Widnes Vikings On This Day : History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year Hardback
by Mike Healing
Widnes Vikings On This Day looks back at the most celebrated and memorable moments from the club's illustrious history, providing a mixture of quirky anecdotes and legendary characters to produce an irresistibly dippable Vikings diary - with an entry for every day of the year.
From the club's 1875 formation as the football section of Appleton and Farnworth Cricket Club through to the Super League era, fans have witnessed league and cup success, relegation, a return to the top flight through the licensing process, and hard times - all featured here.
Legendary heroes such as Jimmy Hoey, Doug Laughton, 'Big Jim' Mills, Keith Elwell and Tony Myler all loom larger than life.
Revisit 17 May 1980, when the club achieved its first Premiership success; 3 May 1930, the first Wembley victory for the 'Cup Kings'; and 4 October 1989, when the 'Chemics' reached club rugby league's pinnacle, becoming the first official World Club champions.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages, approx 20 images
- Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/11/2015
- Category: Sports teams & clubs
- ISBN: 9781785310508