Nostalgia: Dewsbury’s Challenge Cup tie echoes 1929

Players and officials of Dewsbury Rugby League Football Club pictured at Dewsbury Railway Station before setting off for the historic Challenge Cup Final, the first to be played on the hallowed Wembley turf in 1929.

Players and officials of Dewsbury Rugby League Football Club pictured at Dewsbury Railway Station before setting off for the historic Challenge Cup Final, the first to be played on the hallowed Wembley turf in 1929.

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It is not often I write about sport on these pages but I have been moved to do so by the fact that Dewsbury has been drawn at home to Wigan in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup next month.

Inevitably, in the coming months, people will be recalling that these clubs met in the first cup final to be played at Wembley on May 4 1929.

This has spurred me to look back on this occasion which was certainly the greatest day in the history of Dewsbury Rugby League Football Club.

 

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