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Lone Drinker

Memories of the Mount.

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Has anyone got any old pictures of the Mount?

Yes , why? 

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Yes , why? 

 

Good question.

 

I was reminiscing on Sunday, probably due to having a pint or two more than planned, about the way the ground has change since I was a lad.

 

I occurred to me that it might make for an interesting thread should some kind soles choose to share any photos they had.

 

What do you think?

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Only photos I have are in the old programmes at home.

I remember the old terrace where the VP Lounge is now, and the burger van that doubled up as a souvenir shop on the grassy bit at the top of the terrace, and the 10 foot drop at the back with no fencing - the good old days before health and safety went mad.

Also remember the long stand before the roof burnt down, always a cracking atmosphere in there.

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I think I am going back to late 70's here but does anyone recall a Donkey Derby at the Mount? I must have only been around 10 years old, maybe younger but I am sure I picked numbers out of a programme with my Grandparents. No idea if it was a one off or an annual event, maybe part of a summer fare? can't find anything on the net so maybe I have dreamt it.

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a few at the back end im struggling with esp the last 2, can anyone name them all ?

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The donkey derby was in the early  70's we had the George on Wellington street and i cant remember the donkeys name but the breeding was by rough diamond out of taproom .

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mmm , have seen that before gav somewhere

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The donkey derby was in the early 70's we had the George on Wellington street and i cant remember the donkeys name but the breeding was by rough diamond out of taproom .

I think GOR dated her for a while in the mid 70's

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I watched a video from around 91-92 on facebook the other day of us against fev and we were talking how the grounds changed its a shame they didn't kept the grass banking for familys in summer as when we were kids we use to play and watch the match and bring a lunchbox to sit with all our mates from school and rugby club

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I watched a video from around 91-92 on facebook the other day of us against fev and we were talking how the grounds changed its a shame they didn't kept the grass banking for familys in summer as when we were kids we use to play and watch the match and bring a lunchbox to sit with all our mates from school and rugby club

You're joking!!

 

The Heath & Safety Police wouldn't allow it!!!

 

Someone slipped at the Rams on the grass banking, got a payout, and the we had to close the area off!!

 

It doesn't make sense :O

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I suppose as I started this thread I should add my two penneth.

 

My abiding memories of the mount are the white fence, the scoreboard with the ladders up to it and the little 'hut'....I used to hang around at the bottom in awe of the those privileged enough to do the scoring. Lastly....when the players got changed in what now is the toilet block behind the Glen Tomlinson Stand....many a time I saw the nine 'ole empty so that people could get a good spot to hurl abuse at the officials. Happy days.

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I suppose as I started this thread I should add my two penneth.

 

My abiding memories.

Taverners for a pop, get a spot on the 9 hole along with frostbite from the mossy frozen steps.... as soon as a few big lads congregated on the rough land immediately behind it was british bulldog or touch and pass time. Half time scalding cup of bovril and back to getting hammered by some outfit like fulham!!!

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Taverners for a pop

I spent many Sunday afternoon outside the Taverners with a packet of Seabrook and a pop. :0)

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I think GOR dated her for a while in the mid 70's

 

That's my wife you're talking about - I married her. :rtfm: When her friends asked her why I called her donkey, she said heehaw heehaw  heehalways calls me that (the old ones are always the best) ;)

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OK from memory here goes:

 

Back Row: King Henry; Stozzer; Gibbo; Hemmingway; JC, Barraclough; Ian Douglas (?); Russ Sowden

 

Front Row: GGCowan; Don't know; cannot recall; is that Paul Ratcliffe (doubt it); cant recall rest.

 

Isn't getting older great!!

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I can remember playing rugby on grass banking when I was a kid when Dewsbury played at the mount them were the days :)

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Underneath the slopping grass it was packed with coal shat/slag that made for sharp rubbings into knees and elbows! Served us right for not paying attention to the match our dads paid us in to see.

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Front row, 6th from left is that Batley legend, perennial winner of the "Most loyal player of the season", and father of Jonny - Steve Presley.

Mick Wilson (possibly) front row centre??

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Third left front row is Kevin Cousens, 4th is Render, 5th is Mick Wilson, then it is indeed Steve Pressley, who went on to referee I do believe.

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He did indeed, DD.

He was in charge of the CC when it was played at Murrayfield. I got to the ground early - the match officials were warming up. Prez saw my Batley shirt and did a double-take.

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