Remembering Featherstone Rovers glory days at Wembley

May 1973  Challenge Cup Final.  Featherstone vs Bradford Northern.  Featherstone won 33-14.  Featherstone players celebrated with manager Peter Fox.
May 1973 Challenge Cup Final. Featherstone vs Bradford Northern. Featherstone won 33-14. Featherstone players celebrated with manager Peter Fox.

On this week’s nostalgia page we took a trip down memory lane to celebrate Featherstone Rovers wins at Wembley.

We delved into the archive and brought you pictures from the Post Office Roaders Challenge Cup victories in May 1973 and 1983.

Tommy Smales holds the challenge cup aloft after Featherstone beat Barrow 17-12 in the 1967 Challenge Cup Final.

Tommy Smales holds the challenge cup aloft after Featherstone beat Barrow 17-12 in the 1967 Challenge Cup Final.

Here, in an extended picture profile, we look back on both those wins and the 1967 victory over Barrow.

Each picture tells its own story and the caption sets out the date and context.

Look out for the nostalgia section every Thursday in the Pontefract & Castleford Express.

May 1983. Featherstone Rovers players salute the young fans of Featherstone High School and St. Thomas's Middle School who turned up to give them a rousing send off to Wembley.

May 1983. Featherstone Rovers players salute the young fans of Featherstone High School and St. Thomas's Middle School who turned up to give them a rousing send off to Wembley.

May 1983. Reception and Challenge Cup celebration dinner given by Wakefield Council at Featherstone High School. Left to right are Coun Croxall, Steve Quinn, David Hobbs, coach Alan Agar and captain Terry Hudson.

May 1983. Reception and Challenge Cup celebration dinner given by Wakefield Council at Featherstone High School. Left to right are Coun Croxall, Steve Quinn, David Hobbs, coach Alan Agar and captain Terry Hudson.

Rugby League Challenge Cup Final 1983

Featherstone Rovers v Hull

From left. Peter Smith, Steve Quinn and Ken Kellett show the fans the Challenge Cup.

Rugby League Challenge Cup Final 1983 Featherstone Rovers v Hull From left. Peter Smith, Steve Quinn and Ken Kellett show the fans the Challenge Cup.