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Uncategorised Posted on Sun, August 25, 2019 05:28PM

It is with deepest sadness that I have to inform you of the passing away of Alf ‘Ginger’ Burnell.

Ginger passed away this morning in St James hospital

Alf was born on the 14.6.1924.

Signed for Hunslet RL on 15.4.1943. Made his 1st team debut 28.9.1946 against Swinton RLC at Swinton. He made 360 1st team appearances scoring a total of 114 tries in all. Gained county honour playing for Yorkshire. In 1954 he became a British Lion when he was selected to tour Australia with Great Britain R.L. Team. He finished his Hunslet career in June 1959.

Our deepest sympathy and condolences go to all Alf’s family.

I will let you know the funeral once they have been arranged.

Ginger you were a true Hunslet Legend on and off the park and will be sadly missed by all.

RIP. Ginger

Heritage Certificate

Uncategorised Posted on Wed, August 21, 2019 03:37AM

Jack Richardson presented Mick Williams with his Hunslet RL Heritage Certificate at the breakfast club in the Phoenix Bar.

Photo from L to R …Jack, Mick and Dean Williams (Mick’s son)


Uncategorised Posted on Thu, August 15, 2019 07:31PM

It is with the deepest sadness that I have to inform you that David Croft passed away yesterday 14th August.

David signed for Hunslet on the 16th July 1964. He made his first debut against Leeds RL at Headingley in the Lazenby Cup on the 16th August 1965.

In total Dave played 15 first team game ending his rugby career in June 1969.

In the 1980s he became a director of the New Hunslet RLFC.

Id would like to offer all our deepest sympathy and condolences to David’s family.

I will inform you of the funeral arrangements once they are announced.

RIP David

Heritage Certificate

Uncategorised Posted on Mon, August 12, 2019 01:38PM

Peter Halligan Receiving his Heritage Certificate at the Breakfast Club last Friday.

Top photo Phil Hodgson Hunslet Foundation Chairman presenting Peter with his Certificate.

Bottom photo, L to R… Lewis Cardiss, Barry Seabourne, Richard Silverwood, Peter Halligan, Peter Jarvis, Stuart Keane, Jack Richardson and His Honour Alan Simpson.


Uncategorised Posted on Sun, August 11, 2019 09:47AM

Sometimes our memories take us by surprise and the mention of a place or name or time can bring back almost forgotten events from years ago. I had a phone call today from Peter (Jarvo) Jarvis, and he happened to mention Queensbury, the place where the Black Dyke Mills Band (Fosters came from. The name associated me with a place between Queensbury and Holm field and a mill called Bulmer’s between the two. I remember delivering g heating oil there back in 60s or 70s and meeting the boiler man who was named Bachelor (Solly) Bachelor. I’m willing to gamble that few if any of my generation of players remember the name. But in the late 40s when I was having my run-out with Hunslet ‘A team, Solly was mentioned as a class player. But as I had to keep returning to Germany, being still in the army I lost sight of this player who was reckoned to have class; I still have no idea today what happened to him, as he was a big strong fast running and skilful centre-three-quarter.. The punch line of this story perhaps supplies the answer:  Asking Peter Anson , one match day, where Solly was ( he was down to play), Peter replied: His wife only lets him play when she has no Saturday shopping to do, adding an adjective, something like silly *******! Of course I was wise enough not to mention this when meeting him at Bulmer’s, many years later; but you can be certain we had a good old natter about our Parkside day. Meanwhile I suppose ‘Jarvo’ went on his way to Bradford and Queensbury, with no idea of the memories he‘d provoked. Final thoughts are to say that perhaps Solly never made the big time because of an over demanding spouse. My excuse is that perhaps I may not have been good enough; but my dodgy knee never gave me the chance. Life as footballer, Jimmy Greaves used to say, “Can be a funny old game!”


Uncategorised Posted on Tue, August 06, 2019 07:35PM

  • Paraprosdokians :
    First time I heard about paraprosdokians, I liked them. Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected and is frequently humorous. (Sir Winston Churchill loved them).
    1. Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.
    2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you …but it’s still on my list.
    3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until      you hear them speak.
    4. If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.
    5. We never really grow up — we only learn how to act in public.
    6. War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
    7. Knowledge, is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it     in a fruit salad.
    8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is     research.
    9. I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
    10. In filling out an application, where it says, “In case of an emergency,     notify…”     I answered “a doctor.”
    11. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the     street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
    12. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to     skydive twice.
    13. I used to be indecisive, but now I’m not so sure.
    14. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit     the target.
    15. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian, any more than     standing in a garage makes you a car.
    16. You’re never too old to learn something stupid.
    17. I’m supposed to respect my elders, but it’s getting harder and harder     for me to find someone older than me.
    Sadly this is true!!! Spread the Laughter, Share the Cheer, Let’s be Happy, while we’re here!   Virus-free.    

Memories club

Uncategorised Posted on Mon, August 05, 2019 05:44PM

Hi Gents,

A reminder that Hunslet Ex Parkside Players association hold there monthly Memories Club meeting the first Wednesday of the month at the Prospect Inn, Lakeside Hunslet All are welcome wether you played for Hunslet or not. Even ex Leeds Players will be made more than welcome The beers are cheap and undiluted so why not pop down next Wednesday 12 till what ever time you wish to go home. Enjoy the memories you can even have a free lunch with us. You can’t beat that? ?See you then ,then?

 We Swept the Seas Before Boys, and all that

remember the older we get the better we played (especially Dunney)


Uncategorised Posted on Wed, July 31, 2019 07:18PM

Colin Byrom Born 04.08.1937

Lewis Cardiss Born 17.08.1951

Ken Sykes Born 28.08.1949

Billy Walker Born 28.08.1936

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