Auction Date: 7/11/2018 at 01:30 pm
1898 Northern Union Rugby Menu at Bradford, Yorkshire v Lancashire: Heavily worn and darkened and with some sellotaping to spine and edge loss, a 4pp card, for the NU Roses clash at Bradford Park Avenue, the dinner being at the Midland Hotel on 25th November 1898. Forward Abe Ashworth, the former owner, was by now plying his trade openly with Rochdale Hornets. Nine courses and Champagne this time, plus the Toast List and, verso, the teams: including Dicky Lockwood for Yorkshire and Billy McCutcheon, the ex-Welsh international, for Lancashire. A distressed copy but very rare and of considerable interest and provenance.