Posted 29 January 2011 - 05:05 PM
Posted 29 January 2011 - 06:46 PM
my dad was taught by hunslet winger les williams probably sometime in the early 50s. anyone know anything about him?
Les was my PE Teacher at Cockburn High school. I was there 1949-54.
Welsh Rugby Union International, one of many like Jack Evans, Tuss Griffiths, Granville James who came North to join Hunslet-- there will be many who read this Forum who can give you a lot more details.
Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:15 AM
maybe you knew my dad, i think he went to the same school about the same time - alan watson
i also found lw's obit:
I knew your Dad very well, we were in the same class. We used to go to Hunslet games together, and once nearly got into a fight at Featherstone after someone had thrown his cap./ scarf ? onto the field!
Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:44 PM
Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:29 PM
my dad remembers the featherstone game. says he was hit over the head by a woman with a brolly after some situation involving featherstone player mal dickson. my dad isn't sure, after 60 years, exactly who he was at the game with. he had a guess at your name and i could post that here but maybe you don't want your name on the forum. perhaps you could email me off-forum: email@example.com
Barry Sirrs --- tell your Dad thanks for remembering me! --- with hindsight I think it was the womans hat/scarf we threw on the pitch, and she then hit him with her brolly, we didn't hang around as there was more of them than us.
I remember your Dad from his Tempest Road days and ALL the exploits he got upto.
Posted 30 January 2011 - 05:25 PM
Posted 30 January 2011 - 07:22 PM
yes, that was the name he remembered. he says he can't remember where you lived back then and tactfully sidestepped the issue when i told him you knew ALL his adventures. he's not been well these last few years, a neurological disease which has all but stopped him from walking and most recently a mild heart attack. he retired to norfolk with my mum after working most of his life in ossett as a rep and then director of a small company. he doesn't seem to have much sentiment left for hunslet being a whinos fan these days. seem to remember him telling me he'd done some rl refereeing in his 20s. since then he's rounded out somewhat.
give my best wishes to him I was living in Beeston (Cardinal Road) in those days. We had some good times at Cockburn. Shocked that he became a Whinos supporter, I thought "once a Hunslet supporter ALWAYS a Hunslet supporter. I've been the Timekeeper at Hunslet since 1974, which I make 37 years.
Posted 30 January 2011 - 08:00 PM
Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:36 AM
than to open your mouth and prove that you are.
Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:35 PM
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