Following our recent celebration of 70 years at Gorton Street, the club has received a letter of encouragement from former Eccles RFC Club Captain and Chairman, Norman Johnson –
“What wonderful progress you have made in the last 50 plus years since I had the honour of being appointed club captain in 1964/65. I have fond memories of the old clubhouse, the concrete baths and the rush to be in it after the match before the water turned to mud! How things have changed.I now live in Northumberland but maybe one day I will get round to calling in on match day. Good see some old friends are still active at the club and I would like to extend my best wishes to Andy Brunt, Mike Bateman, Bill Lowe and anyone else at the club who remembers me.
Thanks for retaining my name as a life member.
Once again congratulations on doing a fine job.