Letter: Fox family pride

As a member of the Fox Family I am delighted to read that Fox’s Biscuits is sponsoring the Batley Bulldogs Rugby team.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 26th December 2014, 1:15 pm
NEW DEAL Peter Bennett, Helen Garnett and Tom Phillips from Foxs with Bulldogs chairman Kevin Nicholas, chief executive Paul Harrison and Jon Humpleby outside the newly named Foxs Biscuits Stadium. (D525B451)
NEW DEAL Peter Bennett, Helen Garnett and Tom Phillips from Foxs with Bulldogs chairman Kevin Nicholas, chief executive Paul Harrison and Jon Humpleby outside the newly named Foxs Biscuits Stadium. (D525B451)

My family’s connection to Mount Pleasant goes back to my grandfather, Fred Ellis Fox, who, in the 1930s, was the President of the Batley Agricultural Society which ran the annual Batley Show.

In the 1960s my uncle Alfred Fox was a keen supporter and sponsor of the rugby club as well as being the president of the Batley Cricket Club, of which I was Secretary.

Fox’s Field sounds very appropriate to me and I thank the current Fox’s management for honouring our family name in this way.

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Malcolm Blackburn

Cobourg, Ontario

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