|Left to Right: Professor Tony Collins with legends Colin Hutton, Johnny Whitely |
and Allan Burwell and Victoria Dawson
Fans found out more about items of memorabilia they brought in and shared memories of infamous matches such as the 1980 Challenge Cup Final.
During one poignant remark, Colin Hutton said "I congratulate myself for making the decision many years ago to move from where I was born, in Wigan, to
. I had the warmest welcome and I've stayed
here ever since". Hull
The day was rounded up with our VIP rugby league guests enjoying a tour of the Hull History Centre and they were greatly impressed by the wealth and significance of its historical records.
The second event was a rare screening of Mitchell and Kenyon Early Rugby League silent films at the
. Once again, Professor Tony Collins compared
the event and gave an insightful commentary on the social,
cultural and sporting heritage of the city in Edwardian times. The films were accompanied by an improvised musical score performed by silent
film pianist, Cyrus Gabrysch. Ferens
The film presentation and also the event on Saturday, were both extremely well received by all those who attended and the weekend of celebration events may well form the beginning of a trend by local residents who wish to participate in creating a more comprehensive record of Rugby League material at the Hull History Centre for present and future citizens of
The events were the Centre's contribution to the national Explore Your Archive campaign.