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Emily Hewitson-Townley and Fax rugby league star, Rob Worrincy, recreate a picture from 20-years-ago, when SuperSuds laundrette opened in Boothtown
Emily Hewitson-Townley and Fax rugby league star, Rob Worrincy, recreate a picture from 20-years-ago, when SuperSuds laundrette opened in Boothtown
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A Courier photograph was recreated after 20-years to celebrate two decades of business for Boothtown’s Super Suds laundrette.

To mark the opening of Boothtown Road laundrette in 1994 a tongue-in-cheek picture was taken of Halifax RLFC player Wilf George with lucky lady and customer Julia Deardack, formerly of Boothtown, who passed away last year, aged 87.

Wilf George in the original SuperSuds Courier picture from 20-years-ago

Wilf George in the original SuperSuds Courier picture from 20-years-ago

20-years later, customer and Halifax’s RLFC’s Pete Emmett thought it would be good fun to recreate the original.

A Halifax RLFC competition was set up to find a new female model and after two weeks Super Suds owner chose Halifax RLFC fan Emily Hewitson-Townley, 71, of Warley,, to have her picture taken with the buff current player Rob Worrincy.

She said: “It was great fun. Rob’s lovely looking; they all are. I’m retiring this year so it was a great way to mark that.”

Super Suds owner Rochelle Drake who took over the laundrette from her mum Susan Poskitt, a year ago in April said: “It’s coming up to my first year in business and this a great way to celebrate. We tried to mirror the original picture - it look’s fantastic. We all had such a laugh doing it - the customers were over the moon; they got a lot more than they bargained for!”

Halifax RLFC’s Mike Riley said: “Rob’s a really good sport and doesn’t mind getting his kit off! Halifax RLFC take an active role in the community.”