THERE are several photographs on the Rowley Ellwood Collection website showing Skipton Rugby Club but this one shows a victorious side in the 1911/12 season after winning the Yorkshire Challenge Cup.

A note on the site says the team was up against Otley and won 7-0. A low-scoring game but with a positive outcome for Skipton.

Sadly, as is mentioned by relatives of some of these players, some of them died fighting during WW1.

The team is Back Row: JC McIntyre, J Pickard, J Graham,W Fletcher, P Fields, S Bishop. Middle Row: A Lambert, A McIntosh, C Tosney Capt, A.Clarke,W Scott, H Blakey. Front Row: C Thwaites,W Brayshaw, JE Gill, G Fennerty.

Picture reproduced with permission from the Rowley and Ellwood families.