Huddersfield Town played their last ever game at Leeds Road on April 30, 1994 … and a special event has been organised to commemorate it exactly 30 years to the day.

It will feature Town legends Andy Booth and Peter Jackson along with former Examiner journalist Mel Booth and everyone is welcome.

The celebration of this important milestone in the town’s history will take place in the boardroom and Owen Scott Suite at the John Smith’s Stadium from noon to 3pm on Tuesday, April 30.

As well as having the chance to browse memorabilia and other aspects of the club’s heritage, visitors can look forward to an exclusive question and answer session between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

It will be hosted by journalist Steven Chicken who runs Huddersfield Town podcast We Are Terriers with contributions from former players Andy Booth and Peter Jackson, honorary president David Taylor, ex-director Alan Sykes and Mel Booth.

The Huddersfield Town Supporters’ Association (HTSA) will also be on hand to showcase their own Leeds Road archive — and they’re keen to know whether fans have any memorabilia from Leeds Road that could be displayed on the day.

Huddersfield Town fans at the old Leeds Road ground

A HTSA spokesperson said: “One of Yorkshire’s most beloved sport writers, Alan Thompson, put Leeds Road in the same category as the Bernabeu in Madrid and San Siro in Milan.

“It was, he said, the home of his dreams. Many Town fans would no doubt agree, not least because their first and most cherished memories of the famous blue and white stripes were formed on its unassuming terraces and under its towering floodlights.

“The ground was destined to stand out from the beginning when the club’s founding fathers tasked legendary architect Archibald Leitch with its design and construction.

“This ambition, rendered in steel and concrete, was soon matched on the turf with promotion to the top flight, a successful FA Cup campaign and three Division One titles in a row, not to mention the exploits of footballing greats such as Billy Smith, Denis Law, Ray Wilson and Frank Worthington.

Frank Worthington

“Leeds Road also witnessed two world wars, the rise of women’s football, a catastrophic fire, countless sporting fashion statements, a rogues gallery of mascots, a rebrand or two, a record attendance of 67,037 and the UK’s first national pride parade — in short, the 20th century.

“We’re glad to see that the club share our firmly held belief that while it may be gone, it is far from forgotten.”

Fans interested in sharing Leeds Road memorabilia for the event can contact the club via email at

Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR ( specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting.

Images: Huddersfield Town FC

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