Former Saints cement place in club’s history

Saints’ Heritage Society’s latest Open Day at the Totally Wicked Stadium was another huge success as a number of former players and deceased former players’ families collected their Heritage certificates with the Super League trophy also in attendance.

Saints’ Heritage Society, in partnership with the club, launched the the club’s Heritage Numbers for those who played in competitive first team matches from 1895 to the present day back in January.

And at the latest open day, two popular players from the 1960s, #826 Bob Prosser and hooker #770 Bob Dagnall were represented, while former forward Ray Hughes traveled up from Broadstairs to attend.

Some fantastic memorabilia was also brought in to give the occasion added interest with items such as #667 Steve Llewellyn’s Wembley jersey, Welsh international cap and the match ball from the 1953 Championship final as well as centre #338 Bill Mercer’s Challenge Cup runner’s-up medal from 1930.

“Our visitors were delighted to receive their certificates and brochures and all expressed a true sense of pride in being a part of the heritage of such a great club,” said Adrian Lawrenson of Saints’ Heritage Society. “We were also privileged to share many marvelous memories from those concerned too.”

Saints’ Heritage Society would like to express their sincere thanks to Liam Platt for his vital input on the day.

Further Open Days will be announced in due course. The full list of Heritage Numbers can be found on the Saints’ Heritage Society’s website at

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