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LATEST NEWSPosted by "Jack-The Boy Apprentice to Jarvo" Wed, September 12, 2018 05:35PM
The Funeral arrangements for our president Mr Ken Eyre are as follows.

The funeral will be held at Cottingley Crematorium on Thursday 27th September at 1.40 followed by refreshments at the South Leeds Stadium Phoenix Bar.

Where we can look back tell stories and celebrate the great mans career with Hunslet and Leeds.

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LATEST NEWSPosted by "Jack-The Boy Apprentice to Jarvo" Tue, September 11, 2018 06:56PM
Just to update you for Sunday minute applause for Ken.

Peter has approached Hunslet who have kindly agreed to give former Parkside players complimentary tickets for the game. If you want to come please advise Peter or myself and he will arrange a ticket.

Peter would like you all to meet in the phoenix bar between 2.15 and 2.30.

Text Peter on 077756 94454
or Jack 07779008306

Thank you

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LATEST NEWSPosted by "Jack-The Boy Apprentice to Jarvo" Mon, September 10, 2018 07:08PM
They will be a minutes applause in honour of Mr Ken Eyre who sadly passed away last Thursday at this Sunday's home game against Newcastle at the South Leeds Stadium.

It would be nice to have as many Ex Parkside players in attendance to stand pitch side in memory of this great Hunslet forward and gentleman.

Those who have blazers please wear them.

Mr Jarvis is working on getting complimentary tickets for this game we will put out another blog before the weekend.

Thank you hope to see you all Sunday.

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LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Thu, September 06, 2018 09:11AM

It is with the deepest sadness that I have to inform you of the passing away of our association's President Ken Eyre.

Ken had been very ill for a long time and was a patient in Wakefield Hospice when he passed away peacefully last night.

Our condolences and deepest sympathy goes out to Kens wife Betty and all of his family.

I will inform you of the funeral arrangements once they have been arranged


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LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Sat, September 01, 2018 02:56PM
ALAN GRIFFITHS.... D.of B. 3/9/1949 signed for Hunslet RLFC 3/3/1970 from
Castleford Intermediates for a fee of £200.00
Made his 1st Team debut against Keighley away on 3/3/1970.
Alan played in excess of 90 games for the Parksiders.

STEVE EVANS.... D.of B. 6/9/1949 signed for HUNSLET RLFC for a fee of £50.00
He can't remember the date but says it was on a Friday.
Steve made his 1st team debut against Featherstone Rovers at Parkside and says that was on a Sunday. One thing he remembers about the game is that Les Tonks knocked him out.

DAVID (HAPPY) APPLEYARD.... D.of B. 9/9/1949. Happy is a top man a regular at the HUNSLET RLFC Ex PARKSIDE reunions played most of his rugby at Parkside in the second team.

GERALD JOSEPH WELSH.... D.of B. 10/9/1935. Gerry is a member of our Octogenarian club. He played for the Hunslet supporters team and relinquished his amateur status on the 15/1/54 making his 1st team debut at PARKSIDE against Keighley on the 30/10/1954.

RONALD GUTHRIE.... D.of B. 13/9/1930. Ron is also a member of Octogenarian Club.
Played his junior rugby for the Hunslet Supporters and signed for Hunslet RLFC on 10/11/1949 receiving a fee of £275.00 he made his 1st team debut on the 11/8/1951 against Leeds RL at Parkside. Ron played a total of 14 first team games and finished his playing career at Hunslet in June 1958.

STUART KEANE.... D.of B. 11/9/1941. Unfortunately Stuart playing career came to an end on Boxing Day 1959 when playing against Doncaster RL at Parkside he suffered a broken neck.
The committee of the time was very kind towards Stuart by paying him a visit in hospital and presenting him with 20 full Capstan Full Strength.

COLIN COOPER...14/9/35 Is another member of our Octogenarian Club.
Like many others before him he played his junior rugby with the Hunslet Supporters signing professional forms for Hunslet RLFC on the 13/12/1951 receiving £250.00 He made his 1st team debut against Halifax RLFC at Parkside on the 21/4/1953.
In total he played 99 first team games before been transferred to Bramley RLFC on the 29/9/60.
Hunslet received a fee of £500.00 for Colin.

STEPHEN HUDSON..... D.of B. 26/9/50. Steve played for the Hunslet juniors side before relinquishing his amateur status signing on for the great fee of £50.00
He made his 1st team debut on 12/8/1968 against Leeds RLC at Parkside in the Lazenby Cup game.

WILLIAM RAMSEY.... D.of B. 27/9/1943. Bill signed from the Hunslet Juniors on the 23/10/1959. Made his 1st team debut against Batley RL at Parkside on the 13/4/1962.
Has an Hunslet player Bill gained honours playing for Yorkshire and also GB in 1965.
In 1966 he was selected to tour Australia with the British Lions.
Bill played a total of 127 matches for Hunslet scoring 28 tries before been transferred to Leeds RLC for a fee of £9000.00 on the 5//12/1967

FRANK NICHOLLS.....D.of B. 27/9/1948. Frank a great club man always got a smile on his face. Played at Parkside and after he retired from playing took up the task of kit man. (got any shirts left Frank)



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LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Sun, August 05, 2018 01:29PM
Hi All,
I've just received this email from Davis Watson it is self explanatory.
If you could be of any assistance to him would you please contact him by his email address.....


I am currently in the process of speaking to as many 60's and 70's players as I can about their memories of my late Great-Uncle, Cliff Watson. (St. Helens, GB and Cronulla)

Would you be able to put me in touch with any players of that era, please?

Kind regards,

Davis Watson
aged 14

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COLIN BYROM D.O.B. 4/8/1937
Colin signed for Hunslet RL on 7/1/1954 for a fee of £250.00.
He made his 1st team debut on 15/10/55 v Wakefield away.
In total Colin made 58 first team appearances and scoring 19 tries.
Retired from Parkside on 13/11/1962.

LEWIS CARDISS D.O.B. 17/8/1951
Lewis signed on for Hunslet RL in August 1968 for a fee of £50.00.
Made his 1st team debut at Parkside against Huddersfield on the 25/8/1969
Lewis was transferred to Bradford Northern in 1972 for a fee of £750 plus a large envelope for himself.
He also played 4 season in Australia for North Queensland.
The rest is history.

WILLIAM (Billy) WALKER D.O.B. 28/8/1936
Billy relinquished his amateur status signing for Hunslet on the 6/10/1953 for a fee of £250.00.
He made his debut for the Hunslets 1st team on the 2/3/1957 against Bradford Northern at Parkside.
In total Billy played 8 seasons for Hunslet RL making 185 1st team appearances and scoring 96 tries.
In 1964 he was transferred to Bradford Northern for a fee of £750.00.
There's no mention of any envelopes.

KENNY SYKES D.O.B. 28/8/1949
Kenny was a product of Heworth A.R.L.C. based in York signing for Hunslet RL in 1971.
He received a signing on fee of £100.00 making his 1st team debut against Swinton at Parkside on the 28/11/1971.
Ken went on to play 51 first team games for the Parksiders.


please note if any of the above facts are incorrect don't blame me.
it was my Apprentice JR that posted me them smiley


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LATEST NEWSPosted by "Jack-The Boy Apprentice to Jarvo" Fri, July 13, 2018 08:31AM

Happy Birthday to 3 of our members. All the best from your Parkside Comrades.

George Clark Born 17.07.1949

Barry Lee Born 21.O7.1943 Wembley Winger in 1965

Peter Halligan Born 26.07.1946

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