Tyldesley Rugby League Football Club

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Tyldesley was a (semi) professional rugby league club, with the nickname of 'The Mighty Bongers'. The club was based in Tyldesley (pronounced 'tɪlzli'), a town (population approx. 35,000) within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England. Historically it is part of Lancashire. The club took their place around the table at the momentous meeting at the George Hotel, Huddersfield in 1895. And after the schism, the club became founder members of the Northern Rugby Football Union (now Rugby Football League) and played for five seasons from 1895–96 to 1899–1900

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

On this site on 21st September 1895, Oldham played their first home game under the rules of Rugby League (then known as the Northern Union) Oldham 3pts V Tyldesley 11pts

Watersheddings, Oldham, United Kingdom where it played (1895)