HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY READING THESE. THEY ARE FROM THE HUNSLET MINUTES BOOK STARTING 1886. WE WILL BE PUTTING MORE ON THE BLOG WHEN THE APPRENTICE REMBERS TO REMIND ME.

Dec 29 1886 Pay Summerhill’s rail expenses
to and from Bingley next Saturday

Feb 7 1887 Memo regarding photographs

Feb 9 1887 A General
Committee Meeting
Grandstand, footballs and fixtures valued at £110,
pay boxes and tins £5, Cricket tools etc £2, Bowling
boards £1, Posts and ropes £4/10/=, Seats £15, Telegraph board 1/10/=, Goal posts £1/10/=, Flag and poles
etc £1, Other items £40.

That players be photographed 19th
Feb 1887 v Wortley

Feb 20 1887 Order
17 new jerseys

Charge 3d admission with 6d
extra to stand and no wagonettes.

March 23 1887 Our two Secs., have a
photograph each

March 28 1887 Move grandstand back and elevate it

Check on two fields on Dewsbury
Road

Offered Mr Watson £3/10/= per
acre for above

Try to engage Mr Goldthorpes
field

19/04/1887 Mr Evers account [photographs] be paid.
[£3-12s-0d]

24/6/1887 Have a tea at Cemetery Tavern at 7.30 for last year’s
players.

That Lapping has to return boots

1/8/1887 Order jerseys with small stripes [narrow]

Submit names of Stephens,
Summerhill, Gilston and Stoddart for county trial

Play football up the field as
last two seasons

Johnson is to return club
property

Jones’ doctors note received too
late to act upon it

11/08/1887 We have 20 jerseys similar to
Cleckheaton – we have 20 pairs of stockings
with chocolate rings from Rawnsley

31/08/1887 Advertise in Cricketers Herald and
Football Times

30/11/1887 Send a 7 man deputation to see Mr
Emsley and limit the offer to £204 per annum until 2nd August

Dec 1887 Have several opportunities for a new ground. Clarks is
£5 per acre. Make an offer for Goldthorpes and Dewsbury Road fields.

Ask Mr Emsley if we can see
season out to March 31st for the sum of £40 maximum

Offer Mr Emsley £75 for February
2nd to September 1st

Have asked Holbeck and Leeds
Parish Church for use of ground for cup ties

Re
new ground
play
cricket at the Hunslet end and football at the Middleton end

Order
boards 550 yards long, 8 foot high and 1
inch thick for outside of grounds

Have
football ground 105 x 70 yards if there is room

The
ground at Low Hold be known as Park Side grounds

Players
wash and dress at George IV for rest of season

Ask Mr
Coates to kick off first game at Park Side

Have
limit of £10 for property from Holbeck

Engage
a band for 10 shillings

Football fact Last match at Woodhouse Hill was Hunslet 2nd
team v Hunslet Whitehouse Street on Feb 2nd 1888

Ladies enter free for cup tie
but pay into stand

Retain 50 x 50 yards for cricket
pitch

8/2/1888 AGM in Church Schools

23/2/1888 Clear ground of snow and lay with straw

6/3/1888 Stoddart’s resignation be accepted

7/3/1888 Lay ashes under wicket plus drain pipes

Send names of Carr, Stoddart,
Gilston ,Groves, Henderson and Skirrow for South v North Leeds

8/6/1888Play Maoris team if
agreeable to our terms

Erect 2nd stand as
soon as possible

1888-89 Charge
2d admission, 3d for old stand and new stand 6d. Under 14s with parents, half
price

Mr J Jackson report matches as
usual

Ask Mr Williamson to be club
doctor

J Coates be groundsman @ 2/6d
per week

Wash at J Moores [Anchor] until
a suitable dressing room can be found

J Moore to provide 18 teas at
home matches and also ask referee to tea.

Buy new jerseys and stockings
and sell old ones

Admission to 2nd team
matches be 2d plus 1d for old stand and 2d to new stand

Ask Broughton, Gothard and
Asquith to return property

Write to Supt. of police to keep
“Chippie” Robinson out of ground

Braithwaite of Horsforth applied
to join the club

Have a shower bath in tent

Oct24th 1888 Have
a dinner on 14th November @ 2/=d, limit to 60 tickets

Decline anything to do with caps
for players, bought by outsiders.

Nov
1888 2nd team v Buslingthorpe
in final on the 14th November be as follows:- Dennis; Leeming, Stephens, Fozzard; Butler, G
Mosley; Grayley, Gough, Greenwood, Broadbent, Haigh, J Mosley, Maggs, Speight, Rathmell [Capt.]
– Won!

Second
team won cup – have photographs taken

Decline to play Holbeck in
future

Buy ashes at 3d per load for
running track

See Skirrow about offsides and
not playing in scrimmages

Join in a match, Leeds v Maoris
and grant use of our ground. Leicester R.U. can’t consider it

Dec 1888 Presented medals to 2nd team

May take a photograph on 22nd
April when we entertain Belfast Albion

9/3/1889 Question of photographs be left to Gilston

30/3/1889 Walter Goldthorpe picked in 2nd
team for first time

Forward names of A & J
Goldthorpe, Kaye, Groves, Mosley and Lapping to Leeds RU for South Leeds v
North.

Jan 1890 Get a tender for
raising old stand three or four tiers

Purchase turnstiles [later
deferred]

5/10/1890 Make
Matt Carr a wedding present, if County committee agrees

Made enquiries about becoming a limited company

Apr 1891 Buy a cheap horse, Goldthorpes to look after it until
we need it

4/5/1891 1st team football and cricket teams and
captains of 2nd teams go to the Crown Hotel, Boston Spa on Whit Tuesday to dine

A problem with road from
Dewsbury Road, it needs widening

If ground is not playable by
noon, we send a bellman round Hunslet and Holbeck

1891 Have use
of baths during season, provided by Wm Place @ £6 total to include teetotal
drinks

Sep 1891 Write to Carroll
and Skirrow explaining why they have been left out

Jas. Mosley is fit to be a
playing member of our team

Dr Hawkyard be medical attendant

Buy new flag in red with white
letters

Regarding
the 2nd team match at Knaresborough, we write to Mr Calvert to
demand an apology for insulting
our players

Publish 2nd team in
Leeds Daily News

Matt Burrows [Groundsman] be
forced to resign his position

For the East v West Leeds match,
we nominate A Goldthorpe, Townsend, Liversedge, Rathmell and Monks

Reprimand 2nd team
for bad language

All military men be allowed free
admission

J W Walker is injured and unable
to play for foreseeable future

Jan 1892 Buy 1st
team new caps

Apr 1892 Buy a horse for
£13

May 1892 Sell wire rope and
old posts

All players and reserves who got
medals be presented with a framed photograph

FAST FORWARDING TO SUNDAY 5th JUNE 2016 HOPE YOU’VE ALL GOT YOUR PASS OUTS FOR THE HUNSLET Ex PARKSIDE ANNUAL LUNCH AT THE HILTON LEEDS

Jarvo