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THE iconic Thrum Hall rugby stadium has a rich history that spanned over a century.

Home to Halifax for 112 years, the rugby league ground is now an Asda supermarket on Hanson Lane in West Yorkshire.

Thrum Hall Lane was a rugby league ground home to HalifaxCredit: Alamy
The stadium is now an ASDA supermarketCredit: Alamy

Opening in 1886, Thrum Hall was a thriving hub for rugby matches, with an expansive site that included a cricket pitch and bowling greens.

Over the years, it hosted many Challenge Cup and Championship matches, drawing crowds of up to 29,153.

Despite its illustrious past, financial difficulties hit Halifax in the late 1960s and 1970s.

To ease the strain a concert was held at Thrum Hall but it failed to attract a large audience, resulting in a loss of £6,000.

The stadium also saw its fair share of international matches including England’s victory over France in 1937.

Adjacent to the stadium was the …

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