Apologies to anyone under 25 years of age but next week marks the 20th anniversary of Featherstone's last top flight game. It was on the 23/4 at home to Oldham. There was a protest march before the game from Pontefract to the ground. I remember Ian Clayton and Sir Geoffrey Lofthouse (MP) rallying the criwd before the march.
Does anyone have any pictures of that day, either march or match? Smart phones and social media weren't about in those days so I guess pictures will be scarce.
Incidentally we won the match quite easily, and looking at the love rugby league archive of the match it appears that Freddie Banquet kicked the gials that day, I guess Aston did not play. I remember the march and the aftermath on the pitch but the gane is a blur.
Like you Andrew I remember little about the game - about the only thing I remember was the players standing in the area that is now the corporate viewing area and I'm pretty sure Steve Molloy throwing his boots into the crowd. It certainly was an emotional day, and nevermind being Featherstone's last top flight game, many thought it might be their last, ever.
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