Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Town to Explore Its Rich History

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Town to Explore Its Rich History

Article excerpt

Byline: By Alan Hedley

A museum of rugby is being planned for Hartlepool.

Rugby has been played in the Hartlepool area for at least 130 years and the first official club was formed in 1875 ( the Hartlepool's Football Club ( and the town has been a hotbed of rugby ever since.

Pool's rich history has witnessed the visit of the first Maoris, All Blacks, Springboks and Australia touring sides and the town has produced international players and British Lions and has a continuous association with Durham County.

It can also boast to be the place where the first-ever Barbarians game took place ( it was at the Old Friarage in 1890.

Today, for a town of 90,000 population, it can still boast eight rugby clubs in Hartlepool, Hartlepool Athletic, Hartlepool BBOB, Hartlepool Rovers, Seaton Carew, West Hartlepool, West Hartlepool Amateurs and West Hartlepool TDSOB.

The nearby Horden club is also a thriving member of the Hartlepool District Rugby Community. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.