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Issue number 84 - Autumn 2023

On the front cover:   Alan Hardisty leading out Castleford at Wheldon Road.

Features include:

Tribute to Tina Turner and the making of Rugby League’s revolutionary adverts.

Building history - The first five games ever to be seen on television.

How York’s Clarence Street could have been saved – a story from the inside.

Tribute to the late Bev Risman – an international in both codes.

David Topliss – appreciation of a star for Wakefield Trinity and Hull F.C.

Bill Boston honoured back home in Cardiff at Tiger Bay.

Laying down the law at Leeds – remarkable rules for players at Headingley.

Widnes – by a man at the hub of a golden era for the Chemics.

Lance Todd’s last interview – a remarkable piece of Rugby League history.

Liverpool City’s lost world at Knotty Ash – featuring Ray Ashby and George Walker.

One night in Paris – a match under experimental rules, but no revolution.

Two Welsh Red Devils of Salford – Graham Jones and John Cheshire.

Family memories of Bradford Northern – remembering Tom and Ralph Winnard.

State of Origin – a pivotal moment in the series and its wider impact on the game.

Hull Kingston Rovers’ Cumbrian connections – including Bill Holliday’s remarkable story.

Amateur giants – Rugby League royalty at Wigan St.Patrick’s.

Remembering Rod Raines – founder of the Leigh Miners amateur club.

‘A’ team rugby -Hunslet reserves who won Yorkshire Senior Cup in 1965.

Barrow’s 1955 Cup winners – a stunning full colour memory of their Wembley glory.

Warrington joined a new era when they turned on the lights at Wilderspool.

The story of St.George – a stunning tribute to Australia’s most famous club.

Leigh prove that it’s on the field that counts – by the legendary columnist Syd Scoop.

French adventure at Tonneins for four Yorkshire lads in the ’seventies.

Warrington’s Hall of Fame adds three new members.

Leeds v Blackpool Borough – a rare sight at Headingley captured by the camera.

Swinton hooker Derek Clarke gets over the line at Station Road.

Ray Wilkins – from Aberavon to Lancashire Cup success with Workington Town.

Ken Large – the speedster of St.Helens who set up Vollenhoven’s most famous try.

John Woods and Leigh team-mates of the early 1980s – in full colour.

Paul Daley at Featherstone Rovers saying thanks to Steve Quinn.

Team photos: Widnes (1964), Dewsbury (early 1960s), Featherstone Rovers (1955), Hull K.R. (1966), Hunslet ‘A’ (1965), Liverpool City (1962), Salford (1961).

Obituaries and tributes to: Bev Risman, Tony Halmshaw, Bob Fleay, Mark Cox, Billy McCracken, Dean Raistrick, George Robinson, Wally Hurstfield, Johnny Gaydon, Rod Raines, Harold Lill, Trevor Leathley, David Stephens and French internationals Jean-Claude Cros and Henri Castel.



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