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#1 ResearchBloke

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:11 PM

Newcastle RLFC 1936/7 and 1937/8

 

I'm gathering information on a defunct Rugby League club which was based in Newcastle-on-Tyne, and then County Durham, from 1936 until 1938.

 

I'm interested in press cuttings, photos, match programmes, the lot. Might anyone be able to help?

 

The jackpot/long shot, of course, would be to speak to someone who saw Newcastle RLFC play. (Better still, someone who played for them.) But, yeah, it's a bit late in the day, isn't it?

 

Any pointers will be greatly appreciated.


Edited by ResearchBloke, 26 May 2013 - 10:12 PM.


#2 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:29 PM

Featherstone rovers were close to moving to Newcastle during that period


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#3 Johnoco

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:34 PM

There's some footage of them on the Pathe news reels somewhere.

#4 Mk13

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:42 PM

The fully researched story is available here

 

http://www.lulu.com/...t-17451958.html

 

The paperback is over £10 I think but just £2.50 as a PDF download. I know John and he put a lot of work into this, going through local newspaper archives in Newcastle.



#5 ResearchBloke

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:36 AM

The fully researched story is available here

 

http://www.lulu.com/...t-17451958.html

 

The paperback is over £10 I think but just £2.50 as a PDF download. I know John and he put a lot of work into this, going through local newspaper archives in Newcastle.

Thanks for that - I've already been in touch with John. I just want to see what people have in the way of programmes or other memorabilia. Plus, if I can interview someone who was around all those years ago, that would be great.

 

Cheers.  


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#6 nec

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:19 PM

Try writing to the Newcastle local rag, you never know
Rugby League is a sport that desperately needs to expand its geographical supporter base and its player base. This imperative means that all other requirements are secondary until this is done.

All power in the game should be with governing bodies, especially international governing bodies.

Without these actions we will remain a minor sport internationally and nationally.





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