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Friday, 31 July 2015

"All That is Gold" - The story of the famous All Golds

The All Golds were the famous New Zealand rugby league side who toured Ceylon, England, Wales and Australia in 1907/08.

The tour involved famous players such Lance Todd, Dally Messenger, Edgar Wrigley, George Smith and Massa Johnson. Bert Baskerville was the main organiser of the tour but he also featured as a player.

They attracted large crowds and overcame almost overwhelming difficulties to achieve series victories against both Great Britain and Australia.

"All That is Gold" is their story

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Thursday, 30 July 2015

ALL THAT IS GOLD - .The story of Bert Baskerville

The All Golds were the famous New Zealand rugby league side who toured Ceylon, England, Wales and Australia in 1907/08. Bert Baskerville was the main organiser but he also made a very significant contribution as a player

The tour involved famous players such Lance Todd, Dally Messenger, Edgar Wrigley, George Smith and Massa Johnson.

They attracted large crowds and overcame almost overwhelming difficulties to achieve series victories against both Great Britain and Australia.

The All Golds were Bert Baskerville's team. This is his story

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The All Golds perform a Haka at Buckingham Palace 2007



 In 2007, the All Golds toured England again to celebrate the centenary of the famous tour.
 They were invited to meet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace and performed their haka

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The All Golds perform a Haka at Leeds Railway Station 2007



In 2007, the New Zealand Rugby League celebrated the centenary of the All Golds tour.

Like their famous ancestors, they performed a haka at Leeds Railway Station

Monday, 27 July 2015

Bert Baskerville and the All Golds

The All Golds were the famous New Zealand rugby league side who toured Ceylon, England, Wales and Australia in 1907/08. Bert Baskerville was the main organiser but he also made a very significant contribution as a player

The tour involved famous players such Lance Todd, Dally Messenger, Edgar Wrigley, George Smith and Massa Johnson.

They attracted large crowds and overcame almost overwhelming difficulties to achieve series victories against both Great Britain and Australia.

The All Golds were Bert Baskerville's team. This is his story

CLICK HERE for more info

The All Golds perform a Haka at Leeds Midland Railway Station 1907

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The All Golds arrived by train at Leeds Midland Railway Station on 1st October 1907.

They were greeted by a large and enthusiastic crowd who went wild when they performed the haka

Sunday, 26 July 2015

The Nelson in St Helens



Jum Turtill played for the All Golds on their famous 1907/08 tour.

At the end of the tour, he signed for St Helens and became owner of a pub called the Nelson on Bridge St. It has recently reopened

Jum Turtill was killed during World War 1
 

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Lance Todd's Grave

Lance Todd's grave, Wigan Cemetery, Ince-in-Makerfield

Lance Todd was one of the star players for the famous All Golds tour team in 1907/08.

At the end of the tour he signed for Wigan and later became a very successful manager for Salford.

He was also a BBC commentator and the annual Challenge Cup Final Man of the Match Trophy is named after him.

He was killed while serving with the Home Guard in 1942 and is buried in Ince Cemetery.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Northern Union v All Golds - Third Test, Cheltenham

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The third and deciding test match between the Northern Union XIII (representing England) and the All Golds took place at the Recreation Ground in Cheltenham.

The All Golds won to clinch a series victory

The Recreation Ground no longer exists but a plaque has been erected on the site to commemorate the occasion.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Jum Turtill

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Hubert Turtill played full back for the All Golds and signed for St Helens at the end of the tour.

He was a portly child and he kept his nickname, Jum which is short for Jumbo