Arthur Hudson Reminisces

Fiddling on the pitch

By Malc King

In 1951, on the occasion of the 60th jubilee celebrations of GRFC playing at Kingsholm, Arthur Hudson reminisced about his early days with the Club before WW1:

"I wonder how many people can recall Fred Rowlands and his band of instrumentalists who played in the streets and on the ground before games … and who fiddled with greater glee to celebrate a triumph?"

"And I wonder how many can recall Harry Dyke, immaculately dressed and complete with a cheese-cutter hat, who tolled a bell to signalise the start of play and other occasions?

At that time Gloucester players changed in the White Hart and the visitors in the Ram in Southgate Street, from where they travelled to Kingsholm by wagonette."

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