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#21 Bitofaboogie

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:21 PM

What about Jubilee, (from Featherstone I believe?) I hven't heard anything about them for a while.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:34 PM

What about Jubilee, (from Featherstone I believe?) I hven't heard anything about them for a while.


Jubilee mergted with Travellers Saints several years ago to form Featherstone Lions.
The eponymous pub, arguably the best piece of architecture in the town was recently converted to apartments.
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#23 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:35 PM

NDLB (think that's the right initials) are now West Hull I believe. Think Ace Amateurs were Hull but can't remember if they became anyone


NDLB became Hull Dockers
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#24 bowes

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:49 PM

Jubilee mergted with Travellers Saints several years ago to form Featherstone Lions.
The eponymous pub, arguably the best piece of architecture in the town was recently converted to apartments.

Featherstone Miners Welfare merged in at some point I believe as well. Hunslet Warriors were a 3 way merger as well.

#25 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:51 PM

Todmorden which is where Niel Cowie started.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 02:10 PM

NDLB became Hull Dockers

You're right, makes more sense given the D. West Hull were Cawoods and East Hull were Mysons.

Here's one though: Ideal Standard merged with Newland to form Stelrad.
Stelrad merged with Ace Amateurs to form Ideal ABI.
Ideal ABI merged with Isberg Celtic to form Ideal Isberg.
They have since rebranded as Hull Isberg and despite recent success are now in the Hull division 1 (the lower of the 2 Hull divisions)!

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 02:32 PM

Corpus Christi is quite a common Catholic name for things.


the corpus christi that hanley played for was a youth team attached to the corpus christi catholic mens social club on halton moor avenue leeds. a number of you may have heard of the halton moor estate which at one time was known as the zoo but thankfully has been somewhat transformed by the hard work of tenants in recent times no thanks to the former con/dem council in leeds.
the team no longer functions as most of the kids teams from the area moved to the east leeds workingmens club now known as east leeds rugby league club.

another good name from the past is busvale rangers who i belive played against st helens back in the late 40s. there ground at busvale still exists and was bought by the leeds & district league who use it for semis and finals of local league comps. its also the home ground of queens who have a somwhat fearsome reputation in yorkshire rugby league but are a real good club.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 03:30 PM

You're right, makes more sense given the D. West Hull were Cawoods and East Hull were Mysons.

Here's one though: Ideal Standard merged with Newland to form Stelrad.
Stelrad merged with Ace Amateurs to form Ideal ABI.
Ideal ABI merged with Isberg Celtic to form Ideal Isberg.
They have since rebranded as Hull Isberg and despite recent success are now in the Hull division 1 (the lower of the 2 Hull divisions)!

that's right. Didn't Ideal Standard make toilets and sinks?

Another name from that era and that area was BOCM: British Oil and Cake Mills. They had a massive building in Selby I think.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 03:37 PM

NDLB became Hull Dockers

Correct, NDLB stood for National Dock Labour Board, the administrative body for the National Dock Labour Scheme. When I played for the club its official name was NDLB but the club was always known simply as 'Dockers'. The club's rules at that time precluded anybody who wasn't a docker from holding an official position within it.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 03:42 PM

that's right. Didn't Ideal Standard make toilets and sinks?

Still do. When I'm getting my bike out in a morning I can tell if there's a northerly wind. You can smell the resin from the factory.

Another name from that era and that area was BOCM: British Oil and Cake Mills. They had a massive building in Selby I think.

BOCM became Ace Amateurs, who have had a couple of mentions in this thread.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 03:51 PM

Show's how important your industry was to your life that even your rugby league club was dictated by your industry, though I don't think it was as strong outside Hull

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 04:17 PM

Didn't Ace become Jesmond.

Edited by deluded pom?, 27 March 2011 - 04:18 PM.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 04:26 PM

Didn't Ace become Jesmond.

No Beecroft & Wightman did

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 04:30 PM

NDLB became Hull Dockers



National Docks Labour Board I believe, later named Hull Dockers.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 04:36 PM

No Beecroft & Wightman did


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#36 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 04:36 PM

Reckitts are still Reckitts
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 04:54 PM

When I used to get League Express I would always look out to see how Milnrow Tim Bobbins had got on. Think they were from Rochdale. Good Companions (Yorkshire), Pint and Pot (Hull), Toll Bar (Doncaster) and Ideal Isberg (Hull) were others I had a soft spot for.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 05:02 PM

What was the pub based team that Kelvin Skerret was involved with?
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 05:37 PM

What was the pub based team that Kelvin Skerret was involved with?



Wasn't he involved with Bisons but weren't they a works team?

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 05:39 PM

What was the pub based team that Kelvin Skerret was involved with?


he ran a pub in Methley called the United Kingdom. I don't know whether they had a team. I know there is/was a team called Methley Royals, but I think they're from the Royal oak

Edited by l'angelo mysterioso, 27 March 2011 - 05:41 PM.

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