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Gloucester engage a Super-coach, way back in 1950
Item taken from Minutes of Committee Meeting 17 Oct 1950: “COACH. Hon. Treasurer stated he had received a satisfactory promise ...
The famous Tump. The score on the scoreboard is difficult to make out but it looks like Gloucestershire 40, Yorkshire 19 ...
1891: The Purchase of Kingsholm
Original ground plans
BBC Radio Gloucestershire News Item, 8 Jan 2011
John Putley of Gloucestershire Archives talks about the exhibition marking the 130 years history of Gloucester Rugby
Professional Ball Boys
In the early 1950s, Archie Balchin, the Club Treasurer, made the first payments to ball boys at Gloucester matches – ...
Extracts below are two items taken from Minutes of GRFC Committee Meetings (i) 8 May and (ii) 29 May 1956 ...
They were tougher in those days...
Extract from Minutes of GRFC Committee Meeting held on 10th January 1956. “Players’ Representative. A number of matters as follows ...
Numbering of Jerseys
Extract taken from Minutes of GRFC Committee Meeting held on 26 July 1955. “Numbering of Jerseys. On the suggestion of ...
Extract taken from Minutes of GRFC Committee Meeting held on 20 Sep 1955. “Watering of Ground. The Captain enquired as to the ...
Gloucester Players in trouble with the law?
Whoever wrote these minutes had a way with words: Extract from GRFC Committee Meeting Minutes of 4 October, 1955. “Gloucester Police. ...
Elimination of undesirables...
GRFC Minutes dated 10th May 1955: “Players’ Dance. The Chairman said he had attended the dance and he considered there were ...
No, You Come to Us
In October 1950, the Gloucester Club committee refused to allow a fixture at Moseley on the second Saturday of the ...
Free Rugby for the Glorious Glosters
Soldiers of the Gloucestershire Regiment, who had been fighting in the Korean War, and who turned up at Kingsholm in ...
Safeguarding the Amateur Game
During the 1936/7 season, “Bumps” Carpenter, the Gloucester hooker, played his 50th match for the County. His record included 5 ...
Six of the Best
The Development of Kingsholm - Overview
The 1890s Following the purchase of the ground at Kingsholm in 1891, the new season loomed, and a pitch had to ...
An interview with the full back detached from Stroud, life and soul of the party, and now on the RFU committee
An interview with this hard-tackling centre, Gloucester & Gloucestershire captain.
Miscellaneous Social Functions
An interview with the goal-kicking centre who was a 1st XV regular at 17
Charles Winston A'Bear, 1916-1985 Military Medal (M.M.)
Military Medal (M.M.)
Before the start of the 1948-49 season, Tom Day, the Player’s Representative on the Club Committee, reported that the players ...
Helping each other out
Cheltenham and Gloucester
Jones, Brian – unfulfilled business
This Comment added on behalf of Adam Ashby, who forwarded the following to us: Sad to say that Brian Jones...
Irene Hine (Nicholls)
How lovely to read this amazing post about my brother.....gone but never forgotten....& oh boy could GRFC do with some...
His International try v Scotland is now added - thanks, Rob.
Dave Holland is my great-uncle. The profile mentions his England international appearances. It could be perhaps be expanded to say...
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