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John Webster asks
My grandfather played for Hunslet RLFC in about 1908. I have a medallion that belonged to him and have it as a fob on a gold watch chain. His name was John Whalley Webster. The medallion reads "Leeds & Dist. N.R.F.U. on the front and "J W WEBSTER. HUNSLET A. 1908-9". on the reverse. It was made by Dance & Deurden of Morley. I have been unsuccessful in finding any refererence to his playing career. None of our family has any details other than he played for the club. I would be delighted if anyone knows about him, the position he played and the dates his playing career began and ended.
Kevin Langley asks
I'm seeking information and photos of the Barfoot family. My great grandfather's sister Elizabeth ("Lizzie") married Fred Barfoot and they moved to Hunslet in 1899. In 1911 they were living at Wright Street, off Balm Road. Later they moved to Belle Isle. Fred was a loco driver at Middleton colliery. I'm particularly seeking a photo of Lizzie (died in 1939), Fred (died in the 1950s) or their children: Fred Langley, William, Louisa (married Albert Brown), Ellen ("Nellie", married Walter Kerry), Walter, Edward, John and Sam.
Kevin lives in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
Elizabeth Lee was born c.1796 in Hunslet, and married Jonathan Green, a miner, at St Peters in 1818. In 1851 they were living at Pettys Fold (in Hunslet or Beeston) with their two sons, who had been baptised in Hunslet: William Green(baptised 19 Nov 1820) became a miner and later dug wells or bores, and George Green (baptised 8th Dec.1822) who was also a miner. The couple had a further 6 children, all baptised in Beeston.
Any information about this family or contact from family members would be appreciated.
Earla lives in Queensland, Australia
Jordan Smith asks
Has anyone any more information on the player Fred Smith (photo below) who played in the Hunslet RLFC team that won all four cups. I believe that Fred is in my family tree and is my grandfather's great grandfather. He played for Hunslet from 1905 to 1920 and played a few matches for England and Great Britain. It would be really appreciated.