FOOTBALL FRENZY
REMARKABLE SCENES AT HUDDERSFIELD

On returning home last night from Leeds, where they defeated Batley in the final round of the Yorkshire Northern Union Cup, the Huddersfield team were recorded a reception which for wild enthusiasm is unprecedented in the history of the borough. The station was packed with people and as the train entered there were loud-reports of fog signals, which had been placed on the rails. The players, on leaving the station and entering St George’s-square, were received with thunderous cheers from nearly 30,000 persons who had assembled, and they were carried shoulder-high to the George Hotel, where they were entertained at dinner. After dinner the players made a tour of the town in an illuminated tramcar. The population turned out en masse to witness the scene, nearly a hundred thousand people lining the streets.

SOURCE: THE OBSERVER, 28 NOVEMBER 1909