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Sports Nostalgia

RL star Dennis proves he is also a dab hand in front of the camera

2706feat3 CHALLENGE Cup winner Dennis Williamson not only achieved fame on the rugby league field but also made a big screen appearance in one of the biggest British cult big screen films of the 60s – This Sporting Life.

Last updated 27 June 2013
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Ronaldo recalls the 1957 semi – and toasts the gang of five

mullinderbw# RONNIE (Ronaldo) Mullinder belongs to a Band of Brothers – one of the few surviving members of the famous Whitehaven side which reached the semi final of the Rugby League Challenge Cup at Bradford in 1957.

Last updated 24 January 2013
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Olympian who ran sub four-minute mile – and still runs today at age 65

ceolvols02 I ALWAYS knew I could be a four-minute miler, I just knew I could be a good runner, you’re given certain gifts and it’s up to you to make the best of them – says former Olympic 1500 metres star John Kirkbride.

Last updated 24 August 2012
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Copeland's Olympic legacy

mcowleypic1a TWO of Copeland's Olympians - Mike Cowley and John Kirkbride - reflect on their Games glory and heartbreak.

Last updated 6 August 2012
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Reader names the sports stars of ’53

cecrosth01 YOUNG sports stars of 1953 have been identified by a Whitehaven News reader.

Last updated 1 September 2011
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Eric relives the triumphs and dramas of a golfing journey

anneneric FOR renowned former Cumbria golf champion Eric Gulliksen the 18th hole at Seascale was always his nemesis – no matter that he actually won the county’s stroke play title there in 1976 at the age of 31.

Last updated 1 September 2011
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Johnny claims place in record books

2107nost1 WHAT do Billy Boston, Brian Bevan, Tom Van Vollenhoven, Mike Sullivan, Martin Offiah – and a certain Johnny Jones (from Kells) have in common?

Last updated 21 July 2011
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Lewty was on the fast track

2306lewty2 WHETHER it was dashing down the wing with Whitehaven or Workington Town, Graeme Lewthwaite was one of the most potent and feared rugby league finishers of his day. He fancied his chances against anybody, Martin Offiah and Jason Robinson included.

Last updated 23 June 2011
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The one that got away!

0206sher JOHN Jackson will never forget the 1970 RU Cumberland Cup Final, but not for the best of reasons! It was regarded as a travesty of rugby justice as his fine Egremont side lost to Wigton after having four tries ruled out.

Last updated 2 June 2011
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Brilliant Bulman turned commando after quitting rugby league at the top

2605bulman2 JOHN Bulman had the rugby league world at his feet when he decided to quit and opt for an all-action life as a Royal Marines commando.

Last updated 26 May 2011
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Phil’s united hopes for West Cumbrian rugby league

1205kitch PHIL Kitchin is a playing legend of Whitehaven and Workington Town but West Cumbria United is how he sees the way forward for county senior rugby league.

Last updated 12 May 2011
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Pow Beck is the future says ‘Mr Football’ Bill

1702bill2 THERE’s no doubt in the mind of Bill Robson – Whitehaven’s Mr Football – that Pow Beck Valley is the place for Whitehaven’s planned £5.5 million community sports stadium.

Last updated 16 February 2011
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Enforcer Paul on a career filled with highs, lows and big hits

davidsonfeaturepic3 PAUL Davidson was no saint, but he will always treasure playing for St Helens, just as he regrets leaving one of rugby league’s elite clubs for the brighter lights of London.

Last updated 19 January 2011
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All-conquering youth rugby side

0912oldrupic THIS all-star youth rugby union team swept all before it circa 1951. It was the season in which Syd Lowdon captained some of the best sch-oolboy talent in the county.

Last updated 8 December 2010
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Harry looks back at his 60s idols

0912book2 I LOVE Rugby League nostalgia, not least because I was privileged to be watching the game when Great Britain were good enough to give Australia a good whacking and some of the all-time greats, from Murphy to Huddart and Edgar, were in their prime.

Last updated 8 December 2010
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Two of Recre’s golden generation strive to help Haven rise again

gcameronpic1 WHITEHAVEN’S rugby league team of the early to mid-80s is rated one of the best over the last three decades.

Last updated 1 December 2010
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Big Les nearly eclipses Widnes stars

1111les2 SO close and yet so far away. Golden oldie Les Gorley – inspiring one of the youngest, most talented teams in Whitehaven’s history – came within a whisker (or rather a whitewash) of scoring the try which would have eclipsed the Widnes all stars.

Last updated 10 November 2010
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Lester leaves a lasting Haven legacy

3009lest2 WHETHER or not he was skippering the side, Aaron Lester built a formidable reputation leading Whitehaven by example, full on in attack and defence.

Last updated 29 September 2010
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Aaron Lester: Why I quit Haven

Aaron Lester and family THERE may have been better rugby league players than Aaron Lester to wear the chocolate blue and gold but not too many.

Last updated 23 September 2010
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Haven’s troubles strike a chord with Keith

0909keith1 “THERE is often a lot of optimism in a Boardroom and therefore you wait for the good days coming, you always think they will come,” so says the man at the helm when Whitehaven RLFC suffered its first big financial crash.

Last updated 8 September 2010
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