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#1 phildog

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 12:17 PM

Hello all users and visitors to Batley Bulldogs site. I have been asked by a member if it was possible to close the site on Friday a.m in respect to Ronnie. As this is a centrally run site it isn't possible, but I am able to ask anyone who does post regularly on the Batley site to refrain from using the site between 11.30 a.m. and 12.30 a.m. on Friday 25th October as a mark of respect. Thanks, Phil, Moderator.

#2 Gary Coyle

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 02:21 PM

Well thats a strange one Phil, i would have thought it more respectful if members of the forum who cant attend the funeral be allowed to openly celebrate Ronnies life in discussion



#3 phildog

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:31 PM

It's not an order!! Just a response to an idea from a fellow poster who asked a question. It may suit some and not others.If you prefer to use the time in the way you suggest, be my guest.

#4 Gary Coyle

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:38 PM

It's not an order!! Just a response to an idea from a fellow poster who asked a question. It may suit some and not others.If you prefer to use the time in the way you suggest, be my guest.

So what was the point in your post then



#5 buford t justice

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:27 PM

This may sound a really odd question, but does anyone know if it is formal attire for the funeral or are the attendees to wear club colours?

I Wouldnt normally ask but as Ronnie was Batley through and through I didnt know whether the latter was planned for the service?

Edited by buford t justice, 22 October 2013 - 12:28 PM.

What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law

#6 Zuehb Zaki

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 02:36 PM

I never saw Ron wearing a Batley Shirt and Whilst afterwards is less formal at the church I will be wearing my funeral attire.



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#7 BirstallDog

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:37 AM

Maybe the club could advise us what the Earnshaw family wishes are ? rather than us all speculating. Thank you



#8 ernieone

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:49 PM

The Earnshaw family would like people attending the funeral to be dressed as they feel comfortable, If anyone would like to wear their rugby shirt that would be no problem.


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#9 Bi11

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:10 PM

I had hoped to pay my respects on Friday, but other commitments got in the way.  I trust that Ron had a good send off.



#10 colinb

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:20 PM

I had hoped to pay my respects on Friday, but other commitments got in the way.  I trust that Ron had a good send off.

Can only speak regards the service at Batley Parish, as due to work committments, I had to return . The attendance was, unsurprisingly, massive. Full to bursting inside and people outside. The words by Ronnies son, Rob, were wonderful, serious when needed, light when needed, a few tears and a few smiles.Also his grand daughter ( Rons), Terri, read a lovely poem, very touching, and a credit to her. A few people had club colours on, and I am led to believe the ''wake'' up at the mount was well attended and continued into the evening at the Rose of York and the Irish Nash, with club shirts around.


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#11 Bi11

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:57 PM

Thank you Colin for the reply, and sorry I couldn't make it. Its' nice to know that so many were in attendance.