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« on: April 26, 2008, 09:11:38 pm »

in 2003 i bought no 6 Station lane. in the attick was a deep pile of items going back to 1920. after sifting through the junk i came across a number of rugby items. my favourate is a scrap book that looks to be from 1956 yo 1959. what you see is a scan of the pages from start to finnish.



























































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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2008, 10:58:22 am »

Realy enjoyed seeing those pics gareth, they brought some memories back, ta mate Grin Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008, 06:16:30 pm »

well putting this on here has given me a right old history lesson this week. it started with and old friend called Jack who played for the rovers pre-war coming in and looking at the book. it brought back loads of memories for him. we are going to try and get some of his vintage film and photos on shortly going back to the 30s.
by chance a lady came in the shop and got chatting about the building. this led to finding out she is the grand daughter of the scrap books author a man called Bob Ellis this led to him coming down and looking at the 2 boxs of stuff i had saved. this guy could remember every game and the disapointment at some results. he left very happy and said he would provide some other bits to place here. should be great.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008, 07:44:51 pm »

My dad has got an old 8MM (silent) film that he took himself of Featherstone Rovers coming down Station Lane on an open top bus with the Challenge Cup when they won it in 1983! We also have the Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final games on DVD! OH HAPPY DAYS   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008, 02:14:52 pm »

found this on u-tube

="http://www.youtube.com/v/buS2F88jNqg&hl=en"

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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008, 10:48:12 pm »

again another gem donated from the scrap book auther

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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2008, 07:26:46 pm »

1967 photo 2

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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2008, 07:37:52 pm »

1967 photo 1 coming down Station Lane with the challenge cup for the first time

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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2008, 07:43:38 pm »

1967 photo 3 These three photos are from the scrapbook originator

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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2008, 07:52:23 pm »

fantastic pictures bob. i would love to know who the lady is? i would also love to know who was driving the wagon? i have never see the rovers on anything other than a open top bus. its the first time i have seen the wagon pictures Grin
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2008, 10:06:17 pm »

Some really great pics there Bob!

It's about time Featherstone got some more days like these . . .  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2008, 02:48:30 pm »

I was informed last night by someone that the lady in question is called Mrs Mogg! That's all I can tell you!
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2008, 07:41:23 am »

The man in the passenger seat of the wagon is Jack Clarke. He lived at 14 Wakefield Road Featherstone which was his home and the front office of Littlewoods Soft Drinks until Horace Littlewood built a new house in the factory yard, behind Priory Road Fisheries, for Mr Clarke and his family. Mr Clarke was a "Jack of all trades" at the factory, by name and by nature. He was a long time supporter of the Rovers.

I have a number of names for a driver and will ask old employees if they remember who he was, unless someone else comes up with a name in the meantime.
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2008, 08:31:09 pm »

thanks for that citizen. a great adition to the history. thanks Mr T a name is a starting point.
my latest this week is a shot of the old terrace being taken down. also a shot of the challenge cup. i have been told that the cup as you see it is how you see it now. previously its hieght had been added to but then removed.


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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2008, 08:46:27 pm »

Another of the cup parade by the scrapbook originator
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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2008, 08:48:33 pm »

Another of the cup parade by the scrapbook originator

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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2008, 06:45:29 pm »

The 2 pictures are of an era when the Rovers were known as the "FEATHERSTONE PIGS or FEATHERSTONE STEAM PIGS". Aparently thier all red tops and white shorts with warmed up bodies made them look like the name. The first picture is 1926, the second 1927. I have 1 name for both teams. can we name the rest and fill in the blanks?



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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2008, 06:47:41 pm »

I know nothing about this picture

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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2009, 08:02:18 pm »

i dint know about the "steam pigs" and havnt a clue who the rest are. the vicar should be easier to find. Grin
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2009, 10:12:25 pm »

Iíve been loaned some vintage Rovers 35mm slides not seen before. Has anyone got a 35mm slide to USB converter they could lend me for a couple of days, please? I will get some snaps posted ASAP. Grin
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