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KEN EYRE

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

RIP Ken




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SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

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)

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF YOU GENTLEMEN

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CLIFF WATSON St Helens

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..... dtw08@hotmail.co.uk

Jarvo

Hiya,
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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AUGUST BRTHDAYS

LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Tue, July 31, 2018 12:46PM
AUGUST BIRTHDAYS LIST


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.

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU FOUR GENTLEMEN.
FROM ALL of the Ex HUNSLET PARKSIDE PLAYERS. smiley

DISCLAIMER ____
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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GEOFF GUNNEY

LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Wed, June 20, 2018 11:29AM

Hi All....
Due to circumstances beyond my control sadly I will not be able to attend Geoff's funeral on Friday 22/6/18.

On Sunday 24th June Hunslet RLFC play Oldham at South Leeds Stadium K.O. 3.30pm. Before the K.O. there will be a one minute round of applause in honour if Geoff.
Hunslet RLFC have agreed to a reduced ground admission price for all Ex Hunslet players re that game.
Again sadly I will not be able to attend.

RIP Geoff.







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Hunslet RLFC CharityGolf Day

LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Thu, May 03, 2018 01:34PM

The poster above is the details of this years golf day. If you are interested in booking a team to play please get in touch with the contact numbers shown on the poster or give me a call on 07775694454.


If you don't play golf come and join the team and we can cheer the players on from the 19th hole.


Jarvo

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Jimmy Brogden's funeral arrangment's

LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Thu, March 15, 2018 11:47AM
Arrangement's have been for Jimmy's funeral and it will take place at

COTTINGLEY HALL CREMATORIUM, RING ROAD , BEESTON, LS11 0EU

TUESDAY 27th MARCH at 11.00am.

After the service there will be a celebration of Jimmy's life at the

Dewsbury Road Social Club, 393 Dewsbury Rd, LS11 5LR




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JIMMY BROGDEN

LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Mon, March 12, 2018 01:46PM
It is with deep sadness that I have to inform you that our oldest Ex Parkside Player
Jimmy Brogden passed away last night.
Our deepest condolences and thoughts are with Jimmy's family at this sad time.

I will let you know the funeral arrangement's as soon as they are announced.


jimmy you will be sadly missed


RIP
Jim with his pal and team mate Shanks Watson enjoying pie and peas at South Leeds Stadium





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