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5 hours ago, The Art of Hand and Foot said:

Well professor Brian Cox , although not educated at said establishment, is another son of Oldham, so yes I could. ?

Yes, quite so, but I left and got married the year before he was born, still not competent with the maths involved.  Anyway, site the museum in the right place -in a place already popular - for education of the many as well as the worship by the few, so it's an attraction for the wider public and "Things Can Only Get Better".  

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11 hours ago, dboy said:

Pah. A good part of "Oldham" is actually in Huddersfield (53%).

Saddleworth has always been, and remains, in Yorkshire!

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Just now, dboy said:

Yet the actual evidence says otherwise.  Ya know, the facts...

http://whiterose.saddleworth.net/stillpart.htm

Wasn't the last Yorkist king found under a carpark in Leicester ? The Red Rose took over after that.

And the current Saddleworth Chair Terry Flanaghan played for Lancashire before his pro career...…...

Rumour has it the old boundary actually ran through the middle of the Greenfield rugby field but the canal was paid for by Manchester business men as the other side were too tight......

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Just now, del capo said:

The Red Rose took over after that.

Yeah the Welsh one!

Of course the obvious answer has always been Huddersfield and apart from giving up the Lancs Cup what does Wigan have to offer exactly.

Then again if Wigan is the only possible place to make this work I think it should be put there.

I'll believe it when I see it!


 

 

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Right then, time to throw my hat in. Swinton is the oldest continual club in existence, William Webb Ellis was born in Salford (Legend, I know), so given the Millions of people desperate to glimpse some sweaty shorts from 1950's tour, why not somewhere on the Quays.

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2 minutes ago, Bleep1673 said:

William Webb Ellis was born in Salford (Legend, I know)

Not the Salford bit, just the rest.


 

 

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8 hours ago, JohnM said:

Yes, quite so, but I left and got married the year before he was born, still not competent with the maths involved.  Anyway, site the museum in the right place -in a place already popular - for education of the many as well as the worship by the few, so it's an attraction for the wider public and "Things Can Only Get Better".  

Very impressed by that piece of "local" knowledge !!!  I note you changed your photo before writing it ... you wouldn't want any political connection to it would you ? ?

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21 minutes ago, RL does what Sky says said:

Very impressed by that piece of "local" knowledge !!!  I note you changed your photo before writing it ... you wouldn't want any political connection to it would you ? ?

I love Brian Cox (keyboard player/scientist), but I never liked that song. It was made worse by the sight of John Prescott and chums bobbing about to it in 97.

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1 minute ago, 17 stone giant said:

I love Brian Cox (keyboard player/scientist), but I never liked that song. It was made worse by the sight of John Prescott and chums bobbing about to it in 97.

Brian Cox lives in Saddleworth so perhaps we could get him to do a scientific thesis on the county boundaries !

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1 hour ago, RL does what Sky says said:

Brian Cox lives in Saddleworth so perhaps we could get him to do a scientific thesis on the county boundaries !

And I'll bet he commutes to Manchester rather than Leeds

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3 minutes ago, del capo said:

And I'll bet he commutes to Manchester rather than Leeds

Well, yes, but he's generally commuting to Igussu Falls or the Sahara Desert or wherever the next eclipse of the sun might be. ... not bad for someone who didn't do too well in his A levels at Hulme Grammar School.

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1 hour ago, RL does what Sky says said:

Very impressed by that piece of "local" knowledge !!!  I note you changed your photo before writing it ... you wouldn't want any political connection to it would you ? ?

The person portrayed in that image is no longer in politics. Cox lives in Battersea. 

Put an RL museum in Wigan, Bradford, etc and few will visit it. It has to be somewhere prominent. 

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23 hours ago, meast said:

The spiritual home and the birthplace of the game is the George Hotel, the Hotel was chosen in 1895 because of it's central location to most clubs, and that's still the case,

As I always suspected, the geographical situation of being the most convenient place to 'hold a meeting' earns Huddersfield the right to be called the "Birthplace of Rugby League"

Technically speaking, the decision of that meeting at the George was to form the Northern Rugby Football Union, In 1906, the Northern Union changed its rules, reducing teams from 15 to 13 a side and changed its name to the Rugby Football League, presumably as the games governing body was housed in Oldham and all the decisions appertaing to the game were held the official home of the sport, one could say Rugby League was born in Oldham.

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21 hours ago, The Art of Hand and Foot said:

Not really. The George hotel's main business was as a hotel, the 'museum'  was an after thought. A room on the side.

It wasn't very good, it looked as though it had been "done on the cheap"

If I was a league mad Aussie who had travelled to these shores on holiday or any one else from anywhere for that matter and had made a specific trip to go and visit the George, I would have been most underwhelmed it just gave out the wrong vibes. 

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17 hours ago, dboy said:

Pah. A good part of "Oldham" is actually in Huddersfield (53%).

Saddleworth has always been, and remains, in Yorkshire!

Possibly but it was never a part of Hudderfield.


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16 hours ago, Rupert Prince said:

Parochialism usually wins, it will probably end up nowhere, or no one will ever support it where ever it might go.

Perhaps the best place is the wide bit between the carriageways of the M62... the bit where the landowner would not sell.

Yes I know I'm not being fair.  

I'm not really worried about where, rather that it might encourage itself to be worthwhile. It strikes me that its exhibits would change somewhat over time, it should have some vibrancy.

That is as true as the Webb-Ellis legend. See how these things perpetuate and grow?

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Haven't SL  the RFL now relocated to Media City in Salford or is it the Manchester City complex? Whatever how about setting it up there ? 


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Bradford has had quite a few disappointments and delays in last few years 


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