Hunslet lost its support after the demolition of much of the area etc,but Bramley suffered too in the early 70s when he practically the whole of Bramley town street flattened and built into the eyesore it is today.All the green areas were built over,and there was a mass migration into the area by people who had no affinity with Bramley..So the village of Bramley lost its identity.From 1975-6 the club was in its death throes
Well put in a very concise nutshell.
I would be hard pressed to find more than a handfull of the houses that accomodates 70,000 Hunslet people in their heyday.
There are 17,000 new people in the area mainly in new later hosing and the surrounding suburbs identify more with Leeds than Hunslet.
The club has no prospect ever of rebuilding much of a crowd as long as Leeds remain SL top dogs and genrations pass.
We are not like barrow - largely out of the way of superleague dominance with a 72,000 population who identify with the town.
But it is of course a free world and the much admired enthusiasts who look to preserve the heritage and traitions of such clubs are free to do so and certainly have my blessing.
Would I rather the club be preserved in an independant form like Bramley have been playing at a level where their independance can be preserved, or would I rather the club survive as a "dependant" of leeds rhinos in a higher level of rugby.
That's not for me to say, it's for those who take on the responsibility to decide what they want to do and good luck to them.