Hi Ex Parksiders, Trust you are all fit and well.

We have received an invitation for all ex Hunslet Parkside Players to celebrate Dennis Hartley’s 80th birthday.

The function will be held at Castleford Tigers ground Saturday 9th April between 1.30pm and 5.30pm.

It may be that if we have enough numbers we could organise a minibus for the afternoon. If you intend to go to the party and would want transport could you let myself or Ray Abbey know before the end of March please.

A few interesting stats regarding Dennis from Harry Jepson’s note book.

Dennis signed from Doncaster RLFC on the 31st January 1961 for a transfer fee of £3500.00.

Made his Hunslet debut away to Castleford on the 4th February 1961

In total he made 205 appearances for Hunslet, scored 25 tries and kicked 1 goal

Dennis was transferred to Castleford on the 16th September 1966 with Hunslet receiving a fee of £4750.00

Photograph shows Left to Right, Ray Abbey, Jarvo photo bombing, Dennis and Brian Gabbitas.