Monthly Archives: June 2015


The museum recently received an enquiry from a Mr Strang who had in his possession an 1888 England cap that had belonged to his Grandfather. 1888 was an interesting year for English rugby. A dispute between England and Scotland meant … Continue reading

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Poulton scores five!

The Varsity fixture between Oxford and Cambridge Universities was first contested in 1872 and quickly became one of the most celebrated on the annual rugby calendar. In 1909 a young engineering student, from Balliol College, by the name of Ronnie … Continue reading

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Sir Gareth Edwards first match at Twickenham, 1968

ENGLAND v WALES 1968 Played at Twickenham, London, 20 January 1968 Drawn: England 1G, 1PG, 1T (11), Wales 1G, 1DG, 1T (11) Keith Jarrett had sunk England at Cardiff in 1967; curiously it was his failure to place goals which … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW – Lawrence Dallaglio

Lawrence Dallaglio, despite his Italian father, was brought up in England, and with his mother Eileen being half English and half Irish the former Wasps back row forward had a further choice to make. He made his England debut against … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – William Moore Bell Nanson (England) 04/06/1915

William Moore Bell Nanson was born in Carlisle. He was one of seven children of Charles James Nanson and his wife Elizabeth. His father was a slater and slate merchant and, after attending the local Lowther Street School, William followed … Continue reading

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Strange tales from Twickenham…

Ruckley became the official mascot of England Rugby in 2012. This short video explains who he is and where he came from… Ruckley will be joined by Shaun the Sheep as Twickenham hosts the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Follow¬†the World … Continue reading

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