THE Heritage Project has now well and truly arrived!
And there is a three-pronged attack on the internet!
The website – www.HuddersfieldRLHeritage.co.uk.
A Facebook page – www.facebook.com/HuddersfieldRLHeritage.
A Twitter account – @HuddsRLHeritage.
Already the website has lots of material on it. It really is worth a browse.
Within minutes of the Facebook page going live it had a dozen ‘Likes’. The pace has slowed with 31 at the time of writing.
Twitter has been even more staggering with well over 100 followers to date.
Go on, check all three out and leave messages on Facebook and Twitter.
To celebrate this step forward, the history of the club continues with post war.
Huddersfield won the League Championship in 1949, beating Warrington 13-12 in the final at Maine Road in front of what was at the time a world record crowd of 75,194.
This capitalised on a season which also brought home the Yorkshire League title.
The highest attendance at Fartown to watch a Huddersfield game was 32,912 against Wigan on March 4, 1950.
More success followed in the 1950 season as Huddersfield retained the Yorkshire League title and reached yet another Championship final at Maine Road. However, on this occasion Wigan proved too strong, winning 20-12.
On Saturday, November 17, 1951 in an ordinary league game, Australian Lionel Cooper scored a club record ten tries, as Huddersfield defeated Keighley 48-3 at Fartown.
Before the end of the 1950s, Huddersfield had won three Yorkshire Cup finals, (1950-51, 52-53 and 57-58), and the Challenge Cup final in 1952/53 when they beat St Helens 15-10 at Wembley.
Meanwhile, a new Supporters Association committee is being put in place at this week’s annual meeting and a full report will be published next week.
Our next meeting on November 6 is a much-anticipated one, with RFL Controller of Referees Stuart Cummings as our guest. I’m sure he’ll be eagerly-awaiting your questions!
December 7 is our Reindeer Race Night. Tickets are now on sale from any committee member or behind the bar at Turnbridge, and will shortly be available online.
Former Huddersfield winger Brimah Kebbie has agreed to talk next year and he would like to meet up with other players who were at the club with him. If you can help us with this, please get in touch.
For further information on all the above please visit our website, www.GiantsSupporters.co.uk, or contact Dave Calverley, on 07887 878 425.