC. Malcolm Branch Testimonial Brochure 1969-1979
Hilton Crowther Collection Item
1935-1936Bound Copies of Huddersfield Cricket and Athletic Club Football Programmes. Includes Rugby League fixtures and tables and reviews of some matches including charity matches.
1962-1970Huddersfield v Wakefield challenge Cup Final includes Huddersfield Cricket and Athletic club Rugby League Fixtures card 1961-62, Huddersfield v Moscow Magicians, Professional Sports Meeting at Fartown
Assorted Supporter Memorabilia Item
c1954-1962A3 Photo montage, Community Song Sheet 1962 Challenge Cup Final, Huddersfield's Lament to Harold Wagstaff, Rugby League diary 1954, A3 Cartoon 'All Black win at Huddersfield, Booklet, 'The Claret and Gold Diggers of Fartown', Press cutting, sketch and verse by Arthur H Cock of Huddersfield, Medal Badge Huddersfield Cricket and Athletics Club SC Committee.