Supporters' Association


History of Fartown.

The earliest record of a football match being played in the Huddersfield area is in 1848, when a team of men from Hepworth took on a team of men from Holmfirth near Whinney Bank in Holmfirth. Hepworth won a ...

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Club Honours

The club's first cup victory was in the 1889-90 season when the Yorkshire Cup was won for the first time.

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A colllection of articles concerning HC & AC, Fartown, the Giants, and Rugby League in general.
However, due to the Huddersfield Rugby League Heritage Project, thissection of our site no longer has items added to it.
Instead, please browse the enormous collection in the Heritage site [].


Rugby League
Articles by David Gronow
Other Articles
1995 Centenary Brochure
Heritage Project
SL Highlights 2012
SL Highlights 2013
YouTube Videos

Rugby League

Milestones In RL

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Hall Of Fame [story & photos]

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A section of the website devoted to your memories of both Fartown & the Giants:
Martin Johnstone wrote from Malaysia
Our Day In The Sun by Matt from Huddersfield

Photos of some of our heroes.

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Articles by David Gronow

All Four Cups
Before Super League
Goal Kickers
Eastern Region Competition
Pat Devery

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Other Articles

The Ben Gronow Mystery by Sean Fagan

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Programmes, etc

Please note that these are in PDF format. Please follow this link should you need to install Adobe PDF Reader. [Be aware that McAfee Security Scan Plus is an option which will also be installed unless you remove the tick.]

Dave Valentine'ssouvenire brochure
Paul Reilly's's Souvenir Brochure, Part 1
Paul Reilly's's Souvenir Brochure, Part 2
1954 Wolrd Cup Souvenir Booklet
1953, April 25th, Fartown v St Helens at Wemberley
1957, St Helens
1963, Fartown 5 [T Ally Ford, G Brian Curry], Australia 6
1967 October 18th, Fartown 13 Hull 21; when the floodlights were first switched on [including my teenage comments about the referee!]
1976 August 22nd, Fartown v Dewsbury - reporting the death of Dave Valentine
1981 August 30th, Fartown v Keighley
1992 August 23rd, Fartown v Ryedale York. It's a '2 Murphys Special': Mick writes about the future playing venue whilst there's a report about Alex's first match 'in charge'!
2006 September 17th, Giants v Bulls. With over 50 pages, the advert pages have been dropped. This is the 'magazine' era.
[1 added weekly]

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Heritage Project

Heritage Project
Heritage Project News
Questionnaires [pdf format]
Introduction to Schools
Teachers' Presentation

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1995 Centenary Brochure

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The Beginning
Harold Wagstaffe: The Prince Of Centres
The First New Zealand Touring Team
Overseas Signings
Albert Aaron Rosenfeld
Team Of All Talents
Gronow & Rogers
The Harris & Carr Fiasco
Huddersfield's Own
The Fartown Supporters Club
The Wembley Years.
Dave Valentine.
Fartown, The Barren Years
Barren Years Addendum
The Sleeping Giant Awakes
European Championship
The Departure From Fartown
1995 Premiership Final
Fartown Today

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The Gymnasium on St John's Road, Birkby

This was the home of HC & AC [Huddersfield Cricket & Athletic Club] in the pre-Fartown days. The word 'Rugby' did not form part of the club's offical name for many years.
The photo comes from an old Fartown Year Book courtesy of David Gronow.

The 'Fartown Stone'

This is the stone plinth outlined in the above photo. It was rescued by Ian Van Bellen when the building was demolished.
After a few years travelling around, it is now in the care of the Giants at the Galpharm.
The photo is courtesy of David Gronow.

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