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Issue number 86 – Spring 2024.

Issue number 86 – Spring 2024.

On the front cover:

Frank Foster – a legendary figure in Rugby League.   

Features include:

Granite from the Cumbrian Goldmine – Frank Foster.

Post war Great Britain internationals from Maryport and its villages –

including Foster, Ike Southward, Dick Huddart and John McKeown.

Brett Kenny – class in colour for Wigan at Wembley in 1985.

Oldham’s London converts - Bob Mordell and Adrian Alexander in colour.

Warrington’s greatest official Bob Anderton – a glimpse into Wilderspool history..

Keith Mumby and Jimmy Birts – wonderful products of Bradford Schools R.L.

Les Sheard’s lessons from the maestro Alex Murphy.

Wakefield Trinity honour their greatest player, Neil Fox MBE.

Station Road – Swinton’s home of Rugby League legends.

Special milestones for players a long way from home - remembered by Robert Gate.

Celebrating Bramley’s Floodlit Trophy glory – 50 years anniversary.

Roland Davis takes us on his incredible journey of 84 seasons watching the game. 

The Guasch family and Rugby League – three generations of Catalan passion.

Celebrating the 90th anniversary of Hunslet’s Wembley triumph.

A Cumbrian odyssey with St.Helens in the ’seventies.

Alan Smith – a true great of Leeds and an Ashes winner.

Andy Farrell named as Lions coach as Rugby League counts the cost.

Wales – the lost years. A 15-year gap without a Welsh national team.

Johnny Lawrenson – a great Wiganer (and Workington Town hero).

Alf Macklin – a hero for Hull fans at the Boulevard.

George Graham – super Scot went from Carlisle stand-off to international Union prop.

Brian Taylor – ‘Mr. Consistency’ in a 17 season career with Dewsbury and Batley.

The writer who made the leap from Wigan’s glory days to authoring novels.

A dose of Cup fever – Bill Ashurst and some interesting first round stats.

Tribute to Ian Clift and Brian Bowman – club chairmen with ‘old school’ values.

Photo memories of Featherstone’s Don Fox, Lionel Cooper and Mervyn Hicks.

Johnny Freeman on his way home to Halifax from the RFL disciplinary showdown.

Remembering John Henderson – a proud British Lion.

Team photos: Wigan (1959), Hull (1953), Doncaster (1981), Featherstone Rovers (1959), Castleford (1964), Warrington (1930s), Wales X111 (1963).

Obituaries and tributes to: Des White (Kiwi great), Abe Terry, Peter Glynn, Peter Lister, Alan Rhodes, Maurice Redhead, Malcolm Price, Graham Jones, Billy Fisher, Paul Sait, Louis Shepherd, Keith Cotton, John Taylor, Colin Hawkyard, Bobby Greenhough, Mike Sanderson, Graham Garrod, Nicky Nelson, George Claughton, Malcolm Alker, Albert Heesom, John Lowe, Neville Ramsey, Henri Daniel, Mathieu ‘Kim’ Khedimi, Marius Frattini and others.



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