Newport RFC are delighted to announce that in conjunction with St Woolos Cathedral they will be hosting an evening illustrated talk on the life of Charles Pritchard. ‘Charlie’ played for Newport in the 1900’s, captained the Black & Ambers and played many times for Wales including the famous 1905 victory over New Zealand.
Charlie lost his life in WW1 in heroic circumstances, leaving behind a wife and young family but he also left the most astonishing collection of rugby jerseys from that period that the family have lovingly kept to this day. Newport RFC are delighted to be able to give you an opportunity to view some of these items in the superb surroundings of Newport’s cathedral.
Rugby historian and author Peter Jones will tell the story of Charlie’s life and his close association with the town of Newport as well as its world famous rugby club.
The event starts at 19:30 on Thursday 17th November with access to the cathedral after 19:00. Tea and coffee will be provided and there will be a collection in aid of the cathedrals ‘Pantry on the Hill’ fund for supporting children suffering from acute food poverty.
This promises to be a superb evening. Charles Pritchard’s achievements in life, on the rugby pitch and the fields of war before laying down his life for his country is a story that every Newportian should hear and be proud of.
For more details contact Kevin Jarvis at Newport RFC: email@example.com