Saints Family Heritage day a big success

There was a strong representation of families of former Saints' players at the latest Heritage Open Day at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Highlights included representations from three forwards who have their own place in the club’s folklore: #245 George Farrimond, #270 Bill Clarey and #495 George Davies.

George Farrimond played in the club’s second Challenge Cup final, against Huddersfield in 1915 and also earned the Military Medal as a result of his gallantry in the RAMC in the First World War, which was brought in for the day.

Bill Clarey was in the first Saints’ team to play at Wembley, in 1930 and George Davies was a tough-as-teak front-rower from Sutton, who had also played for Liverpool Stanley. His Lancashire League winner’s medal from the Liverpool outfit was also on show.

There was also an added bonus, when #698 Todder Dickinson attended with members of his family. Todder was in the first Saints’ team to win the Challenge Cup, in 1956.

Saints Heritage’s Alex Service said: “It was so good to meet such a wide range of family members of players from the club’s history represented on the day.

“They were able to share their stories and achievements with us and receive their certificates and brochures, which was a great source of pride.

“We hope to organise another Open Day in the lead up to Christmas, to give families a final opportunity to collect their certificates before next season.”

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