Letter: Fox family pride

NEW DEAL Peter Bennett, Helen Garnett and Tom Phillips from Fox's with Bulldogs chairman Kevin Nicholas, chief executive Paul Harrison and Jon Humpleby outside the newly named Fox's Biscuits Stadium. (D525B451)
NEW DEAL Peter Bennett, Helen Garnett and Tom Phillips from Fox's with Bulldogs chairman Kevin Nicholas, chief executive Paul Harrison and Jon Humpleby outside the newly named Fox's Biscuits Stadium. (D525B451)

As a member of the Fox Family I am delighted to read that Fox’s Biscuits is sponsoring the Batley Bulldogs Rugby team.

My family’s connection to Mount Pleasant goes back to my grandfather, Fred Ellis Fox, who, in the 1930s, was the President of the Batley Agricultural Society which ran the annual Batley Show.

In the 1960s my uncle Alfred Fox was a keen supporter and sponsor of the rugby club as well as being the president of the Batley Cricket Club, of which I was Secretary.

Fox’s Field sounds very appropriate to me and I thank the current Fox’s management for honouring our family name in this way.

Malcolm Blackburn

Cobourg, Ontario

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