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#41 HappyDave

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:27 AM

QUOTE (Wolford6 @ Sep 21 2010, 11:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lancaster was next on the list after Dresden.
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QUOTE (Mumby Magic @ Sep 20 2010, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Indeed. mellow.gif huh.gif There were discrepances in The Halifax Evening Courier allegedly. It;s like asking the B-52's band to change name. You could have had Barry the Bomber as Mascot!


Or Biggles? laugh.gif

In all honesty I think marketting a Sports Team with relation to WW2 would have been in bad taste especially after over 60 years, in my opinion.
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:49 AM

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Halifax dropped the Bomber tag due to connection with the war. Can't see anyone complaining about Vikings and the like!! laugh.gif



in times of yore widnes was quite a sizeable viking settlement, and in fact the largest amout of viking artifacts in england were found at widnes. so really vikings was a logical choice.
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#43 Viking Warrior

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:52 AM

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Since when was Halifax anything to do with Lancaster? biggrin.gif



the handley page halifax was a second world war bomber, and flew many missions alongside the lancasters and wellingtons over germany, so perhaps that's where the bombers idea came from.
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:55 AM

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http://www.huddersfi...tales/index.htm


With regard to the wild boar, the head of which forms part of the crest, we are indebted to a certain James Hartley, a schoolmaster, whose school was situated near the bottom of Kirgate two centuries ago, and who translated from ancient documents the following account :
"A ravenous boar of a most enormous size, haunted a certain place called the Cliffe wood, and at times very much infested the town (Bradford) and the neighbouring inhabitants thereof, so that a reward was offered by the government to any person or persons who would bring the head of this boar, which much excited some to attempt it.

Now the story runs thus, That this boar frequented a certain wood to drink, which to this day is called the 'Boar's Well,' that he was watched by a certain person who shot him dead there, took his tongue out of his head and immediately repaired to court to claim the promised reward.

Presently, after his departure from the well, another person came thither upon the same intention and, finding the beast dead, without any further examination, cuts off his head and away he hastes towards the same place, and in expectation of the reward as the former, and there arrives before him.

Being introduced to his majesty's presence, the head was examined but was found without a tongue, concerning which the man was interrogated could give no satisfactory account. Whilst this was held in suspense the other man was introduced with the tongue, claimed the promised reward and unfolded the riddle by informing his Majesty how and by what means he killed the beast, and thus received the following grant :
A certain place or portion of land lying at great Horton known as Hunt Yard and for the tenure of which he and his heirs for ever should annually attend in the market place at Bradford, on St. Martin's day, in the forenoon and there, by the name of the heir of Rushworth, hold a dog of the hunting kind whilst three blasts were blown on a gelder's horn, and these words, 'Come heir of Rushworth, etc.,' expressed aloud.

wasn't it called 'the bod' and a pub named after it in the 1970s at the bottom of manchester road?
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#45 HappyDave

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 11:26 AM

QUOTE (Viking Warrior @ Sep 21 2010, 11:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the handley page halifax was a second world war bomber, and flew many missions alongside the lancasters and wellingtons over germany, so perhaps that's where the bombers idea came from.


Ah! Fair enough.
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#46 Bulletproof

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE (Viking Warrior @ Sep 21 2010, 11:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the handley page halifax was a second world war bomber, and flew many missions alongside the lancasters and wellingtons over germany, so perhaps that's where the bombers idea came from.


It would have been infinitely better than blue sox with one draw back. Rival fans calling them the "bummers".

Another thing Halifax can proudly boast about is the invention of the guillotine. So maybe the Halifax Executioners?

#47 Wolford6

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE (Bulletproof @ Sep 21 2010, 05:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Another thing Halifax can proudly boast about is the invention of the guillotine.


One of the mainstreets is Gibbet Street, and the old jailhouse and stocks are still set right next to the main A629 road at Illingworth

Worth a look if you're in the area.

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#48 Bulliac

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:32 AM

QUOTE (Bulletproof @ Sep 21 2010, 05:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It would have been infinitely better than blue sox with one draw back. Rival fans calling them the "bummers".

Another thing Halifax can proudly boast about is the invention of the guillotine. So maybe the Halifax Executioners?


So clever of them to invent something and then give it a French name!

I believe the one in Halifax, (along with Hull and Hell) and from which god was beseeched to preserve us, was actually known as the Gibbet. biggrin.gif

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#49 a.n Other

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 09:30 AM

QUOTE (Bulletproof @ Sep 21 2010, 05:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It would have been infinitely better than blue sox with one draw back. Rival fans calling them the "bummers".

Another thing Halifax can proudly boast about is the invention of the guillotine. So maybe the Halifax Executioners?


could have been worse - Could have been called Halifax Bankers - Now rival fans would have had a field day with that.

#50 HappyDave

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 10:02 AM

Well if that's the case Bradford Northern could have became the Bradford & Bingleys... laugh.gif

Okay, enough about 'Fax already.
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#51 Wolford6

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 10:26 AM

QUOTE (HappyDave @ Sep 22 2010, 11:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well if that's the case Bradford Northern could have became the Bradford & Bingleys... laugh.gif

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Bradford RUFC and Bingley RUFC merged in the 1980's. That's why they are nicknamed, and badged, as the Bees.

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#52 HappyDave

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:16 PM

Ah! Shows I know sweet FA about RU. I was thinking more of...


Edited by HappyDave, 22 September 2010 - 12:18 PM.

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#53 HappyDave

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 01:40 PM

In all honesty I don't think the Leeds Rhinos badge is too badly designed.
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Posted 23 September 2010 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE (HappyDave @ Sep 23 2010, 02:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In all honesty I don't think the Leeds Rhinos badge is too badly designed.

True,but it's a Leeds badge and that's what upsets so many!
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#55 HappyDave

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 10:19 PM

Yeah, probably, the pettyness of some RL fan really hacks me off.
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:15 AM

QUOTE (HappyDave @ Sep 19 2010, 02:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not saying that RU doesn't have bad team badges though. Take The Sharks; Chiefs; Ospreys; Crusaders; Exeter Chiefs; Northampton Saints

Bit harsh on Northampton. I think their club badge is pretty classy.

Edited by Severus, 24 September 2010 - 10:16 AM.

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#57 HappyDave

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:23 AM

I don't like it. It just isn't a great design in my personal opinion.

Back to the cross-code forum you Union fan, you. laugh.gif (joking)
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:34 AM

QUOTE (HappyDave @ Sep 24 2010, 11:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't like it. It just isn't a great design in my personal opinion.

Back to the cross-code forum you Union fan, you. laugh.gif (joking)

Sorry boss wink.gif. I do think you are correct, city crests are much better than something that is designed to make a graphic designer's portfolio look good. The problem with city crests are that you cannot copyright or claim trademark, therefore anyone can produce a shirt similar to your club's with the crest on. My club commissioned a ###### poor 'designer' version of the city crest simply so they could slap a copyright on it.
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#59 Wolford6

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:38 AM

QUOTE (Severus @ Sep 24 2010, 11:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bit harsh on Northampton. I think their club badge is pretty classy.



Drastic error in the colour-of-rose department.
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#60 Amber Avenger

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:46 AM

Quite an interesting thread. I actually don't mind most of the Super League era badges.

Can't remember quite how true this is, but Bradford licenced the design of the Bull from Chigago Bulls, which was quite a shrewd move considering how big a global brand that was in the 90s. Don't know if we still pay them or it was a one off or not - but it shows has the badge does have a bit of history - even if it isn't all ours. laugh.gif

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