The report in this week’s Rhyl Journal describes how Rhyl Football Club are hoping to roll back the years with a new museum celebrating the team’s illustrious past.
It would surely take a whole volume of books to do justice to Rhyl Football Club’s proud history, but here is a little snapshot from October 1951 when the headlines in the Rhyl Journal and Advertiser on the 4th read:
RHYL RISE TO THE TOP AGAIN!
SPARKLING GAME AT BELLE VUE
“The Lilywhites are there again – proud leaders of the Cheshire League! Witton, who had not fallen at Belle Vue sinceseason 1948/9 were well beaten last Saturday, Rhyl being much superior than the final score of 2-1 in their favour suggests.”
Amongst the teams below Rhyl in the league were Witton Albion, Tranmere Rovers, Crewe Alexandra, Bangor, Wrexham and Chester.
“Before the start of the Rhyl – Witton Albion game at Rhyl on Saturday, Mr Glyn Roberts, a director of the club, in his capacity as chairman of Rhyl F.C. Supporters’ Social Club, handed over a cheque for £200 to Mr Tom Cookson, chairman of Rhyl F.C. The money is yet another contribution from the Social Club, to the football club towards maintaining a first class team in Rhyl.
Thanking Mr. Roberts and the Supporters Social Club, Mr Cookson said he hoped their endeavours would go from strength to strength during the season.”
Photograph shows: 3rd from left, Lewis Edwards, 4th from left receiving the cheque is Tommy Cookson from Glyn Roberts. 5th from left and standing next to Mr Cookson is Herbie Evans. Frank Beech is to the right of Mr Roberts. Can anyone name the other men?