Good evening, and welcome to you all. Just a single week to Christmas Day, and this plus another home game before then. Some people refer to “shopping days to Christmas”, but surely “football days” is more appropriate?
On Saturday, we will have our latest Supporters Club t-shirt on sale for £12 each, which may well be of interest to those of you searching for a last-minute present. They will be available beneath the East Stand, but if any South Stand aficionados wish to purchase one, just ask me, and I’ll sort it out.
Thanks to the twenty-odd people who attended the morning brunch at the Old Post Office (our partner pub) prior to the Wimbledon FA Cup fixture. The food and ale was well received, and a follow-up event is being planned for Boxing Day, when many fans will be journeying to the match at Harrogate. Full details will appear on the Club’s website when finalised. Shaymen’s Gold beer is available at the pub, and a donation is made to the Supporters Club for each pint sold.
Incidentally, Supporters Club banners are now in place outside the Old Post Office, featuring pictures of (in sequence) Jamie Vardy, Lee Gregory, Geoffrey Horsfield, Paul Hendrie…. now where have I heard those lyrics before?
Finally, a further extract from the “Halifax Town AFC Official History Handbook 1892 to 1922/3” This section is entitled “Headquarters”:
Up to 1908 various hostelries had housed the meetings of the Halifax Football Association. After the Black Swan, referred to in a previous section, headquarters had been made at the Old King Cross Inn, and afterwards at the Cocoa House in Bull Green. From here a move was made to Heyworth’s Commercial Hotel in Southgate, a house which is still doing a thriving trade (note this was written in 1923) and has the honour of being one of the sporting landmarks in Halifax. The Central Hall, in Union Street was next given a turn at housing the meetings.
Plenty of research potential there, I suspect!
See you soon, Kit.
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