Joseph Platt inducted into the Rugby League Roll of Honour

It is perhaps appropriate that on August 29th 2020, exactly 125 years since the formation of the Northern Union / Rugby League at the George Hotel in Huddersfield, Joseph Platt…

100th anniversary of the Law Cup – 2021

The Infirmary Cup (Law Cup) was first contested between Oldham and Rochdale Hornets in May 1921. The trophy was donated by the Rochdale MP, the Right Hon A. J. Law…

Tommy Parker RIP

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Joe Ferguson – Still breaking records!

Due to a decision by the Rugby League Record Keepers club to include some fixtures from the 1918-19 season as senior matches, Joe Ferguson, Oldham’s record appearance maker has had…

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It is perhaps appropriate that on August 29th 2020, exactly 125 years since the formation of the Northern Union / Rugby League at the George Hotel in Huddersfield, Joseph Platt the first secretary of the then new sporting body was inducted into the Rugby League - Roll of Honour. He is the first person to be posthumously so honoured.
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The Infirmary Cup (Law Cup) was first contested between Oldham and Rochdale Hornets in May 1921. The trophy was donated by the Rochdale MP, the Right Hon A. J. Law with the proceeds of the match being given over to the infirmaries in the two towns.
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Due to a decision by the Rugby League Record Keepers club to now include some fixtures from the 1918-19 season as senior matches, Joe Ferguson, Oldham’s record appearance maker has had his total increased to 631.
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Alan Taylor RIP

It is with sadness that Heritage Trust learned the news of the death of former Oldham player Alan Taylor at the age of 68.
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The Oldham Rugby League Heritage Trust have added to the website a video of the match against Batley on January 10th 1982.
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IAN HOLLAND RIP

We are saddened to report the death of former Oldham winger Ian Holland, aged 74.
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Brian Curry RIP

The Heritage Trust were saddened to learn of the recent death of former Oldham full-back Brian Curry, who had played for Oldham in the mid 1960s. Brian was aged 84.
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Peter Astbury RIP

The Heritage Trust were saddened to learn via the Rugby League Journal of the death of Peter Astbury.